Wednesday 21 August 2019

Gary Lineker took part in a practice World Cup draw, and revealed England’s hypothetical opponents

There was a group of death too, sort of.

World Cup draw taking place in Moscow on Friday
World Cup draw taking place in Moscow on Friday

By Max McLean

On the first day of December, 1986 Golden Boot winner Gary Lineker will conduct the 2018 World Cup draw in Moscow – but before that, it appears there’s been a practice draw.

During what Lineker described on Twitter as a “production and logistics meeting” for next week’s draw, the former England striker revealed there had been “a quick run through” as well.

And despite being just a practice run, people were keen to find out how England got on – Gary obliged.

Belgium, England, Senegal and Japan – sounds like a fun group, no?

Lineker also revealed the group of death, although later admitted he was joking, as Argentina and France, both in pot one, cannot be drawn together.

A screen grab of Gary Lineker's Twitter account

Argentina, France, Mexico and Nigeria – now that really would be a tough group.

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