Man City fullback Walker lauds England boss Southgate

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks prior to the start of the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow

England will learn their World Cup fate on Friday in Moscow, as the draw takes place for next summer's tournament in Russian Federation.

Manchester United frontman Marcus Rashford reveals his excitement ahead of the draw for the group stages of next year's 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

The Three Lions were handed one of the easiest draws in the competition, on paper, with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama joining England in Group G.

The majority of Belgium's "golden generation" ply their trade in England's top flight, with the team led by Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.

Twitter user MisterChip has put together the above graph to calculate who every team will most likely face in the 2018 World Cup and it certainly makes for interesting reading.

In the wide-ranging interview, Southgate dismissed any concerns over potential long-distance travelling his squad may face arguing that his England players were well versed with the demands of major competitions, with numerous squad making regular visits to European counterparts during the season. We know it's probably the best side Belgium has ever had, and we know the quality they have. Panama scored just nine goals in their final 10 qualifiers; their threat does not lie in their attacking play.

Spurs and England frontman Harry Kane also tweeted his reaction to the draw, saying: "Belgium, Tunisia and Panama!" The last two tournaments - Costa Rica went through in a group with us and then Iceland knocked us out.

"Vertonghen should be happy he can play against England", one fan wrote.

If they reach the last eight, they are likely to face Germany or Brazil, but a quarterfinal appearance would be their best performance since 2006 and that should be the realistic expectation in Russian Federation.

The World Cup trophy on display in Moscow, Russia.

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