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The 2018 World Cup Draw, Live From Moscow

Stanislav Krasilnikov / TASS

At 6 p.m., Moscow time, the final draw for the 2018 World Cup kicked off at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow.

The draw will determine which of the eight first-round groups the 32 qualified teams will be placed in and where they will play their matches once the international tournament kicks off on June 14.

We’ll be live-blogging the event here and on Twitter

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