Netherlands have been confirmed in pot one for the World Cup 2018 qualifying draw which takes place in July.

  • By Michael Bell
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world cup trophThe friendly between Italy and Portugal on Tuesday was the final game that could affect the draw before it takes place on the 25th of July, with Italy missing out on pot one after a 1-0 defeat.

Only the top place in each of the qualifying groups qualify automatically for the World Cup in Russia, and Netherlands face the prospect of being drawn in a group with Italy or France.

The pots are confirmed as:

Pot 1: Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Romania, England, Wales, Portugal, Spain, Croatia

Pot 2: Italy, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France, Iceland, Denmark, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Pot 3: Poland, Ukraine, Scotland, Hungary, Sweden, Albania, N Ireland, Serbia, Greece

Pot 4: Turkey, Slovenia, Israel, Republic of Ireland, Norway, Bulgaria, Faroe Islands, Montenegro, Estonia

Pot 5: Cyprus, Latvia, Armenia, Finland, Belarus, Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Moldova

Pot 6: Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Georgia, Malta, San Marino, Andorra

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