The 2018 FIFA World Cup draw in Moscow on Friday determined that Germany will be up against Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in Group F. The reigning World Cup champions will begin the defense of their title against Mexico in the Russian capital on June 17 before traveling to Sochi to face Sweden on June 23. Their final group stage game will take place against South Korea in Kazan on June 27. On paper, Group F looks like one of the toughest groups, but it is a group Germany will likely have to win if they are to avoid Brazil in the last 16. The Brazilians are clear favorites to top Group E ahead of Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia. “All the other countries have been watching us closely as champions, including at the Confederations Cup,” said Germany coach Joachim Löw, who attended the draw. ”But I think other nations have caught up somewhat and have some great players. It will be an exciting World Cup here in Russia and we’re all looking forward to getting started.” Russia hopeful, France confident As always, the hosts, Russia, were first out of the hat and were joined in Group A by Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay….