Russia, which heads Group A as the host country, will play against Saudi Arabia on June 14 in Moscow in the opening game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. After that, the Russian national team will face Egypt and Uruguay in the second and third rounds of the group stage. READ MORE: World Cup Fans Find Out Who They Will Play in Russia Next Year Here they are! The groups for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia! ???#WorldCupDraw pic.twitter.com/CYBTaqkgpF — #WorldCupDraw ? (@FIFAWorldCup) 1 декабря 2017 г. While Group A is considered to be the so-called “group of life,” Group B comprises neighbors Portugal, the winner of the 2016 UEFA Cup, and Spain, as well as Morocco and Iran, was dubbed the “group of death,” which is unusually competitive because the number of strong competitors in it is greater than the number of qualifying places available for the next phase of the tournament. On this day, in 1640, the Portuguese regained their independence from Spain. Today, Portugal drew Spain in the #WorldCupDraw pic.twitter.com/DvFbYEQb9W — Derek Momodu (@DelMody) 1 декабря 2017 г. READ MORE: World Cup: Ronaldo’s Portugal to Battle It Out With Spain in ‘Group of Death’ Leo Messi and his national team, Argentina, will face Iceland, a team that won the hearts of football fans during the 2016 UEFA Cup, as well as Croatia and Nigeria, as they have been placed in Group D….