FIFA conducted the draw for the 2018 World Cup on Friday in Moscow.
The 32 qualified teams, allocated in four pots based on their October FIFA ranking, were drawn into eight groups of four teams each. Hosts Russia were automatically the top seed in Group A despite being the lowest-ranked team.
Other teams drawn to Group A are Uruguay, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Russia will face Saudi Arabia in the opening match of World Cup 2018 in Moscow on 14th of June.