Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo looking forward to the World Cup draw
01:18 PM, November 30, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:05 PM, November 30, 2017

Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo looking forward to the World Cup draw

The 2018 FIFA World Cup draw is set to take place on December 1 where the 32 competing nations will discover their fate and star players like Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo are also looking forward to the draw.

Lionel Messi, who was wary of facing Spain at the World Cup suggested that he was already imagining who Argentina’s opponents might be. “I’ll be following it, so long as we don’t have training or a match,” Messi said.

Neymar already made plans for a get-together to watch the draw. The Brazilian will be keenly watching the draw with friends and family. “We’re going to put some popcorn in the microwave, and call family and friends. Everyone will have a keen eye on the television,” Neymar said.

Neymar suggested that he was relaxed and that Brazil are ready to take on the big guns at the tournament.

Like Neymar, Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo feels relaxed and suggested that suggested that he was calm.

“I’m relaxed because, although some teams are stronger than others, all the groups will be balanced. I’m calm because I know that, when the time comes, the team will be ready,” explained a laid-back Cristiano Ronaldo. “Whoever we’re drawn against, we have to win, no matter what,” he added with characteristic determination.

The World Cup lasts from 14 June to 15 July and is being held in 11 Host Cities in Russia, FIFA.com reports. In total, 64 matches will be played. The 32 teams will be divided into eight groups -- with four teams making up each group. Top two teams from each group will make it to the Round of 16.

  

 

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