World Cup pots announced: England set for tough group at Russia 2018 after being placed in pot two

England have been placed in pot two ahead of the World Cup draw for Russia 2018.

Gareth Southgate's side now face the daunting prospect of coming up against world champions Germany or Brazil in the group stage.

The Three Lions could also draw hosts Russia with the groups to be decided on Friday December 1 at Moscow's State Kremlin Palace.

The final sides for next summer's showpiece were decided yesterday with Australia edging out Honduras and Peru last through the door after overcoming New Zealand.

Pot 1
Russia, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland, France

Pot 2
Spain, Peru, Switzerland, England, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Croatia

Pot 3
Denmark, Iceland, Costa Rica, Sweden, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, Iran

Pot 4
Serbia, Nigeria, Australia, Japan, Morocco, Panama, Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia