Group A: Colombia, France, Mali, South Korea
The hosts look to have a tough group and will most likely struggle to get into the first two places. Will most likely have to rely on third best finish to progress. France and S.Korea looking the favs for top two.
Group B: Portugal, Uruguay, Cameroon, Oceania (TBD)
Portugal and Uruguay look the best on paper and would be expected to fill the first two places.
Group C: Australia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Spain.
Not a bad group for Spain would be expected to go through with Ecuador.
Group D: Croatia, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Guatemala
Croatia and Nigeria most likely to advance.
Group E: Brazil, Egypt, Austria, Panama
Nice group for Brazil. Should top it. Egypt possibly for second place. Not sure of the strength of this Austrian side.
Group F: Argentina, Mexico, England, North Korea
The killer group. Argentina, Mexico and England all paired together. The Koreans could be difficult opponents too. The Mexicans will not have the rivalry to care about with England unlike the Argies so would make them the favs to top the group with Argentina and England fighting it out for second place.
All kicks off on the 29 July.