The moment of truth has arrived for Mexico. El Tri will learn their World Cup fate when the FIFA World Cup final draw takes place in Moscow on Friday. The State Kremlin Palace will be the place to be, as all eyes will be in the Russian capital for what will determine the destination of all 32 qualified national teams.
Juan Carlos Osorio’s men come into this draw after finishing first in the CONCACAF Hexagonal, and they will be part of Pot 2 in World Cup seeding, as a result of finishing 16th in the October 2017 FIFA World Ranking standings. This will be first draw where Pots are based on FIFA ranking and not geographic location.
As has been the case in recent decades, the tournament itself is composed of eight groups of four teams. For the exception of European teams, no two teams of the same Confederation can be sorted in the same group.
Mexico has been drawn with the host in each of the last two editions, and for many El Tri fans, a third time would be welcomed. You can check out our take on the best and worst rivals for Mexico's World Cup draw here.
Date: Friday, December 1
Time: 7:00am Pacific, 9:00am Central, 10:00am Eastern
Venue: Moscow Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
TV: Telemundo (US - Spanish), NBC Universo (US- Spanish), Fox Deportes (US- Spanish), Fox Sports 1 (US-English), TyC Sports Internacional (Mexico), UnivisionTDN (Mexico), SKY Planeta Fútbol (Mexico), Sky HD (Mexico), TDN (Mexico)