Today’s pot allocation in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia ahead of the draw proper on Friday (17:00) means Croatia will avoid some big name sides such as Holland and Italy. Croatia will be in Pot 4 for this Friday’s draw, with no teams from the same pot able to be in the same group. One team from Pot 4 (9 teams) will be drawn to go into Pot 2 (7 teams) during Friday’s draw so all Pots have 8 teams.
Pot 1. Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay, Germany, Belgium
Pot 2. Algeria, Cameron, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Ecuador, Chile
Pot 3. USA, Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, South Korea, Iran, Japan, Australia
Pot 4. Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Italy, Russia, Holland, France, Portugal, England