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How Does the FIFA World Cup Final Draw Work?
Servicemen practice at the Kremlin in Moscow on the eve of the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. (MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

With the 2017 FIFA World Cup set to begin on December 16th, teams have finalized their squad lists. On Friday, those 32 teams be watching closely as the 2017 World Cup draw takes place. Gary Lineker will be the host for the draw, and Maria Komandnaya will be his co-hosts. Eight "high profile" assistants will also be present for the event.

The FIFA final draw is a detailed process. There are many different restrictions in place that complicate things as teams are placed. We'll run through things step by step in order to avoid any confusion, starting with the "pots".

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