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Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland unseeded for World Cup draw

Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland unseeded for World Cup draw

After a busy qualifying program last week, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium and Poland are also top-seeded for the December 1 draw in Moscow.

The Republic, who have risen eight places to 26th, and Northern Ireland, who drop three places to 23rd, will face either Italy, Croatia, Switzerland or Denmark.

Federation Internationale de Football Association uses its October World Ranking to decide all four seeding pots, despite nine places in the 32-team World Cup line-up still to be decided in November. The same procedure will then be repeated for the remaining balls in the two pots. Slovakia, as the worst-ranked second-placed team, miss out.

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Peru, Switzerland, England, Colombia, Italy, Mexico and Uruguay are the next seven nations either in the World Cup or still alive in contention.

Greece and Sweden are the other unseeded teams for the draw, which is live on Sky Sports News from 1pm on Tuesday. As of now, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Cape Verde and South Africa are all alive here, while Honduras and New Zealand could also land in this pot, should they win their respective playoffs against Australia and Peru, and Greece could also, if it wins its UEFA playoff.

Who will be the team for Northern Ireland and the Republic to avoid?

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When and where does the draw take place?

The first legs will take place between November 9 and 11, with the return matches scheduled from November 12 to 14.

England rise three places to 12th, having successfully qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation with victories over Slovenia and Lithuania. If there is still no deciding factor at the end of normal time, then the tie will go to extra time (two periods of 15 minutes), with the away goals rule still applicable.

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