Argentina will be a seeded team at the FIFA 2018 World Cup.
As in recent World Cup editions (though not for long as the number of teams at a World Cup will soon be going up), the 32 teams will be drawn into eight groups of four. There will be four pots (Pots 1 having the seeded teams). The way to determine which teams will be in Pot 1 is that they were based on FIFA rankings, with the remaining pots being based off of geographical considerations.
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Teams from the same confederation cannot be drawn into the same group together (except for UEFA as they have a higher number of teams in the tournament). The FIFA rankings will be released on October but Pot 1 has already been determined.
Pot 1 at 2018 World Cup
Germany (Ranked 1 in FIFA rankings)
Brazil (Ranked 2 in FIFA rankings)
Portugal (Ranked 3 in FIFA rankings)
Argentina (Ranked 4 in FIFA rankings)
Belgium (Ranked 5 in FIFA rankings)
Poland (Ranked 6 in FIFA rankings)
France (Ranked 7 in FIFA rankings)
This means that the likes of Spain and England will be in Pot 2, meaning that they can be in Argentina’s group.
The draw will take place on December 1 in Moscow, Russia.