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Soccer Legends at World Cup Final Draw

Soccer Legends at World Cup Final DrawSoccer Legends at World Cup Final Draw

Soccer legends including Diego Maradona, Brazil’s Cafu and Italy’s Fabio Cannavaro will be draw assistants at the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup set for December 1 in Moscow, FIFA said in a statement on Tuesday.

Laurent Blanc, Gordon Banks, Diego Forlan and Carles Puyol will also be the footballing royalty assisting draw conductor Gary Lineker, who will also be supported by Russian journalist Maria Komandnaya, at Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace. Together with trophy bearer Miroslav Klose, they will represent the eight FIFA World Cup-winning nations, Xinhuanet.com reported.

From Iran former top players Ali Daei and Mehdi Mahdavikia have been invited to attend the ceremony.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held from June 14 to July 15, 2018, in Russia. The matches will take place in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg, and Sochi.

A total of 32 national football teams will participate in the World Cup. Iran was the third team to secure a spot in the event after host Russia and Brazil. Iran is the first team in Asia and is placed 34th in the FIFA world ranking list.

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