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"It's the World Cup, we have a challenging draw, lots of travelling".

England were handed a favourable draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation after being chosen to face Belgium, Panama and Tunisia in Group G.

Here is all the best reaction to the Three Lions' potential opponents.

"Yeah, 100 per cent I'll be watching it", Rashford told Press Association Sport.

"We have a great chance", said the former global, who played for Tunisia between 1982-1994.

Rashford has netted twice for England in 15 appearances having been brought into the senior setup under Southgate in 2016. "We've got to be prepared for every game".

England qualified for the World Cup in Russian Federation with an unbeaten record and kept clean sheets against Germany and Brazil in back-to-back friendlies last month, which Southgate cited as proof of his side's defensive solidity.

The rival teams were revealed in a ceremony on Friday evening at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow.

The third pot of seeds saw England drawn against Tunisia, who they will play in their opening game in Volgograd on June 18.

"It is interesting to be starting slightly later, with what that means at the end of the season".

Nobody in England will underestimate a Belgian side full of Premier League stars such as Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku, but there will be confidence that they can finish in the top two.

If they reach the last eight, they are likely to face Germany or Brazil, but a quarterfinal appearance would be their best performance since 2006 and that should be the realistic expectation in Russian Federation.

France, Australia, Peru and Denmark make up Group C, with Group D perhaps the closest to a so-called "Group of Death" as it contains Argentina, Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.

"They're an outstanding team", Southgate said of Roberto Martinez's side.

He added: "We are a group of players with an incredible responsibility, they are true ambassadors for Belgium football".

"They have important roles in important teams and they enjoy playing for their country".


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