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The teams, which already qualified for the next year's championship are hosts Russia, Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia, Germany, England, Spain, Nigeria, Costa Rica, Poland, Egypt, Iceland, Serbia, France, Portugal, Panama, Uruguay, Colombia and Argentina. Joining Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the draw are: Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Greece and Croatia.

This is straight from FIFA.com website: The eight teams will be divided into two pots, with the four best-ranked teams in one of the pots.

Chile stayed in ninth despite missing out on World Cup qualification and Peru rose into the top 10 for the first time after qualifying for the intercontinental play-off against New Zealand.

Greece and Sweden are the other unseeded teams for the draw, which is live on Sky Sports News from 1pm on Tuesday. The return leg takes place between November 12 and 14.

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One ball is taken from Pot 1 and one from Pot 2 and are placed in a central pot. The first ball drawn will host the first leg between November 9 and 11.

How are the play-offs decided?

The Republic, who progressed to the World Cup play-offs, rose eight places to 26th, while Scotland climbed 14 places to 29th despite missing out on a place in Russian Federation 2018 - a result which subsequently saw Gordon Strachan depart as boss. If the victor is still not decided at the end of normal time in the second leg, the match will go to extra time with two periods of 15 minutes and the away goals rule still applied.



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