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Germany draws Mexico, Sweden, South Korea for 2018 FIFA World Cup group stage

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Interesting opponents as Die Mannschaft chases a second straight title

Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Germany was drawn into Group F for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia next summer and it will face Mexico, Sweden and South Korea.

According to WhoScored.com, Germany has the fourth-easiest group based on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking in October 2017. Germany is ranked first by FIFA, followed by Mexico (16), Sweden (18) and South Korea (59) for an average ranking of 23.5 in Group F.

Of note to Bayern Munich supporters, Robert Lewandowski’s Poland and Colombia, led by James Rodriguez, were drawn into Group H and will open the competition against each other.

The rest of the groups, complete with average group rankings, are below: