2018 Russia, World Cup draw in Moscow – In pictures

England were handed a favourable draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia on Friday.

The Three Lions were the penultimate team picked from Pot 2 by Diego Maradona in the draw ceremony in the Kremlin’s State Palace.

Gareth Southgate’s side will face Belgium, Panama and Tunisia in Group G.

Here are the best pictures from the draw in Moscow:

FIFA 2018 World Cup Draw – The Kremlin
England manager Gareth Southgate looks relaxed ahead of the draw (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

FIFA 2018 World Cup Draw – The Kremlin
Former German footballer Miroslav Klose walks on stage with the World Cup Trophy (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

FIFA 2018 World Cup Draw – The Kremlin
Dancers perform before the main event (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

FIFA 2018 World Cup Draw – The Kremlin
Those present are treated to an elaborate performance (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

FIFA 2018 World Cup Draw – The Kremlin
Russian president Vladimir Putin, right, shakes the hand of FIFA President Gianni Infantino (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

FIFA 2018 World Cup Draw – The Kremlin
Former Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona arrives on stage (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

FIFA 2018 World Cup Draw – The Kremlin
Gary Lineker, left, and Maria Komandnaya host the event (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

FIFA 2018 World Cup Draw – The Kremlin
Gordan Banks is a key part of the draw, deciding each country’s position in their respective groups (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

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The stage is set at The Kremlin (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

FIFA 2018 World Cup Draw – The Kremlin
Diego Maradona draws Uruguay out of the pot (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

FIFA 2018 World Cup Draw – The Kremlin
Diego Forlan is also involved in the draw (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

FIFA 2018 World Cup Draw – The Kremlin
Southgate, centre, chats during the draw (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

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The draw taking place (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

FIFA 2018 World Cup Draw – The Kremlin
World Cup 2018 draw ambassador Carles Puyol during draw (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

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The draw runs smoothly (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

FIFA 2018 World Cup Draw – The Kremlin
Southgate (back row, fourth from left) stands with fellow managers (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

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