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Here are the eight top-seeded football teams in Russia World Cup draw

Argentina, Belgium and Poland are also top-seeded for the Dec 1 draw in Moscow

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FIFA has confirmed the seven highest-ranked nations joining host as top-seeded teams in the finals draw.

France rises one place to No. 7 to edge out Spain, as defending champion Germany heads an unchanged top six. After a busy qualifying program last week, Brazil, Portugal,

Argentina, Belgium and Poland are also top-seeded for the Dec. 1 draw in Moscow.

FIFA uses October rankings to decide all four seeding pots despite nine places in the 32-team finals lineup to be decided in November.

is top-seeded for the despite being ranked No. 65. Chile at No. 9 is the highest-ranked team eliminated from the

Mexico at No. 16 heads The eliminated United States is No. 27. Tunisia at No. 28 is Africa's best, and No. 34 Iran leads Asia.

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First Published: Mon, October 16 2017. 16:27 IST