FIFA: No warm balls at World Cup draw

first_imgWorld Cup No warm balls – FIFA reassure fans that World Cup draw is entirely random Ronan Murphy 00:10 11/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Gary Lineker Maria Komandnaya World Cup 2018 presenters Getty World Cup Russia Football’s governing body has responded to claims that some of the balls are heated or cooled to ensure teams are kept apart in the group stage FIFA has reassured fans that the World Cup draw is ‘entirely random’ and completely fair.Football’s governing body has denied claims that some of the balls are heated or cooled before the draw to ensure certain teams are kept apart in the draw, ensuring they have a better chance of progressing to the knockout stages.FIFA director of competitions Chris Unger has come out strongly to insist that the draw is random and no bias is given to particular teams. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “There’s no truth to that,” Unger said, as reported by Sky Sports.”They’re all the same; they don’t feel any different, they don’t look any different with the exception of the red balls, which are there for a purpose. It’s entirely random and by chance how the groups get formed at the end.”The World Cup draw takes place on Friday, December 1 at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. Gary Lineker and Maria Komandnaya will host the draw, where the eight groups will be drawn.last_img