Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that he had signed a decree saying foreign buyers must pay in roubles for Russian gas from April 1, and contracts would be halted if these payments were not made.
“In order to purchase Russian natural gas, they must open rouble accounts in Russian banks. It is from these accounts that payments will be made for gas delivered starting from tomorrow,” Putin said in televised remarks.
The group-stage draw for World Cup 2022 is just around the corner and teams have been divided into four different seeding pots in advance.
Some of the game’s greatest national teams will be represented in Qatar, but what sort of group could they end up in?
GOAL brings you everything you need to know about World Cup seeding ahead of the 2022 group-stage draw.
World Cup 2022 draw seeding
The confirmed seeding pots for the World Cup draw can be seen below.Article continues belownull
Costa Rica / New Zealand
Peru or Australia / UAE
Wales or Scotland / Ukraine
Brazil, France, England and Portugal are among the teams in Pot 1, meaning they will avoid each other, while the Netherlands and Germany are the big names in Pot 2, along with the United States national team and Mexico.