As excitement grows in anticipation of the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, have you ever wondered what the experience is like for the players watching at home?
FIFA put this very question to three of world football’s biggest stars. You can find out how they feel about the upcoming draw in the above video.
“I’m relaxed because, although some teams are stronger than others, all the groups will be balanced. I’m calm because I know that, when the time comes, the team will be ready,” explained a laid-back Cristiano Ronaldo. “Whoever we’re drawn against, we have to win, no matter what,” he added with characteristic determination.
“I’ll be following it, so long as we don’t have training or a match,” confirmed Lionel Messi, who also confessed that he was already imagining who Argentina’s potential opponents might be.
Like Ronaldo, Neymar was in relaxed mood. “I believe that we’re ready to take on anyone.”
But the Brazilian also admitted that this Friday would not be just another day, and that he already had plans for the draw. “We’re going to put some popcorn in the microwave, and call family and friends. Everyone will have a keen eye on the television.”