England and Spain will not be in Pot One when the draw is made for next summer’s World Cup in Russia.
As a result of the latest FIFA ranking, Pot One for the Russia 2018 draw on December 1 has been decided.
Russia (hosts), Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland and France make up the top-seeded teams.
Spain, who moved up from 11th to eighth in the new rankings, miss out on the top group due to the presence of Russia who, as hosts, qualify automatically.
England also moved up in the latest rankings from 15th to 12th, but will probably end up in Pot Two.