Hyundai Motor looks forward to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

- As as official partner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, Hyundai Motor is celebrating a special summer of football with the fantastic Go! Special Editions.

As the New Year gets under way, many of us will approach the next 365 days with the usual set of hopes and aspirations: get fitter, earn more money, be happier. For football fans, however, 2018 is one of those special years that’s guaranteed to bring maximum enjoyment. That’s right – this summer it’s the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, and as the official automotive sponsor, Hyundai Motor can’t wait for kick-off.

The draw took place at the start of December, in the spectacular setting of the Kremlin. To remind you of how it unfolded, here’s how the 32 teams will line up:

Group A: Russia, Uruguay, Egypt, Saudi Arabia

Group B: Portugal, Spain, Iran, Morocco

Group C: France, Peru, Denmark, Australia

Group D: Argentina, Croatia, Iceland, Nigeria

Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia

Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea

Group G: Belgium, England, Tunisia, Panama

Group H: Poland, Colombia, Senegal, Japan

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ draw has created lots of exciting matches

If the opening match between hosts Russia and minnows Saudi Arabia (taking place in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on 14 June) doesn’t quite set your pulse racing, the group stages have thrown up plenty of matches to look forward to, with no-one having an easy path to the third round. Holders Germany, along with perennial superstars Brazil, are the early bookmakers favourites, with regular contenders Spain and France not far behind.

From a Hyundai perspective, Group E is of particular interest, with Germany – home to Hyundai Motor Europe – set to face South Korea - where Hyundai Motor’s global headquarters are based - in Kazan on 27 June. European clashes between Portugal and Spain in Sochi on 15 June and Belgium and England in Kaliningrad on 28 June should also be exciting, with plucky Iceland – who did so well to beat England en route to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals – joining Argentina, Croatia and Nigeria in what many pundits have identified as one of the competition's toughest groups.

No matter who you'll be supporting, with Hyundai as official partner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, everybody wins. Hyundai is celebrating its passion for football and life with the fantastic Go! Special Editions, available in an exclusive Champions Blue colour and featuring eye-catching design extras like special alloy wheels, glossy black exterior mirrors and privacy glass – heads will turn. Inside, a distinctive seat pattern, blue highlight stitching and a black headliner give their interior that extra sporty touch.

Celebrate the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ with Hyundai's fantastic Go! Special Editions

The i10 Go! Special Edition features 15-inch alloy wheels, while inside a leather steering wheel, power windows and automatic A/C increase your comfort. And a navigation system is also on board with LIVE Services, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

The i20 Go! Special Edition comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, while a rear-view camera, bi-function headlamps and an auto light rain sensor improve visibility. Its navigation system with LIVE Services and real-time traffic information will help get you there faster.

The i30 Go! Special Edition features 17-inch alloy wheels, while inside a rear view camera and automatic A/C increase your comfort. And a navigation system is also on board with LIVE Services, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

The Tucson Go! Special Edition extras include a panorama sunroof, LED headlamps and 19-inch alloy wheels to help you look good and see better. Inside, a rear view camera and dual automatic A/C increase your comfort. It also features a navigation system with LIVE Services, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.