Welcome to 2022 FIFA world cup draw on Friday 1st of April, 2022 as 29 teams have securely secured their place in the world cup final taking place at Qatar. That means there are three more space to fill but the draw this evening will take care of the three teams.
Meet the 29 teams that have qualified.
Brazil, Belgium, France, Argentina, England, Spain, Portugal
Mexico, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Uruguay, Switzerland, USA, Croatia
Senegal, Iran, Japan, Morocco, Serbia, Poland, South Korea, Tunisia
Cameroon, Canada, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Ghana.
The three positions left will be between these eight teams.
Wales, Scotland, Ukraine, Peru, Australia, UAE, Costa Rica, and New Zealand.
The football world governing body, FIFA updated its world rankings on Thursday and that is what will be used in today’s World Cup draw.
Date, Time And Venue For The Draw
The draw is scheduled to take place today, Friday 1st of April, 2022 at 17.00 (midday, Eastern time) at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in Qatar.
Let’s take a look at the pots and see the teams in each 4 pots.
- Pot 1: Qatar, Brazil, Belgium, France, Argentina, England, Spain, Portugal
- Pot 2: Mexico, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Uruguay, Switzerland, USA, Croatia
- Pot 3: Senegal, Iran, Japan, Morocco, Serbia, Poland, South Korea, Tunisia
- Pot 4: Cameroon, Canada, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Wales/Scotland/Ukraine, Peru/Australia/UAE, Costa Rica/New Zealand
How does the draw work?
Teams in the same pot cannot draw themselves and that is the host Nation, Qatar is in the first pot with the world’s best teams so as to protect them.
There are four pots for the draw today. They are based on the FIFA world rankings, but as the host nation Qatar are guaranteed to be in pot one as they are the hosts, which itself has raised many concerns.
They will also be drawn into Group A.
The other teams in the first pot will be the other seven highest-ranked sides. Pot two will include the next eight highest-ranked sides, with pot three including the next eight after that.
However, pot four is interesting. There will be five places in there defined by rank. Two of the other three will be used as a placeholder for the intercontinental play-offs. The last spot will go to the winner of the play-off between Wales and either Scotland or Ukraine, whose semi-final has been delayed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
There is also a geographical restriction on each group. Each continent can only have one representative per group, aside from Europe, which can have two as it supplies 13 of the 32 competitors.
29 teams. 3 places still up for grabs. 28 days. 8 stadiums. And now only 235 days to go. The 2022 FIFA World Cup is almost upon us and today the nations who have booked their place in Qatar will learn their group stage fate.
We already know that Qatar will play in the opening match of the tournament on November 21, with the final scheduled to take place less than one month later, on December 18.
The draw is scheduled to take place at 17.00 (midday, Eastern time) at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in Qatar.
Where to watch 2022 world cup draw online and live-streaming
Draw for Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 takes place in Doha at around 17:00 BST
England have qualified, Wales and Scotland included in draw but neither have qualified yet
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How To Watch 2022 World cup draw in the United States
Fans in that region can catch the live Television coverage in the United States as it will be available on FS1 and Telemundo starting at 11:30, Eastern time.
How To Watch 2022 World cup draw in the United Kingdom
In the United Kingdom, the entire show will be available on the BBC Red Button and iPlayer. BBC One will show it from 16.45-18.00 BST with the final half an hour on BBC Two. You can be sure you will not miss the 2022 world cup live Draw.