We have our group stage draw for the 2022 world cup in qatar and as expected there will be plenty of talking points in the eight different groups.
England faced the united states and go in the group stage, and another British team could join, as Wales, Scotland and Ukraine will battle it out in June for the bottom of the group.
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lionel messi and argentina will have everything to do in group c against world no. mexico in position 9 and robert lewandowski’s poland. Mexico’s coach is Argentine Tata Martino, who will face the team he once managed and a superstar he once managed, including in Barcelona.
In what could be their last World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal defeated three battle-tested opponents from three different regions in Ghana (Africa), Uruguay (South America) and South Korea (Asia).
some other points:
- spain vs. germany in group e;
- host qatar had a tough draw (African champions senegal and the talented dutch);
- defending champions france made a very manageable group;
- things are perhaps a bit more challenging for brazil in group g.
And for an up-to-date view of the complete FIFA World Cup 2022 match schedule with dates, times and stadiums, we’ve got you covered.
world cup draw breakdown: group a | group b | group c | group d group e | group f | group g | group h
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13:25: that’s it. we have the full group photo. Now is the time for overreaction and predictions!
13:11: pot 4 draw:
- group a: ecuador (“international tiebreaker 1” originally drawn here, moved to group d)
- group b: euro playoff (s. arabia, “int’l playoff 2” originally drawn, both moved)
- group c: saudi arabia
- group d : international playoff 1 (australia/uae vs. peru)
- group e: international playoff 2 (costa rica vs. new zealand)
- group f: canada (cameroon, then ghana originally selected and moved)
- group g: cameroon
- group h: ghana
13:03: pot 3 draw:
- group a: senegal (a3) (will go originally drawn, moved to group b)
- group b: go (b2 )
- group c: poland (c4)
- group d: tunisia (d4) (serbia originally tied, moved to group g)
- group e: japan (e4)
- group f: morocco (f3)
- group g: serbia (g2)
- group h: south korea (h4)
12:57 PM m.: pot 2 draw:
- group a: netherlands (a4)
- group b: united states (b3)
- group c: mexico (c3)
- group d: denmark (d3)
- group e: germany (e3)
- group f: croatia (f4)
- group g: switzerland (g3) (uruguay originally drawn, moved to h)
- group h: uruguay (h3)
12:48 PM m.: jackpot draw 1:
- group a: qatar
- group b: england
- group c: argentina
- group d: france
- group e: spain
- group f: belgium
- group g: brazil
- group h: portugal
12:48: we start with pot 1. confirmation that qatar goes to group a as a1.
12:45: just two questions to the legends. Phew. Now they are explaining how the giveaway works, but we already have that in this post.
12:42 PM m.: oh, no! they are asking questions.
12:38 PM m.: We’ve been here for 38 minutes and they’re going to present the FIFA legends. please, no questions asked!
- jay-jay okocha
- lothar matthaus
- ali daei
- adel ahmed malallah
- tim cahill
- rabah madjer
- bora milutinovic
✅ more world cup draw appearances than mls goals pic.twitter.com/s7wnsbihyo
12:36 PM m.: Uswnt legend Carli Lloyd, former England international Jermaine Jenas and Samantha Johnson take the stage. they’re finally going to start the draw (we think).
A #ussoccer legend in the house! 📸: @foxsoccer | #final draw pic.twitter.com/3josdfpmny
12:35: I’m still waiting! look how the papers got to the balls.
⚽ this is how fifa prepared for the draw 🚨 each team already has its hype live on @telemundo and @peacocktv ➡️ https://t.co/b1lj9ikmr7 📺 telemundo the home of the fifa world cup #catar2022# raffleentelemundo #mundialtelemundo #elmundialloestodo 🇶🇦 pic.twitter.com/wrnqy5qmev
12:30: ok. Looks like we’re about to get down to business. didier deschamps, head coach of the defending champions france takes out the trophy.
In case you were wondering who the other person with deschamps is: It’s the kid in the photo who was celebrating his last world cup, just four years older.
what is everyone playing 🤩🏆 pic.twitter.com/rjmh2lv0cj
what a moment 🥺 pic.twitter.com/absizqd6dy
12:25: gianni infantino says that the world cup in qatar will be the best ever. he also advocated for peace in the world and said that he wants the world cup to be one of unity.
gianni infantino: “this will be the best world cup in history”. #worldcupdraw pic.twitter.com/bw5fq2piau
12:19: idris elba and reshmin chowdhury are hosting the event.
[email protected], a British actor, producer and musician, and @reshmintv, a British multilingual sportscaster lead the show as co-hosts of the #finaldraw night pic.twitter.com/thetqsytqa
12:15: Everything has been a spectacle in the first 15 minutes. and a function is coming.
#giveawayqatar2022 | these are some of the pieces shown before the draw 📸 reuters live 🔴 https://t.co/xmttfukwdz pic.twitter.com/piuh7ussjl
12:03 PM m.: the 2022 fifa world cup mascot has taken over the draw right now.
🚨 the official mascot of the coupe du monde 2022 is devoilée! pic.twitter.com/tyi4igwnkk
never change, fifa. #worldcupdraw pic.twitter.com/7hhpgggwj8
11:41 AM m.: There is a real red carpet at this event. all the vips are there. About 2,000 people will be at the Doha Convention and Exhibition Center.
how elegant, pa! Sergio Agüero and Sofia Calzetti are already present in the #qatar2022 draw. pic.twitter.com/tvwqbzyr0u
futebol brasileiro bem represented not qatar! 🇧🇷🏆🇶🇦 #lancecopa pic.twitter.com/pqp6dgoqyh
9:53 a.m.: Among the 2,000 guests present for the draw in qatar are the coaches, including Argentina’s lionel scaloni, who has his team on a 31-match unbeaten streak. if they continue like this, they could be setting a new record in qatar.
lionel scaloni, roberto ayala and walter samuel from argentina ready for the 2022 qatar world cup draw! this through tyc sports. pic.twitter.com/ddf34eaauo
how to watch fifa world cup draw
- date: Friday, April 1
- time: 11:30 a.m. et
- tv channel from the united states: fs1, telemundo, Universo
- streaming from the united states: fubotv, peacock
- canada tv channel: tsn (from 11 a.
usa: in the united states, the draw will be broadcast on fs1 (english) and on telemundo and Universo (Spanish). those channels can be streamed on fubotv, which is available to new users on a free trial.
canada: coverage on tsn will start at 11am. m. and the stream will be available on tsn’s go platform.
fifa will also provide live coverage, with a live broadcast on the official fifa youtube channel.
pots for the 2022 world cup draw
According to the official FIFA World Cup 2022 draw procedure, the 32 entrants (including the three unclaimed slots) were divided into pots based on the FIFA World Ranking published on March 31.
- Pot 1: Top seven ranked teams + Host Qatar
- Pot 2: Next eight ranked teams based on ranking
- Pot 3: the next eight ranked teams based on the ranking
- Pot 4: five lowest ranked teams + three seats unclaimed
While there are teams in the running for those last three unclaimed spots in Pot 4 that deserve better pot allocation based on their world ranking (such as #18 Wales), FIFA decided for practical reasons perform the April 1 draw with placeholders for the three open slots that were pooled into pot 4.
the draw will begin with pot 1 and end with pot 4. teams are drawn one by one from the pot and sequentially placed in a group starting with group a and continuing with group h.
geographical restrictions: teams from the same region cannot be drawn in the same group with the exception of Europe. since there are 13 European teams in the draw and only eight groups (a-h), a maximum of two European nations are allowed in a single group. if there is a geographical conflict, the drawn team simply moves to the next group in sequence.
After a team is selected and the group is identified, the space within that group is determined from a different pot. teams drawn from pot 1 in a group will automatically take the first slot in a group (eg a1, b1, c1, etc.), but the other slots will be drawn randomly.
when are the final places for the world cup decided?
Three of the 32 nations participating in the world cup will be determined two months after the draw in June through a handful of single-elimination playoffs:
- australia vs. winner united arab emirates (asia) vs. peru (south america)
- costa rica (north america) vs. new zealand (oceania)
- Wales vs. Scotland vs. ukraine winner (european playoff)
During the World Cup draw, both the Asia/South America placeholder and the North America/Oceania placeholder should avoid all possible geographic conflicts. the wales/scotland/ukraine placeholder will be treated like any other european participant with regards to geographical restrictions (maximum two european nations per group).