When is the draw for the Qatar World Cup 2022? Pots, date and qualified teams

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The road to the World Cup in Qatar is entering the final phase. What remains to be seen are the only teams that have booked a place in the World Cup, who will play in the group stage and the potential clash they will face in the knockout rounds. One of the most exciting moments in the world of soccer is the painting, which once every four years, lays the ground for fans of all corners of the globe to have the final round of teams.

When is the draw for the World Cup in Qatar?

The 2022 World Cup group stage selection will take place on Friday, April 1 at 12:00 pm ET, at the prestigious event at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in Doha, Qatar. The draw will determine who will be the eight teams to qualify for the first round of the Qatar World Cup.

Once the 32 teams have split into eight groups it will be time to look at the playoffs as the game plan has been decided. The winner in Group A will face the second in Group B, the second in Group A will win in Group B, and other C-D, E-F, and G-H groups.

Qualified teams for the 2022 World Cup

  • Qatar
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Brazil
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Spain
  • Serbia
  • England
  • Switzerland
  • Netherlands
  • Argentina
  • Iran
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Ecuador
  • Uruguay
  • Canada
  • Ghana
  • Senegal
  • Portugal
  • Poland
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Cameroon

Pots for the Qatar World Cup

Qatar, as hosts, will be seeded and given a direct place in the A1 slot, which means it will play in Group A. The other seven teams that will be defeated will be seven of FIFA’s top teams.

Countries ranked 8-15 in the ranking will be placed in Board 2, and ranked 16-23 in the top will be placed in Board 3. Finally, Table 4 will include teams ranked 24-28, including two winners in the, offs between continents and the remaining winners in the UEFA play-offs (Wales competes with the Scottish-Ukrainian winner).

POT 1

  • Qatar
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • France
  • Argentina
  • England
  • Spain
  • Portugal

POT 2

  • Denmark
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Mexico*
  • The United States*
  • Switzerland
  • Croatia
  • Uruguay

*if they qualify directly.

POT 3

  • Senegal
  • Iran
  • Japan
  • Morocco
  • Serbia
  • Poland
  • South Korea
  • Tunisia or Canada

The team ahead in the ranking on March 31, Canada or Tunisia, will be in Pot 3.

POT 4

  • Asia-Conmebol playoff
  • Oceania-Concacaf playoff
  • Repechage Europe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Ecuador
  • Ghana
  • Cameroon
  • Tunisia or Canada

Qatar 2022 World Cup format and schedule

The Qatar World Cup, still 32 teams, will maintain the form of eight teams with four teams playing three-round, one-leg games. The top two finishers in each team will advance to the round of 16 and will face off as follows: A vs B, C vs D, E vs F, and G vs H.

At the World Cup, unlike in the European Championship, there is an extra, third and fourth match played by two teams that lost in the semi-finals, on the day before the final.

Group stage: From November 21 to December 2

– Round of 16: 3 to 6 December

– Quarterfinals: December 9 and 10

– Semifinals: December 13 and 14

– Third and fourth place: December 17

– Final: December 18

Source: Marca

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