World Cup 2022 draw on April 1, 2022 in Doha, Qatar

The draw for the 2022 World Cup is on April 1, 2022 at 7:00 PM in Doha, the capital of Qatar. On this page you will find everything about the pot classification and the procedure of the World Cup draw.

The draw follows FIFA's annual meeting the day before. This draw determines the classification of the eight groups for the World Championship, after which England will know their three opponents.

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    At the time of the draw, three of the 32 participants are still unknown. A few months later, in June, intercontinental play-off matches are played between countries from Asia, North America, Oceania and South America for the last places. The last European play-off winner will also be known.

    2022 World Cup draw results

    The results of the World Cup draw are as follows:

    1. Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
    2. England, Iran, United States, European Playoffs
    3. Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
    4. France, IC play-offs 1, Denmark, Tunisia
    5. Spain, IC Playoffs 2, Germany, Japan
    6. Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
    7. Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
    8. Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea
    England to be drawn in the 2022 World Cup draw
    England to be drawn in the 2022 World Cup draw

    Where is the 2022 World Cup draw?

    Where is the 2022 World Cup draw? The World Cup draw is at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) in Qatar.

    What time is the 2022 World Cup draw?

    What time is the 2022 World Cup draw? The World Cup draw is on Friday, April 1, at 7:00 PM local time. That's at 19:00 UK time.

    Want to watch the 2022 World Cup draw live?

    The World Cup draw can be watched live via the BBC. []

    What is the World Cup draw for?

    The World Cup draw determines the classification of the groups of the tournament in Qatar. There are 8 groups of 4 countries each and the countries are divided into these World Cup groups based on the draw.

    Pot layout for the World Cup draw

    The pot division for the World Cup draw consists of the 32 participants, who are divided into 4 pots of 8 teams each (pot 1 to pot 4). The pot classification is based on the FIFA World Ranking released on March 31, 2022. []

    Pot 1
    Qatar Qatar
    Brazil Brazil
    Belgium Belgium
    France France
    Argentina Argentina
    England England
    Spanje Spain
    Portugal Portugal
    Pot 2
    Mexico Mexico
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Denmark Denmark
    Germany Germany
    Uruguay Uruguay
    Switzerland Switzerland
    United States United States
    Croatia Croatia
    Pot 3
    Senegal Senegal
    Iran Iran
    Japan Japan
    Morocco Morocco
    Serbia Serbia
    Poland Poland
    South Korea South Korea
    Tunisia Tunisia
    Pot 4
    Cameroon Cameroon
    Canada Canada
    Ecuador Ecuador
    Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
    Ghana Ghana
    Intercontinental playoffs
    Intercontinental playoffs
    Europe playoffs

    The intercontinental playoffs 1 consist of: Costa Rica or New Zealand. The intercontinental playoffs 2 consist of Peru, Australia or the United Arab Emirates. The European playoffs are played by Wales, Scotland and Ukraine. All these matches will be played after the draw.

    The seven best teams together with host country Qatar make up the first pot. Pot 2 consists of numbers 8 to 15 and pot 3 of numbers 16 to 23. The last pot 4 consists of numbers 24 to 28 of the Ranking + 2 winners of the intercontinental play-offs + 1 winner of the UEFA play-offs.

    • Pot 1: Qatar + teams 1 to 7
    • Pot 2: teams 8 to 15
    • Pot 3: teams 16 to 23
    • Pot 4: teams 24 to 28 + 2 winners of the intercontinental play-offs + 1 winner of the UEFA play-offs

    England is in fifth place in the ranking and will be placed in pot 1. []

    Draw World Cup 2022
    Draw World Cup 2022

    Procedure of the draw for the 2022 World Cup

    The procedure for the draw for the 2022 World Cup is as follows. []

    The 4 pots for the countries are numbered 1 to 4. Each pot contains 8 balls with the names of the 8 teams or place holders for the teams that are not yet known.

    The 8 pots for the groups are labeled A through H. Each pot contains 4 balls numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4 for position in that group.

    The draw starts with country pot 1 and ends with country pot 4. Each pot is empty before moving on to the next pot.

    A ball is drawn from the team pot, followed by a ball from one of the group pots. This places a team in a certain position in the group.

    Restrictions on the draw

    There are also some restrictions on the draw for the World Championship.

    In pot 1, Qatar's ball has a different color, because the host country is automatically assigned to position A1.

    The remaining 7 teams from pot 1 are automatically drawn in position 1 of the remaining groups B to H.

    Basically one wants to make sure that no group has more than one team from the same continent. The exception to this is Europe with 13 teams. Each group must have at least 1, but no more than 2 European teams. So 5 groups contain 2 European teams.

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      Published on: 27-10-2021 | Updated on: 22-05-2022 | Author:

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