The FIFA World Cup in Qatar 2022 draw for the group stage on Friday April 1 at 12.00 pm ET. The gala event to be conduct at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center located Doha, Qatar.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be a 32 teams has divided into 8 groups, which is time to look ahead at the knockout rounds. The winner of group A will face the second of group B, the second of group A the winner of group B, and so on with the rest of the groups C-D, E-F and G-H.
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, Mexico,
Pots for the Qatar World Cup
Qatar, as hosts, will be seeded and is directly assigned to the A1 slot, i.e. they will play in Group A. The other seven seeded teams will be the seven teams with the highest FIFA ranking.
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) March 31, 2022
The countries occupying positions 8-15 in the ranking will be assigned to Pot 2, while those ranked 16-23 with the best position will be placed in Pot 3. Finally, Pot 4 will include the teams ranked 24-28, which will also include the two winners of the intercontinental play-offs and the remaining winner of the UEFA play-offs (Wales vs. the winner of the Scotland-Ukraine).
- POT 1 – Qatar, Belgium, Brazil, France, Argentina, England, Spain, Portugal
- POT 2 – Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, United States, Switzerland, Croatia, Uruguay
- 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 – Australia/United Arab Emirates/Peru, New Zealand/Costa Rica, Ukraine/Scotland/Wales, Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, Ghana, Cameroon, Tunisia or Canada
Qatar 2022 World Cup format and schedule
The Qatar World Cup, still with 32 teams, will maintain a classic format of eight groups of four teams that will play three round-robin, one-legged matches. The top two finishers from each group will advance to the round of 16 and will face each other in the following format: A vs B, C vs D, E vs F and G vs H.
In the World Cup, unlike what happens in the European Championship, there is an extra match, the third and fourth place match played by the two teams that lose in the semifinals, 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