The draw for the 2022 FIFA World Cup was made on the Doha Exhibition and Conference Centre on Friday. Whereas Spain arrange a mouth-watering conflict with Germany in Group E, defending champions France have been positioned in Group D. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal have been drawn in Group H. 5-time winners Brazil have been positioned in Group G. Qatar, the hosts of the match, already took place A1 from Pot 1 (positioned in Group A), whereas the remaining groups have been allotted pots on the idea of their FIFA Rankings, launched on Thursday.
37 groups have been invilved within the World Cup draw as three entries within the 32-team line-up are but to be identified and shall be confirmed in solely in June when the European and intercontinental playoffs end. The venues shall be determined later this month. The opening sport of the World Cup shall be between hosts Qatar and Ecuador.
Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Netherlands, Senegal
Group B: England, Iran, USA, Scotland/Wales/Ukraine
Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
Group D: France, UAE/Australia/Peru, Denmark, Tunisia
Group E: Spain, Costa Rica/New Zealand, Germany, Japan
Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea
England will open towards Iran in a primary ever World Cup sport between the nations. England and the U.S. will play one another of their second sport. The drew 1-1 of their 2010 group when each superior.
England’s last sport might be a derby towards both of its neighbours, Wales or Scotland, or Ukraine — these three groups are in a playoff bracket in June.
The U.S. and Iran beforehand met on the 1998 World Cup, the place the Iranians gained 2-1.
Group B groups must also begin play on November 21. That provides these groups fewer days to organize for the World Cup however builds in additional relaxation days in the event that they go deep into the match.
Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski — the holders of the Ballon d’Or and FIFA Finest participant on the earth awards, respectively — are on monitor to fulfill when Argentina performs Poland within the final spherical of group video games.
Argentina opens towards Saudi Arabia, and Poland begins towards Mexico.
Defending champion France and Denmark have been in the identical group 4 years in the past and each superior to the knockout stage. In 2018, in addition they confronted Peru and Australia of their group so a three-team reunion can also be doable relying on the end result of an intercontinental playoff bracket in June.
2010 champion Spain will face 2014 winner Germany in a troublesome group for Japan.
Costa Rica was a quarterfinalist in 2014, going deeper then than Spain, however should first get previous New Zealand in a playoff in June.
Belgium was a semi-finalist 4 years in the past and Croatia was the crushed finalist. Canada is an intriguing and troublesome choice from the lowest-ranked groups after topping its qualifying group forward of Mexico and the U.S.
Morocco will get a gaggle with two powerful Europeans for back-to-back tournaments. Final time, it was Spain and Portugal.
Brazil, Switzerland and Serbia are rapidly reunited in any case have been in the identical group in 2018. Brazil will open towards Serbia, which it beat 2-0 4 years in the past.
Brazil ought to be among the many final groups to start out play on Nov. 24 — extra time for the squad to organize however a extra congested 25-day program whether it is to win a document sixth title.
Cristiano Ronaldo is on monitor to open his fifth straight World Cup finals by dealing with Ghana.
The group reunites Luis Suarez and Uruguay with Ghana for the primary time since their notorious quarterfinals sport on the 2010 World Cup. Suarez was despatched off for punching away an virtually sure successful aim for Ghana deep in additional time. The penalty was missed and Uruguay went on to win the shootout.
Earlier within the 2010 knockout rounds, Suarez scored twice when Uruguay additionally eradicated South Korea 2-1.
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