The draw for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is finally here, after what feels like an eternity of anticipation.
The group stages of the first-ever winter World Cup will begin on Monday, November 21st, with the final on Sunday, December 18th, bringing the competition to a close.
Gareth Southgate lead England through qualifying to the tournament proper with ease, and the Three Lions will be hoping to go one step further after losing in the 2018 edition’s semi-finals in Russia.
Germany, Brazil, and current holders France are among those who have entered the hat, while European champions Italy have been left out following their disastrous playoff semi-final loss to North Macedonia.
Winners of Euro 2016 After beating Macedonia in the final, Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates will take their spot among the balls.
The draw for the 2022 World Cup have been conducted on Friday.
They were conducted by Cafu (Brazil), Lothar Matthäus (Germany), Adel Ahmed MalAllah (Qatar), Ali Daei (Iran), Bora Milutinović (Serbia/Mexico), Jay-Jay Okocha (Nigeria), Rabah Madjer (Algeria) and Tim Cahill (Australia).
World Cup 2022 group stage draw
- Saudi Arabia
- New Zealand/Costa Rica