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🌏 Everything you need to know about the 2022 World Cup draw

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Padraig Whelan

The day has finally arrived when the draw for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is made at last.

When is it?

The draw takes place in Doha, Qatar at 18:00 CET on Friday.

What’s it all about?

The biggest international sporting event in the world! A total of 32 teams from across the globe will fight it out for the World Cup, currently held by France.

Who is in it?

When all qualification is wrapped up there will be 32 teams taking part, although there are still three places at the tournament up for grabs due to outstanding play-off fixtures.

The pots for the draw are as follows:

Pot One: Qatar, Brazil, Belgium, France, Argentina, England, Spain, Portugal

Pot Two: Mexico, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Uruguay, Switzerland, USA, Croatia

Pot Three: Senegal, Iran, Japan, Morocco, Serbia, Poland, South Korea, Tunisia

Pot Four: Cameroon, Canada, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Wales/Scotland/Ukraine, Costa Rica/New Zealand, Peru/UAE/Australia

How does it work?

Each World Cup group will contain one team from each of the four pots.

A team in pot one will be allocated a group, followed by each remaining pot to create eight groups of four.

Teams in the same confederation will be kept apart with the exception of European sides, with five of the eight groups having two UEFA representatives.

When will the final spots be filled?

The two intercontinental play-offs take place in Qatar on June 13-14, as Costa Rica face New Zealand, while Peru take on Australia or the United Arab Emirates.

In Europe, Wales await the winner of Scotland-Ukraine, which has been tentatively postponed until June (although no date has been set yet) after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

When does it take place?

The tournament takes place in eight different venues in Qatar from November 21 until the final on December 18.

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