Everything is ready for the draw of Qatar 2022, the last 32-team World Cup. 29 are already qualified, the last 3 Nationals will come from the play-offs. The four groups have already been defined, on Friday April 1 the scoreboard will be defined: it will be possible to follow the comments on the composition of the groups live from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sky Sport 24 and in streaming on skysport.it. Here’s everything you need to know
ALL NATIONALS QUALIFIED FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The table of participating teams is almost complete, now everything is ready for the Qatar 2022 World Cup draw. Once again, for the second consecutive edition, there will be no Italy, eliminated in the semi-finals of the qualifiers against North Macedonia. For the last timebefore the reform and the transition to the 48-team formula from 2026, 32 national teams will participate: 29 are already defined, the last 3 will be determined by the intercontinental play-offs which will be played in June. Here’s everything you need to know about the World Cup draw.
When and where to see the World Cup draw
The group line-up draw and the draw for the Qatar 2022 World Cup will take place friday 1 april at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in 7 p.m. local, 18 Italian. It will be possible to follow the commentary on the composition of the groups of Qatar 2022 in live from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sky Sport 24 and streaming on skysport.it.
How it works
FIFA rankings updated
As usual, the 32 Nationals (29 already qualified and 3 arriving from the play-offs) will be divided into four bands. The latter will be established by the FIFA ranking. There is only one exception, relating to the Qatar: like host countrythe local team will be included among the seeds first group and will play in the group A. In each group there can be a maximum of two European teams (in total there will be 13), while other continents will have a maximum of one team per group. The teams of playoffs scheduled for June will be included in the fourth band. The draw will start with ballot box 1 and end with ballot box 4 and each of these will be completely emptied before moving on to the next. A ball with the name of the national team will be shot first, followed by a second ball indicating the group in which he will play.
Participating teams: division into groups
World Cup draws: the pots and how they work
Below are all the national teams that will participate in the Qatar 2022 World Cup and the four bands established by the FIFA rankings.
Pot 1 (seeded)
Qatar (host country)
Winner Wales-Scotland / Ukraine
Victory Peru-Australia / United Arab Emirates
Costa Rica-New Zealand win
World Cup dates and times
The Qatar 2022 World Cup will take place in just under a month, from November 21 to December 18, 2022. For the first time in history, it will be played in the fall. The opening strokewhich will see the protagonist of Qatar as host country, is scheduled for 21 November at 11 a.m. Italian. The the group stage will last 12 days, with four matches every 24 hours spread over different time slots: given our time zone, in this first phase we will play at 11, 14, 17 and 20. The matches of the last day of each group will be played simultaneously, at 16 and 20 in our time zone. the December 3 the transition to the knockout stage with the eighth finalswhich will be contested until December 6: two games a day, always at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., same time for me quarter-finalsprogram December 9 and 10 (two matches per day), while two semi finals are provided December 13 and 14 at 20. December 17, at 16 hoursthe final for third and fourth places, while December 18at the same time, the final.
To host the opening stroke of the Qatar 2022 World Cup will be theAt the Bayt stadium, an arena of 60 thousand people where obviously the opening ceremony will also take place. The stage of the very definitive it will rather be the Lusail Stadium80,000 seat factory. The other six steps who will host the group stage matches are the Khalifa International StadiumI’At Thumama StadiumI’At Rayyan Stadiumthe Ras Abu Aboud StadiumI’Education City Stadium andAt the Janoub Stadium. Each stadium will also host a round of 16. The quarter-finals, meanwhile, will be split between Al Bayt Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Lusail Stadium and Education City Stadium. The two semi-finals will be held at Al Bayt Stadium and Lusail Stadium. Finally, the final for third and fourth place will take place at the Khalifa International Stadium.