During the 2022 World Cup draw, the world will find out which teams will be playing in the event. The draw will take place at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in Qatar. There are 29 nations confirmed to play, with the host nation, Qatar, securing a spot in Group A. The other places are up for grabs. These places will be decided in the final round of qualifying. There are eight teams in each group. Each group will be composed of two European teams and one South American team.
The draw will take place in the evening on Friday, April 1st. It will be hosted by former England international Jermaine Jenas and the ceremony will be broadcast live on FIFA.com, YouTube and FIFA TV. Most countries will also broadcast the draw live. Those countries will include the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Russia, Brazil and Mexico. In addition to these nations, FIFA has also included Brazil, which automatically qualified for the tournament.
The draw is ordered according to the FIFA World Rankings for the period of March 31. The top-ranked teams will be drawn in Pot 1. The remaining teams are sorted into Pot 2 and Pot 3. Each of the four pots will have eight teams in it. Pot 2 will consist of teams that are ranked 8-15 in the world. The next eight teams will be in Pot 3, while Pot 4 will consist of teams 24-28.
During the group stage, there will be four matches per day. At the end of the first round, the winner will progress to the knockout round. The group stage will conclude in December with the final round of group games. In the final round, the winner will play the runner-up. The winner of the final round of group games will move on to play in the round of 16.
The draw is scheduled to take place at 7pm local time in Canada and at 1pm in the United States. The ceremony will be led by former England international Jermaine Jenas and the draw will be live streamed on FIFA.com, YouTube and FIFA TV. Most of the broadcasts will begin an hour before the draw.
During the draw, the host nation, Qatar, will be placed in Pot 1. Brazil will join the hosts in Pot 1. The remaining teams in Pot 2 will be ranked 16-23. Those teams will be joined by Uruguay, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Denmark. The draw will also include a pot for the United States. This pot will include the men’s national team.
For the rest of the qualifiers, the World Cup draw will be held in June. These teams will be placed in four pots based on their rankings. The next eight teams will be in Pot 2, while Pot 4 will include the winners of the intercontinental playoffs. The third-place play-off will take place on December 17. Those teams will be joined by the winners of the two inter-confederation playoffs.