World Cup 2022 Draw

Joe516

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World Cup 2022 Draw to be held this Friday, April 1st
England will discover their Fifa World Cup 2022 opponents in Friday's draw.

One of Wales, Scotland or Ukraine will also be in Qatar this November and December but will not know until the remaining European play-offs in June.
Twenty-nine of the 32 World Cup teams are known, with two intercontinental play-off matches also set for June.

Jermaine Jenas hosts the draw from the Doha Exhibition & Conference Centre and it will be live on BBC TV and online from 16:45 BST on Friday, 1 April.

The entire show will be available uninterrupted on the BBC Red Button, iPlayer and BBC Sport website - along with a live text commentary. BBC One will show it from 16:45-18:00 BST with the final half an hour on BBC Two.

Ex-England captain Alan Shearer, former Nigeria striker Efan Ekoku and ex-Scotland forward James McFadden plus journalists Julien Laurens and Tim Vickery will be among the BBC guests, with Jonathan Pearce commentating on the draw.

The World Cup takes place between 21 November and 18 December in Qatar.

Here is everything you need to know about the draw.

Who is in it?​

Pot 1 (seeded teams): Qatar, Brazil, Belgium, France, Argentina, England, Spain, Portugal.

Pot 2: Mexico, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Uruguay, Switzerland, USA, Croatia.

Pot 3: Senegal, Iran, Japan, Morocco, Serbia, Poland, South Korea, Tunisia.

Pot 4: Cameroon, Canada, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Wales/Scotland/Ukraine, Costa Rica/New Zealand, UAE/Australia/Peru.

How does it work?​

This World Cup has the same format as the past few tournaments, with teams drawn into eight groups of four.

Teams are seeded based on the Fifa world rankings released on 31 March. Hosts Qatar will be given position A1 from Pot 1 and the top seven ranked teams who have qualified are the other top seeds. England are among them.

The three play-off winners not yet decided (Wales v Scotland/Ukraine, Costa Rica v New Zealand, UAE/Australia v Peru) will be in the bottom pot of seeds.

The draw will start with the teams in the top pot and work downwards, finishing with the bottom pot.

After a team is drawn out, a second ball will be drawn to decide which group they are in.

Teams from the same continent will be kept apart - except for European countries, where a maximum of two can be in any one group.

Unlike in previous World Cups, the match schedule will be decided afterwards and will not happen automatically depending on how teams are drawn out.

Fifa says this provides "scope to provide a more beneficial kick-off time for audiences at home".
Everything you need to know about World Cup draw
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Joe516

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World Cup Group Draw

Group A - Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
Group B - England, Iran, USA, Scotland or Wales or Ukraine
Group C - Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
Group D - France, Peru or UAE or Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
Group E - Spain, Costa Rica or New Zealand, Germany, Japan
Group F - Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
Group G - Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
Group H - Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea

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smiffy46

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Once again, at a major tournament, England look like playing another 'Home' nations - you couldn't make it up
 

RJFirth

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Interesting that there's no real "group of death" this time around.

England should sail through to the knockouts on paper.
 

pabloescaban

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Knockouts is where we will see their metal.
The word you are looking for is 'mettle' 👍

mettle
/ˈmɛt(ə)l/

noun
  1. a person's ability to cope well with difficulties; spirit and resilience.
    "the team showed their true mettle in the second half"
 
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channelking

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The word you are looking for is 'mettle' 👍

mettle
/ˈmɛt(ə)l/

noun
  1. a person's ability to cope well with difficulties; spirit and resilience.
    "the team showed their true mettle in the second half"
Sorry for my poor English we aren't all as well educated like you (y)
 

pabloescaban

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It wasn't a jibe or a dig i was pointing out a commonly misspelled word.
Metal makes no sense in your sentence.
Unless they turn up wearing suits of armour
 

channelking

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It wasn't a jibe or a dig i was pointing out a commonly misspelled word.
Metal makes no sense in your sentence.
Unless they turn up wearing suits of armour
Fair enough I know my English ain't up to standard with sentences, punctuation.

So apologies it is what it is (y)
 

Joe516

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World Cup 2022 - Group stage game split (All kick off times are GMT)

Monday 21 November
Senegal vs Netherlands - 10am - ITV
England vs Iran - 1pm - BBC
Qatar vs Ecuador - 4pm - BBC
USA vs Ukraine/Scotland/Wales - 7pm - ITV

Tuesday 22 November
Argentina vs Saudi Arabia - 10am - ITV
Denmark vs Tunisia - 1pm - ITV
Mexico vs Poland - 4pm - BBC
France vs UAE/Australia/Peru - 7pm - BBC

Wednesday 23 November
Morocco vs Croatia - 10am - ITV
Germany vs Japan - 1pm - ITV
Spain vs Costa Rica/New Zealand - 4pm - ITV
Belgium vs Canada - 7pm - BBC

Thursday 24 November
Switzerland vs Cameroon - 10am - ITV
Uruguay vs South Korea - 1pm - BBC
Portugal vs Ghana - 4pm - ITV
Brazil vs Serbia - 7pm - BBC

Friday 25 November
Ukraine/Scotland/Wales vs Iran - 10am - BBC
Qatar vs Senegal - 1pm - BBC
Netherlands vs Ecuador - 4pm - ITV
England vs USA - 7pm - ITV

Saturday 26 November
Tunisia vs UAE/Australia/Peru - 10am - BBC
Poland vs Saudi Arabia - 1pm - ITV
France vs Denmark - 4pm - ITV
Argentina vs Mexico - 7pm - ITV

Sunday 27 November
Japan vs Costa Rica/New Zealand - 10am - ITV
Belgium vs Morocco - 1pm - BBC
Croatia vs Canada - 4pm - BBC
Spain vs Germany - 7pm - BBC

Monday 28 November
Cameroon vs Serbia - 10am - ITV
South Korea vs Ghana - 1pm - BBC
Brazil vs Switzerland - 4pm - ITV
Portugal vs Uruguay - 7pm - ITV

Tuesday 29 November
Ecuador vs Senegal - 3pm - ITV
Netherlands vs Qatar - 3pm - ITV
Iran vs United States - 7pm - BBC
Ukraine/Scotland/Wales vs England - 7pm - BBC

Wednesday 30 November
Tunisia vs France - 3pm - BBC
UAE/Australia/Peru vs Denmark - 3pm - BBC
Poland vs Argentina - 7pm - BBC
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico - 7pm - BBC

Thursday 1 December
Canada vs Morocco - 4pm - BBC
Croatia vs Belgium - 4pm - BBC
Japan vs Spain - 7pm - ITV
Costa Rica/New Zealand vs Germany - 7pm - ITV

Friday 2 December
Ghana vs Uruguay - 4pm - BBC
South Korea vs Portugal - 4pm - BBC
Serbia vs Switzerland - 7pm - ITV
Cameroon vs Brazil - 7pm - ITV
 

grahamer67

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Would rather all the kick off times were an hour later, but overall not too bad, a lot better than 12 midnight or 2 am.
 

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International teams competing at this year's World Cup in Qatar will be allowed to name 26-player squads, FIFA has confirmed.

Managers will also be able to use up to five substitutes in a game.

In the past, nations have only been allowed to name 23 players in their squads.

26 players were in Euro 2020 squads but only 23 could be named for each match
 
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