What you need to know about the draw for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. When it will pass, in what baskets the national teams got

Qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is nearing its logical conclusion – a draw in which the participants of the World Cup will get to know their opponents in the group and the stadiums where they will play.

“KP Sport” tells about the nuances of the draw for the 2022 World Cup, which will take place on April 1, 2022 goals.

When and where will the draw for the 2022 World Cup take place

The draw for the final round of the 2022 World Cup will take place on April 1 at 19:00 Moscow time in the exhibition and conference center of the Qatari capital Doha. It is noteworthy that the day before the ceremony in Doha is a FIFA Congress, which will be attended by heads of all national federations.

For the first time in a long time, not all countries participating in the World Cup will be known by the start of the draw. So the remaining teams will already know their rivals in the group.

The Portuguese national team led by Cristiano Ronaldo managed to jump into the 1st basket. Photo: Global Press Look

Baskets of the draw of the World Cup-2022

By the time the draw begins, 29 of the 32 countries will be known. The remaining three places will be played between the eight teams, so the intrigues on the composition of the World Cup will remain after the group selection ceremony in Doha.

In the first basket were the top teams in the FIFA rankings, as well as the host country of the World Cup – Qatar:

Basket 1:

  • Qatar
  • Brazil
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Argentina
  • England
  • Spain
  • Portugal

The Portuguese risked losing their place to the Netherlands, but the victory of Ronaldo and company still allowed them to get a place under the sun in the group of leaders. But the Dutch got into the second basket.

Basket 2:

  • The Netherlands
  • Denmark
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • USA
  • Uruguay
  • Switzerland
  • Croatia

Until recently, the United States and Mexico remained in question. In the end, America managed to lose its qualifying match in Costa Rica, but still got into the second group of leaders.

Basket 3:

  • Senegal
  • Iran
  • Japan
  • Morocco
  • Serbia
  • Poland
  • South Korea
  • Tunisia

The Russian team, if it still made it to the World Cup, would have settled in the third basket – instead of Poland, respectively.

Basket 4:




Saudi Arabia


Wells / Scotland / Ukraine

Peru / Australia / UAE

Costa Rica / New Zealand

In the fourth basket settled just those who have not yet had time to go to the 2022 World Cup.

Gianni Infantino
FIFA President Gianni Infantino at a congress in Qatar. Photo: REUTERS

How the 2022 World Cup teams are formed

Baskets before the draw are needed for even formation of groups. Countries are distributed by baskets depending on their place in the FIFA rankings. This avoids getting into one group of four tops or outsiders.

Groups are formed by lot. The team from 1 basket, from the second basket, 3 and 4 get to one group. Teams from one basket cannot get to one group.

Examples of what the group will look like at the World Cup: Qatar (1 basket), the Netherlands (2 baskets), Senegal (3 baskets) and Canada (4 baskets).

Mbappe does not want to go to the draw

The draw in Doha has not yet begun, but has already scandalized. France and PSG striker Killian Mbappe has refused to take part in the ceremony. Earlier, the organizers of the event agreed with Mbappe that he will be a guest star. Killian has indicated that he is not the captain of the team and should prepare for the match with Lorient.

Where to watch the draw of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

The draw for the World Cup will begin at 19:00 Moscow time. The ceremony was planned to be broadcast live by Match TV.


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