FIFA World Cup 2022 Draw: Champion France in Group D; Spain and Germany in Group E; Argentina in Group C; Senegal in Group A

Group E is being seen as the likely 'Group of Death', with Spain and Germany in the mix along with Japan. The winner of Intercontinental playoff 2 will be the fourth team in the group.

A picture taken on March 31, 2022 shows the World Cup Trophy during the FIFA Congress in the Qatari capital Doha.   -  AFP

Qatar will kickstart the World Cup on November 21 with its opening Group A match against Ecuador.

The draw on Friday saw Lionel Messi's Argentina and Robert Lewandowski's Poland being pooled in Group C, and their clash will be one to watch out for.

Portugal and Uruguay, which faced each other in the 2018 World Cup Round of 16 fixture, where Uruguay beat Portugal 2-1, will clash against each other in Group H. So one can expect to see a Cristiano Ronaldo vs Edinson Cavani clash.

Group E is most likely the 'Group of Death' with Spain and Germany along with Japan. The final entrant in Group E will be the winner of the Intercontinental playoff 2.

Pot 1

  • Qatar, the host nation, is the first team to be drawn and is put inside Group A.
  • England is the first team to be put inside Group B.
  • Argentina is the first team to be put inside Group C.
  • Champion France is the first team to enter Group D.
  • Champion in 2010, Spain is the first team in Group E.
  • Belgium is the first team to be drawn in Group F.
  • Brazil is the first team in Group G.
  • Portugal is the first team in Group H.

Pot 2

  • Netherlands is the second team in Group A.
  • The United States of America is second team in Group B.
  • Mexico is the second team in Group C.
  • Denmark is the second team in Group D.
  • Germany is the second team to be put in Group E along with Spain.
  • Croatia is the second team to be included in Group F.
  • Switzerland is the second team to be drawn in Group G.
  • Uruguay is the second team in Group H.

 

Pot 3

  • Iran joins England and USA in Group B. England will play the opening fixture against Iran.
  • Senegal joins Qatar and Netherlands in Group A. The AFCON champion will play its first match against the Netherlands.
  • Poland joins Argentina and Mexico in Group C.
  • Morocco joins Belgium and Croatia in Group F.
  • Serbia joins Brazil and Switzerland is Group G.
  • Japan joins Spain and Germany in Group E.
  • Korea joins Portugal and Uruguay in Group H.

Pot 4

  • The winner of Intercontinental playoff 1 will be in Group D.
  • Ecuador is drawn into Group A. It will play Qatar in the World Cup's opening fixture.
  • The winner of Intercontinental playoff 2 is in Group E.
  • European playoff winner is occupies the final place in Group B.
  • Cameroon has been drawn in Group G.
  • Ghana is drawn in Group H.
  • Canada, playing a World Cup, 36 years after its debut is drawn in Group F.

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Group AGroup BGroup CGroup DGroup EGroup FGroup GGroup H
QatarEnglandArgentinaFranceSpainBelgiumBrazilPortugal
EcuadorIranSaudi ArabiaICP1 winnerICP2 winnerCanada.SerbiaGhana.
SenegalUSAMexicoDenmarkGermanyMoroccoSwitzerlandUruguay
NetherlandsEuropean playoff winnerPolandTunisia.JapanCroatiaCameroonKorea.

 

(ICP- Intercontinental winner)

Where can you watch the World Cup draw ?

The FIFA World Cup 2022 draw will be telecast on Network 18 and will be available on the OTT platform Voot as well as Jio TV.

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