Qualified teams for the 2022 World Cup
Qualified teams for the 2022 World Cup

The Complete Draw for World Cup 2022

Group A: Qatar (hosts), Netherlands, Senegal, Ecuador

Group B: England, United States, Iran, Wales/Scotland/Ukraine

Group C: Argentina, Mexico, Poland, Saudi Arabia

Group D: France, Denmark, Tunisia, Peru/Australia/UAE

Group E: Spain, Germany, Japan, Costa Rica/New Zealand

Group F: Belgium, Croatia, Morocco, Canada

Group G: Brazil, Switzerland, Serbia, Cameroon

Group H: Portugal, Uruguay, South Korea, Ghana

The fate of the teams that have qualified for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar, their opponents in the group stage and the possible crossings and clashes they will face in the knockout rounds.

The World Cup 2022 runs from 21 November to 18 December at eight venues.

Which teams have qualified for World Cup 2022?

Overview for 32 teams have qualified for World Cup 2022

*Three of the World Cup’s entries will remain placeholders in the draw, due to disruption of the qualification process caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the Ukraine war.

*Teams from the same confederation will be kept apart in the groups with the exception of European teams, of which there will be 13.

*Ukraine themselves remain in with a chance of making it to Qatar. Their play-off clash with Scotland has been postponed indefinitely, with the winner facing Wales for a spot at the finals.

*Five of the eight groups will have two European teams.

Who else can still qualify?

Scotland, Ukraine or Wales

Australia or United Arab Emirates vs Peru

Costa Rica vs New Zealand

What about the remaining three slots?

The final European berth is due to be decided in June with Scotland facing Ukraine in a playoff semi-final and the winners taking on Wales. Scotland’s manager, Steve Clarke, has suggested those games could be subject to further delay.

The other two places will go to the winners of intercontinental playoffs, contested on 13-14 June in Qatar, with Costa Rica facing New Zealand and Peru taking on the UAE or Australia, who first play the Asian confederation playoff in Doha on 7 June.

2022 World Cup Draw: Teams, Stream, Time, Format, Pots and More

Which countries have qualified?

2022 World Cup: Qualified Teams, Pots, Format and Schedule
World Cup 2022 Qualified Teams

Twenty-nine of the 32 places have been filled.


  • Qatar

Teams from Europe













Teams from North, Central American and Caribbean (CONCACAF)




Teams from South America





Teams from Asia


South Korea


Saudi Arabia

Teams from Africa






Pots for the Qatar World Cup 2022 - How Will the Draw Work?

Qatar, as hosts, will be seeded and is directly assigned to the A1 slot, i.e. they will play in Group A. The other seven seeded teams will be the seven teams with the highest FIFA ranking.

The countries occupying positions 8-15 in the ranking will be assigned to Pot 2, while those ranked 16-23 with the best position will be placed in Pot 3. Finally, Pot 4 will include the teams ranked 24-28, which will also include the two winners of the intercontinental play-offs and the remaining winner of the UEFA play-offs (Wales vs. the winner of the Scotland-Ukraine).

The teams are divided into four pots based on the Fifa rankings published on Thursday. Pot 1 comprises Qatar as hosts and the seven highest-ranked qualified teams. Pot 2 has the next eight highest-ranked qualified teams, Pot 3 the eight highest-qualified after that, and Pot 4 the five best-ranked teams after that and placeholders representing the two winners of the


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


  • Denmark
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Switzerland
  • Croatia
  • Uruguay


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


  • Australia/United Arab Emirates/Peru
  • New Zealand/Costa Rica
  • Ukraine/Scotland/Wales
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Ecuador
  • Ghana
  • Cameroon
  • Canada

Each World Cup group will contain one team from each pot. First each team in Pot 1 will be allocated a group, then each team in Pots 2, 3 and 4 to create eight groups of four. Each pot will be emptied before the next pot is drawn. Qatar will be allocated position A1 but in every other case a ball will be drawn from a team pot, then a ball drawn from a group pot to determine where they will be placed.

Qatar 2022 World Cup Format and Schedule

The Qatar World Cup, still with 32 teams, will maintain a classic format of eight groups of four teams that will play three round-robin, one-legged matches. The top two finishers from each group will advance to the round of 16 and will face each other in the following format: A vs B, C vs D, E vs F and G vs H.

In the World Cup, unlike what happens in the European Championship, there is an extra match, the third and fourth place match played by the two teams that lose in the semifinals, the day before the final.

- Group stage: From November 21 to December 2

- Round of 16: 3 to 6 December

- Quarterfinals: December 9 and 10

- Semifinals: December 13 and 14

- Third and fourth place: December 17

- Final: December 18

What time is the World Cup 2022 draw?

The draw for World Cup 2022 is taking place on Friday 1 April, starting at 5.00pm UK time, 12:00 pm ET. It is being held at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Center, Qatar.

The draw will determine the composition of the eight groups of four teams that will make up the first phase of the World Cup in Qatar.

You can watch the draw live on BBC One from 4.45pm until 6.00pm, when the coverage will switch to BBC Two until 6.30pm.

The broadcast is being hosted by Mark Chapman, with commentary from Jonathan Pearce, and you’ll be able to watch live online via BBC iPlayer.

In the draw, 32 teams will be drawn into eight groups of four, with countries divided into four pots based on their position in the latest Fifa world rankings. The winner of group A will face the second of group B, the second of group A the winner of group B, and so on with the rest of the groups C-D, E-F and G-H.

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