While fans of the 29 qualified nations from around the world will eagerly await the FIFA World Cup 2022 draw, World Cup 2022 Nepal time.
Three spots in the final 32-team World Cup before it expands to 48 teams in 2026 remain to be determined.
On Friday, the draw for this year’s World Cup will take place in the shadow of Doha’s skyscrapers, with the focus for the evening shifting to the actual football after a build-up dominated by the many off-field issues surrounding the tournament’s awarding.
Holders France will be among the top seeds in Pot One at Friday’s event at Doha’s Exhibition and Convention Center, with former World Cup winners such as Cafu and Lothar Matthaeus among the draw assistants. While fans of the 29 qualified nations from around the world will eagerly await the draw, three spots in the final 32-team World Cup before it expands to 48 teams in 2026 remain to be decided.
Germany, Denmark, France, Belgium, Croatia, Spain, Serbia, England, Switzerland, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland
Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay
Qatar (hosts), Iran, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia
Ghana, Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco, Cameroon
NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN
Canada, Mexico, United States
— 29 qualifying berths out of 32 decided
— Play-offs still to be decided with one team from each to make the finals:
Wales v Scotland or Ukraine
Peru v United Arab Emirates or Australia
New Zealand v Costa Rica