Unlike previous World Cups, the 2022 tournament will not take place during the summer. Instead, it will begin in November and December to avoid the intense heat. This will allow FIFA to scout and determine their opponents seven months before the tournament begins. However, the tournament will not include all intercontinental playoff matches. A full schedule will be released after the draw.
The World Cup draw will take place on April 1 at noon ET. It will be broadcast on FS1 in English and Telemundo in Spanish. The draw will be held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center. It will also be streamed on YouTube.
The host nation, Qatar, is automatically placed in Pot 1. It will then be followed by seven other groups. Each group will contain four teams. No group will contain more than two UEFA teams. In addition to the host nation, teams from the same qualifying zone can not be drawn against each other. The groups are also arranged in a way that ensures there are no matchups between countries from the same continent.
The other two pots contain nations ranked from eight to fifteen. The United States is in Pot 2, along with teams from the North America and Eastern Europe region. The United States has yet to qualify for the World Cup. It could end up in Pot 4, but there’s no guarantee.
There are also two North American nations in Pot 4, along with two African nations. In fact, five African nations will join the field before the draw. The remaining three are still to be confirmed. One of these is the European Play-Off winner. The winner will play Wales in June. However, Wales could complicate the United States’ World Cup chances.
The remaining four pots contain teams ranked from sixteen to twenty-two. Canada has yet to qualify for the World Cup. However, there’s no guarantee that it will land in Pot 4. The United States is in Pot 4, along with teams from the North America and Eastern Europe region. It could end up in Pot 2, but there’s no guarantee. There’s also a group that includes Brazil and Serbia. This group is not ranked very high, but it has the potential to provide the most interesting matchups.
The 2022 World Cup draw will include 32 teams. It will be broadcast on FS1, TSN, Universo and Telemundo. It will be streamed on YouTube and Universo. The draw will also be available on the FIFA website.
The 2022 World Cup will be held in Qatar. FIFA awarded the host nation a spot in Pot 1. Qatar will play in the tournament’s opening match on November 21. It will then be assigned to Group A. Qatar is ranked 51st in the FIFA World Ranking. It is not yet known which teams will be drawn from Pot 1. In addition to the host nation, three placeholder spots will be included in the draw.
The FIFA World Ranking will be used to determine each pot’s allocation. The top seven ranked teams from the world rankings will go into Pot 1. In addition to the host nation, teams from Africa and Asia will be placed in Pot 1. Aside from the host nation, there will also be placeholders for the playoff winners.