Twenty-nine nations will find out their 2022 FIFA World Cup group-stage opponents on Friday. The draw in Doha, Qatar will place four teams into each of the eight groups for the tournament that begins on November 21.
The United States men’s national team and Mexico became the latest squads to qualify for the World Cup on Wednesday night.
The three remaining spots in the competition will be determined by two intercontinental playoffs and one European playoff.
The three unknown participants will be placed into Pot 4 alongside the five lowest-ranked nations in the FIFA World Rankings among the 29 known qualifiers.
Qatar is in Pot 1 as the host nation alongside the seven-best teams in the 32-team field according to the rankings.
The USMNT and Mexico have landed in Pot 2 with the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Croatia, Germany and Uruguay. The North American nations can’t be in the same group as teams in their pot.
2022 FIFA World Cup Draw Info
Date: Friday, April 1
Start Time: Noon ET
TV: FS1 and Telemundo
Live Stream: Fox Sports app and FoxSports.com
The USMNT and Mexico completed the list of 29 pre-draw World Cup qualifiers on Wednesday.
The North American rivals finished behind Canada in the three automatic qualifying spots out of CONCACAF.
The pots for Friday’s World Cup draw ⏳ https://t.co/EvIed1csuA
El Tri and the USMNT have been placed in Pot 2 for Friday’s draw. That means they will avoid a tough draw against two top European teams. Serbia and Poland are the only European squads in Pot 3 and one of Wales, Scotland or Ukraine will go into Pot 4.
The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Croatia will be alongside the USMNT, Mexico and Uruguay in Pot 2.
Those five European nations could be drawn against Belgium, France, England, Spain or Portugal from Pot 1.
Five groups will have multiple European nations because of the number of UEFA squads that earn berths to the World Cup.
No other confederation can have its teams chosen to play each other in the group stage. That means the USMNT and Mexico can’t draw Canada from Pot 3 or Costa Rica from pot 4. The Ticos play New Zealand in an intercontinental playoff in June.
Canada is, arguably, the strongest side in Pot 4. Alphonso Davies, Cyle Larin, and Co. will hope for the best possible draw out of the final pot. Its ideal group could include Qatar, Uruguay, Serbia, or Poland from Pot 3.
Qatar will open the draw in position A1. The host nation will play the opening match on November 21 against the squad drawn into spot A2. The USMNT could land in that spot.
There is also the potential for the Americans to play on Thanksgiving Day to start off their World Cup campaign. Groups G and H open play on November 24.
The group stage will take place from November 21-December 2. The knockout round starts on December 4, and the final is on December 18.
2022 FIFA World Cup is the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup and it will be held from 21 November to 18 December 2022 in Qatar. A total of 32 teams have qualified for the tournament and will compete against each other to win the prestigious trophy.
These 32 teams have been divided into eight groups of four teams. A total of 64 matches will be played in the tournament as follows:
- 48 matches in group stage
- Eight matches in Round of 16
- Four quarter-finals
- Two semi-finals
- Host Country: Qatar
- Date: 21 November to 18 December
- Teams: 32
- Matches: 64
How To Watch 2022 FIFA World Cup In India
Watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup Live In India on History TV18.
The digital platform to stream the tournament are Voot, JioTV mobile app and on FIFA’s official website.
Jio subscribers can also enjoy the streaming of the matches on Jio TV.
How To Watch 2022 FIFA World Cup In USA
USA Football fans can watch the live streaming of FIFA World Cup matches on Fox, FS1, Telemundo and Universo.
Online streaming of the FIFA World Cup matches will also be available on Fox Sports App and Peacock Premium.
Additionally, streaming services like fubo, Sling TV and YouTube TV offer the channels airing the matches.
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How To Watch 2022 FIFA World Cup In UK
England Football fans can watch FIFA World Cup live by subscribing to the channel Sky Sports stream services.
Don’t forget that Sky now offers a £18 Monthly Pass, so you can get all that Sky Sport goodness without a long-term commitment.
The Sky Sport app will let subscribers watch the FIFA World Cup on any number of devices, including mobiles, tablets, consoles and smart TVs.
FIFA World Cup Country wise
|Afghanistan||Ariana Television Network|
|Algeria||beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN MAX|
|American Samoa||SportsMax App|
|Angola||SuperSport, SS13, StarTimes, Canal+,|
|Argentina||DirecTV, TyC Sports, Canal de las Estrellas|
|Aruba||DIRECTV Sports Caribbean, SportsMax App|
|Australia||SBS, Optus Sport|
|Austria||ZDF, Sky Sport, ORF TV, Sky Go Deutchland, SRF Zwei|
|Bangladesh||Sony Pictures Network, BTV, Maasranga TV|
|Benin||SuperSport, Kwese Sports, ORTB, StarTimes, Canal+|
|Bolivia||DirecTV, Unitel, Red Uno|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||BHRT|
|Brazil||Globo, SporTV, Fox Sports|
|Cameroon||SuperSport, CRTV, StarTimes, Kwese Sports, Canal+|
|Canada||RDS, CTV, TSN|
|Chad||SuperSport, ORTNV, Kwese Sports, StarTimes, Canal+|
|Chile||DirecTV, Canal 13, TVN, Mega, Movistar|
|China||CCTV, Youku, Migu|
|Colombia||DirecTV, Caracol TV, RCN TV|
|Congo||Kwese Sports, Tele Congo, SuperSport, StarTimes, Canal+|
|Costa Rica||Teletica, Sky, Movistar|
|Cote d’Ivoire||SuperSport, Kwese Sports, StarTimes, RTI, Canal+|
|Denmark||DR, TV 2|
|Dominican Republic||Antena 7, Sky|
|El Salvador||Sky, TCS|
|Egypt||beIN MAX, beIN SPORTS CONNECT|
|Ethiopia||SuperSport 3 Africa, Kwese Live, SLGO, SS13, SuperSport Live, SuperSport 14|
|Faroe Islands||DR, TV 2|
|Fiji||Fiji One, Sky Sport 4 NZ|
|France||beIN Sports, TF1|
|Gabon||SuperSport, RTG, Kwese Sports, StarTimes, Canal+|
|Gambia||GRTS, SuperSport, Kwese Sports, StarTimes, Canal+|
|Germany||ARD, ZDF, Sky Sport, DAZN|
|Ghana||Kwese Sports, GBC, Canal+, SuperSport, StarTimes|
|Guatemala||TV Azteca, Movistar, Tigo Sports, Sky|
|Guinea||RTG, Kwese Sports, SuperSport, StarTimes, Canal+|
|Honduras||Movistar, TVC, Sky|
|Hong Kong||ViuTV, Now TV|
|India||SONY TEN, Sony LIV, Sony ESPN|
|Indonesia||Trans Media, K-Vision, SuperPass, USeeTV|
|Iran||beIN Sports, IRIB|
|Israel||KAN, Keshet, Sport 5, Charlton|
|Japan||NHK, Fuji TV, TBS, NTV, TV Tokyo, TV Asahi|
|Kenya||SuperSport, NTV, Kwese Sports, StarTimes, Canal+|
|Korea Republic||MBC Korea, SBS Korea, DMB TV|
|Madagascar||ORTM, StarTimes, Kwese Sports, SuperSport, Canal+|
|Mali||SuperSport, Africable, Kwese Sports, StarTimes, Canal+|
|Mauritius||Kwese Sports, MBC, SuperSport, StarTimes, Canal+|
|Mexico||Televisa, TV Azteca, SKY Mexico|
|Monaco||beIN Sports, TF1|
|Morocco||SNRT, beIN Sports|
|Mozambique||TVM, TV Miramar, TV Sucesso, Kwese Sports, SuperSport, StarTimes, Canal+|
|Namibia||NBC, StarTimes, Kwese Sports, SuperSport, Canal+|
|Nepal||SONY TEN, Sony LIV, Sony ESPN|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport|
|Nicaragua||Ratensa, Sky, Movistar|
|Niger||SuperSport, ORTN, Kwesé Sports, StarTimes, Canal+|
|Nigeria||NTA, Kwese Sports, Canal+, SuperSport, StarTimes|
|Pakistan||SONY TEN, Sony LIV, Sony ESPN|
|Panama||Corporacion Medcom, Sky, Movistar, Televisora Nacional|
|Papua New Guinea||EM TV, Sky Pacific|
|Paraguay||DirecTV, SNT, Telefuturo, TyC|
|Portugal||SportTV, RTP, SIC|
|Qatar||Qatar Television, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN MAX|
|Rwanda||SuperSport, RBA, Kwese Sports, Canal+, StarTimes|
|Russia||Channel One, VGTRK, Match TV|
|Saudi Arabia||beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN MAX|
|Senegal||RTS, StarTimes, Kwese Sports, SuperSport, Canal+|
|Seychelles||SuperSport, SBC, Kwesé Sports, Canal+, StarTimes|
|Singapore||StarHub, Mediacorp, Singtel|
|Solomon Islands||Our Telekom, Sky Pacific|
|South Africa||SuperSport, SABC, StarTimes|
|South Korea||KBS, MBC, SBS|
|Sri Lanka||SONY TEN, Sony LIV, Sony ESPN|
|Tanzania||StarTimes, Kwese Sports, SuperSport, Canal+|
|Thailand||TrueVisions, Channel 5, Amarin TV|
|Timor Leste||ETO Telco|
|Togo||TVT, SuperSport, Kwese Sports, StarTimes, Canal+|
|Trinidad & Tobago||CNC3, DirecTV|
|Uganda||BBS, Kwese Sports, Canal+, SuperSport, StarTimes|
|UAE||beIN Sports CONNECT, beIN MAX|
|United Kingdom||BBC, ITV|
|United States||Fox Sports, Fox, FS1, FS2, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo, Universo|
|Uruguay||DirecTV, Canal 10, Monte Carlo, Teledoce, TyC|
|Uzbekistan||Uzreport TV, Futbol TV|
|Venezuela||DirecTV, Venevision, TVes, Meridiano Television, VC Sports|
|Zambia||Canal+, Kwese Sports, Muvi TV, SuperSport, StarTimes|