On Friday, attention will turn to the Qatari capital, “Doha”, to follow the drawing ceremony for the 2022 World Cup, which will be held for the first time in the Arab lands at the end of this year.
Qatar won the right to host the World Cup, which will be held in the winter from November 21 to December 18, 2022.
The International Football Association (FIFA) will hold the World Cup draw at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, tomorrow, at seven in the evening local time.
So far, 29 teams have qualified for the World Cup in Qatar, leaving 3 vacant seats to be decided in the next few months.
One European seat remains to be determined when Wales plays the play-off final against the winner of the Ukraine-Scotland match scheduled for next June.
The Peruvian national team (5th South American qualifier) will also play a play-off match with the winner of the Asian playoffs, which will combine the UAE and Australia in June.
The same month will witness a confrontation between Costa Rica (the fourth qualifier in North America) with New Zealand, the representative of the Oceania region.
Europe: Germany, England, Belgium, Denmark, France, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Serbia, Poland, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Africa: Senegal, Ghana, Tunisia, Morocco and Cameroon.
South America: Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Ecuador.
Asia: Qatar (host country) Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Japan and Iran.
North America: Canada, Mexico and the United States of America.
lottery draw system
The teams participating in the World Cup are divided into 4 levels, each level includes 8 teams, according to their arrangement in the FIFA classification for the month of March.
Level one: Qatar, Brazil, Belgium, France, Argentina, England, Spain and Portugal.
Level Two: Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Croatia, Uruguay, Mexico and the United States.
Third level: Iran, Japan, Morocco, Serbia, Poland, South Korea, Senegal and Tunisia.
Fourth level: Cameroon, Canada, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia and Ghana, in addition to the three teams that will qualify for the play-offs later.
2022 World Cup dates
Group stage: November 21 – December 2.
Round of 16: 3-6 December.
Round 8: December 9-10.
Semi-finals: December 13-14.
Final: December 18.