World Cup 2022 qualifying draw in full

Soccer Football – FIFA World Cup – UEFA Preliminary Draw – Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland – December 7, 2020 General view of the World Cup trophy during the draw. [FIFA, Kurt Schorrer, Handout via Reuters]

World champions France have been grouped in Group D alongside Ukraine, Finland, Kazakhstan, Bosnia and Herzegovina as they prepare to begin the long road to defending the World Cup title they won in 2018.

The World Cup 2022 qualifying draw has also seen last year’s finalists Croatia pooled in Group H alongside 2018 hosts Russia, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta

Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions (England) will take on Poland, Hungary, Albania, Andorra and San Marino in Group I.

World Cup finals groups

Group A

Portugal, Serbia, Republic of Ireland, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan.

Group B

Spain, Sweden, Greece, Georgia, Kosovo.

Group C

Italy, Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, Lithuania.

Group D

France, Ukraine, Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan.

World Cup 2022 qualifying draw in full
Soccer Football – FIFA World Cup – UEFA Preliminary Draw – Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland – December 7, 2020 General view of the World Cup trophy during the draw. [FIFA, Kurt Schorrer, Handout via Reuters]

Group E

Belgium, Wales, Czech Republic, Belarus, Estonia.

Group F

Denmark, Austria, Scotland, Israel, Faroe Islands, Moldova.

Group G

Holland, Turkey, Norway, Montenegro, Latvia, Gibraltar.

Group H

Croatia, Slovakia, Russia, Slovenia, Cyprus, Malta.

Group I

England, Poland, Hungary, Albania, Andorra, San Marino.

Group J

Germany, Romania, Iceland, North Macedonia, Armenia, Liechtenstein. 

World Cup dates

Nov 21, 2022: Opening group match

Dec 2, 2022: Last matches of the group stage

Dec 3, 4, 5, 6 2022: Round of 16

Dec 9 & 10 2022: Quarter finals

Dec 13-14 2022: Semi-finals

Dec 1, 2022: The Final

 

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