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
Portugal, Serbia, Republic of Ireland, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan.
Spain, Sweden, Greece, Georgia, Kosovo.
Italy, Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, Lithuania.
France, Ukraine, Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan.
Belgium, Wales, Czech Republic, Belarus, Estonia.
Denmark, Austria, Scotland, Israel, Faroe Islands, Moldova.
Holland, Turkey, Norway, Montenegro, Latvia, Gibraltar.
Croatia, Slovakia, Russia, Slovenia, Cyprus, Malta.
England, Poland, Hungary, Albania, Andorra, San Marino.
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