2022 World Cup Draw Results
Every country has a dream to achieve the championship of the FIFA World Cup. But only one will be the winner. In 2022 FIFA will conduct 64 matches to find the best football Team. The first step is to make a draw to divide them into a couple of groups. The excitement of the audience depends on it. It can make the group stage match challenging. If the draw results in more than two strong teams in a group, it adds extra thrillings to the audience. In this part, we will know about the draw date of the FIFA World Cup 2022. We also introduce you to the draw system of FIFA.
The match Schedule was confirmed by FIFA on 15 July 2020. The opening match will be played on 21 November 2022, at 13:00 local time (UTC+3), at the Al Bayt Stadium. And the final will be played on 18 December 2022 at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, at 18:00.
The Final Draw will take place in April 2022.
Team Selection & Draw System for the FIFA World Cup 2022
At present, the game plan of FIFA depends on two parts- the group stage and the knockout stage. For the group stage, there are 32 places. FIFA selects these 32 teams by the qualifier rounds. After the qualifier, FIFA arranges a drawing program to divide these teams into eight groups. Each group has a place for four teams. The group names are A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H. In the group stage, every team will play with each other. Then the top two teams will qualify for the next round.
However, the 32 teams involved in the competition will be separated into four pots based on their FIFA world rankings. Those teams are highest in the standings, will be placed in Pot 1, and those with the lowest will go in Pot 4. In the past, Pots 2, 3, and 4 have been allocated based on a confederation, not on the respective rankings.
One team from each pot will make up a group, and there could be some competitive pools to negotiate.
Previous Draw Methods for Team Selection
In 2018, the draw ceremony was staged at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow hosted by former England striker Gary Lineker, the top scorer at the 1986 tournament, and sports journalist Maria Komandnaya. The Draw system was as same as the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Thirty-two teams participated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and, France was the champion.