With several locations yet to be determined, only 29 of the 32 entrants will be confirmed when the drawing begins at the Doha Exhibition Center at 7pm local time (12pm ET).
Here’s everything you need to know about the Friday party.
After winning the bid in 2010 and rewarding the hosts with automatic qualification, Qatar He had a decade to prepare for his World Cup debut.
The Gulf country will be joined by 10 European winners from the UEFA qualifying groups, led by the four-time winner. Germany And twice champion FranceBeside Spain And the EnglandBoth have one World Cup win in their names.
Serbia, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Croatia and the Holland Collect the rest of the European group winners.
Portugal And the Poland They sealed their tickets after advancing in the European qualifiers, with wins over North Macedonia and Sweden respectively to ensure legendary forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski take part in Qatar.
Brazilthe most successful country in World Cup history with five titles, was played by qualifying as the collective winner of the CONMEBOL – CONMEBOL – Round Robin.
The Seleção Followed by an old competitor ArgentinaBeside Uruguay And the Ecuador.
Cameroon He outplayed Algeria thanks to the overtime winner, with Ghana, Tunisia And the Morocco, West, sunset Gather the rest of the African group scheduled for Friday draw.
In the AFC – Asian Football Confederation – Qualifiers Division, Iran, Saudi Arabia and South Korea And the Japan It underwent a guarantee of two consecutive World Cup appearances.
Who is still eligible?
Two intercontinental playoffs in June will determine the next two places. Peru will face the winner in The United Arab Emirates Reverse AustraliaWhile Costa Rica will face New Zealand In the other playoff.
FIFA has yet to announce the date of the rescheduled qualification.
Who missed it?
Young star Erling Haaland is also absent, as is absent Norway He finished third in his qualifying group.
Who’s in which bowl?
The Draw is divided into eight groups of four pots, organized according to the men’s FIFA World Rankings as of March 31.
It is not possible to group teams from the same federation together, except for Europe, since they will have 13 teams in Qatar.
Tier 1 – Host Country and Top 7 Ranking Countries
Level 2 – from eighth to fifteenth in order
- United States of America
Pot 3 – Rank 16 – 23
- Morocco, West, sunset
- South Korea
Pot 4 – 24th – 28th place, plus the winners of the Intercontinental Qualifiers and the final winner of the UEFA match
- Kingdom Saudi Arabia
- Costa Rica or New Zealand
- Peru, United Arab Emirates or Australia
- Wales, Ukraine or Scotland
Qatar is scheduled to host the curtain-raising on November 21, with the final round of group matches to conclude on December 2.
The knockout stages begin the next day, and run until December 18 when Lusail Stadium hosts the World Cup Final.
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