Is FIFA becoming a Biannual Event? Find out everything about the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar: Draws, Date, Teams, Format, Omissions & Updates

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Today on Friday, the FIFA World Cup 2022 final draw will take place in Doha. The hosts and 29 other participants are announced already, with the remaining three to be completed by June of this year. The 32-team football tournament will begin on November 21 in Qatar, with the final on December 18.

Moreover FIFA president Gianni Infantino is fully embracing Qatar’s World Cup and deciding to partially move there.

He said “It will not only be the best World Cup ever, but also a truly unique one,” claiming “I have never seen a country so ready to host the World Cup as Qatar.”

For all the issues, there is excitement as a World Cup approaches, and FIFA announced on Wednesday that over 800,000 tickets had been snapped up so far. 

Which teams have already qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2022?

  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Iran
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Tunisia
  • Uruguay
  • USA

FIFA World Cup 2022 Draws Date & Time

The draw will start at 5:00  PM (midday, Eastern time) on Friday (April 1) at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in Qatar. 

FIFA World Cup 2022 Teams & Pots

Qatar, Brazil, Belgium, France, Argentina, England, Spain, Portugal are in Pot 1.

Pot 2 has Mexico, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Uruguay, Switzerland, USA, Croatia.

Senegal, Iran, Japan, Morocco, Serbia, Poland, South Korea, Tunisia are included in Pot 3.

Where as Pot 4 has Cameroon, Canada, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Wales/Scotland/Ukraine, Peru/Australia/UAE, Costa Rica/New Zealand.

FIFA World Cup 2022 – New Updates

Gianni Infantino has stated that FIFA has not proposed holding the World Cup every two years. The World Cup happens after every four years. However, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and FIFA’s director of global football development, believes different. He thinks it should be made a biannual event. Fans of the game are content with the current four-year gap, and Infantino has stated that FIFA will not seek to modify it.

Notable omissions in Qatar 2022

Italy is not playing the World Cup for the second time in a row. Similarly Russia will surely not play draws because of the invasion of Ukraine too. It is what eliminated the team from the playoffs too. Egypt, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, and Algeria will also be absent.

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3 slots still left for FIFA World Cup 2022

29 qualified nations across the world will be watching the draw with bated breath, three spots in the final 32-team World Cup before it expands to 48 teams in 2026 are still up for grabs. Blame is to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As a result, Ukraine’s qualifying play-off semi-final against Scotland is postponed until June. Therefore, in June 2 intercontinental play-offs will be held in Qatar. With one berth going to either Australia or the United Arab Emirates, and the other to Costa Rica or New Zealand.

    Martin is a sports enthusiast and loves to write about trending events globally. He has also been selected for one of the FIFA World Cup Volunteering in 2014. Moreover, he loves to watch TV Shows and is a die hard Kobe Bryant Fan!