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The International Football Association Board (FIFA) has set the first of next April as the date for the draw for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which will be held for the first time in the region at the end of this year.
And FIFA said on its official website today, Tuesday, that the details of the final draw for the World Cup are now available with the approach of the launch of the largest football event in the world, and thus the fans and participating teams will know their path towards the title.
The International Federation indicated that the drawing of the lottery will take place during a ceremony at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in early April, where 29 teams will be located out of 32 in the tournament groups.
Distribution of teams
And FIFA stated that “the procedures for drawing the lottery, approved by the Competition Organizing Committee, refer to the distribution of 28 qualified teams, according to a sporting principle based on the four bowls (from 1 to 4) based on the international ranking of the teams to be issued on March 31, and that After the tournament qualifiers are over.
He added, “The Qatar national team will be in the first pot of the “A1” (A1) classification as a representative of the host country, and the best 7 qualified teams according to the world ranking will join it.
And he continued, “The teams that have officially qualified to participate in the 2022 World Cup, and who occupy positions from the eighth to 15th in the monthly classification will be placed in Pot No. 2, and the teams occupying places from 16 to 23 in Pot No. 3, while Pot No. 4 will include the teams that occupy The standings are from 24 to 28, in addition to the two teams that will qualify from the two crucial continental matches (Asia – South America / CONCACAF – Oceania), in addition to the team that will qualify from the European play-off to participate in the 2022 World Cup.
On June 13 and 14, Qatar will host the decisive match between the representative of the Asian continent and the fifth-placed team in the South American qualifiers to reserve the qualification for the World Cup, as well as the play-off between the fourth-placed in the qualifiers for the Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF) and the qualified team from the Oceania Confederation.
The last team to join the World Cup will be decided at the end of the European qualifiers for the World Cup between May and June.
The drawing of the draw will start with the bowl of the first-placed teams and end with the bowl of the fourth-placed teams. Each bowl must be emptied before moving to the next one.
As usual, a ball will be drawn from one of the teams’ bowls, followed by a ball from one of the group’s bowls, and this will determine the position to be placed
The teams of each continental union will be divided into the eight groups, so that no two teams from the same continental union participate in one group, except for Europe, represented by 13 teams, where two European teams will compete in 5 groups out of 8.