- FIFA Legends look ahead to Monday’s draw
- De Rossi: “Playing at the FIFA World Cup and lifting that iconic trophy is every footballer’s dream”
- Van der Vaart: “I expect an exciting race for the 13 European FIFA World Cup spots”
With the eagerly anticipated UEFA preliminary draw for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ quick approaching, FIFA Legends Daniele De Rossi and Rafael van der Vaart have been named as assistants forward of the ceremony, which is because of happen in Zurich on 7 December at 18:00 CET.
De Rossi, a member of Italy’s 2006 FIFA World Cup-winning squad, additionally featured on the 2010 and 2014 editions of the FIFA World Cup throughout a glittering profession that noticed him earn 117 caps for the Squadra Azzurra. At membership degree, he stays one of the vital iconic gamers in Roma’s historical past, while he additionally turned out for Boca Juniors.
Former Dutch worldwide Van der Vaart, who made 109 appearances for his nation, performed on the 2006 FIFA World Cup, while he was additionally a part of the squad that reached the ultimate in South Africa 4 years later. During a stellar profession, Van der Vaart showcased his skills for a bunch of prime golf equipment, together with Ajax, Hamburg, Real Madrid, Real Betis and Tottenham Hotspur.
“Playing at the FIFA World Cup and lifting that iconic trophy is every footballer’s dream. On Monday, that dream will become a little more real as all 55 European teams learn their fate on the road to the FIFA World Cup 2022,” commented De Rossi.
“I think that qualification for Qatar will be a tough task. As we have seen in recent years, the gaps between the teams at international level are becoming ever smaller.”
“I look forward to seeing an exciting race for the 13 European FIFA World Cup spots and, from my own experience, I know what it means when the most iconic tournament in world football begins to take shape,” stated Van der Vaart.
“The FIFA World Cup always offers something different. You’re representing your country and feel as if the whole world is watching. All you want to do is write your name into the history books.”
The two soccer legends will help FIFA’s performing Director of Competitions Jaime Yarza in conducting the draw.
The full draw procedures, together with particulars on constraints, can be found right here.
Fans world wide will be capable to comply with the draw reside on FIFA.com and by way of FIFA’s broadcast companions.