- European qualifying draw for Qatar 2022 takes place as we speak in Zurich
- Top seeds revealed right here
- We communicate to attract presenter Cristina Gullon
UEFA’s 55 member associations will as we speak uncover the routes they might want to take to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. Millions of followers will probably be watching when the European qualifying draw will get below manner in Zurich at 18:00 CET, an occasion that will probably be introduced by the Spanish journalist Cristina Gullon.
“Taking part in this preliminary draw, presenting it and sharing the stage with some football legends is an honour, a thrill and a big responsibility,” mentioned Gullon. She will probably be joined by appearing FIFA Director of Competitions Jaime Yarza, who will oversee the draw, and two excessive-profile assistants: former gamers Daniele de Rossi and Rafael Van der Vaart.
“Van der Vaart and De Rossi are both legends of European football and I can’t wait to hear them discuss their first-hand experiences of playing in the World Cup, their memories, how it felt to represent their countries, and what it meant for them to reach the Final,” mentioned Gullon. “De Rossi was a World Cup winner in 2006 and Van der Vaart a runner-up in 2010, so who better than them to give us their impressions ahead of Qatar 2022 and tell us who they see as the favourites?”
A educated journalist, Gullon is presently working for Real Madrid TV. As a part of her intensive profession expertise she has lined Formula 1 and was additionally concerned within the organisation of UEFA tournaments.
Will Europe proceed to dominate?
Speaking forward of the draw for the European qualifiers, which is able to see 13 of the continent’s groups advance to Qatar 2022, the Spanish presenter believes it’s too early to begin choosing out favourites.
“There’s an awful long way to go and football is very cyclical,” she defined. “There are teams who are going through transitional phases right now and who might be a whole lot stronger in a year and half’s time. Some players will come through and some will depart the scene.”
One factor she is certain of, nevertheless, is that Europe’s representatives will probably be centre stage when the ball does begin rolling in Qatar, simply as they had been at Russia 2018, when the continent offered all 4 semi-finalists: “Obviously it’s too early to say because there are more than 900 games in the qualifying competition, but I think Europe could be figuring large again in Qatar.”