- UEFA preliminary draw to be held in Zurich on 7 December at 18:00 CET
- The occasion will be streamed live on FIFA.com and FIFA on YouTube
- 13 out of 55 UEFA member associations to qualify for FIFA World Cup 2022
FIFA.com will be streaming live later at this time because the UEFA preliminary draw for the FIFA World Cup 2022™ takes place at 18:00 CET as a digital occasion in Zurich.
The groups drawn will be allotted to a bunch in alphabetical order, from Group A to Group J (i.e. the primary crew drawn will be allotted to Group A, the second crew to Group B and so forth). When a draw constraint applies or is anticipated to apply, the crew drawn will be allotted to the primary out there group in alphabetical order as indicated by the draw constraint programme.
As Pot 6 will solely include 5 groups, these groups will be drawn into the sixth place in teams F to J.
All groups inside a bunch will play one another twice in a house-and-away format between March and November 2021. The ten group winners will qualify straight for Qatar 2022, with the ten runners-up advancing to the play-offs.
Besides the ten runners-up from the group stage, the play-offs will even embody the 2 finest group winners from the UEFA Nations League 2020-2021 total rating that didn’t qualify straight for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and didn’t enter the play-offs as runners-up. The 12 groups will be cut up into three play-off paths, which is able to characteristic single-leg knockout matches in March 2022 to decide the final three European nations to ebook a spot in Qatar.
The full draw procedures, together with particulars on constraints, can be found right here.
Fans all over the world will be in a position to observe the draw live on FIFA.com, FIFA on YouTube and/or by way of FIFA’s broadcast companions. Details within the beneath overview are topic to change.
Based on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, the 55 UEFA member associations have been allotted as follows:
Pot 1: Belgium, France, England, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands
Pot 2: Switzerland, Wales, Poland, Sweden, Austria, Ukraine, Serbia, Turkey, Slovakia and Romania
Pot 3: Russia, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Czech Republic, Norway, Northern Ireland, Iceland, Scotland, Greece and Finland
Pot 4: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Israel, Belarus, Georgia and Luxembourg
Pot 5: Armenia, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Kosovo, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Latvia and Andorra
Pot 6: Malta, Moldova, Liechtenstein, Gibraltar and San Marino