What time does the World Cup 2019 play-off draw start?
The draw takes place in Zurich, Switzerland on October 16th and it starts at 14:00 CEST. It will involve Switzerland, Croatia, Denmark, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Greece and Northern Ireland.
The teams the winners of the play-offs will join: Belgium, England, Germany, Poland, Russia (as hosts), Spain, Iceland, Serbia, France, Portugal, Egypt, Nigeria, Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay.
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Find out where I can watch the FIFA World Cup play-off draw
AS English live coverage
If you happen to find yourself at work and not able to watch or listen to the draw, you can always check in at AS English HQ and we will be covering it on our live feed so you can pretend you're looking at excel spreadsheets instead of what you're actually doing.
If you need to know when the play-offs will take place, check out this helpful post here.
How the draw works
This is straight from FIFA.com website: The eight teams will be divided into two pots, with the four best-ranked teams in one of the pots. The rankings will be determined by the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking published on 16 October 2017.
First of all, a team will be drawn from pot 1, and then another from pot 2. Both balls will then be placed into a third pot. Both balls in pot 3 will then be mixed up again and then drawn one after the other. The team drawn first will be at home in the first leg. The same procedure will then be repeated for the remaining balls in the two pots.