World Cup 2022
Qatar 2022 World Cup draw: date, times and how to watch online and TV
All the information you need to follow Friday’s 2022 World Cup draw live from Doha, Qatar with 29 teams finding out who they will meet in the group stage.
Following the final CONCACAF games on Wednesday, a total of 29 teams have now booked their ticket for the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar. Mexico and the United States were the last to secure a place at the tournament. Mexico beat El Salvador 2-0 in the final round of games on Wednesday night while the USMNT are also through despite losing to Costa Rica by the same result.
Follow FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 draw: live online | Pots, groups, schedule, fixtures.
Just three World Cup slots are left to be filled, to complete the 32 teams who will be taking part. Those places will go to the winners of three play-offs which will be held in June. Two teams will emerge from the intercontinental play-offs which will be played on 13-14 June in Qatar as well as the final team to qualify through the UEFA play-offs - Wales will face the winner of Ukraine’s meeting with Scotland - their game was due to be played in March but was postponed due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
For the draw, the 32 teams will be divided into four pots numbered 1 to 4, in descending order based on FIFA’s Men’s World ranking as of 31 March 2022. That means that the top seven seeded teams, along with hosts Qatar, will be in Pot 1, the next eight teams in terms of ranking will go into Pot 2, similarly for Pot 3 with the teams with the lowest ranking in Pot 4.
The draw for the group stage will begin with Pot 1. Each team in Pot 1, apart from Qatar, will be allocated to one of eight groups from A to H. Qatar as tournament hosts are in Group A. The process continues for Pots 2, 3 and 4 until all the pots have been emptied.
What time does the 2022 World Cup Qatar draw take place?
The group stage draw for the 2022 World Cup finals will take place at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in Doha, Qatar on Friday 1 April, starting at 19:00 hours local time (AST) - that’s 12:00 noon EDT, 9am PDT or 18:00 hours in central Europe (CEST).
Which channels will be broadcasting the 2022 World Cup Qatar finals draw live?
Most countries around the world will be broadcasting the 2022 World Cup Qatar finals draw. For viewers in the United States and the UK, the following channels, radio stations and online services will be showing the draw live.
United States: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Foxsports.com, Telemundo, Fox Sports 1, FOX Sports App
United Kingdom: BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Web, TalkSport Radio UK
World Cup organisers FIFA will be broadcasting the draw live on their official Youtube channel.
2022 World Cup Qatar finals draw: live AS English coverage
You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of the 2022 World Cup Qatar finals draw right here at AS USA. We'll be building up to the draw from Friday afternoon, bringing you all of the information on who will face who as well as all of the post-draw reaction.