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Qatar World Cup - who's in?

Looking ahead to the final World Cup 2022 draw here's a look at the 29 qualified countries we know of for each federation and where they are ranked in FIFA.

Update:

Today, the final draw for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will occur, with 29 confirmed countries already awaiting their destiny. The remaining three will be decided in June after the intercontinental and continental playoffs.

The 32 teams will include three placeholders. They will be split into four pots based on their FIFA world ranking: top seeds in Pot 1 and lower seeds in Pot 4. After that, Groups A-H will be filled in order with a name from each pot. The draw begins with the placement of all Pot 1 teams and will end with Pot 4 teams.

AS' own William Allen has broken down which countries are in which pot here.

Here are the 32 FIFA World Cup teams based on current FIFA World Rankings

UEFA (Europe)

Belgium (2)
France (3)
England (5)
Spain (7)
Portugal (8)
Netherlands (10)
Denmark (11)
Germany (12)
Switzerland (14)
Croatia (16)
Wales* (18)
Serbia (25)
Poland (26)

*Wales has not yet qualified. They will play the winner of the Ukraine vs Scotland game, taking place in June after it was delayed due to the war in Ukraine. The winner of Wales vs Ukraine/Scotland will go on to the World Cup.

CONMEBOL (South America)

Brazil (1)
Argentina (4)
Uruguay (13)
Peru* (22)
Ecuador (46)

*Peru has not yet qualified. They are in fifth lace and will play against either Australia or the UAE in the interconfederation playoff.

CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)

Mexico (9)
USA (15)
Costa Rica* (31)
Canada (38)

*Costa Rica has not yet qualified. They are in fourth place and will play against New Zealand in June and the winner of that game goes to the World Cup.

CAF (Africa)

Senegal (20)
Morocco (24)
Tunisia (35)
Cameroon (37)
Ghana (60)

AFC (Asia)

Iran (21)
Japan (23)
Korea Republic (29)
Saudi Arabia (49)
Qatar (51)

OFC (Oceania)

No team has qualified from Oceania, which is the only continent that does not have an automatic qualification. New Zealand (101 in FIFA World Ranking) could still qualify if they win against Costa Rica in the inter-confederation playoff in June.

Follow all the results from the final World Cup Draw live right here on AS USA.

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