The 2022 World Cup draw will take place on April 1, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in Doha, Qatar’s capital. On this page, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the World Cup draw’s pot classification and protocol.
The draw takes place the day after FIFA’s annual congress. The classification of the eight groups for the World Championship will be determined by this draw, following which England will know their three opponents.
Three of the 32 players were still unknown at the time of the draw. Intercontinental play-off matches for the remaining slots are held a few months later, in June, amongst countries from Asia, North America, Oceania, and South America. The winner of the most recent European play-off will also be revealed.
2022 World Cup draw results
The results of the World Cup draw are as follows:
- Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
- England, Iran, United States, European Playoffs
- Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
- France, IC play-offs 1, Denmark, Tunisia
- Spain, IC Playoffs 2, Germany, Japan
- Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
- Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
- Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea
Where is the 2022 World Cup draw?
Where is the 2022 World Cup draw? The World Cup draw is at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) in Qatar.
What time is the 2022 World Cup draw?
What time is the 2022 World Cup draw? The World Cup draw is on Friday, April 1, at 7:00 PM local time. That’s at 19:00 UK time.
Want to watch the 2022 World Cup draw live?
The World Cup draw can be watched live via the BBC. 
What is the World Cup draw for?
The World Cup draw determines the classification of the groups of the tournament in Qatar. There are 8 groups of 4 countries each and the countries are divided into these World Cup groups based on the draw.
Pot layout for the World Cup draw
The pot division for the World Cup draw consists of the 32 participants, who are divided into 4 pots of 8 teams each (pot 1 to pot 4). The pot classification is based on the FIFA World Ranking released on March 31, 2022.