2022 FIFA World Cup draw set for April 1 on TSN

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will get one step nearer on Friday, April 1 when the official World Cup draw takes place within the host nation of Qatar.

TSN has full protection of the draw, starting at 11am et/8am pt with a one-hour pre-show, adopted by the draw at midday et/9am pt. After the draw has concluded, protection continues with a two-hour post-show at 1pm et/11am pt. A overview present follows at 7pm et/4pm pt. TSN’s Matt Scianitti can be reside in Doha and can be gathering response from all over the world following the draw.

Fifteen of the 32 groups have already certified together with hosts Qatar.

From Europe, former champions Germany, Spain, England and France have already punched their tickets to Qatar together with the Netherlands, Croatia, Serbia, Switzerland and the world’s No. 1 group, Belgium.

A pair of former champions have additionally certified from South America within the type of everlasting rivals Brazil and Argentina.

From Asia, Iran and South Korea will even be heading to Qatar.

Qualifying resumes throughout the globe on Mar. 24.

Canada can qualify for Qatar as quickly as that night time. Atop the CONCACAF standings on 25 factors with solely three matches remaining, Canada wants simply two factors (both accrued by Canada or dropped by the fourth-place group, presently Panama) to make sure qualification. Canada visits Costa Rica on Mar. 24, returns to Toronto to play Jamaica at BMO Area on Mar. 27 and finally ends up qualifying on Mar. 30 in Panama.

The highest three groups from CONCACAF qualify straight for Qatar with the fourth-place group set to tackle a group from the Oceania Soccer Confederation in a sudden-death playoff for one of many remaining berths. America and Mexico presently sit in second and third, respectively. Costa Rica in fifth place stays alive for direct qualification and El Salvador can nonetheless end fourth, however Honduras and Jamaica have been eradicated.

The CONCACAF-OFC playoff is ready for June 13 or 14 in Qatar. The smallest of FIFA conferences, the OFC is not going to ship any group on to Qatar with the playoff being the one approach a group can qualify. New Zealand is the heavy favorite to emerge from the OFC.

In Europe, the second spherical of UEFA qualifying splits into a 3 bracket format with three extra spots up for grabs. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has resulted in amendments to the proceedings. FIFA has kicked Russia out of the match, which means that Poland, who was set to play Russia, advances to the ultimate of their bracket in a walkover. Poland will now host the winner of the Sweden-Czech Republic match on Mar. 29 with the winner advancing to Qatar. Ukraine’s match with Scotland that was initially scheduled for Mar. 24 has been postponed till June. That additionally means the bracket ultimate between the winner of that match and the victor of Mar. 24’s Wales vs. Austria match will even happen in June. Within the ultimate bracket, Portugal takes on Turkey and Italy meets North Macedonia with the 2 winners enjoying for a berth on Mar. 29.

In South America, the ultimate two matchdays of CONMEBOL qualifying can be hotly contested with a lot of conventional powers doubtlessly lacking out on Qatar. With Brazil and Argentina already certified, two extra groups will qualify straight by ending within the prime 4. The fifth-place group will enter a playoff towards an Asian Soccer Confederation group in June. Ecuador presently sits third on 25 factors and has already been assured a top-five place. Behind them on 22 factors in fourth is Uruguay. Peru presently occupies the playoff spot on 21 factors. On the surface trying in proper now are Chile (19) and Colombia (17). Bolivia, on 15 factors, can nonetheless end fifth, however Venezuela and Paraguay have already been eradicated.

In Asia, the 12 groups that make up the second spherical of qualifying had been cut up into two teams of six. The highest two groups in every group straight qualify with the third-place groups in every group assembly for the possibility to signify the AFC within the intercontinental playoff towards a CONMEBOL aspect. Iran and South Korea had been the category of Group A and have already booked their spots. With two matches remaining, the United Arab Emirates presently sits in third on 9 factors with Lebanon (six) and Iraq (5) nonetheless alive. Syria has been eradicated. Group B’s battle for computerized qualification will come right down to the ultimate matches. At present, Saudi Arabia (19) and Japan (18) occupy the highest two spots with Australia in third on 15 factors. The remaining three groups within the group, Oman, China and Vietnam, have already been eradicated. The assembly between the 2 third-place groups is ready for June 7.

The Confederation of African Soccer will ship 5 groups to Qatar and they are going to be decided within the third spherical of qualifying set for Mar. 25 and Mar. 29. Ten groups will face off in two-legged ties with the winners advancing on to the World Cup. In a battle of Liverpool stars and a rematch of the Africa Cup of Nations ultimate, Mo Salah’s Egypt takes on Sadio Mane and Senegal. Cameroon meets Riyad Mahrez and Algeria. The Ayew brothers and Ghana match up towards Kelechi Iheanacho and Nigeria. Paris Saint-Germain star wing-back Achraf Hakimi leads Morocco towards Congo. Within the ultimate matchup, Brighton’s Yves Bissouma and Mali tackle Tunisia.

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