Pots And Seedings For The World Cup Finals Have Been Revealed For Friday’s Event

World Cup 2022 finals draw pots and seedings revealed – Newspot Nigeria

The pots for Friday’s World Cup finals draw are set after Mexico and the United States booked the final two automatic places on Wednesday.

The United States made sure of its place despite a 2-0 loss at Costa Rica, while Mexico also sealed safe passage with a 2-0 victory at home to El Salvador, and both will be in Pot 2.

Canada missed out on a place in Pot 3 after losing 1-0 to Panama and will instead be in Pot 4.

Pot 1 contains the hosts, Qatar, along with strongest seven nations according to the new FIFA World Ranking, which will be officially published on Thursday ahead of the draw.

Pot 1:

Qatar

Brazil

Belgium

France

Argentina

England

Spain

Portugal

The other pots are filled in order of the FIFA World Ranking, apart from Pot 4, which contains the five lowest-ranked nations along with the winners of the three remaining playoffs (two intercontinental and the outstanding UEFA path involving Ukraine that are due to be played in June).

Pot 2:

Mexico

Netherlands

Denmark

Germany

Uruguay

Switzerland

United States

Croatia

Pot 3:

Senegal

IR Iran

Japan

Morocco

Serbia

Poland

South Korea

Tunisia

Pot 4:

Cameroon

Canada

Ecuador

Saudi Arabia

Ghana

Wales or Scotland / Ukraine

Costa Rica or New Zealand

Peru or Australia / United Arab Emirates

One team from the four pots will be in each group. Five of the eight groups will have a maximum of two European teams, as 13 qualify. There can be no more than one team from any other confederation. So, for instance, the United States cannot be drawn against Canada, and Brazil is unable to be in a group with Uruguay.

It also means heavyweights Germany and Netherlands will be drawn against a team from Pot 1 and face the strong possibility of a difficult group for the finals, which will be held between Nov. 21 and Dec. 18 in Qatar.

Mexico narrowly missed out on a place in Pot 1 and would have been seeded had Portugal been knocked out by North Macedonia in the UEFA playoffs.

The draw ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. GMT, midday ET, 7 p.m. local time in Doha, Qatar, on Friday.

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