FIFA World Cup 2022: France set to face Denmark, Tunisia
The FIFA World Cup 2022 draw concluded on Friday at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in Doha, Qatar. Defending champions France will face Denmark and Tunisia, while USA and Iran join England in Group B. Hosts Qatar will kick-start the World Cup with a clash against Ecuador. They have Senegal and Netherlands competing alongside them in Group A. Here are further details.
Here's the complete draw
The group of death!
Among the eight, the most competitive lot seems to be Group E. Spain, the winner of Intercontinental Playoff-1 (Costa Rica vs New Zealand), Germany, and Japan constitute the four-member group. Spain, who were crowned the World Cup champions in 2010, would be squaring off against the winner of the Intercontinental Play-Off 2. Meanwhile, four-time champions Germany would be facing Japan in their first fixture.
Here's the schedule for the FIFA World Cup 2022
The group stage matches for the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held between November 21-December 2. The round of 16 will take place between December 3-6. The quarter-finals will be held on December 9-10. The semi-finals will take place on December 13-14. The third-place playoff will be held on December 17. The final is slated to take place on December 18.
Favorites to win the FIFA World Cup 2022
France (2) would be keen on defending their title. Brazil (5) last won the World Cup in 2002. They would be raring to break the wait in this edition. Both Argentina (2) and Portugal were evicted in the round of 16 in the 2018 World Cup. While Argentina last got their hands onto the trophy in 1986, Portugal are yet to win the tournament.Share this timeline