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World Cup 2022 draw: Live updates as the field is set for Qatar

Here’s everything that’s happening at the World Cup 2022 draw.

Ahead of the 72nd FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final Draw the draw balls are prepared on March 31, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. Photo by Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

The World Cup draw is scheduled for Friday, April 1 at noon ET. The full 32-team field is not settled due to three playoff matches remaining, but we know 29 of the teams that will compete in Qatar this fall.

The draw will see 29 teams and three playoff placeholder spots distributed to eight different groups. The 32 teams are divided up into four pots with the teams sorted by ranking. The host nation Qatar is in Pot 1 and the remaining seven teams are the top seven in the FIFA world rankings. Pot 2 includes the 8th through 15th highest ranked teams, Pot 3 is 16th through 23rd, and 24th through 31st.

We’ll be updating where each team lands in the draw below. For now, here are how the four pots are divided up.

Pot 1: Qatar, Brazil, Belgium, France, Argentina, England, Spain, Portugal

Pot 2: Mexico, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Uruguay, Switzerland, United States, Croatia

Pot 3: Senegal, Iran, Japan, Morocco, Serbia, Poland, South Korea, Tunisia

Pot 4: Cameroon, Canada, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, UEFA playoff winner (Wales or Scotland/Ukraine), CONCACAF/OCF playoff winner (Costa Rica or New Zealand), AFC/CONMEBOL playoff winner (Peru or Australia/United Arab Emirates)

World Cup 2022 draw updates

Group A

Qatar
Ecuador
Senegal
Netherlands

Group B

England
Iran
United States
Winner of Wales-Ukraine/Scotland

Group C

Argentina
Saudi Arabia
Mexico
Poland

Group D

France
Winner of UAE/Australia-Peru
Denmark
Tunisia

Group E

Spain
Winner of Costa Rica-New Zealand
Germany
Japan

Group F

Belgium
Canada
Morocco
Croatia

Group G

Brazil
Serbia
Switzerland
Cameroon

Group H

Portugal
Ghana
Uruguay
South Korea