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World Cup 2022 draw, as it happened! England to face Iran, USA and potentially Scotland or Wales

The World Cup 2022 draw is just a few hours away – and FourFourTwo will bring you all the latest

World Cup draw
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The Qatar World Cup 2022 draw is taking place in Doha today, starting at 4.45pm BST.

We'll be bringing you all the details about the draw in the build-up, including the pots, the draw likelihoods and all the details you need to know.


Let's start with the obvious stuff – these are the teams that have so far qualified for the World Cup 2022.

For the beady-eyed among you there, you'll notice that that is not quite enough teams to fill a modern World Cup – indeed, there's still a couple of teams left to finish their qualifier play-offs this summer.

If you're confused about the draw will work tonight, we're expecting it to unfold a little bit like this...

One big team who won't be in tonight's draw is Euro 2020 winners Italy, who are missing their second-consecutive World Cup for the first time ever.

We got our first look at the World Cup 2022 matchball this week: the Adidas Al Rihla, featuring the new pared down Adidas logo:

The World Cup final this year is in Doha, of course, but how many of the other final venue cities can you name? That's our lunchtime quiz today...

As you are probably aware, the World Cup has been pushed back from the summer to winter months this year, from November 21, 2022 until the final on December 18, 2022.

It was 2002 World Cup hero Ronaldinho's birthday last week, by the way:

Can England win the World Cup?

Could unleashing England's attacking potential be the key to winning the World Cup in December? Richard Jolly mused on that question for us earlier this week:

Mark White will be taking over the liveblog shortly – he recently talked us through his predictions for the England 2022 World Cup squad.

If this is all putting you into the World Cup mood – and like the sound of that 29C November temperature – you can find out more about buying World Cup tickets here.

The stage is being set for the draw…

No word yet on who's doing the draw – but FIFA have brought out some huge names in recent years.

There's only one man that FIFA need to do this draw…

Belgium aren't heading into this draw as the no.1 seeds, by the way.

How well do you know the World Cup? Try today's quiz…

Could England get Croatia in their group again?

Big names are starting to arrive for the draw

The World Cup trophy is now on display ahead of the draw

One man who unfortunately won't be in Qatar this November is Ben Brereton Diaz

Here's a piece that Matt Ladson wrote for FFT a while back on the infrastructure at the 2022 World Cup

Bobby Martinez is in the house

Kaka and Andrea Pirlo have arrived for the draw

Every Group of Death since 2002*

*Sound the Sweet Caroline Klaxon*: Gareth Southgate's arrived

A reminder that this is the last World Cup draw with four-team groups.