World Cup qualifying draw 2022 Live: Start time and how to watch

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World Cup qualifying draw 2022 Live: Start time and how to watch
World Cup qualifying draw 2022 Live: Start time and how to watch

The delayed European Championships are still more than six months away, but that’s not stopping the World Cup qualifying draw from going ahead today.

The tournament will be held in Qatar between November and December 2022, but the European qualifiers will be starting as early as March next year, three months before Euro 2020 finally gets underway.

England will be one of the top teams, meaning they can’t play the likes of reigning world champions France, current European champions Portugal, or world number one side Belgium.

They could, however, be drawn against two other Home Nations sides.

Monday’s qualifying round draw will involve 55 UEFA national sides, but only 13 will make it through to the 2022 tournament.

Here’s everything you need to know about the draw.

When is the World Cup qualifying draw?

The draw will take place on Monday, December 7 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Rather than the traditional ceremony, COVID-19 restrictions mean draw will be conducted as a virtual event.

What time does it start?

How can I watch it?

Fans can watch the qualifying draw via a live stream on the UEFA website.

World Cup qualifying draw pots

Pot 1: Belgium, France, England, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Holland

Pot 2: Switzerland, Wales, Poland, Sweden, Austria, Ukraine, Serbia, Turkey, Slovakia, Romania
The World Cup qualifying draw is scheduled to start at 5pm GMT.

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