Qatar 2022 World Cup, group draw: Italy absent great

A group that seems tailor-made for the home team, as often happens, no iron group, an Iran-USA clash that provokes suggestions that go beyond football, Serbia and Switzerland that for the second World later they are found together with Brazil. Italy, on the other hand, if it had been in place of Portugal, would have found that Uruguay that made it out of the 2014 world championship tournament, the last played by the Azzurri. The draw for Qatar 2022 has given all this, and the certainty that the opening match will be between the home team and Ecuador.

Here are the groups drawn for the next World Cup

GROUP A: Qatar, Holland, Senegal, Ecuador

GROUP B: England, United States, Iran, winning between Wales, Scotland or Ukraine

GROUP C: Argentina, Mexico, Poland, Saudi Arabia

GROUP D: France, Denmark, Tunisia, winning between Australia, United Arab Emirates or Peru

GROUP E: Spain, Germany, Japan, winning between Costa Rica and New Zealand

GROUP F: Belgium, Croatia, Morocco, Canada

GROUP G: Brazil, Switzerland, Serbia, Cameroon

GROUP H: Portugal, Uruguay, South Korea, Ghana

In the same group there are the Netherlands, who can already be considered in the round of 16 unless there are incredible surprises, and the African champion Senegal determined to play an important role. He will probably have to deal with Qatar, determined not to imitate South Africa in 2010, when they were the only home team in the history of the World Cup not to pass the first phase. In Group E the match between Luis Enrique’s Spain and Hansi Flick’s Germany will be worth seeing, almost an early final, but for the qualification at the expense of Japan and New Zealand there should be no problems. The same goes for Messi’s Argentina, to the point that in Buenos Aires the local media are already writing that coach Scaloni could not have asked for a better draw. The important thing for the Albiceleste will be what will happen in the subsequent phases because, going to reread the history and the numbers, Messi has never been decisive (read goals) in the knockout stages, including the final of 2014. Mexico and Poland should play for the other place, Saudi Arabia will try not to be Cinderella. England, in Group B with the US and Iran, are waiting to see if they will have to challenge the ‘cousins ​​of Wales or those of Scotland, unless Ukraine forgets the tragedies it is experiencing by managing to prevail. France who would like the second title in a row as only Italy and Brazil managed and Denmark of revived Eriksen are the favorites of their group, the same should apply to Belgium and the reigning vice champions of Croatia, unless Morocco does the mood breaker. Canada will try not to close at zero points, and can succeed if their talented boys continue to progress. And CR7 and his last World Cup? Portugal was included, as seeded, in group H and in addition to Uruguay they found Ghana and South Korea: as if to say that the Azzurri’s regrets increase because, with all due respect, Ofena Gyan and Kim Min-jae would be beatable opponent states.

18:55 Portugal in Group H

18:54 Brazil in Group G

18:53 Belgium in Group F

18:53 Spain in Group E

18:52 France in Group D

18:51 Argentina in Group C

18:50 England in Group B

18:49 The first team drawn is the Qatarinserted in group A.

18:44 Gianni Infantino, president of FIFA, greeted from the stage as follows: Β«Welcome to Doha. This will be the best ever edition of the World Cup. The biggest show on the planet, over 3 million live viewers and 5 billion at home. We live in an aggressive, divided world, it is an opportunity to bring peoples together in peace Β».

18:43 Β«I am so sorry both for Italy and for the World Cup, because a World Cup without the Azzurri is a real shame. This non-participation raises an alarm for Italian football. From the outside I don’t see all these problems, but there is always something to improve Β». Thus the former Milan and Brazil striker, Kakato Rai Sport microphones, regarding the absence of Mancini’s blues from the Qatar 2022 World Cup. KakΓ‘, on the sidelines of the World Cup draw in Doha, then added a joke about his Milan: “I send a great good luck to Milan and Maldini, I hope the Rossoneri close the championship in first place Β».

18:28 World Cup mascot presented in Qatar. Her name is La’eeb

18:19 Let’s recap the dates of the next world championship in Qatar. Groups to start next November 21st until December 2nd 2022. Then the round of 16from 3rd to 6th December. Quarter finals scheduled for December 9th and 10th. Semifinals on 13 and 14 December, third place final on 17 December while the final of the world cup is scheduled for December 18th.

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18:13 The “pots” have been revealed. Here are the various bands where the qualified national teams have been included: Pot 1) Qatar, Brazil, Belgium, France, Argentina, England, Spain and Portugal; Pot 2) Mexico, Holland, Denmark, Germany, Uruguay, Switzerland, United States, Croatia; Pot 3) Senegal, Iran, Japan, Morocco, Serbia, Poland, Korea, Tunisia; Pot 4) Cameroon, Canada, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Ghana plus the three play-off winners

18:05 There is also the world champion Pirlo, together with KakΓ , in Doha. The former Juventus coach showed the “thumbs up” in front of the photographers along with the Brazilian star.

18:02 The 2022 World Cup, protected by a bodyguard and a display case, was framed by the cameras that are following the live broadcast. The event is followed by millions of people around the world.

17:57 Many VIPs and former players present at the compilation of the groups. PHOTO Here is the Fifa red carpet

17:52 The draw will see the participation of 2,000 guests and will be presented by Carli Lloyd, Jermaine Jenas and Samantha Johnson, assisted by great former footballers such as Cafu (Brazil), Lothar Matthaus (Germany), Adel Ahmed MalAllah (Qatar), Ali Daei (IR Iran ), Bora Milutinovic (Serbia / Mexico), Jay-Jay Okocha (Nigeria), Rabah Madjer (Algeria) and Tim Cahill (Australia).

Here is the picture of the 29 qualified:

EUROPE Germany, Denmark, France, Belgium, Croatia, Spain, Serbia, England, Switzerland, Holland, Portugal, Poland.

SOUTH AMERICA Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay.

CONCACAF Canada, Mexico, USA.

ASIA Qatar, Iran, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia.

AFRICA Ghana, Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco, Cameroon.

Senegal-Egypt, a laser against Salah before missing the decisive penalty

The other qualifiers will come out of the June play-offs between Wales and Sweden or Ukraine, Costa Rica-New Zealand and Peru against Australia or the United Arab Emirates. This is why in today’s draws there will be three Xs in the polls instead of the admitted nations.

Where to see the draw for the 2022 World Cup

Fans will be able to follow the draw on TV on Rai 2 in the clear. Also on TV, but this time only for subscribers, the ceremony will be broadcast on Sky Sport 24. Connection starting at 17.50, the ceremony will begin at 18. Live streaming available for free on RaiPlay and always via streaming for Sky subscribers they will be able to use the service Sky Go.

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