UEFA preliminary draw for FIFA World Cup 2022: seeded teams confirmed

  • Preliminary draw to be held in Zurich on 7 December at 18:00 CET
  • Belgium top seeds in Pot 1
  • 13 out of 55 UEFA member associations to qualify for FIFA World Cup 2022
  • As excitement mounts ahead of the UEFA preliminary draw for the FIFA World Cup 2022™ that is due to take place on 7 December at 18:00 CET as a virtual event in Zurich, Belgium were today confirmed as the top-seeded team in Pot 1 following the publication of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

    The Red Devils will be joined in Pot 1 by the other top-placed European teams in the ranking: France, England, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.

    Based on the ranking, the remaining 45 UEFA member associations will be allocated as follows:

    Pot 2: Switzerland, Wales, Poland, Sweden, Austria, Ukraine, Serbia, Turkey, Slovakia and Romania

    Pot 3: Russia, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Czech Republic, Norway, Northern Ireland, Iceland, Scotland, Greece and Finland

    Pot 4: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Israel, Belarus, Georgia and Luxembourg

    Pot 5: Armenia, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Kosovo, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Latvia and Andorra

    Pot 6: Malta, Moldova, Liechtenstein, Gibraltar and San Marino

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