When is the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup draw?

Holders France are one of the sides who have qualified for this year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

We now have 27 out of the final 32 World Cup teams confirmed, with just a few playoff games remaining.

Find out which nations have booked their place at Qatar 2022 right here.

When does the 2022 World Cup start?

In short, yes. The 2022 World Cup is taking place in Qatar in the winter months rather than the usual summer ones, due to the heat.

The tournament kicks off on Monday, 21 November at the Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor with a match that will feature the host country, Qatar.

The final will be played at the Lusail Stadium in Doha a week before Christmas on Sunday, 18 December.

When is the draw?

By the end of March, we will know 28 of the 32 participants at the first winter World Cup.

The final three places will be decided in the intercontinental playoffs in June as well as the final European playoff final which has been delayed due to the Ukraine-Russia crisis.

The draw for the tournament takes place on Friday 1 April 2022, at the DECC venue in Doha, Qatar at circa 5pm BST.

You can follow the draw live on skysports.com and the Sky Sports app.

Find out who has already qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar here.

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