World Cup Draw 2022 Live: England draw USA, Iran and Europe playoff winners in Group B
Welcome readers, we have set up a live blog for the massive event that is the Qatar 2022 World Cup draw. We'll be pulling all the best and relevant info from all over social media and the web, so you can get all the info you need in one quick fix. Bookmark the page, sit back and wait for the mayhem to happen! If you want to get in touch with us with news, opinion or feedback you can contact us on Twitter @OddsT3rrier or @Jack_Kitson
World Cup Draw 2022 Live Highlights
- England draw USA, Iran and Europe playoff winners in Group B
- FIFA confirm final rankings and who is in what pot
- Coverage begins on BBC One from 16:45 Friday
This live blog is now closed, thanks for following. We will have numerous articles on site this week including updated odds and top goal scorer markets.
- vs Iran: Monday, 21 November
- vs USA: Friday, 25 November
- vs Wales, Scotland or Ukraine: Tuesday, 29 November
Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales/Scotland/Ukraine
Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
Group D: France, Peru/Australia/UAE, Denmark, Tunisia,
Group E: Spain, Costa Rica/New Zealand, Germany, Japan,
Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Canada
Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
Group H: Portugal, Uruguay, Portugal, South Korea
The final country in England's Group B will be the winner of the play-off between Wales vs Ukraine/Scotland.
Group A is also now done, with Qatar vs Ecuador the opening game of the 2022 World Cup!
Group D will feature the following four countries...
Group A: Qatar, Netherlands, Senegal
Group B: England, USA, Iran
Group C: Argentina, Mexico, Poland
Group D: France, Denmark, Tunisia
Group E: Spain, Germany, Japan
Group F: Belgium, Croatia, Morocco
Group G: Brazil, Switzerland, Serbia
Group H: Portugal, Uruguay, South Korea
England will take on Iran in their opening Group B game!
So that's Iran and USA for The Three Lions, which is a decent draw to be fair.
The last time England and USA clashed at the World Cup...
WE HAVE A USA V. ENGLAND MATCH AT THE WORLD CUP‼️— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) April 1, 2022
Is Rob Green still there?pic.twitter.com/MiH49fMKaZ
Group E: Spain, Germany
Group F: Belgium, Croatia
Group G: Brazil, Switzerland
Group H: Portugal, Uruguay
The second wave of four countries are out, with USA joining England in Group B...
Group A: Qatar, Netherlands
Group B: England, USA
Group C: Argentina, Mexico
Group D: France, Denmark
Group E: Spain
Group F: Belgium
Group G: Brazil
Group H: Portugal
The first four countries are out, with England placed in Group B...
Group A: Qatar
Group B: England
Group C: Argentina
Group D: France
Right, we are now hopefully only moments away from the actual draw, with host Jermaine Jenas taking to the stage alongside Carli Lloyd and Samantha Johnson.
The World Cup draw is about to begin. pic.twitter.com/nwk6Pduyoc— 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) April 1, 2022
We're not really sure what to say about this one, so we'll just let the picture do the talking...
The official mascot of the 2022 World Cup. pic.twitter.com/Bppndzmg4I— BRGoals (@BRGoals) April 1, 2022
Four years ago England were placed in Group G alongside Belgium, Tunisia, and Panama.
Southgate's side left it late to beat Tunisia 2-1 in their opener, before thumping Panama 6-1 to secure their passage into the knockout-stages. A much-changed side then lost 1-0 to Belgium in their final group game.
England would go on to edge out Colombia on penalties, followed by a 2-0 win over Sweden, only to suffer a heartbreaking extra-time defeat to Croatia in the semi-finals.
World Cup winners Kaka and Pirlo are just a couple of a host of stars at the draw.
Look at those beaming faces!
Kaka and Andrea Pirlo were so happy to be reunited at the #WorldCupDraw 🥰 pic.twitter.com/A3Zvx7Yejr— GOAL (@goal) April 1, 2022
If you are just joining us in our live build-up to the 2022 World Cup draw, here’s a look at the Pots.
We are, of course, still waiting for confirmation of the three remaining places in Pot 4, with the play-offs scheduled for June.
Pot 1: Qatar, Brazil, Belgium, France, Argentina, England, Spain, Portugal.
Pot 2: Mexico, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Uruguay, Switzerland, USA, Croatia.
Pot 3: Senegal, Iran, Japan, Morocco, Serbia, Poland, South Korea, Tunisia.
Pot 4: Cameroon, Canada, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Wales/Scotland/Ukraine, Costa Rica/New Zealand, UAE/Australia/Peru.
We all know about Gareth Southgate, but did you know that there will be another English manager at the World Cup: John Herdman.
The former Sunderland coach has led Canada to their first World Cup in a whopping 36 years!
Gareth Southgate isn't the only English manager waiting to find out his opponents in the #WorldCupDraw— The Sack Race (@thesackrace) April 1, 2022
Canada are managed by County Durham born John Herdman, who has led Les Rouges to their first World Cup since 1986!
You can read more about him right here... 🇨🇦
This could well change in the next hour, but as the draw edges closer here's a little reminder of what the odds market looks like right now.
We have Brazil top of the market at 5/1 as they go in search of their first World Cup since 2002, next up are holders France at 6/1, followed by Gareth Southgate's England at 7/1 and Spain at 8/1.
Germany are available at 9/1, while Argentina look a decent double-figure price at 11/1.
Full odds below...
Southgate in the house!
He may never have got his hands on the World Cup during his international career, but David Beckham is an out-and-out England legend who has high hopes for for the current crop of players in Qatar, telling BBC Sport:
"My expectations for England are always high. Ours fans will have high expectations – and rightly so. I feel Gareth [Southgate] has done an incredible job. We’ve got a team that’s been together for quite a few years.
"You can’t really call them a young team anymore – but many of the players are pretty young, while they also have experience in there with the likes of Harry Kane. I feel this is a real opportunity for us. We’re coming into the tournament in good form. We just have to keep that up."
For old times' sake, here's THAT goal...
19 years ago today England are trailing Greece in injury time, with World Cup qualification on the line.— A Funny Old Game (@sid_lambert) October 6, 2020
Cue John Motson and David Beckham’s moment of destiny...
💬 “Beckham has virtually played Greece on his own!”pic.twitter.com/JrAbdOmwML
The stage is set and there's not long to go!
FIFA have announced the first single from the multi-song FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Official Soundtrack. It's called Hayya Hayya (Better Together) and is by Trinidad Cardona, Davido and Aisha. It's no Waka Waka is it??? You can watch the full video here.
Hayya Hayya (Better Together) is the first single of the multi-song #FIFAWorldCup Qatar 2022™ Official Soundtrack 🎶— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) April 1, 2022
Are you old enough to remember the farce that was the 1982 World Cup Draw? The live broadcast for the tournament in Spain ended in absolute calamity when, teams were drawn in the wrong groups, wrong order, were redrawn and then eventually the balls starting breaking. All whilst a perplexed Kevin Keegan, Graeme Souness, Alan Hansen and Pat Jennings looked on. Surely Qatar 2022 can't be as bad as this one was?
We are hearing from multiple sources that squad sizes for Qatar 2022 will be increased from 23 players to 26. Team coaches are discussing the move as we speak...
In a shock announcement at the 72nd annual FIFA congress in Qatar, Gianni Infantino let it slip that there would be a new addition to the World Cup draw for Qatar2022. One lucky team will be jettisoned straight into the Round of 16. One of the 32 teams will be represented by a golden ball inside their usual ball. When the ball is pulled out, that team will get a bye past the group stages and into the last sixteen of the competition.
This is a breaking news story and we will have more to follow...
Of course this one was a April Fools, although I'm not discounting FIFA bringing this in for 2026 ;)
There are some legendary (Cafu & Lothar Matthaus), and some not so legendary (Tim Cahill & Jemaine Jenas) names involved in the running of the tournament tomorrow. Here's everything you need to know about the presenters and the draw assistants...
Rumours are rife that Marcus Rashford could make a move away from Man Utd this summer in a bid to resurrect his career, and in turn boost his chances of securing a place in Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad.
We've taken a look at the 24-year-old's next club odds and his chances of featuring in Qatar later this year...
Once he was the poster boy for Manchester United, but things have gone sour at Old Trafford for hometown boy Marcus Rashford recently.— BettingOdds (@BettingOddsUK) March 28, 2022
Does he need a move to reignite his career? We've taken a look through some of his potential destinations... ✈️
The bookmakers haven't released the odds for Qatar2022 Golden Boot at the moment but as soon as they do we'll have odds on site. Who will you be picking? Here were the leading scorers in all qualification groups...
Looking back to Russia 2018. Who are you going to miss most? Egypt? Iceland? Sweden? Colombia? Italy? - Ah no, they didn't qualify for that one either!
The draw will be held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in Doha, Qatar. It will take place on April 1st at 5pm BST
Welcome readers, we have set up a live blog for the massive event that is the Qatar 2022 World Cup draw. We'll be pulling all the best and relevant info from all over social media and the web, so you can get all the info you need in one quick fix. Bookmark the page, sit back and wait for the mayhem to happen! Let's hope FIFA don't mess this one up quite as badly as UEFA did in the Champions League.