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World Cup 2022: Where is your team seeded?


World Cup 2022: Where is your team seeded?

The World Cup draw is fast approaching, and while not all of the 32 teams have been confirmed, they have nonetheless all been seeded ahead of learning their fate.

32 teams will be placed into four pots of 8, from which one of each pot will be pitted together to create the 8 groups, the last time we will see this format ahead of the tournament’s expansion to 48 teams in 2026.

And while massive names like Italy, Colombia, Sweden and Norway have not made it to the finals stage, there are still plenty of mouthwatering ties that could lie in wait.

World Cup 2022: Where is your team seeded?

Italy’s forward Domenico Berardi sinks to his knees as Italy are knocked out by North Macedonia in the World Cup 2022 play off semi-final. (Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images).

So, who is seeded where?

Pot 1:

Qatar (Hosts)








World Cup 2022: Where is your team seeded?

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JULY 15: Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates with the World Cup trophy following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Thanks to the pots being decided on FIFA World Rankings, the biggest teams in World Football will be sure to miss one another in the group stages at least, with the likes of England, Portugal, Spain, France and Brazil all able to avoid one another until the knockout rounds at the earliest.

Pot 2:









World Cup 2022: Where is your team seeded?

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – JUNE 22: Luka Modric of Croatia celebrates a goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group D match between Croatia and Scotland at Hampden Park on June 22, 2021 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Luka Stanzl/Pixsell/MB Media/Getty Images)

Pot 2 is full of strong sides, with the Netherlands leading the charge with a youthful look to their side. They are joined by finalists four years ago Croatia, as well as Hansi Flick’s Germany side and Uruguay, who made the semi-finals in 2014. Also present are the USA, who qualified by the skin of their teeth.

Pot 3:







South Korea


Poland v Slovakia - UEFA Euro 2020: Group E

Robert Lewandowski of Poland shoots whilst under pressure from Milan Škriniar of Slovakia during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group E match between Poland and Slovakia at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 14, 2021 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev – Pool/Getty Images)

There are some big names in pot 3, including AFCON winners Senegal, who knocked out Egypt on penalties once more to take their spot at the World Cup. Also present are tough to crack Serbia and Robert Lewandowski’s Poland, all of whom could cause upsets.

Pot 4:




Saudi Arabia


Costa Rica or New Zealand

Peru, Australia or UAE

Wales, Scotland or Ukraine

World Cup 2022: Where is your team seeded?

TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 02: Alphonso Davies #19 of Canada during a 2022 World Cup Qualifying match against Honduras at BMO Field on September 2, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Pot 4 is still largely unknown, with only 5 of the 8 sides certain to be travelling to Qatar in November. Chief among them are Cameroon and Ghana, both of whom are potentially sides that Pot 1 teams will want to avoid, while Canada will also be keen to impress in their first World Cup since 1986.

Who would be your dream draw?

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