FIFA World Cup 2022 Groups

FIFA World Cup features a total of 8 groups with each group consists of 4 sides. Among the 211 nations who play in qualifier stage, only 32 confirms their place for the final stage. Qualified teams are drawn into different pots based on their rankings and belonging zones or Confederations. The groups are named: A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H. Each team takes on the other 3 counterparts of their same group. Thus there are 6 games per group and a total of 48 group stage fixtures. After the end of the group stage, 2 top sides from each group qualify for the Round of 16.

Group A:

The Group A often features the host nation. As the host country of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar has been automatically placed into group A while all other spots are still to be grabbed.

Group B:

Teams yet to be finalized.

Group C:

Teams yet to be finalized.

Group D:

Teams yet to be finalized.

Group E:

Teams yet to be finalized.

Group F:

Teams yet to be finalized.

Group G:

Teams yet to be finalized.

Group H:

Teams yet to be finalized.

Generally a group features 4 sides from 4 different Confederations only except the groups where 2 European sides are drawn against each other along with 2 other sides from 2 different Confederations. The top 7 sides according to FIFA Rankings or performance in the recent World Cups along with the host country are seeded s the top sides for each group. Same system applies for the next 8 sides and next and next.

Among the 32 teams, 13 berths are reserved for European teams (UEFA), 5 for CAF, 4 for CONMEBOL and AFC each, 3 berths for CONCACAF and 1 berth is automatic for the host nation. While the other 2 places are grabbed by the winners of intercontinental play-offs between the best OFC side and additional sides from AFC, CONMEBOL and CONCACAF.

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