Final draw FIFA World Cup 2022© AFP
FIFA World Cup 2022 Final Draw Live Updates: The draw for this year’s FIFA World Cup will take place in the shadow of Doha’s skyscrapers on Friday at Doha’s Exhibition and Convention Center. Holders France are among the top seeds in Pot One. That will consist of the top seven countries in the FIFA rankings, as well as debutants Qatar, ranked 51st among the lowest-ranked teams in the World Cup, but with privileged host status. World number one nation Brazil, Belgium, Lionel Messi’s Argentina, England, Spain and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal are the other top-tier teams, with the latter benefiting from the absence of European champions Italy. That also means that, after their surprising departure from the group stage at the 2018 World Cup, Germany is the biggest name in Pot Two, in which the Netherlands and Croatia also finished second four years ago. African champions Senegal, Japan and Robert Lewandowski’s Poland are among the names in the third pot, and Canada will be in the fourth pot in their first appearance since 1986.
Draw Final FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Blog
22:00: French national team manager Didier Deschamps takes the podium and brings with him the World Cup trophy his team won in 2018. Deschamps won the trophy as captain of the French team in 1998 and was the manager in 2018.
9:56 pm: A video tribute is paid to football stars of the past who have recently passed away. Argentinian legend Diego Maradona, German goalscorer Gerd Muller and Italian forward Paolo Rossi were among those paid tribute.
9:50 p.m.: FIFA President Gianni Infantino addresses the meeting. He pleads for peace and asks for an end to the conflict.
9:46 PM: Time for song and dance before the draw starts. The 2022 FIFA World Cup theme song ‘Better Together’ is performed by Trinidad Cardona, Davido and Aisha
21:40: Famous Egyptian actress Sherihan stands on stage and addresses the gathering
9:35 PM: The coverage has started and we are about to know the groups
9.30 pm: We are only moments away from the start of the draw. It is a big moment for the teams taking part in the 2022 World Cup and the fans eagerly awaiting which teams their country will meet in the group stage.
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