FIFA World Cup 2022, the biggest show on the earth, will be held in November this year. In the meantime, the World Cup Draw is done and dusted; all the groups are set to battle.
Here’s what the groups look like after the draw.
- Qatar (A1)
- Ecuador (A2)
- Senegal (A3)
- Netherlands (A4)
Qatar, the host, is seeded and the first team in Group A. They will face difficult challenges like Ecuador, Senegal, and the Netherlands to reach the next round. After missing the World Cup in Russia, Memphis Depay’s Netherlands are expected to top Group A this year. Ecuador and Senegal should put up a great show to qualify for the next round. The teams of Group A will play to win their first World Cup title.
- England (B1)
- Iran (B2)
- USA (B3)
- Wales or Scotland, or Ukraine (B4)
Group B consists of England, Iran, the USA, and a 4th team yet to decide in June. Iran and USA are two promising teams qualified directly into the World Cup from AFC and CONCACAF regions. They are sure to put up a spirited clash in the field, ignited by the geopolitical tension between them.
Wales, Scotland, or Ukraine will join as the 4th place team in this group after the matches in June. We can witness two British teams in this group should Wales or Scotland qualify.
Harry Kane’s England are expected to top Group B. For the second position, we should see hardcore battles among the rest of the teams.
- Argentina (C1)
- Saudi Arabia (C2)
- Mexico (C3)
- Poland (C4)
Lionel Messi’s Argentina is the first team in group C. Once again, we will witness a great World Cup rivalry between Argentina and Mexico.
After the Ballon D’or battle this year, the whole world is eager to see another battle between Messi and Lewandowski.
We are expected to see some great battles in Group C as both Poland and Mexico have great potential. Argentina, one of the top contenders for this year’s World Cup title, is running hot with their 30-match unbeaten run and are clear favorites to top Group C. We should see a magnificent clash between Mexico and Poland to claim the second position in Group C.
- France (D1)
- Peru or Australia or UAE (D2)
- Denmark (D3)
- Tunisia (D4)
This year’s World Cup draw has put France and Denmark yet again in the same group. These two European hot favorites met in Russia World Cup 2018 for a 0-0 draw in the group stage.
The defending champions, France, are yet again one of the top contenders for lifting the trophy this year. Meanwhile, Denmark, the Euro 2020 semifinalist, with the skipper Christian Eriksen back on the team, will put up a great battle on the ground.
Peru will play against the winner of Australia vs. UAE, in June, for 2nd place in Group D. France are clear favorites to be the group champions, and Denmark are expected to be second in the group.
- Spain (E1)
- Costa Rica or New Zealand (E2)
- Germany (E3)
- Japan (E4)
Group E will see a mouth-watering clash between two top European sides, Spain and Germany. The Spanish side got the better of the German side in the 2010 World Cup semifinals.
From Group E, Spain and Germany are expected to qualify for the next round. Our money is on Spain to be the group champion, with magnificent young talent Pedri on the side.
Costa Rica and New Zealand will face each other in June for a place in Group E.
- Belgium (F1)
- Canada (F2)
- Morocco (F3)
- Croatia (F4)
Group F consists of Belgium, Canada, Morocco, and Croatia. This group will see some even battles between quality teams. Kevin De Bruyne’s Belgium is the clear favorite to win this group.
In the Qualifiers, Canada has shown a promising display in the CONCACAF region, getting 1st place ahead of Mexico and USA. Achraf Hakimi and Hakim Ziyech’s Morocco is also a promising team. Croatia, the runners-up of the Russia World Cup 2018, are expected to amaze the world once again, with the veteran Luka Modric still on the team.
From Group F, Belgium and Croatia are favorites to qualify for the next round.
- Brazil (G1)
- Serbia (G2)
- Switzerland (G3)
- Cameroon (G4)
Group G includes the Tournament’s hot favorite, Brazil, which qualified for the World Cup, being unbeaten in the qualifiers, finishing top in the CONMEBOL point table.
Nonetheless, Brazil will face difficult challenges in the form of Serbia and Switzerland in the group stage. Switzerland is again in Brazil’s group, like the Russia World Cup 2018. Xherdan Shaqiri’s Switzerland has directly qualified for the World Cup 2022 after pushing Italy into the playoffs and eventually being knocked out.
Serbia is yet another promising team from Europe, qualifying directly for the World Cup 2022, ahead of Portugal in their group.
Group G is sure to see some mouth-watering clashes. Brazil are top favorite to win the group, and Serbia are expected to be the group runners-up, getting better in Switzerland.
- Portugal (H1)
- Ghana (H2)
- Uruguay (H3)
- South Korea (H4)
Christan Ronaldo’s Portugal shouldn’t face serious trouble to qualify for the next round. The veterans Suarez and Cavani will face Portugal in a mouth-watering clash between Portugal and Uruguay.
Portugal can surely dream of the World Cup title with Bruno Fernandez, Joao Felix, Jota, and Ronaldo on the team. They are expected to be the group champions. Uruguay should qualify for the next round, defeating Ghana and Son’s South Korea.