The World Cup draw is quick approaching, and whereas not the entire 32 groups have been confirmed, they’ve nonetheless all been seeded forward of studying their destiny.
32 groups will probably be positioned into 4 pots of 8, from which one in every of every pot will probably be pitted collectively to create the 8 teams, the final time we’ll see this format forward of the match’s enlargement to 48 groups in 2026.
And whereas large names like Italy, Colombia, Sweden and Norway haven’t made it to the finals stage, there are nonetheless loads of mouthwatering ties that might lie in wait.
So, who’s seeded the place?
Due to the pots being selected FIFA World Rankings, the most important groups in World Soccer will remember to miss each other within the group levels at the least, with the likes of England, Portugal, Spain, France and Brazil all capable of keep away from each other till the knockout rounds on the earliest.
Pot 2 is stuffed with sturdy sides, with the Netherlands main the cost with a youthful look to their facet. They’re joined by finalists 4 years in the past Croatia, in addition to Hansi Flick’s Germany facet and Uruguay, who made the semi-finals in 2014. Additionally current are the USA, who certified by the pores and skin of their tooth.
There are some huge names in pot 3, together with AFCON winners Senegal, who knocked out Egypt on penalties as soon as extra to take their spot on the World Cup. Additionally current are robust to crack Serbia and Robert Lewandowski’s Poland, all of whom might trigger upsets.
Costa Rica or New Zealand
Peru, Australia or UAE
Wales, Scotland or Ukraine
Pot 4 continues to be largely unknown, with solely 5 of the 8 sides sure to be travelling to Qatar in November. Chief amongst them are Cameroon and Ghana, each of whom are probably sides that Pot 1 groups will wish to keep away from, whereas Canada may even be eager to impress of their first World Cup since 1986.
Who could be your dream draw?