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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.

So, who is seeded where?

Pot 1 World Ranking Qatar 51 Brazil 1 Belgium 2 France 3 Argentina 4 England 5 Spain 7 Portugal 8

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 Ranking Mexico 9 Netherlands 10 Denmark 11 Germany 12 Uruguay 13 Switzerland 14 United States 15 Croatia 16

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 World Ranking Senegal 20 Iran 21 Japan 22 Morocco 24 Serbia 25 Poland 26 South Korea 29 Tunisia 35

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 World Ranking Cameroon 37 Canada 38 Ecuador 46 Saudi Arabia 49 Ghana 60 Wales or Scotland/Ukraine 18 or 39/27 Costa Rica or New Zealand 31 or 101 Peru or Australia/UAE 22 or 42/68

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.

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.



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