The draw for the 2022 World Cup took place on Friday in Doha, Qatar, as the group stage for the 32 nations was announced. Of the 32 teams involved, only 29 have been confirmed, as two intercontinental play-off matches will take place in June, while in Europe one of Wales, Scotland or Ukraine will book their place at the tournament, too.
Newsbreak.ng reports that the likes of Nigeria, Italy, Colombia, Austria, Algeria, Egypt, Sweden and Norway have all missed out on qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, so that means Erling Haaland, Mohamed Salah and some of football’s biggest stars will have to watch on as some of their club teammates take part in the prestigious tournament which starts in November.
Eight former players and managers conducted the world cup draw, with these being: Cafu (Brazil), Lothar Matthaus (Germany), Jay-Jay Okocha (Nigeria), Tim Cahill (Australia), Adel Ahmed MalAllah (Qatar), Ali Daei (Iran), Bora Milutinovic (Serbia/Mexico) and Rabah Madjer (Algeria).
See the full World Cup Draw below: