The French team set at the draw on December 7th
The draw for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Qatar will take place on Monday December 7 in Zurich for the UEFA zone.
The French team, reigning World Champions, will know their opponents on Monday December 7 on the road to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The draw for UEFA zone qualifiers will take place in Zurich (Switzerland) from 6 pm onwards. The ceremony will be held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 55 nations involved in the group phase will be divided into five groups of six teams and five groups of five teams. The return matches will be played from March to November 2021. The ten group winners will qualify for the final phase, the ten runners-up will play play-offs in March 2022 (joined by two teams from the League of Nations 2020-2021).
For the draw, six caps (five caps of ten and one cap of five) will be created based on the FIFA world ranking published Thursday November 26. The top ten in the FIFA ranking (France is currently second) will thus be placed in cap 1.
- France title holder since July 15, 2018
- 55 European nations involved in the qualifiers
- 13 places for Europe in the final phase
- Final phase in Qatar from November 21 to December 18, 2022 (22nd edition since the first in 1930)
- 32 teams in the final phase - Opening match on Monday November 22, 2022 (11:00 am, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khawr)
- Final on Sunday December 18, 2022 (4:00 pm, Lusail Stadium, Doha).