The Draw for the World Cup Finals has been held today in Doha, Qatar with African champions Senegal and Cameroon with the highest chances of going through to the next stage after getting easier groups ties compared to their African counterparts Ghana, Tunisia and Morocco.
However, When it comes to answering the age old question of the toughest group for the tournament, nobody can really say they got a tough draw.
Qatar v Ecuador as an opener is not the most thrilling. Germany and Spain meeting is two Euro superpowers, but with Japan and Costa Rica/New Zealand in the mix, they can afford not to risk too much.
There is no Group of Death, England is in the same group with, USA, Iran and very possibly Ukraine.
Brazil is in the same group with Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon.
While Messi’s Argentina is in the same group with Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland.
Before the draw, FIFA president Gianni Infantino used his speech to call on world leaders to stop conflicts and let peace reign.
One of the official World Cup songs has been released.
The track is Hayya Hayya (which means Better Together), featuring Trinidad Cardona, Davido and Aisha.
La’eeb, the mascot for the tournament was unveiled today before the draws.
Here is the final World Cup draw in full
Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Holland
Group B: England, Iran, United States, Wales/Ukraine/Scotland
Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
Group D: France, Peru/Australia/UAE, Denmark, Tunisia
Group E: Spain, New Zealand/Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea
THE 2022 QATAR WORLD CUP
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will get underway in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022 and the eight stadiums that will play host to the tournament are primed and ready.
One of the stadiums is designed like a traditional Middle Eastern woven cap, another is made of shipping containers and one venue has infamously been likened to a woman’s private parts.
While they are striking in design, the eight venues – the fewest since the 16-team 1978 World Cup in Argentina – pose a logistical relief to the fans attending arguably the most controversial World Cup ever.
The Al Janoub Stadium that is likened to a woman’s private parts
That is because the eight stadia are all situated with a 21-mile radius of central Doha and will be linked by a metro and tram system, making it possible to watch more than one game in the same day for any fan wishing to do so.
Each venue, which are powered by solar panel farms, is also equipped with detailed cooling systems to battle the heat, while others have outdoor air-conditioning – even though the fact the tournament has now moved to the winter months has somewhat negated that.
And once the tournament is done, one stadium will be dismantled while six of the venues will have half their seats taken up and sent to developing countries.
By Grapevine Reporter