Football World Cup: Germany, Spain in same group

Doha: The groups for the FIFA World Cup 2022 have been decided at a draw ceremony in Qatar, where the tournament will take place in November and December of this year.

While Spain set up a mouth-watering clash with Germany in Group E, defending champions France were placed in Group D. 

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal were drawn in Group H. Five-time winners Brazil were placed in Group G. Qatar, the hosts of the tournament, already took position A1 from Pot 1 (placed in Group A), while the remaining teams were allocated pots on the basis of their FIFA Rankings.

The tournament’s opening game will see hosts Qatar face Ecuador in Al Khor on November 21. Kick-off times and venues for the remaining group-stage matches are yet to be decided.

A total of eight groups, each featuring four teams, will compete in the first round of the competition. A total of 29 of the 32 teams that will compete in the tournament have been confirmed.

Two of the remaining teams will be decided during the Intercontinental Play-offs that take place on June 13 and 14, with the final place decided by a play-off between Wales and either Scotland or Ukraine.

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