The draw for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is scheduled for April 1, but the France team can already expect the best and the worst …
So far, only 12 national selections, including theFrench team, joined the host country Qatar, among the 32 participants in the World Cup 2022 (November 21-December 18). The end of the qualifiers in America and Asia, the European play-offs, the 5 double confrontations in Africa and even intercontinental play-offs scheduled for next June will give the full cast of the next World Cup.
Since the Fifa ranking will not change much over the next 3 months (it will remain frozen for the European nations), the Blues are already guaranteed to be among the seeds in the draw on April 1. Karim Benzema and his teammates will not be able to challenge the other favorites that are the Belgians, the Argentines, the Brazilians or the English, but it will be necessary to avoid theGermany, installed in cap 2!
The incredible Uruguayan curse
For his first World Cup as a coach, in 2014, Didier Deschamps saw his team fall against the Mannschaft. He who will probably live his third and last international competition … Other potential opponents would awaken bad memories for the France team. The Suisse will appear in hat 2 of the draw. The opportunity for the EDF to take its revenge after the collective defeat against the Nati at the Euro, last July?
A France-Mexico and a France-Senegal will also evoke sacred historical fiascos: the altercation Nicolas Anelka-Raymond Domenech which gave the strike of Knysna in 2010 and the ordeal lived by the world champions 98 in 2002 with a first defeat against the Lions of Teranga. The Mexicans are in a good position to qualify, while the Senegalese will be seeded in the African play-off draw (end of January).
Finally, theUruguay appears virtually in hat 4 of the draw, according to the probability calculations of the specialized site We Global Football. But the Celeste is a demonic black cat for the Blues. France found itself in the same group as the Uruguayans during 3 World Cups, in 1966 (England), in 2002 (South Korea and Japan) and in 2010 (South Africa). Each time, the Habs finished last in their pool!
Possible hat 1: Belgium, Brazil, France, England, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, Qatar
Possible hat 2: Denmark, Netherlands, United States, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, Croatia, Colombia
Possible hat 3: Wales, Senegal, Iran, Serbia, Japan, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia
Possible hat 4: Uruguay
South Korea, Russia, Nigeria, Canada, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Panama
According to the probabilities of the We Global Football site, Uruguay is the team with the most chances of finishing 5th in the Amsud zone and which will play the intercontinental play-off against an Asian selection in June. The other jump-off will oppose the draft of Concacaf and the winner of the qualifiers in Oceania. The two “matches” will likely be placed in Hat 4 of the draw on April 1. NEW: Full World Cup Qualifying Master Table after the draws (26 November) – right playoffs now!
Wales 🏴 , Russia 🇷🇺, Portugal 🇵🇹 are our projected winners with Italy missing out again. Uruguay 🇺🇾 and Panama 🇵🇦 are our projected inter-confederation playoff winners
— We Global Football (@We_Global)
November 26, 2021