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Croatia to learn 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying group opponents tomorrow 

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Croatia line up before the World Cup final in 2018 (Photo credit: Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/CC License/www.kremlin.ru)

Croatia will learn their qualifying opponents for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar when the groups are drawn tomorrow.

The draw will take place on Monday, 7 December and because of the coronavirus pandemic, it will be the first time in history that it will take place virtually with coaches or national federation representatives in attendance. 

55 teams have been allocated to six pots – five containing 10 teams and one containing five teams – based on the latest FIFA world rankings.

Croatia is in Pot 1 and will therefore avoid world number one Belgium, world champions France, England, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands.

European seedings for World Cup qualifying draw:

Pot 1: Belgium, France, England, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands.

Pot 2: Switzerland, Wales, Poland, Sweden, Austria, Ukraine, Serbia, Turkey, Slovakia, Romania.

Pot 3: Russia, Hungary, Ireland, Czech Republic, Norway, Northern Ireland, Iceland, Scotland, Greece, Finland.

Pot 4: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Israel, Belarus, Georgia, Luxembourg.

Pot 5: Armenia, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Kosovo, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Latvia, Andorra.

Pot 6: Malta, Moldova, Liechtenstein, Gibraltar, San Marino.

All teams within a group will play each other twice in a home and away format between March and November 2021.13 of the 32 teams that will compete at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be from Europe.

When is the 2022 World Cup qualifying draw? 

The draw for the European teams takes place on Monday, December 7 at 6 pm in Zurich, Switzerland.

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