For our part this has been it. Thank you very much for having followed the draw with us and until next time!
Roberto Mancini, Italy coach: «It is a very difficult draw for us. North Macedonia is a strong team, and if we win we will have to go to Portugal or Turkey to play the pass.
It has also been decided who will act as local in the second qualifying rounds. Portugal would play at home in that hypothetical duel against Italy.
Wales Winner – Austria vs. Winner of Scotland – Ukraine
Winner of Russia – Poland vs. Winner of Sweden – Czech Republic
Portugal Winner – Turkey vs. Winner of Italy – North Macedonia
The panic that existed in the two countries to a possible duel has become real. Italy and Portugal go for the same part of the table and that leaves one of the two without a World Cup. More equality and less tachycardia in the other crosses. Sweden, second in the group of Spain, will face the Czech Republic. If he passes, he will still have to defeat the winner of Russia-Poland to seal his ticket. Considering what has been seen, the victory of the Spanish team against the Nordics in La Cartuja is even more valuable.
Scotland – Ukraine
Wales – Austria
Russia – Poland
Sweden – Czech Republic
Italy – Macedonia del Norte
Portugal – Turkey
Portugal and Italy are going the same route, so one of the two teams will NOT be in the World Cup
The raffle begins. This is the order of the six seeds:
Lothar Matthaus, Tiago Mendes and Christian Karembeu are some of the stars who will take part in the draw.
As has been happening in recent times, the draw is conditional. Russia, in pot 1, and Ukraine, in pot 2, cannot face each other.
Depending on the format of the draw, Portugal and Italy, for example, will not be able to be measured in a first round, but they could coincide in the second, which would leave one of the two out of the World Cup.
The draw will match each team from Pot 1 with another team from Pot 2. At the same time, three match-up routes will be created between the winners of each tie. The winners of each route will have their ticket to the World Cup.
In the Bombo 1 there will be Italy, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Wales
The Pot 2 It is made up of Austria, Czech Republic, North Macedonia, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine
Twelve teams enter the draw pots, the ten second classified from the European qualifying groups and two selected based on their ranking in the Nations League ranking: Austria and the Czech Republic.
Greetings, good afternoon! In a few minutes the draw for the European qualifying playoffs for the 2022 World Cup will take place, which will be awarded to the last three places on the Old Continent.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism