2022 World Cup Draw

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by duewizard, Apr 1, 2022.

  1. duewizard

    duewizard Academy Graduate

    GROUPS:

    GROUP A:
    1. Qatar
    2. Ecuador
    3. Senegal
    4. Netherlands

    GROUP B:
    1. England
    2. Iran
    3. USA
    4. European PO

    GROUP C:
    1. Argentina
    2. Saudia Arabia
    3. Mexico
    4. Poland

    GROUP D:
    1. France
    2. ICP 1
    3. Denmark
    4. Tunisia

    GROUP E:
    1. Spain
    2. ICP2
    3. Germany
    4. Japan

    GROUP F:
    1. Belgium
    2. Canada
    3. Morocco
    4 Croatia

    GROUP G:
    1. Brazil
    2. Serbia
    3. Switzerland
    4. Cameroon

    GROUP H:
    1. Portugal
    2. Ghana
    3. Uruguay
    4. South Korea

    Thoughts? Personally I'm not thrilled with Mexico's group but could be worse. England could have a really tough time.
     
  2. Easily smash group. Fans get complacent. Lose to rubbish but well organised lower opposition in first KO stage.
     
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  3. GoingDown

    GoingDown "The Stability"

    Potentially France or Argentina in the QF. Kiss it goodbye, especially mid-season in the heat.
     
  4. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    The hype will be about a potential battle of Britain so no doubt Ukraine will win that play-off!

    No excuses to get to the last 8 but who knows after that.

    Last 2 groups look most competitive.
     
  5. SerbianHornet

    SerbianHornet Academy Graduate

    We got Brazil and Switzerland again ffs. And Cameroon is one of the best teams from pot 4. It will be very tough for us.

    Quality wise, I think you got an easy group and you should top it. USA is very poor, Iran is nothing special as well and the play off winner should be easy enough for you as well.

    Good luck mates, I think you should reach last 8 at least.
     
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  6. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Group E looks quite nasty.
     
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  7. Gromit

    Gromit Academy Graduate

    Iran Vs USA, Switzerland Vs Serbia, Ghana Vs Uruguay should be good fun.
     
  8. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    2nd round might be:

    England v Senegal
    Netherlands v Wales/Scotland/Ukraine
    Argentina v Denmark
    France v Mexico/Poland
    Spain v Croatia
    Belgium v Germany
    Brazil v Uruguay
    Portugal v Switzerland/Serbia

    Some good ties there actually.

    Shame the weather might play a big part?
     
  9. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    That’s an easy group for us surely?
     
  10. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Anyone know where I can get a flag design made?

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  11. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Very pleased to have drawn the USA as there were some far more difficult second seeds, but Wales I reckon could be the most difficult out of everyone in the fourth pot, still pretty happy though, England and Wales to go through in my book
     
  12. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Scenes when Ismaila Sarr bangs a hattrick against us in the last 16
     
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  13. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Would mid-season not suit England more? I reckon England's downfall historically was arriving at a summer tournament off the back of a long draining Prem season
     
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  14. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    I see the Mirror have basically called it an easy group like the Sun did in 2010…

    Hopefully won’t get it so wrong !
     
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  15. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    We have a better team than then, but still, there's no good that can come of such arrogance!
     
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  16. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  17. Be playing for Liverpool by then anyway.
     
  18. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Good group. Only memory I have of us playing USA was conceding a shockingly bad equalizer which somehow squeezed under Rob Green in 2010. I expect us to get through that group, never thought we would make the final last international tournament, but England are like Watford... can be very good or very bad on the day.
     
  19. They are all easy groups now, given that just about every country in world qualifies for the full Competition these days.
     
  20. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    How much did you pay for the rights to use one of those images to "It's What He Would Have Wanted (Cayman Islands) LLP"?
     
  21. SerbianHornet

    SerbianHornet Academy Graduate

    They probably realised no one would watch the opening game if it was Qatar-Ecuador.
     
  22. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Yes probably one of the least interesting ties !
     
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  23. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    England could have a tough time against who?
     
  24. duewizard

    duewizard Academy Graduate

    You are all thinking of the USA as complete pushovers but they arent. They are nowhere near as good as England but if they get a proper manager instead of the donkey they have right now then they are a decent team, with a lot of quality in players like Pulisic or Pepi.
    No matter who makes it out of the Play-off you will have a tough match. Scotland/Wales will look to overshadow you and Ukraine will fight with everything.
    Iran is probably the easier game but even then they are a pretty solid side and topped their quali group.

    You are probably going to make it through on first place, but calling it an easy group is not that accurate.
     
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  25. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    I guess if we are complacent there could be issues but doubt Southgate will allow that.
     
  26. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    If we don’t win this group comfortably we want shooting. Could not have been easier
     
  27. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett Reservist

    Yes we have had the rub of the green but let's not be arrogant ?
     
  28. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

  29. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    The number of qualifiers hasn’t changed since France 1998, seven tournaments ago. But yes, 32 out of 211 is clearly “nearly every country”.
     
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  30. “Nearly every country” wasn’t serious as you well know :). Thought numbers had increased but guess I was thinking of the Euros ?
     
  31. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Next WC is up to 48 from 32.
     
  32. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    My favourite thing about Southgate is his luck with draws.

    Man City esque.
     
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  33. That’s it ! TBH I’ve lost a lot of interest in international football. Couldn’t tell you who was in our qualifying group.
     
  34. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    With groups of 3 teams so you might get an Austria v West Germany saga from 1982..

    Or a load of pointless group games .
     
  35. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Pushovers, no, Wales (or indeed Scotland) is probably the hardest possible bottom seed we could have got considering the rivalry, and Ukraine did get to the quarters of the Euros, but while USA are no joke, they're not as good as Germany or the Netherlands clearly
     

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