Who can England play at the 2022 World Cup?

ENGLAND will be in pot one for next Friday's World Cup draw, but could still draw a nightmare group including arch rivals Germany.

With the count down to the World Cup well and truly underway, ahead of the draw we take a look at who England could be facing this November.

Who could England play at the World Cup?

After qualifying top of there group, England will miss out on facing a number of top sides in the group stages.

Those sides include World Cup winners France, Roberto Martinez's Belgium and South American big boys Brazil and Argentina.

However England must still anticipate a curveball with Germany in pot two and the prospect of either Italy or Portugal making it through the qualifiers.

Wales could also qualify which could set up a fiery affair in a repeat of Euro 2016 where Daniel Sturridge's last minute winner broke Welsh hearts.

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What seeding will England have at the World Cup?

England have been confirmed as top seeds after FIFA confirmed the criteria for the pots will be the world rankings published the day prior to the draw.

England will be joined by Belgium, France, Brazil, Argentina, Spain and either Italy or Portugal providing one of them qualifies.

If Italy or Portugal were to fail in qualifying then either Denmark or Holland would take their place in pot one.

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When is the World Cup?

The 2022 World Cup group stages will kick off on November 21.

The final of the 2022 World Cup will be played on December 18 – just one week before Christmas.

How can I buy tickets to the World Cup?

Tickets for the Qatar 2022 World Cup go on sale on March 29, 2022, before the World Cup draw on April 1.

This is the second phase of tickets and FIFA has said they will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

You can get tickets through the Fifa.com website.

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