The Black Stars will learn their group stage opponents following the final draw for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will take place on Friday, April 1, 2022, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC).
Fans and all qualified teams will learn their paths to possible glory on April 1st, beginning at 19:00 (local time) at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.
According to the FIFA Competitions Organising Committee’s approved procedures, the 28 already qualified teams will be assigned to pots 1–4 based on the FIFA/Coca-Cola Men’s World Ranking, which will be released on March 31 following the conclusion of the international match window.
Qatar will take Pot 1 position A1 and will be joined by the seven highest-ranked qualified teams from the FIFA/Coca-Cola Men’s World Ranking.
The countries ranked 8-15 in the qualified team rankings will be assigned to Pot 2, while the qualifiers ranked 16th-23rd will be assigned to Pot 3.
Finally, Pot 4 will include the qualified teams ranked 24 to 28, as well as three placeholders representing the two intercontinental play-off winners and the remaining UEFA play-off winner.
The draw will begin with Pot 1 and will conclude with Pot 4. Before moving on to the next pot, each one will be completely emptied.
The standard draw procedure is to draw a ball from a team pot, followed by a ball from one of the group pots, determining the position in which the team will play.
Teams from the same confederation will be separated in each of the eight groups, with the exception of UEFA, which has 13 teams represented.
As a result, five of the eight groups will have two European teams.