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World Cup Draw 2022: Group A Fixture, Squads, Ranking

Natalia Richardson

Updated: Oct 04, 2022 00:00

The Countdown for FIFA World Cup has begun. And less than two months are in the tournament kick-off. Everything is finalized from groups to match venues. A lot of people are searching for the FIFA world cup draw 2022. So we have brought you a complete article on FIFA world cup 2022 group A.

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World Cup 2022 Qualifying Groups

Getting a slot in FIFA World Cup is a long and tiring process for member countries. There are more than 211 FIFA Members countries under the flag of different confederations.

How world cup 2022 qualifying groups are made let me explain to you. Different teams from different confederations participate in various competitions and are then chosen for the FIFA world cup, we are sharing team shares of each confederation. While A host country is given a free chance.

  • Asian Region: AFC= 4 to 5
  • Africa: CAF=5
  • Caribbean, Central, and North America: CONCACAF: 4 to 5
  • South America: CONMEBOL: 5
  • Oceania: OFC: 0 to 1
  • Europe: EUEFA:13

The Qualifying competitions are either played in League or knock-out format. Where every team plays home and away matches. And based on their performance, they get a slot in the world cup 2022 qualifying groups.

Group A World Cup Match Schedule

There is eight world cup 2022 qualifying groups. The final draw took place in Doha in April 2022. Qatar was placed in Group. Being a host country, the Group A matches will be more interesting for spectators.  So, it's time to discuss Group A in Detail.

Group A teams: Four teams are placed in Group A. It includes Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, and the Netherlands.

The tournament kicks off match will be played between host country Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday, 20th November 2022 11 AM ET.

The next Match is Netherlands Vs Senegal at Al Thumama Stadium on Monday, 21st November 2022 11 AM ET. 

On November 25th Qatar Vs Senegal, Al Thumama Stadium at 8:00 AM ET, and Ecuador VS Netherland at 11:00 Am ET in Khalifa Int'l Stadium.

Tuesday, November 29th Netherland VS Qatar, and Senegal Vs Ecuador at 10:00 Am ET at Al Bayt Stadium and Khalifa Int'l Stadium respectively.

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World Cup Draw 2022 - Group A

Today we have brought you a dedicated article on 2022 world cup groups, draws, fixtures, and other related terms. In the above paragraph, we discussed the world cup group A draw in detail. We also mentioned venues and timing for each match of Group A. Now it's time to discuss each country, its statistics, strength, weaknesses, and other related details in detail. So let's start with Qatar.

Qatar:

Qatar is a small but one of the richest countries in the Arab World. For the first time, the Arab World and Qatar are hosting the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup. Being a host country Qatar has directly qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Qatar Current FIFA World Ranking:

Qatar is currently ranked 48th on the FIFA men's ranking.

Strengths:

Qatar has significantly improved its performance over the last decade. Due to their hard work and team spirit, they rank from 112th to 48th in the world ranking. The current coach is Felix Sanchez. They also worked as a youth coach for Barcelona.

Weakness:

Qatar football team still has a long way to go up.

World Cup Appearances (last):

Qatar is appearing for the first time. And haven't won any title yet.

Key Players:

 The key players in the Qatar team are Akram Afif, Hassan Al-Haydos, Almoez Ali.

2. Netherlands

Next team in world cup group A is Netherland. The Dutch team is all set to attack the opponent team with full force. The team lost to Russia last time in 2014.

Current FIFA World Ranking:

Netherland team is ranked at 8th position on the FIFA ranking.

Strength:

 The Netherland team is not only a team of stars it is a type of Squad that is born to defend their Football borders. Virgil van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt are the key players.

Weakness:

 The chances of Memphis Depay are less to join the team and hence it will weaken the team position.

World Cup Appearances (last):

 They lost to Russia and Finished 3rd in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Players:

Memphis Depay, Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong, and Virgil van Dijk are Key players in Netherland

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3. Senegal

 Senegal is a country that belongs to west Africa. With a population of 16.74 million, the country has produced top-class football players. Senegal made their way to the FIFA world cup by penalty shots. They also won the AFCON title in February by beating Egypt. Current coach is Aliou Cisse.

Current FIFA World Ranking:

 Current FIFA ranking of Senegal is 18th.

Strength:

 Strong Attack and penalty shots accuracy.

Weakness:

Poor team combination in some previous matches. Must Improve team combination.

World Cup Appearances (last):

Senegal appeared two times in FIFA WC. The last time they were in 2018 in Russia.

Players:

Sadio Mane, Kalidou Koulibaly and Edouard Mendy are Senegal Key Players.

4. Ecuador

Ecuador is the last team in FIFA world cup group A. The country has a large contribution to the football games of South America. It is an emerging team getting out of many challenges. Current head coach is Gustavo Alfaro.

Current FIFA World Ranking:

Current ranking of Ecuador is 44th.

Strength:

 Enner Valencia is an experienced forwarder of the team and is considered the strength of the team.

Weakness:

 Poor team combination and fitness issues are weaknesses of the Ecuador team.

World Cup Appearances (last):

Ecuador last time appeared in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Players:

Pervis Estupinan, Enner Valencia, Enner Valencia are key Players of Ecuador.

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Who Will Advance to Group A of the World Cup?

The Group matches will be played in round robin format. Where each team in the world cup group A will play three matches. Depending upon the result two teams will advance to the next round.

Who will advance to Group B of the world cup in the next stage is yet to be decided. However, we have come up with a tool where you can get predictions about your favorite team in world cup group A.

Using ClevPicks you can get predictions about world cup group A team statistics. Whether your favorite is Qatar, Netherland, Senegal, or Ecuador. ClevPicks give you predictions about each match in Group A, prior to the start of the Game. Try ClevPicks and get predictions about your favorite team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Group A.

Conclusion

So it was a detailed article on 2022 world cup groups. In this article, we discussed world cup group A Fixtures, Squads, Ranking, and many more We also discussed the strengths and weaknesses of each team in Group A. So, Which team in the world cup draw 2022 and especially group A world cup you are looking to come forward? Join our experienced team of the tipsters to get an early predictions on ClevPicks.Com

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