The finals will take place in Qatar and the nations involved now know who they will face in the initial phase
The group stage for the 2022 World Cup was decided at the draw in Doha, Qatar, the country hosting the finals.
With all the spots now confirmed, the eight groups look like this (countries with FC Barcelona players shown in bold):
Qatar Ecuador Senegal (Moussa Wague, currently recovering from injury) Netherlands (Frenkie de Jong, Memphis, Luuk de Jong)
The first game with a potential presence of FC Barcelona players will be the one between the Netherlands and Senegal on November 21 at the Al Thumama Stadium.
England Iran USA (Sergiño Dest) Wales
Argentina Saudi Arabia Mexico Poland
Françe (Lenglet, Umtiti, Dembélé) Australia Denmark (Martin Braithwaite) Tunisia
Spain (Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Gavi, Ansu Fati, Adama, Ferran Torres, Eric Garcia, Sergi Roberto, Pedri) Costa Rica Germany (Ter Stegen) Japan
Belgium Canada Morocco (Ez Abde) Croatia
Brazil (Dani Alves, Neto) Serbia Switzerland Cameroon
Portugal Ghana Uruguay (Ronald Araujo) South Korea
The finals in Qatar will be the 22nd organised by FIFA and will take place from 21 November to 18 December in 2022. The 2022/23 season will see a long break for the tournament to take place and there are sure to be a healthy number of blaugranes involved.