The 2022 FIFA World Cup to scheduled to hold in November to be hosted by the Asian nation ofQatar may just be the last of two of current football great Argentine superstar Lionel Messi and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo who will both turn 35 and 38 respectively by that time.
Portugal has been grouped alongside Ghana, Uruguay, and South Korea at today’s event in Doha which was Honoured by over 2,000 guests and which also did include former World Cup winners Cafu and Lothar
Germany and Spain will clash in what would be one of the most anticipated game at this World Cup with the two former winners placed in thesame group.
On the other hand, geopolitical rivals the United States alongside Iranwere both drawn together.
Germany who were knocked out of the tournament in Russia in 2018 are joined by Spain and Japan in Group E, which is yet to be completed as they wait for the winner of an intercontinental play-off in
June between Costa Rica and New Zealand.
The three Lions of England also found themselves in Group B and are scheduled to take on Iran in their opening game on the tournament’s having being semi-finalists four years ago in Russia
and runners-up at Euro 2020.
Hosts Qatar making their first appearance at their World Cup are in line to face Ecuador in the World Cup’s opening game at the60,000-seat Al Bayt stadium before taking on African champions Senegal as well as the Netherlands who are also making a return having missed out the previous edition.
in Group A..Reigning champions France are placed once again with familiar foes Denmark as well as Tunisiain Group D, with the winners of the intercontinental play-off, Australia, Peru or the United
Record five-time winners and favorite to win Brazil will play Serbia, Switzerland,
and Cameroon in Group G, while two-time championsArgentina drew Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Poland in Group C.
The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani who also graced the occasion has this to sayWe will see Qatar as promised’
“I feel proud and happy that the world will see Qatar as we promised. We will provide an exceptional World Cup in our Arab world,” he said during his closing remarks.