The Draw will be held in Doha, Qatar on 3 April 2022 prior to the completion of qualification. The two winners of the inter-confederation play-offs will not be known at the time of the Draw. The 32 teams will be drawn into eight groups of four.
For the Draw, the teams will be allocated to four pots, we assume they will be based on the FIFA World Rankings of March 2022. If the Draw follows the same rules as WC 2018 Russia (FIFA has still not released the procedure as of 2021-11-29!) then Pot 1 will contain the hosts Qatar (which will be automatically assigned to Position A1) and the best seven teams, Pot 2 will contain the next best eight teams, and so on for Pots 3 and 4. This will be different from previous draws, where only Pot 1 was based on FIFA Rankings while the remaining pots were based on geographical considerations. Same as previous editions, teams from the same confederation will not be drawn against each other for the group stage, except for UEFA where each group can contain up to two teams.