The draw for the FIFA World Cup at the end of next year in Qatar will take place on Friday 1 April, a day after the FIFA congress in Doha.

In the draw, the participating countries are divided into eight groups of four.

At the time of the draw, not all 32 participants are known yet.

For example, an intercontinental play-off will take place in the summer of next year.

According to the German news agency


FIFA will


the pots on the

basis of the world rankings

at the draw


The Netherlands now occupies eleventh place.

Qatar automatically participates in the World Cup as the host country.

Germany and Denmark recently qualified as the first European countries for the final tournament, which has been moved to November and December due to the high temperatures in the summer in Qatar.

The Dutch national team is also heading for direct qualification for the World Cup and hopes to be back for the first time since 2014 after the missed edition of 2018 in Russia.

The team of national coach Louis van Gaal leads the World Cup qualifying group G.

The last group matches are next month, against Montenegro (November 13 in Podgorica) and Norway (November 16 in Rotterdam).

The Orange has two points ahead of the Norwegians and four points on Turkey.

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