Results of the World Cup draw in Qatar
The draw for the group stage of the final tournament of the World Cup took place in Doha. Qatar will play Ecuador in the opening match.
The game will be held on November 21 in the city of Al-Khaur at the stadium "Al-Bayt". The teams of Qatar and Ecuador are in Group A. Together with them, the Netherlands and Senegal will play in the same quartet.
In general, experts note a fairly even composition of the groups, although they highlight group E, which included the recognized giants of world football - the national teams of Germany and Spain. Teams from Japan will compete with them for reaching the playoffs, as well as the strongest in the confrontation between Costa Rica and New Zealand.
The reigning world champions France will play in Group D with the teams of Denmark and Tunisia. Another opponent will be determined later.
The favorites of the upcoming tournament also include the teams of England, Brazil and Argentina. But the current European champions, the Italians, will miss the World Cup, and for the second time in a row.
The Russians, who were suspended from international competitions at the playoff stage due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, will not perform in Qatar.