FIFA Men's World Cup
Over the weekend I found myself watching a meaningless friendly between England and Switzerland, two countries that already qualified for the 2022 World Cup.
I considered turning the game off, but I found myself mesmerized by Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri, who continuously danced around English defenders, played inch-perfect passes and was in general an attacking menace. One of those delightful balls even assisted Switzerland's only goal.
Editor’s Note: This story on what pot is USMNT in for World Cup 2022 draw has been updated on March 31 to reflect the latest data.
Heading into the final week of World Cup qualifying before the all-important World Cup draw, the USMNT had a chance to play its way into the coveted Pot 1. Because of its results — and others around the world — the U.S. will not be in Pot 1. But the Americans did just enough to qualify for the World Cup, and now they can look forward to being placed in Pot 2 for the World Cup draw on Friday, April 1.
The World Cup draw, more than any other moment, marks the true start of FIFA’s quadrennial tournament. The draw is when things get real, when players and fans can start plotting their path to the final, when it really hits home that the World Cup is here.
So, when is the World Cup draw? How does the draw work? Who’s in and who’s out? Here’s everything you need to know about the World Cup draw, including in which pot the USMNT will be placed.
DOHA - Gianni Infantino has stepped sharply back from hotly contested plans for a biennial World Cup, telling world soccer’s leadership that FIFA had never proposed such an idea.
The FIFA president has been under fire for the past year, particularly in Europe, for proposals to increase the frequency of the global extravaganza from every four years, to every two.
Before expanding to 48 nations for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, the 2022 competition in Qatar represents the final tournament with 32 competing teams and the cutthroat qualifying cycle that comes with it. With just under eight months until kick off on Nov. 21, 2022, what countries have qualified for the World Cup?
Including the host nation of Qatar, we already know 29 of the competing teams at the 2022 World Cup, and the remaining three spots will be decided in June. We’ll keep this list updated and current for your reading pleasure.
The USMNT is back in the World Cup after great performances against Mexico and Panama earned the nation automatic qualification to Qatar. Not much more can be said about Wednesday night's loss in Costa Rica because at this point, all the United States does is lose in Costa Rica, even if the plan to lay the qualifying ghosts to rest with a historic win actually resulted in a worse margin of defeat than in Trinidad.
The United States men’s national team punched its ticket for 2022 World Cup in Qatar — with a rather disappointing 2-0 loss to Costa Rica — on Wednesday for the first time since 2013. Just under a decade has passed since the last time USA qualified for World Cup.
Se acabó el sufrimiento. México hizo la tarea y luego de vencer 2-0 a El Salvador en el Estadio Azteca consiguió su soñado boleto a Catar 2022.
Sin volverse locos ni perder la cabeza, hay que reconocer que el Tri jugó mucho mejor de lo que venía haciéndolo, con más chispa en la generación de juego y mejor suerte frente al arco rival. Ayudó la actitud temerosa de La Selecta, pero también se debe destacar la fantástica actuación de Uriel Antuna.