DOHA, Qatar – Coaches and football officials gather in Qatar for Friday’s draw for the Middle East’s first World Cup.
There will be 37 nations involved in the draw ceremony, but five teams will ultimately not reach the tournament, which begins on November 21st.
The full line-up will not be known until June, when the intercontinental finals and the final European qualifiers are over.
The show at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Center starts at 19.00 local time and lasts one hour. The teams are divided into eight groups of four, with 16 advancing from the group stage.
The day began with a protest outside FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich. German artist Volker-Johannes Trieb used balls filled with sand to protest the suffering of migrant workers in Qatar, who have been working on the infrastructure in connection with the World Cup.
Qatar will host the World Cup draw on Friday: NPR
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