Having missed out on the 2018 match in Russia, the United States nationwide staff will probably be wanting to make their presence felt at World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
Gregg Berhalter boasts a powerful staff of comparatively youthful stars, together with Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Giovanni Reyna, so there are grounds for optimism forward of the competitors.
Who will they face in the group stage? GOAL takes a have a look at the potential opponents.
Who could USMNT draw in World Cup group stage?
The United States nationwide staff are second seeds in Pot 2 for the group stage draw. They will probably be drawn in opposition to one staff from Pot 1, a staff from Pot 3 and a staff from Pot 4.
In phrases of prime seeds, the USMNT could probably face the present world primary – in accordance with the most recent FIFA rating – Brazil, reigning world champions France or Lionel Messi’s Argentina. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal are additionally in Pot 1, as are England, Belgium and Spain.
From Pot 3, Senegal, Iran and Japan are among the many potential opponents, as are Morocco, Serbia, Poland, Tunisia and South Korea.
Near neighbours Canada are in Pot 4, however FIFA’s guidelines dictate that no a couple of staff from the identical confederation needs to be in every group, in order that they can’t be grouped collectively (this does not apply to UEFA).
However, Cameroon, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia and Ghana all stay potential opponents from this pot, in addition to the winner of the UEFA play-off or the winner of the play-off bracket containing Peru, Australia and UAE.
They can’t face one other staff from Pot 2, which guidelines out Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Uruguay, Switzerland, Croatia and neighbours Mexico (who they’d not be capable to face anyway since they’re each CONCACAF groups).
Check out the total seedings under.
When does the World Cup begin?
The 2022 World Cup is scheduled to start on November 21, 2022, with hosts Qatar kicking issues off in Group A.
USMNT will study the date of their first sport as soon as the teams are confirmed shortly after the draw. Games will typically happen in the early morning in the U.S. because of the time distinction.
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