32 nations that qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2022 are drawn into eight groups, and here is the group-by-group breakdown.
Belgium, Croatia, Morocco, and Canada
The two biggest teams in this group are the World Cup 2018 finalists Croatia, and the World Cup 2018 semi-finalist Belgium. If anything extraordinary doesn't occur those two teams will fight for the first two places, and the rest will be decided between Morocco and Canada. Two teams that advance to the next round cross path with Group E.
BELGIUM: Last few big tournaments they were regarded as favorites, but always failed to perform at some stage. For a few years now they were the No.1 ranked team in the world, and as such everybody has big expectations of them. Nothing is different this year, and maybe this is the year to go all the way. With some of the best players in the world such as Kevin De Bruyne from Manchester City, Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea, Youri Tielemans from Leicester City, and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois from Real Madrid anything less than silverware is expected. Since 2016 their coach is Roberto Martinez. Belgium qualified for the World Cup 2022 as UEFA Group H winners.
CROATIA: Croatia impressed the world in 2018 by reaching the final game of the World Cup where they lost to France. Their talisman player and one of the best midfielders of the last decade Luka Modric still plays at the highest level in Real Madrid despite his age of 35. With him on the pitch and in form Croatia can put strong performance against every team in the world. It will be very difficult to repeat Russia 2018, but anything can happen. They can go all the way, but at the same time, they can leave the World Cup 2022 after failing to advance from the group stage. Since 2017 their coach is Zlatko Dalic. Croatia qualified for the World Cup 2022 as UEFA Group H winners and this will be their sixth World Cup appearance. Since their independence, Croatia missed only the World Cup 2010 in South Africa. The best player is before mentioned Luka Modric from Real Madrid, but there are a lot of great players Croatia can choose from, such as Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea, Ivan Perisic from Tottenham, and one of the best young defenders in the world Josko Gvardiol from Red Bull Leipzig.
MOROCCO: Morocco is one of the best teams in Africa. This will be their sixth World Cup appearance, after qualifying for the World Cup 2022 via a play-off win against DR Congo. Their coach is experienced Bosnian manager Vahid Halilhodzic. He has a good team at his disposal, the biggest star is Hakim Ziyech but it is still unclear will he be in the Morocco squad for the World Cup because he conflicted with coach Halilhodzic. Achraf Hakimi from PSG, followed by Youssef En-Neysiri, Munir El Haddadi, and goalkeeper Yassine Bounou from Sevilla are all very good players and with their best performances and a little luck, Morocco can go through to the next round of the tournament.
CANADA: This will be their second World Cup appearance after their debut in Mexico in 1986. They had an impressive qualification that led them to first place in the Northern American qualifications in front of usual favorites Mexico and the USA. Their coach is since 2018 John Herdman. Canada's best players are Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich and Jonathan David from Lille. There are also experienced midfielder Atiba Hutchinson from Besiktas and Junior Hoilett from Reading who bring extra quality. If Canada plays like in qualification games they will be a tough nut to crack for anyone.