World Cup 2018's semi-finalists England will find out who they face in their group when the draws for the tournament to be held in Qatar later this year take place on Friday.
England belong in the top seeds in Pot 1 ahead of their draw following their latest ranking (5th) as updated by FIFA on March 31.
Here are the final pots ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022 draw:
FIFA World Cup 2022 Pots
Pot 1: Qatar, Brazil, Belgium, France, Argentina, England, Spain, Portugal
Pot 2: Mexico, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Uruguay, Switzerland, USA, Croatia
Pot 3: Senegal, Iran, Japan, Morocco, Serbia, Poland, South Korea, Tunisia
Pot 4: Cameroon, Canada, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Wales/Scotland/Ukraine, Peru/Australia/UAE, Costa Rica/New Zealand
Who could England face in the FIFA World Cup group stage draw?
To begin with, as per FIFA's draw rules, England's group will only have one other European team at most.
England will face one team each from Pot 2, 3 and 4 except the top seeded teams.
Teams England will avoid: Brazil, Belgium, France, Argentina, Spain, Portugal or hosts Qatar
Teams England can face: Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Croatia, Mexico, USA, Denmark, Uruguay, Switzerland, Poland, South Korea, Senegal, Iran, Japan, Morocco, Serbia, Tunisia, Scotland/Wales, Cameroon, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Ecuador.
We predict England's FIFA World Cup 2022 group to be: