2022 World Cup Qualifying Draw: England, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland & Wales Learn Groups

Robbie Copeland
The draw has been made for the 2022 Qatar World Cup
The draw has been made for the 2022 Qatar World Cup / AFP/Getty Images
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England will face Robert Lewandowski's Poland in Group I when 2022 World Cup qualifying gets underway in March, while Scotland have once again been drawn against Israel in a favourable looking Group F.

Gareth Southgate's team went in as top seeds and were drawn against Poland, Hungary, Albania, Andorra and San Marino.

Scotland will be looking to qualify for a second successive major tournament, and will face Israel - who they have been drawn with in each of their Nations League campaigns as well as a separate playoff - and Denmark, Austria, the Faroe Islands and Moldova.

Wales will be tasked with facing Belgium in a group phase dominated by rematches from recent seasons. They also face the Czech Republic, Belarus and Estonia in Group E.

Elsewhere, Northern Ireland have landed the closest thing to a Group of Death against Italy and Switzerland, while the Republic of Ireland face Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and Serbia in Group A - both groups looking exceptionally tough.

Spain will take on Sweden again while Germany might have landed the easiest group of the lot.

Here's the draw in full...

Group A: Portugal, Serbia, Republic of Ireland, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan

Group B: Spain, Sweden, Greece, Georgia, Kosovo

Group C: Italy, Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, Lithuania

Group D: France, Ukraine, Finland, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kazakhstan

Group E: Belgium, Wales, Czech Republic, Belarus, Estonia

Group F: Denmark, Austria, Scotland, Israel, Faroe Islands, Moldova

Group G: Netherlands, Turkey, Norway, Montenegro, Latvia, Gibraltar

Group H: Croatia, Slovakia, Russia, Slovenia, Cyprus, Malta

Group I: England, Poland, Hungary, Albania, Andorra, San Marino

Group J: Germany, Romania, Iceland, North Macedonia, Armenia, Liechtenstein

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