What time is 2022 World Cup play-off draw today? Live stream, TV channel for Scotland, Portugal, Wales and Italy

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IT’S the last chance saloon for several nations to book their places in Qatar – it’s the World Cup play-off draw.

And Wales, Scotland, Portugal and Italy can all find out who they will face in the next round of qualifying – with a two-round playoff incoming.


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Gareth Southgate’s England can already look forward to being at the first ever winter edition of the tournament, which gets underway on November 21 next year.

For teams who finished second in European qualifying groups though, they now face the tough task of going through the play-offs to guarantee their place in the Finals.

When is World Cup play-off draw?

  • The draw for the play-off stage will be held at Fifa HQ in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • It will take place on Friday, November 26 – TODAY.
  • Things get underway at 4pm UK time, which will be 5pm in Switzerland.
  • To follow all the ties as they are drawn, join us here on SunSport where we will be running a live blog.

Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?

As yet, a TV channel for the draw has not been confirmed in the UK.

But you will be able to live stream it on Fifa’s official website.

Coverage will begin at 4pm.

Which teams are involved in the World Cup playoff draw?

The draw will include ten nations who finished as runners up in qualifying, as well as two Nations League group winners who missed out on a spot in their respective group.

Just three sides will make it through the play-offs and play at the 2022 World Cup from the twelve who enter the play-off stage.

The teams in the hat are:

Seeded:

  • Portugal
  • Italy
  • Scotland
  • Russia
  • Sweden
  • Wales

Unseeded

  • Austria
  • North Macedonia
  • Turkey
  • Poland
  • Ukraine
  • Czech Republic

Who can Scotland and Wales play?

Scotland and Wales can be drawn at home to any of the six unseeded teams in the semi-final, who they will play at home.

In the final, they can be drawn home or away to the winner of any of the other five ties.

The only teams who cannot meet each other in either the semi-final or final are Russia and Ukraine, who asked to be kept apart due to the conflict in Ukraine’s Donbass region.

Stay up to date with all the latest from Zurich in our live blog…

  • When is World Cup play-off draw?

    • The draw for the play-off stage will be held at Fifa HQ in Zurich, Switzerland.
    • It will take place on Friday, November 26 – TODAY.
    • Things get underway at 4pm UK time, which will be 5pm in Switzerland.
    • To follow all the ties as they are drawn, join us here on SunSport where we will be running a live blog.
  • ZOOM CALLS

    The World Cup play-off draw will be held on Zoom due to Covid-19 restrictions.

    The draw will be conducted by FIFA Director of Competitions Manolo Zubiria, and presented by Samantha Johnson and Adriano del Monte.

    After the draw, the bosses of the 12 nations involved will share their feelings to Johnson and Del Monte.

  • GOOD AFTERNOON WORLD CUP FANS

    The draw for the World Cup European play-off is now just hours away.

    Twelve teams consisting of six seeded and unseeded nations will battle it out for the THREE remaining spots left at the Qatar tournament in 2022.

    England have already automatically qualified for the first-ever winter edition of the tournament.

    However, Wales and Scotland weren’t so lucky and will be on the edge of their seats to find out who they will face in the next stage of the two-round play-off.

    There could be some thrills in the draw as Cristiano Ronaldo’s seeded Portugal side may be pitted against Robert Lewandowski’s Poland team, setting up a potential epic duel between the two footballing greats.

    You can catch all the latest from the draw right here SunSport’s live blog.

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