Canada slots into Group F, will play Belgium, Croatia and Morocco at FIFA World Cup

By CityNews Staff


  • For the first time in 36 years, the Canadian men's national team was involved in a World Cup draw.
  • The World Cup in Qatar will commence in November and be played until mid-December. France is the reigning world champ.
  • Teams were placed into the pots based on their FIFA world ranking as of March 31. Canada entered in Pot 4.

We now know which three teams Canada will face off against when the 2022 FIFA World Cup gets underway in November.

Canada was drawn into Group F, where they will play alongside Belgium, Morocco and Croatia. As a result of slotting as No. 2, the Canadians will play Belgium to open the World Cup. Canada was the last ball taken in the draw.

Canada officially clinched a spot in Qatar on March 27 when the club beat Jamaica 4-0 at a packed BMO Field in Toronto. It is the first time a Canadian squad qualified for a World Cup since 1986 when the red and white played in Mexico. They failed to win a match and were outscored 5-0.

Canada’s game against Belgium will be played on November 23. Belgium finished third at the 2018 World Cup. The Canadians are ranked 38th in the world compared to No. 2 for Belgium, No. 16 for Croatia and No, 24 for Morocco.

The FIFA World Cup will run from November 21, 2022, to December 18.

Full World Cup 2022 group rankings:

Group A: 

  • Qatar (A1)
  • Ecuador (A2)
  • Senegal (A3)
  • Netherlands (A4)

Group B:

  • England (B1)
  • Iran (B2)
  • USA (B3)
  • TBD (B4)

Group C:

  • Argentina (C1)
  • Saudi Arabia (C2)
  • Mexico (C3)
  • Poland (C4)

Group D:

  • France (D1)
  • TBD (D2)
  • Denmark (D3)
  • Tunisia (D4)

Group E:

  • Spain (E1)
  • TBD (E2)
  • Germany (E3)
  • Japan (E4)

Group F:

  • Belgium (F1)
  • Canada (F2)
  • Morocco (F3)
  • Croatia (F4)

Group G: 

  • Brazil (G1)
  • Serbia (G2)
  • Switzerland (G3)
  • Cameroon (G4)

Group H: 

  • Portugal (H1)
  • Ghana (H2)
  • Uruguay (H3)
  • Korea (H4)

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