England’s potential path to the World Cup final: Senegal, France and Belgium could lie in wait for Three Lions in the knockout stages before a potential final showdown with Germany, Spain or Brazil
- England drawn with the United States and Iran in the group stage this winter
- They will also take on the play-off winner from Scotland, Wales or Ukraine
- Senegal or Holland could be next in the last 16 before a meeting with France
- England could then face Belgium or Portugal for a place in December 18 final
England will face the United States, Iran, and either Scotland, Wales or Ukraine in the group stages of the 2022 Qatar World Cup later this year as they were handed a dream draw on Friday.
Gareth Southgate’s side will be looking to end 56 years of hurt when they head to the Gulf state this winter.
The Three Lions will play in the group stages between November 21 and December and will play their first match – against Iran on the opening day of the tournament.
Gareth Southgate’s side will be looking to end 56 years of hurt in the Gulf state this winter
If England finished top of the Group B then next up would be the runner-up from Group A, likely to be African campions Senegal or Holland in the last 16.
The winner of the tie between the winner of Group D featuring France and Denmark and the runner-up of Group C from Argentina, Mexico, Poland and Saudi Arabia.
The winners of Group F and Group H could find their way to the semi-finals to meet England should they get this far, which means a possible semi-final between England and Belgium or Portugal.
And if the Three Lions could reach the final on December 18 then it could be Spain, Germany or Brazil.
United States will face England after the draw for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Friday
Chelsea star Christian Pulisic will be the USA’s key player in the World Cup later this year
Gregg Berhalter’s team will also face Iran and one of Wales, Scotland or Ukraine in their group