Rangers stars will see their countries getting their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign get underway next year as the build up to the finals in Qatar gets started – with the European stars in Steven Gerrard’s squad learning who they will need to face to reach international football’s showpiece competition after the draw took place tonight.
The 2022 World Cup takes place in the Gulf nation from 21 November to 18 December 2022 with the qualification campaign taking place between March and November 2021.
The ten group winners will qualify for the finals while ten group runners-up will go into the play-offs in March 2022, joined by the two best group winners of the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League that have neither qualified directly for the final tournament as European Qualifiers group winners, nor entered the play-offs already as European Qualifiers group runners-up with three teams securing their place in Qatar.
Jordan Jones, Steven Davis and Cedric Itten have all been drawn in the same group with Northern Ireland and Switzerland set to face off in the only group featuring a potential clash between Rangers team-mates.
Here is the full draw – as well as any potential involvement from Ibrox.
Sweden – Filip Helander
Swizerland – Cedric Itten
Northern Ireland – Steven Davis & Jordan Jones
Finland – Glen Kamara
Scotland – Ryan Jack & Jon McLaughlin
Croatia – Borna Barisic
Romania – Ianis Hagi