World Cup draw live as play off opponents decided for Scotland and Wales

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Follow live coverage of the World Cup 2022 play-off draw as Scotland and Wales learn their potential path to Qatar.

Portugal, Sweden, Italy, Ukraine, Turkey, Russia, Poland, North Macedonia, Austria and Czech Republic are in the draw alongside the Scots and the Welsh as they bid to join England and a host of others at the tournament next year.

Scotland, Wales, Portugal, Italy, Russia and Sweden are seeds and they will be at home for the semi-finals, against one of the other six unseeded nations before one-off finals to decide who will go to Qatar and who will miss out. The games will take place in the next international break in March next year.

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World Cup play-off draw latest updates

  • Scotland and Wales to learn opponents for play-off semi-finals

  • Big guns Portugal and Italy also seeded, set for home semi-finals

How do the seedings and paths work?

14:17 , Lawrence Ostlere

Portugal, Scotland, Italy, Russia, Sweden and Wales are seeds and they will be at home for the semi-finals, against one of the other six unseeded nations.

The semi-finals are numbered in the order they are drawn out, and the winners of semi-final 1 will play the winners of semi-final 2 in the final, 3 vs 4 and 5 vs 6.

A draw will also be held to determine which semi-finalists will be at home for the final - both the semis and the final are one match only.

World Cup play-off draw

14:08 , Alex Pattle

Follow live coverage of the World Cup 2022 play-off draw as Scotland and Wales learn their potential path to Qatar.

Portugal, Sweden, Italy, Ukraine, Turkey, Russia, Poland, North Macedonia, Austria and Czech Republic are in the draw alongside the Scots and the Welsh as they bid to join England and a host of others at the tournament next year.

Scotland, Wales, Portugal, Italy, Russia and Sweden are seeds and they will be at home for the semi-finals, against one of the other six unseeded nations before one-off finals to decide who will go to Qatar and who will miss out. The games will take place in the next international break in March next year.