HARRY KANE couldn’t hide his excitement after finding out who England would face in the group stages of the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Gareth Southgate’s side were drawn in Group B and will play Iran on November 21, USA on November 25 and either Wales, Scotland or Ukraine on November 29.
Kane is pleased with how the draw went for England
Harry Kane will lead England out in November in QatarCredit: Rex
It means England will get a team from Qatar’s group in the last 16 if they go through, with a game on Saturday, December 3 or Sunday, December 4.
Alongside the hosts in that group are Ecuador, Senegal and Holland.
Three Lions captain was a happy chappy as he tweeted following the draw in Doha, Qatar.
The 28-year-old Tottenham striker retweeted England sharing the final Group B, writing: “Always exciting to see who we get in the group!
“Playing on the opening day will be incredible as well.”
Raheem Sterling also retweeted the same graphic, writing: “Let’s go.”
Wales have already reached the qualification final and will take on the winner of Scotland versus Ukraine, to be played in June.
It means England are forced to wait over two months to find out their final group-stage opponent.
The USA were drawn out of Pot 2, as the Three Lions avoided the likes of Germany, Holland and Uruguay.
England were also paired with Iran from Pot 3.
The Three Lions have NEVER played Iran but will kick-off their campaign against the nation on November 21 – the opening day of the tournament.
The last time England played on the first day of a World Cup was 1966 – a good omen for Southgate and Co.
The USA follow on November 25 before they conclude their group campaign against the European play-offs winner on November 29.
It will also be the first time England will have played Wales, Scotland or Ukraine at a World Cup.
The USA are an interesting one. They’ve got some very good players
England boss Gareth Southgate
When speaking to BBC Sport, England boss Southgate said: “USA and Iran are teams we’ve not played for a while and the third is an unknown but throws up a possible British derby.
“We’ve got to get out of the group. Out first objective is to get out of the group and then we build from there.
“In this situation all of our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine, so when that tie is played out is irrelevant really.
“When you’re seeded you get the advantage of missing out on those big six or seven teams.
“Most of the first seeds would be pleased with the group they get. There are some highly ranked teams in pot two.
“The USA are an interesting one. They’ve got some very good players and we know what they could be capable of, so that one in particular is an intriguing one.”
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