THE red carpet was packed with celebrities, soccer stars and wags ahead of the World Cup draw taking place in Doha, Qatar.
Football fans around the world will be on the edge of their seats waiting to find out who their country will be drawn to play in the groups.
Unsurprisingly, the draw is a star-studded event in the mega-rich Middle East.
Manchester City legend and recently retired Sergio Aguero was one of the first to arrive along with partner Sofia Calzetti.
Aguero quit The Beautiful Game in December at the age of 33 at a tearful press conference after being diagnosed with heart disease.
Former Netherlands and AC Milan ace Clarence Seedorf looked dapper in his black suit and bow tie, with wife Sophia Makramati.
And there were plenty of other big names in the sport, including Brazilian Kaka and Italian icon Andrea Pirlo.
England boss Gareth Southgate was of course present, ready to find out who his Three Lions will have to overtake to reach the knockout stages.
England qualified with flying colors and are among the top seeds heading into the group stages.
But Italy, European champion, DO NOT be in Qatar, after surprisingly losing 2-1 in their qualifying game against North Macedonia.
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Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who wants a World Cup every two years, will be an interested spectator for the balls to be drawn.
The screen stars were also keen to show their faces at the glitzy bash.
Actor and huge soccer fan Idris Elba opted for a three-quarter length coat and black sunglasses as he smiled on the red carpet with his wife Sabrina Dhowre.
Qualifying teams will be placed into four ranking pots, all decided by the new Fifa World Rankings.
As a group, we are not really afraid of anyone. It will show in our performance
England midfielder Jack Grealish
England, fifth in the standings, will join Qatar, new world number 1, Brazil, Belgium, France, Argentina, Spain and Portugal in the first pot.
Asked about the World Cup draw earlier this week, England midfielder Jack Grealish said: “As a group we really don’t fear anyone. It will show in our performances.
“I think I saw something the other day saying we haven’t been beaten in 90 minutes since November 2020 or something.
“So I think, yeah, at the moment we have such a confident group and looking ahead to the draw, we’re all going to be excited and we’re not going to fear anyone.”