For the Men’s EHF EURO 2022 draw, the 24 teams have been divided into four pots of six squads. The seeding for the pots is based on ranking at the EHF EURO 2020, updated with consideration for ranking in the qualifier groups.
The pots are as follows:
- Pot 1: Spain, Croatia, Norway, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal — defending champions, runners-up and four first-ranked teams of qualifiers
- Pot 2: Sweden, Hungary, Russia, Denmark, Serbia, Austria — organisers, four first-ranked teams and one second-ranked team of qualifiers
- Pot 3: Slovakia, Belarus, Iceland, Czech Republic, France, North Macedonia — organisers and five second-ranked teams of qualification groups
- Pot 4: Netherlands, Montenegro, Ukraine, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania — two second-ranked teams of qualifiers and four third-ranked teams
Six teams have already been allocated their group (and row, according to pot), with EHF EURO 2020 runners-up Croatia set to play in group A in Szeged; co-hosts Hungary to start in group B in Budapest; EHF EURO 2020 semi-finalists Slovenia to begin in group C in Debrecen; Germany in group D in Bratislava; Czech Republic in group E, also in Bratislava; and co-hosts Slovakia in group F in Kosice.
The draw procedure will see the three remaining teams in pot 1 drawn into row one, after which the five remaining teams in pot 2 will be drawn into row two. Next, the four remaining teams in pot 3 will be drawn into row three, and finally the six teams in pot 4 will be drawn into row four.
Draw will take place in Budapest on Thursday 6 May at 17:00 CEST.