The qualifying process for the 2022 FIFA World Cup will select 31 of the 32 participating countries, including hosts Qatar, who received an automatic entry.
Parallel events are organized by FIFA’s 6 confederations. Qualifying started on June 6, 2019, with the 1st match played between Mongolia & Brunei, with the player from Mongolia Norjmoogiin Tsedenbal taking the opening goal, & will end with the inter-confederation play-offs in June 2022. Due to the different dates used by each confederation, unlike the previous seasons, the uniform preliminary draw was not there this season. Instead, numerous drawings were done individually. The qualifying procedure has been frequently postponed because of the COVID-19 infection.
The Qatar 2022 World Cup is approaching, and hosts Qatar, along with ten European teams, Iran, South Korea, Argentina, and Brazil, have all qualified for the championships. The 2022 World Cup will be held from November 21 to December 18 and will include 32 teams.
Nations are starting to secure their places in the 2022 Qatar World Cup, which will take place next year. As the event’s hosts, Qatar will automatically qualify for next year’s competition, which will feature 32 teams divided into eight groups of four and will take place between November 21 and December 18.
Four matches will be played each day over the period of 12 days in the group stage, with the winners and runners-up advancing to the round of 16. After the international fixture window concludes in March, the finals draw will take place in April 2022. A third-place play-off game will be contested on December 17, unlike the Euro Cup 2020.
Here’s a look at how the world’s most prestigious international trophy will be decided, as well as the current odds for who will win the World Cup in Qatar in 2022.
World Cup qualification is heating up, and there will be plenty of surprises in store.
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Schedule 2022
Let’s check out full World Cup Qualification schedule below.
|March 24, 2022||Argentina||Venezuela||TBD|
|March 24, 2022||Brazil||Chile||TBD|
|March 24, 2022||Colombia||Bolivia||TBD|
|March 24, 2022||Paraguay||Ecuador||TBD|
|March 24, 2022||Uruguay||Peru||TBD|
|March 29, 2022||Bolivia||Brazil||TBD|
|March 29, 2022||Chile||Uruguay||TBD|
|March 29, 2022||Ecuador||Argentina||TBD|
|March 29, 2022||Peru||Paraguay||TBD|
|March 29, 2022||Venezuela||Colombia||TBD|
Schedule for the UEFA World Cup qualifying playoffs
Due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the semi-final match between Scotland and Ukraine has been postponed until June.
Austria vs. Wales
Due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the match between Russia and Poland has been cancelled.
Czech Republic vs. Sweden
North Macedonia vs. Italy
Turkey vs. Portugal
Finals — Wales/Austria vs. Scotland/Ukraine will be held in Cardiff.
Sweden/Czech Republic vs. Russia/Poland
Italy/North Macedonia vs. Portugal/Turkey
The playoff semifinals and finals will be held on March 24-25, 2022, and March 28-29, 2022.
Intercontinental playoffs for the 2022 World Cup (Games will be played at a neutral site)
South America vs. Asia (4th-round playoff winner) (5th-place finisher)
Oceania vs. CONCACAF (4th place finisher) (winner)