Football: Qatar World Cup places on offer as qualifiers resume | Qatar 2022 News

Fifteen groups have already certified for the 2022 World Cup. Now, the remaining 44 are competing for the 17 spots which might be left.

Qualifiers for Qatar 2022 are set to renew on Thursday with 44 groups nonetheless competing for the 17 spots left within the 32-team soccer World Cup that takes place in November and December.

Fifteen groups, together with hosts Qatar, have already certified for soccer’s largest competitors. Right here is how issues stand:

Who has certified thus far?

South Korea

Teams that have qualified for Qatar 2022


Variety of spots: 13

Already certified: Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland

State of affairs: The ten group winners have certified with the the three remaining spots to be decided through the playoffs.


Semi-finals – March 24
Wales vs Austria
Sweden v Czech Republic
Italy v North Macedonia, Portugal v Turkey
Scotland v Ukraine (postponed)

Finals – March 29
Poland (given a bye after Russia’s disqualification) v Sweden/Czech Republic
Portugal/Turkey v Italy/North Macedonia
Wales/Austria v Scotland/Ukraine (postponed)

South America

Variety of spots: 4-5

Already certified: Argentina, Brazil

State of affairs: The highest 4 groups within the single South American qualifying group earn automated spots, whereas the fifth-placed finishers enter an inter-continental playoff.

Argentina and Brazil have already certified whereas Ecuador want a draw in opposition to Paraguay to achieve Qatar 2022. For Uruguay, a win over Peru, coupled with Chile failing to win away to Brazil would safe qualification.

Argentina's Lionel Messi and teammates celebrate winning the Copa America with the trophy
Argentina can be wanting so as to add to their Copa America title [Amanda Perobelli/Reuters]


March 24
Uruguay v Peru
Colombia v Bolivia
Brazil v Chile
Paraguay v Ecuador

March 25
Argentina v Venezuela

North and Central America and the Caribbean

Variety of spots: 3-4

Already certified: 0

State of affairs: High three sides from the eight-team league will qualify instantly for the World Cup whereas the staff ending fourth will go right into a playoff with the staff that finishes prime of the Oceania group.

Canada at present sit on the prime of the desk adopted by USA and Mexico.


March 24
Jamaica v El Salvador

March 25
Panama v Honduras
Mexico v USA
Costa Rica v Canada


Variety of spots: 5

Already certified: 0

State of affairs: Ten groups have reached the ultimate spherical in African qualifying with the winners of the two-legged ties, ranging from Friday, sealing progress to Qatar 2022.


March 25
DR Congo v Morocco
Cameroon v Algeria
Mali v Tunisia
Egypt v Senegal
Ghana v Nigeria

Africa Cup of Nations - Final - Senegal v Egypt
The Salah-Mane worldwide rivalry can be renewed when Senegal tackle Egypt within the playoff [Charly Triballeau/AFP]


Variety of spots: 5-6

Already certified: Iran, Qatar, South Korea

State of affairs: The 12 remaining groups in Asia’s qualifying have been divided into two teams. High two sides from every group will seal progress to Qatar 2022 whereas the 2 third-placed groups will face off with the winners dealing with the fifth-placed facet in South American qualifying.

Iran and South Korea have certified from Group A. In Group B, Saudi Arabia can safe qualification with a win over China on Thursday. Japan and Australia are at present positioned second and third within the group.


March 24
Australia v Japan
South Korea v Iran
Lebanon v Syria
Vietnam v Oman
China v Saudi Arabia
Iraq v UAE


Variety of spots: 0-1

Already certified: 0

State of affairs: Just one facet can qualify from Oceania for the World Cup. The winner of the qualifying marketing campaign advances to an intercontinental playoff in opposition to the fourth-placed facet from the CONCACAF area, which options nations from North and Central America, and the Caribbean.


March 24
Solomon Islands v Tahiti
New Zealand v New Caledonia
Fiji v Papua New Guinea

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