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The final five places for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be determined by five different playoffs staged around the world in 2022. And we’re about to find out a lot more about them in the draw. playoffs on Friday, November 26.

FIFA will conduct the draw in Zurich at 11:00 a.m.ET (5:00 p.m. CET) and determine which matches will award the last three places in Europe, as well as the two places for the intercontinental qualifiers (details below). below). The draw will be streamed live on FIFA.com.

A total of 32 nations will take part in the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar from November 2022. Qatar qualifies automatically as host and the other 31 finalists will come out of regional qualifiers held around the world .

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There are 13 countries that have already booked their tickets to Qatar, and more will be reserving places in qualifying in January and February. Here is how the 31 direct berths are distributed around the world:

  • Africa (CAF): 5
  • Asia (AFC): 4 (plus 1 qualifying for the playoffs)
  • Europe (UEFA): 13 (including 3 play-off winners)
  • North America / Central and Caribbean (CONCACAF): 3 (plus 1 qualifying for the playoffs)
  • Oceania (OFC): 1 qualification for the playoffs
  • South America (CONMEBOL): 4 (plus 1 qualifying for the playoffs)

The four qualifiers mentioned above from the continents of Asia, South America, North America and Oceania will be drawn in two separate “intercontinental” qualifying matches played at a neutral venue with a ticket to Qatar in play.

Europe has its own playoffs involving 12 countries. They will be divided into three last four groups. The survivor of each installment will head to Qatar.

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World Cup playoffs (3 places)

Friday’s draw will divide the 12 European teams in the playoffs into three different installments. The 12 elimination teams (10 runners-up and two Nations League group winners) are seeded: the six teams with the best qualifying record (points and goal difference) are allocated to Pot 1 and the other six will go in Pot 2.

Pot 1: Italy, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Wales

Pot 2: Austria, Czech Republic, North Macedonia, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine

The Pot 1 teams will host the semi-final in their respective bracket. The host of the final will be determined by lot.

Support (Path) 1

Dated Meet Time (ET) tv channels Flux
Thursday / Fri, March 24/25 Semi-final # 1 To be determined To be determined
Thursday / Fri, March 24/25 Semi-final # 2 To be determined To be determined
Mon / Tue 28/29 March Final To be determined To be determined

Support (Path) 2

Dated Meet Time (ET) tv channels Flux
Thursday / Fri, March 24/25 Semi-final # 1 To be determined To be determined
Thursday / Fri, March 24/25 Semi-final # 2 To be determined To be determined
Mon / Tue 28/29 March Final To be determined To be determined

Support (Path) 3

Dated Meet Time (ET) tv channels Flux
Thursday / Fri, March 24/25 Semi-final # 1 To be determined To be determined
Thursday / Fri, March 24/25 Semi-final # 2 To be determined To be determined
Mon / Tue 28/29 March Final To be determined To be determined

Intercontinental World Cup playoffs (2 places)

Four national teams will qualify for the FIFA intercontinental qualifiers:

The November 26 draw will determine which continents will face each other in the two knockout matches in June 2022 that will complete the field of 32 World Cup teams. In the past, these have been played over two rounds, but due to schedule congestion caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, these will be one-game playoffs at a neutral venue.

Dated Meet Time (ET) tv channels Flux
Mon 13 June Playoff match n ° 1 To be determined To be determined
Tuesday June 14 Playoff game # 2 To be determined To be determined

When does the FIFA World Cup start?

  • Inaugural matches: Monday, November 21, 2022
  • World Cup Final: Sunday, December 18, 2022

The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off on a Monday with four matches in Qatar.

The World Cup final will always take place on a Sunday, as tradition dictates. The trophy will be hoisted by the winner on Sunday, December 18, 2022.

Which teams have qualified for the World Cup?

A total of 13 teams have officially qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including the host country. This leaves 19 positions to be filled in the coming months.

In addition to the host country Qatar, there were 10 nations from Europe that qualified for the tournament. Brazil was the first to earn a South American spot with five qualifying matches to go and he was joined by Argentina.




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