The Qatar 2022 World Cup is near. With the Qualifiers in progress and teams that are shaping up to be seized of one of the quotas in the different Confederations, the outlook for the next World Cup is increasingly clear, although there is still little more than a year to go before it begins.
In this week of much action on FIFA dates, there were news in the fight to get the 32 tickets to the World Cup event, which will take place between November 21 and December 18, 2022. With Qatar inside for being the host country, in these days the first classified appeared: Germany and Denmark. Look at the full map.
THIS IS THE TABLE OF CONMEBOL
With 11 games played, except for Brazil and Argentina who have their game pending, the table of positions has to Verdeamarela de Tite as leader with 28. Behind comes the National Team, undefeated with 22 units and followed by Ecuador and Uruguay, they have 16 each. Colombia accumulates 15 points and is fifth, a position that today would allow him the chance to access the playoffs. Paraguay, Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Venezuela would be staying out of Qatar, because there are only five places that FIFA grants Conmebol.
THE SOUTH AMERICANS WHO WOULD BE CLASSIFYING:
5. Colombia (repechage)
THIS IS THE UEFA TABLE
Divided into ten groups, the European teams compete for 13 places towards the World Cup. The former will qualify directly, while the latter will go to a playoff instance to determine the remaining three. Germany thrashed North Macedonia on Monday to win Group J. AND Denmark overtook Austria to secure first place in the F. In the absence of a date for most of the teams, so far the leaders are Serbia, Sweden, Italy together with Switzerland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Russia and England, that they would be directly at the World Cup; While Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Scotland, Norway, Croatia, Poland and Romania would compete among themselves for the other tickets. Two from the Nations League ranking will be added. Thus, 12, with direct elimination duels for three passages.
France, the last world champion, wants to be in the next World Cup.
THE EUROPEANS WHO ARE CLASSIFIED
THOSE WHO WOULD BE CLASSIFYING
3. Italy – Switzerland
THE EUROPEANS WHO WOULD PLAY THE PLAYOFFS:
Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Scotland, Norway, Croatia, Poland and Romania plus the two of the Nations League ranking. Of all of them, only three would go to the World Cup in Qatar.
THIS IS THE CONCACAF TABLE
The octagonal final of the Concacaf has few games played: only six out of fourteen. With the results so far, Mexico, United States and Canada they would be qualifying directly to the World Cup, while Panama would get a ticket to the playoffs. In this way, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras and Jamaica would be left empty-handed.
The United States and Mexico, the strongest selected that Concacaf has.
CENTRAL AND NORTH AMERICANS WHO WOULD BE CLASSIFYING:
2. United States
3. Panama (playoff)
THIS IS THE CAF TABLE
Divided into 10 groups, there will be five African teams who will be present at the World Cup. Those who are first in each zone will then play a direct eliminatory with the other leaders and thus the available places will be defined. So far, with 3 out of 6 games played, they are Algeria together with Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Mali, Egypt, South Africa, Senegal, Morocco and Tanzania who would have that possibility.
The African Qualifiers distribute five tickets to the World Cup.
AFRICANS WITH THE MOST CHANCES TO RANK:
Algeria, Tunisia, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Mali, Egypt, South Africa, Senegal, Morocco and Tanzania. Of all of them, only five would go to the World Cup in Qatar.
THIS IS THE TABLE OF THE AFC
The Asian Playoffs (plus Australia) are divided into two groups. The first and second of each zone will go directly to the World Cup, while the third parties will play a duel with each other to define the remaining quota. Only 3 of 10 dates played, they would be Iran, South Korea, Australia and Saudi Arabia who would classify directly, while United Arab Emirates and Japan they would dispute the other place. It should be clarified that Qatar, host of the tournament, is already qualified.
Qataris already have their presence assured by being local.
ASIAN (+ AUSTRALIA) WHO WOULD RANK DIRECTLY:
1. Qatar (already qualified for being host).
3. South Korea
5. Saudi Arabia
ASIAN PEOPLE WHO WOULD CONTEST FOR THE REMAINING SPOT:
Japan is even with Oman and in the other zone, Lebanon. Of them, only one would go to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
WHAT ABOUT THE OFC?
The oceanic teams still do not have a defined representative to play the playoffs against a team from another Confederation, something that will only be known at the beginning of next year. The 11 teams that make up the OFC will be divided into two groups and will face each other, with the first two from each zone going to the playoffs. Whoever is the winner, will have the possibility to access the play-off against a team from another continent, given that FIFA does not contemplate direct qualifiers from Oceania to the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
New Zealand, the top pick in the Ocean Playoffs.
As in each Qualifying, four confederations They will have a team that will go to the playoffs. The fifth from South America (today Colombia), the fourth from Concacaf (for now Canada), the duel between the two third parties in Asia (today Oman or Lebanon) and the winner from Oceania, where the competition has not started yet but it will almost certainly be for New Zealand.
FIFA will conduct a draw that has not yet taken place to determine what those matches will look like. It is worth remembering that in Europe they play their own playoffs. The 10 seconds of each group are added to the two best placed in the Nations League and are not in the qualifying zone. Those 12 will be divided into three zones where there will be semifinals and final in each one to add three more qualifiers.
The federation that does not have play-offs is Africa. There, the same format will end up facing the 10 teams that will advance to the third round, five against five with the winners taking a direct ticket to Qatar.