European Qualifiers Group Stage matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar came to an end on 16th November 2021. Almost ten teams have won their group matches to secure their positions in FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar that are Belgium, France, Germany, Denmark, Croatia, England, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Serbia. Moreover, the play-offs will be played by the Czech Republic, Italy, North Macedonia, Portugal, Poland, Scotland, Russia, Turkey, Sweden, Ukraine, Wales and Austria in the UEFA Nations League.
How Does 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar Qualify Work?
The ten group winners have directly qualified for the 2022 World Cup Qatar which is held from 21st November 2021 to 18th December 2021. The ten group runners-up will be associated together by the two best group winners from the UEFA Nations League tournament 2020/21 that is going to be held between 24th to 29th March 2022 as the play-offs match. These two group winner teams of the UEFA Nations League have neither directly entered the final tournament nor entered the play-offs as European Qualifiers group runners-up. These twelve teams have entered into three play-offs including semi-finals and a final in the tournament. The three winners will qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.
Schedule for the Play-Offs
Play-Off Finals – Tuesday 29th March 2022
Path A – Wales or Austria vs Scotland or Ukraine
Path B – Russia or Poland vs Sweden or the Czech Republic
Path C – Portugal or Turkey vs Italy or North Macedonia
Play-Off Semi-Finals – Thursday 24th March 2022
Path A – Scotland vs Ukraine, Wales vs Austria
Path B – Russia vs Poland, Sweden vs the Czech Republic
Path C – Italy vs North Macedonia, Portugal vs Turkey
Match Day 10
Sunday 14th November
Group A – Luxembourg vs the Republic of Ireland (0-3), Portugal vs Serbia (1-2)
Group B – Greece vs Kosovo (1-1), Spain vs Sweden (1-0)
Group H – Croatia vs Russia (1-0), Malta vs Slovakia (0-6), Slovenia vs Cyprus (2-1)
Group J – Armenia vs Germany (1-4), Liechtenstein vs Romania (0-2), North Macedonia vs Iceland (3-1)
Monday 15th November
Group C – Northern Ireland vs Italy (0-0), Switzerland vs Bulgaria (4-0)
Group F – Austria vs Moldova (4-1), Israel vs Faroe Islands (3-2), Scotland vs Denmark (2-0)
Group I – Albania vs Andorra (1-0), Poland vs Hungary (1-2), San Marino vs England (0-10)
Tuesday 16th November
Group D – Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Ukraine (0-2), Finland vs France (0-2)
Group E – Czech Republic vs Estonia (2-0), Wales vs Belgium (1-1)
Group G – Gibraltar vs Latvia (1-3), Montenegro vs Turkey (1-2), Netherlands vs Norway (2-0)
Match Day 9
Thursday 11th November
Group A – Azerbaijan vs Luxembourg (1-3), the Republic of Ireland vs Portugal (0-0)
Group B – Georgia vs Sweden (2-0), Greece vs Spain (0-1)
Group H – Russia vs Cyprus (6-0), Malta vs Croatia (1-7), Slovakia vs Slovenia (2-2)
Group J – Armenia vs North Macedonia (0-5), Germany vs Liechtenstein (9-0), Romania vs Iceland (0-0)
Friday 12th November
Group C – Italy vs Switzerland (1-1), Northern Ireland vs Lithuania (1-0)
Group F – Austria vs Israel (4-2), Denmark vs Faroe Islands (3-1), Moldova vs Scotland (0-2)
Group I – Andorra vs Poland (1-4), England vs Albania (5-0), Hungary vs San Marino (4-0)
Saturday 13th November
Group D – Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Finland (1-3), France vs Kazakhstan (8-0)
Group G – Norway vs Latvia (0-0), Turkey vs Gibraltar (6-0), Montenegro vs Netherlands (2-2)
Group E – Belgium vs Estonia (3-1), Wales vs Belarus (5-1)
The above play-offs list has already decided the semi-finals and finals for the qualifying tournament for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. It will be going to be held between 24th March to 29th March 2022. So, keep on watching the semi-finals and final qualifier for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. For more information visit flightaura.com
Ques. How many European nations have qualified for World Cup?
Ans. Fifty-five European nations qualifying rounds started in March 2021. There were ten groups of five to six teams with qualifying headers in March and September to qualify for the World Cup qualifying dates of June 2021.
Ques. Does Portugal qualify for World Cup 2022?
Ans. Portugal has failed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022 after they lost 2-1 Serbia in Lisbon on 14th November 2021 in which the last goal scored by Aleksandar Mitrovic and Serbia have qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar.
Ques. Does India select for the FIFA World Cup 2022?
Ans. Though India has not qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar and it has received the highest position in the 2002 qualification. India has guaranteed to receive third place in the AFC Asian Cup 2023.
Ques. Do European Nations League winners qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar?
Ans. Almost ten group winners have directly qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar. The final three-team will qualify through play-off matches to the World Cup 2022. With three routes, each with four teams will qualify for the 2022 World Cup via semi-finals and final.