QATAR WORLD 2022: 29 OF THE 32 EXPECTED TEAMS ALREADY KNOWN
IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO WAIT FOR THE LAST ROUND OF THE PLAY-OFFS QUALIFICATION TO FINALLY KNOW THE LIST OF THE 32 TEAMS THAT WILL PARTICIPATE IN THIS GREAT MEETING OF WORLD SOCCER ON THE QATAR WORLD CUP 2022
For now, 29 nations are already qualified after the play-offs of the African zone and two of the three European play-offs. We know more about the list of teams that will participate in the World Cup 2022 scheduled from November 21st to December 18th.
Here is the list of 29 qualified teams by zone:
AFRICAN ZONE (05 Places)
SOUTH AMERICA ZONE (4.5 Places)
ASIA ZONE (5.5 Places)
Qatar (host country)
CONCACAF ZONE (3.5 Places)
EUROPE ZONE (12 Places)
OCEANIA ZONE (0,5 Place)
END OF QUALIFICATIONS NEXT JUNE (United Arab Emirates - Australia)
.......... THREE PLAY-OFFS SCHEDULED IN JUNE
The last qualified teams will be known after the intercontinental play-offs in June. A CONMEBOL representative (South America) will face an AFC country (Asia, which will be the winner of the UAE-Australia match) in Qatar on 13th or 14th June 2022. Similarly, a play-off will oppose a representative of CONCACAF (North America) to an OFC country (Costa Rica will oppose New Zealand) on June 13th or 14th in Qatar.
Finally, due to the Russian military operation in Ukraine, the fate of the Track A dam in Europe is on hold. Wales has qualified for the final of the play-off, however the semi-final between Scotland and Ukraine has not yet taken place, and could take place in June 2022. Nothing is fixed yet, everything will depend on the conflict evolution in Ukraine.
Remember that the draw ceremony for the group stage of the World Cup will take place on April 1st in Doha, Qatar.