2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
Tournament details
Dates6 June 2019 – June 2022 (expected)
Teams209[note 1] (from 6 confederations)
Tournament statistics
Matches played645
Goals scored1,867 (2.89 per match)
Attendance4,549,323 (7,053 per match)
Top scorer(s)United Arab Emirates Ali Mabkhout (13 goals)
2018
2026
All statistics correct as of 14 October 2021.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification[note 2] is the qualifying process which will decide 31 of the 32 teams that will participate in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, joining hosts Qatar, who received an automatic spot.

Parallel tournaments are organised by FIFA's six confederations. Qualification started on 6 June 2019, when the first match played was between Mongolia and Brunei and the first goal was scored by Mongolian player Norjmoogiin Tsedenbal, and is set to end in June 2022 with the inter-confederation play-offs. Unlike with previous editions, there was no general preliminary draw, and instead, various draws were held separately due to different timelines used by each confederation.[1]

The qualification process has suffered numerous postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Qualified teams

Status of countries with respect to the 2022 FIFA World Cup:
  Team has qualified for World Cup
  Team can qualify
  Team eliminated
  Team withdrew from qualifying
  Country not a FIFA member
Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Consecutive
finals
appearances
Previous best
performance
 Qatar Hosts 2 December 2010 1st N/A 1
 Germany UEFA Group J winners 11 October 2021 20th[a] 2018 18 Winners (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014)
 Denmark UEFA Group F winners 12 October 2021 6th 2018 2 Quarter-finals (1998)
Notes
  1. ^ Germany between 1950 and 1990 competed as "West Germany", as a separate East German state and team existed then.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers began in June 2019 and are expected to finish in June 2022.

Qualification process

All FIFA member associations, of which there are currently 211, are eligible to enter qualification. Qatar, as hosts, qualified automatically for the tournament. However, Qatar was obliged by the AFC to participate in the Asian qualifying stage as the first two rounds also acted as qualification for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.[2] Qatar won their group so the fifth-best group runners-up advanced instead.[3] For the first time after the initial two tournaments of 1930 and 1934, the World Cup will be hosted by a country whose national team has never played a finals match before.[4] The reigning World Cup champions France also participate in qualifying as normal.[5] Saint Lucia initially entered qualification in the CONCACAF zone, but later withdrew from the competition. North Korea withdrew from the qualifying round due to safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The allocation of slots for each confederation was discussed by the FIFA Executive Committee on 30 May 2015 in Zürich after the FIFA Congress.[6] The committee decided that the same allocation used in 2006, 2010 and 2014 would be kept for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments:[7]

  • AFC (Asia): 4 or 5
  • CAF (Africa): 5
  • CONCACAF (North, Central America and Caribbean): 3 or 4
  • CONMEBOL (South America): 4 or 5
  • OFC (Oceania): 0 or 1
  • UEFA (Europe): 13
  • Hosts: 1

Summary of qualification

If Russia qualifies for the final tournament, its players will not be able to use the country name alone, flag or anthem as a result of the nation's two-year ban from world championships and Olympic Games in all sports after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) investigated the country's state-sanctioned tampering of a doping testing laboratory database.[8] WADA had initially proposed a four-year ban on 9 December 2019, after RUSADA was found non-compliant for handing over manipulated lab data to investigators.[9] The WADA ruling allowed athletes who were not involved in doping or the coverup to compete, but prohibited the use of the Russian flag and anthem at major international sporting events.[10] The ruling was appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).[11] CAS ruled on the appeal on 17 December 2020, cutting the ban from four to two years, until 16 December 2022.[12] The CAS ruling also allowed the name "Russia" to be displayed on uniforms if the words "Neutral Athlete" or "Neutral Team" have equal prominence.[8]

World Map FIFA2.svg
Confederation Available slots in finals Teams started Teams eliminated Teams can still qualify Teams qualified Qualifying start date Qualifying next match date Qualifying end date
AFC 4+1 or 5+1 45+1 33 12 0+1 6 June 2019 11 November 2021 June 2022
CAF 5 54 31 23 0 4 September 2019 11 November 2021 March 2022
CONCACAF 3 or 4 34 26 8 0 24 March 2021 12 November 2021 June 2022
CONMEBOL 4 or 5 10 0 10 0 8 October 2020 11 November 2021 June 2022
OFC 0 or 1 11 0 11 0 March 2022 March 2022 June 2022
UEFA 13 55 22 31 2 24 March 2021 11 November 2021 29 March 2022
Total 31+1 209+1 112 95 2+1 6 June 2019 11 November 2021 June 2022

Format

The formats of the qualifying competitions depended on each confederation (see below). Each round might be played in either of the following formats:[13]

  • League format, where more than two teams formed groups to play home-and-away round-robin matches, or in exceptions permitted by the FIFA Organising Committee, single round-robin matches hosted by one of the participating teams or on neutral territory.
  • Knockout format, where two teams played home-and-away two-legged matches or single-legged matches.

Tiebreakers

In league format, the ranking of teams in each group is based on the following criteria (regulations Articles 20.4 and 20.6):[13]

  1. Points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss)
  2. Overall goal difference
  3. Overall goals scored
  4. Points in matches between tied teams
  5. Goal difference in matches between tied teams
  6. Goals scored in matches between tied teams
  7. Away goals scored in matches between tied teams (if the tie is only between two teams in home-and-away league format)
  8. Fair play points
    • first yellow card: minus 1 point
    • indirect red card (second yellow card): minus 3 points
    • direct red card: minus 4 points
    • yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points
  9. Drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee

In cases where teams finishing in the same position across different groups are compared to determine which teams advance to the next stage, the criteria depend on the competition format and require the approval of FIFA (regulations Article 20.8).[13]

In knockout format, the team that has the higher aggregate score over the two legs progresses to the next round. If aggregate scores finish level, then the away goals rule is applied [a]. The away goals rule is again applied after extra time [b]. If no goals are scored during extra time, the tie is decided by penalty shoot-out (regulations Article 20.10).[13]

Confederation qualification

AFC

The opening two rounds of qualifying also served as qualification for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. Therefore, Qatar, the 2022 FIFA World Cup host, only participated in the first two rounds of qualifying.[14]

The qualification structure is as follows:[15]

  • First round: 12 teams (ranked 35–46) played home-and-away over two legs. The six winners advanced to the second round.
  • Second round: 40 teams (ranked 1–34, including Qatar as the host, and the six winners from the first round) were divided into eight groups of five teams to play home-and-away round-robin matches. The seven group winners and the five best group runners-up advanced to the third round of FIFA World Cup qualification and also qualified for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. Qatar finished as winners in their group, so the fifth-best runners-up advanced to the third round in their stead.[3]
  • Third round: The 12 teams that advanced from the second round will be divided into two groups of 6 teams to play home-and-away round-robin matches. The top two teams of each group will qualify for the World Cup.
  • Fourth round: The two third-placed teams in each group from the third round will play against each other in a single match to determine which team advances to the inter-confederation play-offs, playing a team from a confederation to be determined.

Current stage (third round)

Group A Group B
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Iran 4 10
2  South Korea 4 8
3  Lebanon 4 5
4  United Arab Emirates 4 3
5  Iraq 4 3
6  Syria 4 1
Updated to match(es) played on 12 October 2021.
Source: FIFA
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Saudi Arabia 4 12
2  Australia 4 9
3  Oman 4 6
4  Japan 4 6
5  China PR 4 3
6  Vietnam 4 0
Updated to match(es) played on 12 October 2021.
Source: FIFA

CAF

CAF announced on 10 July 2019 a reversion to the format used for its 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification competition.[16]

  • First round: 28 teams (ranked 27–54) played home-and-away over two legs. The fourteen winners advanced to the second round.
  • Second round: 40 teams (teams ranked 1–26 and fourteen first round winners) were divided into ten groups of four teams to play home-and-away round-robin matches. The ten group winners will advance to the third round.
  • Third round: The ten teams that advance from the second round will play home-and-away over two legs. The five winners will qualify for the World Cup.

Current stage (second round)

Group A Group B Group C
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Algeria 4 10
2  Burkina Faso 4 10
3  Niger (E) 4 3
4  Djibouti (E) 4 0
Updated to match(es) played on 12 October 2021.
Source: FIFA, Soccerway
(E) Eliminated
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Tunisia 4 10
2  Equatorial Guinea 4 7
3  Zambia 4 4
4  Mauritania (E) 4 1
Updated to match(es) played on 10 October 2021.
Source: FIFA, Soccerway
(E) Eliminated
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Nigeria 4 9
2  Cape Verde 4 7
3  Central African Republic 4 4
4  Liberia (E) 4 3
Updated to match(es) played on 10 October 2021.
Source: FIFA, Soccerway
(E) Eliminated
Group D Group E Group F
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Ivory Coast 4 10
2  Cameroon 4 9
3  Malawi (E) 4 3
4  Mozambique (E) 4 1
Updated to match(es) played on 11 October 2021.
Source: FIFA, Soccerway
(E) Eliminated
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Mali 4 10
2  Uganda 4 8
3  Kenya (E) 4 2
4  Rwanda (E) 4 1
Updated to match(es) played on 10 October 2021.
Source: FIFA, Soccerway
(E) Eliminated
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Egypt 4 10
2  Libya 4 6
3  Gabon 4 4
4  Angola (E) 4 3
Updated to match(es) played on 11 October 2021.
Source: FIFA, Soccerway
(E) Eliminated
Group G Group H Group I
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  South Africa 4 10
2  Ghana 4 9
3  Ethiopia (E) 4 3
4  Zimbabwe (E) 4 1
Updated to match(es) played on 12 October 2021.
Source: FIFA, Soccerway
(E) Eliminated
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Senegal (A) 4 12
2  Togo (E) 4 4
3  Namibia (E) 4 4
4  Congo (E) 4 2
Updated to match(es) played on 12 October 2021.
Source: FIFA, Soccerway
(A) Advance to a further round;
(E) Eliminated
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Morocco (A) 4 12
2  Guinea-Bissau (E) 4 4
3  Guinea (E) 4 3
4  Sudan (E) 4 2
Updated to match(es) played on 12 October 2021.
Source: FIFA, Soccerway
(A) Advance to a further round;
(E) Eliminated
Group J
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Tanzania 4 7
2  Benin 4 7
3  DR Congo 4 5
4  Madagascar 4 3
Updated to match(es) played on 10 October 2021.
Source: FIFA, Soccerway

CONCACAF

CONCACAF initially announced on 10 July 2019 a restructured format for the qualifiers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.[17] However, on 25 June 2020, following FIFA's decision to postpone the September international window due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CONCACAF noted that "the challenges presented by postponements to the football calendar, and the incomplete FIFA rankings cycle in our confederation, means our current World Cup qualifying process has been compromised and will be changed."[18] On 27 July 2020, CONCACAF announced a new qualifying format for the World Cup.[19]

  • First round: CONCACAF teams ranked 6 to 35 based on the FIFA rankings of July 2020 were drawn into six groups of five and played single round-robin matches (two home and two away), the six group winners advanced to the second round.
  • Second round: The six first round group winners played in a two-legged home-and-away series. The three winners advanced to the final round.
  • Third round: The three second round winners will join the top five CONCACAF teams (Mexico, United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras[20]) also based on the FIFA rankings of July 2020 and play home-and-away round-robin matches in one single group. The top three teams qualify for the World Cup, and the fourth-placed team advances to the inter-confederation play-offs.

Current stage (third round)

Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Mexico 6 14
2  United States 6 11
3  Canada 6 10
4  Panama 6 8
5  Costa Rica 6 6
6  Jamaica 6 5
7  El Salvador 6 5
8  Honduras 6 3
Updated to match(es) played on 13 October 2021. Source: FIFA, CONCACAF

CONMEBOL

The CONMEBOL Council decided on 24 January 2019 to maintain the same qualification structure used for the previous six tournaments.[21] From October 2020 to March 2022 (previously scheduled March 2020 to November 2021, but later postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic), all ten CONMEBOL teams will play in a league of home-and-away round-robin matches. The top four teams qualify for the World Cup, and the fifth-placed team advances to the inter-confederation play-offs.

Current stage

Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Brazil 11 31
2  Argentina 11 25
3  Ecuador 12 17
4  Colombia 12 16
5  Uruguay 12 16
6  Chile 12 13
7  Bolivia 12 12
8  Paraguay 12 12
9  Peru 12 11
10  Venezuela 12 7
Updated to match(es) played on 14 October 2021. Source: FIFA

OFC

Qualifying was expected to begin in September 2020,[25] but the FIFA international window in that month for the OFC was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[26]

In July 2020, the OFC submitted a proposal to FIFA for the qualifiers in response to the pandemic, intending to organise a group stage in March and June 2021 followed by semi-finals and a final in September and October of that year.[27] After continued delays,[28][29] by September 2021 the OFC felt it was "not possible at this time to organise a qualifying competition within the Oceania region" and now planned to stage it in Qatar in March 2022.[30]

UEFA

The draw for the first round (group stage) was held in Zürich, Switzerland, on 7 December 2020, 18:00 CET (UTC+1).[31] However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the draw was held as a virtual event without any representatives of member associations present. It was originally planned to be held on 29 November.[32] On 18 June 2020, the UEFA Executive Committee approved the draw regulations for the qualifying group stage.[33] The 55 teams were seeded into six pots based on the FIFA World Rankings of November 2020, after the league phase of the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League.

The qualification format was confirmed by the UEFA Executive Committee during their meeting in Nyon, Switzerland on 4 December 2019.[34][35] The qualification will depend, in part, on results from the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League, although to a lesser degree than UEFA Euro 2020. The structure maintained UEFA's usual 'group stage/playoff stage' structure, with only the specific format of the play-offs amended.[36]

  • First round (group stage): Ten groups of either five or six teams with group winners qualifying for the World Cup finals. The four teams in the 2021 UEFA Nations League Finals (France, Belgium, Italy, and Spain) were put into the smaller groups.
  • Second round (play-off stage): The ten group runners-up will be joined by the best two Nations League group winners, based on the Nations League overall ranking, that finished outside the top two of their qualifying group. These twelve teams will be drawn into three play-off paths, playing two rounds of single-match play-offs (semi-finals and finals, with the home teams to be drawn), with the three path winners qualifying for the World Cup.

Current stage (first round)

Group A Group B Group C
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Serbia (X) 7 17
2  Portugal (X) 6 16
3  Luxembourg (E) 6 6
4  Republic of Ireland (E) 6 5
5  Azerbaijan (E) 7 1
Updated to match(es) played on 12 October 2021.
Source: FIFA, UEFA
(E) Eliminated;
(X) Assured of at least the play-offs, can still qualify directly
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Sweden 6 15
2  Spain (X) 6 13
3  Greece (Y) 6 9
4  Georgia (E) 7 4
5  Kosovo (E) 7 4
Updated to match(es) played on 12 October 2021.
Source: FIFA, UEFA
(E) Eliminated;
(X) Assured of at least the play-offs, can still qualify directly;
(Y) Cannot qualify directly, may only advance to the play-offs
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Italy (X) 6 14
2   Switzerland (X) 6 14
3  Bulgaria (E) 7 8
4  Northern Ireland (E) 6 5
5  Lithuania (E) 7 3
Updated to match(es) played on 12 October 2021.
Source: FIFA, UEFA
(E) Eliminated;
(X) Assured of at least the play-offs, can still qualify directly
Group D Group E Group F
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  France (X) 6 12
2  Ukraine 7 9
3  Finland 6 8
4  Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 7
5  Kazakhstan (E) 7 3
Updated to match(es) played on 12 October 2021.
Source: FIFA, UEFA
(E) Eliminated;
(X) Assured of at least the play-offs, can still qualify directly
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Belgium (X) 6 16
2  Czech Republic (Y) 7 11
3  Wales 6 11
4  Estonia (E) 6 4
5  Belarus (E) 7 3
Updated to match(es) played on 11 October 2021.
Source: FIFA, UEFA
(E) Eliminated;
(X) Assured of at least the play-offs, can still qualify directly;
(Y) Cannot qualify directly, may only advance to the play-offs
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Denmark (Q) 8 24
2  Scotland (Y) 8 17
3  Israel (Y) 8 13
4  Austria (T) 8 10
5  Faroe Islands (E) 8 4
6  Moldova (E) 8 1
Updated to match(es) played on 12 October 2021.
Source: FIFA, UEFA
(E) Eliminated;
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated;
(T) Cannot qualify directly, may only advance to the play-offs as Nations League group winner;
(Y) Cannot qualify directly, may only advance to the play-offs
Group G Group H Group I
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Netherlands 8 19
2  Norway 8 17
3  Turkey 8 15
4  Montenegro (Y) 8 11
5  Latvia (E) 8 5
6  Gibraltar (E) 8 0
Updated to match(es) played on 11 October 2021.
Source: FIFA, UEFA
(E) Eliminated;
(Y) Cannot qualify directly, may only advance to the play-offs
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Russia (X) 8 19
2  Croatia (X) 8 17
3  Slovakia (E) 8 10
4  Slovenia (E) 8 10
5  Malta (E) 8 5
6  Cyprus (E) 8 5
Updated to match(es) played on 11 October 2021.
Source: FIFA, UEFA
(E) Eliminated;
(X) Assured of at least the play-offs, can still qualify directly
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  England 8 20
2  Poland 8 17
3  Albania 8 15
4  Hungary (Y) 8 11
5  Andorra (E) 8 6
6  San Marino (E) 8 0
Updated to match(es) played on 12 October 2021.
Source: FIFA, UEFA
(E) Eliminated;
(Y) Cannot qualify directly, may only advance to the play-offs
Group J
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Germany (Q) 8 21
2  Romania (Y) 8 13
3  North Macedonia (Y) 8 12
4  Armenia (Y) 8 12
5  Iceland (Y) 8 8
6  Liechtenstein (E) 8 1
Updated to match(es) played on 11 October 2021.
Source: FIFA, UEFA
(E) Eliminated;
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated;
(Y) Cannot qualify directly, may only advance to the play-offs

Inter-confederation play-offs

There will be two inter-confederation playoffs to determine the final two qualification spots for the finals. They are scheduled to be played in June 2022.[26]

Top goalscorers

There have been 1867 goals scored in 645 matches, for an average of 2.89 goals per match (as of 14 October 2021). Players highlighted in bold are still active in the competition.

13 goals

10 goals

9 goals

8 goals

7 goals

Below is goalscorers lists for all confederations and inter-confederation play-offs:

Notes

  1. ^ Not including North Korea, all of whose matches were annulled.
  2. ^ The notation used in the logo is "FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers".
  3. ^ The Brazil v Argentina match, originally scheduled on 5 September 2021, was suspended after five minutes at 0–0, after Argentina walked off because Brazilian health officials entered the pitch demanding the isolation of four Argentine players accused of violating the COVID quarantine rules, three of whom were in the starting lineup.[22][23][24]
  1. ^ the team that scored more goals away from home over the two legs progresses. If away goals are also equal, then thirty minutes of extra time are played, divided into two fifteen-minutes halves
  2. ^ if there are goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score is still level, the visiting team qualifies by virtue of more away goals scored

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