FIFA World Cup: Which groups have certified?

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FIFA World Cup: Which groups have certified?
FIFA 2022 World Cup logo - Qatar
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There are simple months prior to another guys’s FIFA World Cup. The 2022 Qatar edition will be the very first competition hosted in the Middle East and the very first to be held at the end of the fiscal year in November and December.

Eight arenas will host the occasion throughout 5 cities in Qatar: Lusall, Al Khor, Al Rayyan, Al Wakrah and Doha.

How lots of groups remain in the World Cup?

The 2022 males’s World Cup in Qatar will include 32 groups prior to the field broadens to 48 groups for the 2026 World Cup. The FIFA guys’s World Cup has actually included 32 groups for the last 6 editions given that France 1998.

Thirty-one countries will make the right to play along with host Qatar through local certifying matches. It has actually been predetermined the number of countries will certify from each area:

  • Africa (CAF): 5
  • Asia (AFC): 4 plus 1 playoff qualifier
  • Europe (UEFA): 13
  • North/Central America & Caribbean (CONCACAF): 3 plus 1 playoff qualifier
  • Oceania (OFC): 1 playoff qualifier
  • South America (CONMEBOL): 4 plus 1 playoff qualifier

The 2 playoff series, including one country from each of 4 various areas, will figure out the last 2 qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.

MORE: CONCACAF standings & CONMEBOL table

When does the World Cup begin?

  • Inaugural matches: Monday, Nov. 21, 2022
  • World Cup last: Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will begin on a Monday with 4 matches in Qatar.

The World Cup last will still be hung on a Sunday, based on custom. The prize will be raised by the winner on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022.

Which groups have received the World Cup?

Only 2 groups have actually formally gotten approved for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

After host Qatar, four-time World Cup champ Germany and Euro 2021 semifinalist Denmark were the very first 2 countries to reserve their ticket to the huge dance with 2 certifying matches to spare. The table below will be upgraded as countries clinch:

No. Nation (Ranking) Region Date certified How certified WC apps Titles (Last)
1 Qatar (43) Asia Dec. 2, 2010 Hosts 1 of 22
2 Germany (14) Europe Oct. 11, 2021 1st – Grp. J 20 of 22 4 (2014)
3 Denmark (10) Europe Oct. 12, 2021 1st – Grp. F 6 of 22
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