What is Qatar doing in FIFA 2022?
The FIFA WORLD CUP in Qatar 2022 will be the first tournament to be held in the Middle East and the first to be held at the end of the calendar year in November and December.
The event will be available in five cities in Qatar: Lusall, Al Khor, Al Rayyan, Al Wakrah and Doha taking place in eight of the country’s largest stadiums.
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The draw for the World Cup took place on April 1 and was scheduled for the whole group stage, including the time and location.
The two teams who will advance from each group in the World Cup have their match times selected in advance.
The winners of the two intercontinental playoffs will receive two berths each in Group D and Group E.
- Australia received the first ticket after defeating Peru in a penalty shootout.
- In a second intercontinental playoff for the 32nd and last spot in Qatar 2022, Costa Rica defeated New Zealand 1-0.
Qatar Peninsula celebrates the achievements of each qualified team by raising its flag next to the official Doha Corniche (location map) for the countdown.
Another chance for fans to take amazing photos of the FIFA World Cup 2022!
How many teams are in the World Cup final?
The 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup in Qatar will feature 32 teams before the stadium expands to 48 teams for the 2026 World Cup. The FIFA Men’s World Cup has 32 teams in the last six. since France 1998.
The host country Qatar will join 31 other countries to win tickets to the big jump to qualify for the tournament. The number of eligible countries from each region is predefined:
- Africa (CAF): 5
- Asia (AFC): 4 (plus 1 Qualifier)
- Europe (UEFA): 13
- North and Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF): 3 (plus 1 qualifier)
- Oceania (Oceania): 1 Qualifying
- South America (CONMEBOL): 4 (plus 1 qualifier)
The four qualifiers on the list above feature two Intercontinental matches held in June 2022, featuring one country from each of the four different regions. Those matches decide the final two matches of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers: Asia vs South America and North America vs Oceania.
Asia vs. South America: Australia (3rd place in Asian qualifiers) beat Peru (5th in South America) on penalties on the 13th of June to win a place in Qatar.
The Australian national team, for the fifth time in a row, needs to beat the United Arab Emirates 2-1 in the AFC Champions League qualifiers just to have a chance to face Peru.
North America vs. Oceania: Costa Rica (fourth in North America) qualified for the World Cup after beating New Zealand (Champions of Oceania) 1-0 on June 14 to secure the final ticket together in Qatar. Tikos will join Germany, Spain and Japan in Group E.
The final berth for the European World Cup is also set for June. Wales beat Ukraine 1-0 in the final on 5 June (Wales and Ukraine beat Austria and Scotland, respectively, to reach the final).
The last place in the European qualifiers was pushed to the June window after Ukraine requested that it be postponed from the first day of March due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
DRAWING OF THE WORLD CUP BREAKING: divided into 8 small competition tables
When does the World Cup soccer match start in Doha, Qatar?
- Opening Match: Monday 21 November 2022
- World Cup Final: Sunday 18 December 2022
The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off on Monday with four matches in Qatar.
Traditionally, the World Cup final will still take place on Sunday.
The winner will lift the trophy on Sunday, December 18, 2022.
List of 32 teams participating in the FIFA WORLD CUP 2022 final in Qatar
All 32 teams have officially qualified for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Qatar, including the host country. The last two slots were filled by the winners of the Intercontinental Playoffs on June 13 and June 14.
In addition to the host country Qatar, 13 countries from Europe qualified for the tournament, four from South America, four from Asia, five from Africa, four from North America and Australia, which is a member of the AFC.
Which teams have qualified for the World Cup 2022?
|No.||Nation||Region||Date qualified||How qualified||WC apps||Last|
|1||Germany (12)||Europe||Oct. 11, 2021||1st – Grp. J||20 of 22||4 (2014)|
|2||Denmark (11)||Europe||Oct. 12, 2021||1st – Grp. F||6 of 22||—|
|3||Brazil (1)||S. America||Nov. 11, 2021||Top 4||22 of 22||5 (2002)|
|4||France (3)||Europe||Nov. 13, 2021||1st – Grp. D||16 of 22||2 (2018)|
|5||Belgium (2)||Europe||Nov. 13, 2021||1st – Grp. E||14 of 22||—|
|6||Croatia (16)||Europe||Nov. 14, 2021||1st – Grp. H||6 of 22||—|
|7||Spain (7)||Europe||Nov. 14, 2021||1st – Grp. B||16 of 22||1 (2010)|
|8||Serbia (25)||Europe||Nov. 14, 2021||1st – Grp. A||4 of 22||—|
|9||England (5)||Europe||Nov. 15, 2021||1st – Grp. I||16 of 22||1 (1966)|
|10||Switzerland (14)||Europe||Nov. 15, 2021||1st – Grp. C||12 of 22||—|
|11||Netherlands (10)||Europe||Nov. 16, 2021||1st – Grp. G||11 of 22||—|
|12||Argentina (4)||S America||Nov. 16, 2021||Top 4||18 of 22||2 (1986)|
|13||Iran (21)||Asia||Jan. 27, 2022||Top 2 – Grp. A||6 of 22||—|
|14||South Korea (29)||Asia||Feb. 1, 2022||Top 2 – Grp. A||11 of 22||—|
|15||Japan (23)||Asia||Mar. 24, 2022||Top 2 – Grp. B||7 of 22||—|
|16||Saudi Arabia (49)||Asia||Mar. 24, 2022||Top 2 – Grp. B||6 of 22||—|
|17||Ecuador (46)||S. America||Mar. 24 2022||Top 4||4 of 22||—|
|18||Uruguay (13)||S. America||Mar. 24, 2022||Top 4||14 of 22||2 (1950)|
|19||Canada (38)||N. America||Mar. 27, 2022||Top 3||2 of 22||—|
|20||Ghana (60)||Africa||Mar. 29, 2022||Playoff||4 of 22||—|
|21||Senegal (20)||Africa||Mar. 29, 2022||Playoff||3 of 22||—|
|22||Portugal (8)||Europe||Mar. 29, 2022||Playoff||8 of 22||—|
|23||Poland (26)||Europe||Mar. 29, 2022||Playoff||9 of 22||—|
|24||Tunisia (35)||Africa||Mar. 29, 2022||Playoff||6 of 22||—|
|25||Morocco (24)||Africa||Mar. 29, 2022||Playoff||6 of 22||—|
|26||Cameroon (37)||Africa||Mar. 29, 2022||Playoff||8 of 22||—|
|27||USA (15)||N. America||Mar. 30, 2022||Top 3||11 of 22||—|
|28||Mexico (9)||N. America||Mar. 30, 2022||Top 3||17 of 22||—|
|29||Wales (18)||Europe||June 5, 2022||Playoff||2 of 22||—|
|30||Australia (42)||Asia||June 13, 2022||Intercont’lPlayoff||6 of 22||—|
|31||Costa Rica (31)||N. America||June 14, 2022,||Intercont’lPlayoff||6 of 22||—|
|32||Qatar (51)||Asia||Dec. 2, 2010||Hosts||1 of 22||—|
How is the draw for the World Cup group stage?
These are the results of the Group Stage draw conducted in Doha, Qatar on 1 April 2022.
|Group A||A1: Qatar||A2: Ecuador||A3: Senegal||A4: Netherlands|
|Group B||B1: England||B2: Iran||B3: USA||B4: Wales|
|Group C||C1: Argentina||C2: Saudi Arabia||C3: Mexico||C4: Poland|
|Group D||D1: France||D2: Australia||D3: Denmark||D4: Tunisia|
|Group E||E1: Spain||E2: Costa Rica||E3: Germany||E4: Japan|
|Group F||F1: Belgium||F2: Canada||F3: Morocco||F4: Croatia|
|Group G||G1: Brazil||G2: Serbia||G3: Switzerland||G4: Cameroon|
|Group H||H1: Portugal||H2: Ghana||H3: Uruguay||H4: South Korea|
World cup pots 2022 simulator
FIFA announced a new global ranking on March 31 that was used to group teams before the April 1 draw.
One team from each of the four groups below makes up each of the FIFA World Cup groups for 2022.
Group 1 will consist of the top eight teams in the standings (as of March 31), followed by Group 2 with the next eight best teams.
Three more placeholders for unclaimed points are in Pot 4. The competitive equilibrium between groups is helped by this process.
(Parenthesis have been inserted here to indicate the FIFA World Ranking as of March 31, 2022. *)
As the host nation, Qatar is a part of Group 1, as is customary for FIFA World Cup competitions.)
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
|Qatar (51)*||Mexico (9)||Senegal (20)||Cameroon (37)|
|Brazil (1)||Netherlands (10)||Iran (21)||Canada (38)|
|Belgium (2)||Denmark (11)||Japan (23)||Ecuador (46)|
|France (3)||Germany (12)||Morocco (24)||Saudi Arabia (49)|
|Argentina (4)||Uruguay (13)||Serbia (25)||Ghana (60)|
|England (5)||Switzerland (14)||Poland (26)||Intercont’l Playoff 1|
|Spain (7)||USA (15)||South Korea (29)||Intercont’l Playoff 2|
|Portugal (8)||Croatia (16)||Tunisia (35)||Euro Playoff|