When is the 2022 Qatar World Cup and who has qualified?

FANS across the world are anxiously waiting for the World Cup draw as the qualifying rounds draw to a close.

This will be the final time we witness footballs biggest competition endure 32 teams before it expands to 48 nations in 2026.

And all eyes will be on the draw to see what every countries fate is for the first ever World Cup to take place in the winter.

When is the World Cup draw and when does the tournament start?

  • The World Cup draw is set to take place on Friday April 1 at 4pm live from Doha.
  • Group stages for the Qatar World Cup will start on Monday November 21.
  • The final of this years World Cup will be on December 18, just one week before Christmas.

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Which teams have qualified for Qatar?

UEFA

  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Spain
  • Serbia
  • England
  • Switzerland
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Poland

Conmebol

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Ecuador
  • Uruguay
  • Peru/Colombia/Chile – go to inter-confederation play-off

CAF

  • Ghana
  • Senegal
  • Tunisia
  • Morocco
  • Cameroon

AFC

  • Iran
  • South Korea
  • Qatar (hosts)
  • Japan
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Australia/United Arab Emirates will go through to inter-confederation play-off

OFC

  • New Zealand/Solomon Islands

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Who can still qualify for the World Cup?

So far, 27 teams have qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar leaving only FIVE more spots up for grabs.

By the end of March 30, there will only be four spots left following New Zealand vs Solomon Islands.

Below are the other teams which can still qualify:

  • USA
  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Australia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Peru
  • Colombia
  • Chile

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