As FIFA announced on Thursday, the European excretion games will be drawn for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on 26 November in Zurich. In the lost pot then the ten group seconds will be the first qualification phase. Add to that the two best group winners of the Nations League, which have not made it through the classic path anyway at least in the play-offs.
Three quadrocks, three tickets
The total twelve teams are divided into three four-blocks, in which two semi-finals and a final are played at the end of March 2022. Only the three final winners qualify for the World Cup (21st November to 18 December 2022). So far, in Europe, only Germany and Denmark as a group winner, the remaining first and two-placed are determined at the last two matchdays between the 11th and 16th of November.
The drawing of the groups for the Qatar World Cup will take place on 1 April of the coming year in Doha and thus before the intercontinental play-offs, which had been postponed because of the Corona Pandemic.