After finishing the respective days of the main European leagues, the players concentrate for their international commitments, among which is the qualification phase for Qatar 2022 in Europe. We go over how many selections are ranked and what the process is like.
The qualification phase of the European Confederation consists of 10 groups, 5 with 5 members and 5 with 6, with 55 countries represented. All of them will compete for 13 places in the next World Cup event, but they will not be able to meet all of them at once. We see what the trip to the Arab country consists of:
Groups with six teams have already seen three rounds completed by all of their members, while those with five do not have a linear number of bets disputed as they are odd. After completing 10 or 8 matches, respectively, 10 of the 13 qualifiers will be known, who will be the leaders of each of the groups.
The dates chosen to complete this first phase are this present beginning of September, the second week of October and mid-November.
The ten second-place teams in their groups and the top two nations in the Nations League ranking third or worse will form the twelve remaining three-place candidates.
These twelve countries will play six semifinals in a single match, between March 24 and 25, 2022, where the locals will be the ones with the best result in the group stage. The six winners will have a final, between the 28th and 29th of the same month, also in a single match, but this time the hosts will be decided in a draw.
10 of the 13 teams classified for the World Cup will be known in November at the latest, with some advanced / s that solve / n mathematically before their group leadership. The other three will be known in March.
The Catara World Cup 2022 will be held between November 21 and December 18, 2022 and will feature 13 UEFA countries, 5 from the African Confederation and quotas to be distributed in subsequent play-offs such as the 4’5 from the Asian Confederation, 4.5 from CONMEBOL, 3.5 from CONCACAF and 0.5 from the Confederation of Oceania.