As expected, the Austrian national football team will draw from draw two for the European World Cup qualification in Zurich on 7 December. It departs from the official world rankings from November, published by the world governing body FIFA a day before Friday due to the death of Diego Maradona. As the group winners of the Nations League, the teamFB team scored two places in the rankings and is now 23rd.
In the World Cup qualifying draw, the Austrians cannot be drawn in a group with Switzerland, Wales, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine, Serbia, Turkey, Romania and Slovakia. As group heads, Belgium, France, England, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands are consistently strong rivals.
The most unpleasant opponents from Pot Three appear to be Russia, the Czech Republic, Norway and Iceland. Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia and Montenegro are threatened by pot four. Groups of five and six are possible; The game will be played in March, September, October and November 2021.
Ten group winners buy their tickets for the 2022 World Cup (21 November to 18 December 2022) directly in Qatar. In March 2022, the ten league-up competition took place with two of the best group winners in the National League play-offs that did not even land one of the first two places in the World Cup, qualifying for three more tickets to the World Cup. There will be an open door for the Austria in playoffs (semi-finals and finals) as the sixth in the ranking of the UN group winners.
As number 23 in the world. Ukraine, Franco Foda’s team, stood in one place in front of the opponents of EM group. The EM group favorite Netherlands is ranked 14th in the FIFA rankings, just two weeks before Austria placed North Macedonia 65th for the first time through opponents of the qualifying opening. Belgium is still in front, ahead of world champions France and Brazil.
Lottery vessels for the draw of European qualifying groups for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (draw on 7 December at 6pm in Zurich):
Pot 1: Belgium, France, England, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands
Pot 2: Switzerland, Wales, Poland, Sweden, Austria, Ukraine, Serbia, Turkey, Slovakia, Romania
Pot 3: Russia, Hungary, Ireland, Czech Republic, Norway, Northern Ireland, Iceland, Scotland, Greece, Finland
Pot 4: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Israel, Belarus, Georgia, Luxembourg
Pot 5: Armenia, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Kosovo, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Latvia, Andorra
Pot 6: Malta, Moldova, Liechtenstein, Gibraltar, San Marino
Game dates (10 rounds in 2021): 24./25. March, 27./28. March, 30./31. March, 1/2 September, 4th / 5th September, 7./8. September 8/9. October, 11/12 October, 11th / 12th / 13th 14th November / 15th / 16th November
Method: Ten groups (six of five and five of five), the respective winners are directly eligible for the World Cup. Ten runners-up competition with the two best winners of the National League play-offs that did not finish first or second in World Cup qualification for three more World Cup tickets (three knockout tournaments, one game decision, each semi-final on 24/25 . March 2022, March 28/29, final on 2022).
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