What do European countries need to reach the finals?

What do European countries need to reach the finals?

9. November 2021

  • 13 European nations will be present at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

  • Eight other group winners will join Germany and Denmark.

  • The remaining three places will be awarded as part of playoff games with twelve teams.

how it works

Thirteen nations will represent the European continent in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. Denmark and Germany have already qualified. There are also eight other group winners who qualify directly. The ten runners-up progressed to the playoff round, with a total of twelve teams. The remaining two places in the play-off round go to the two best group winners of the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League, who do not finish in the top two in their group in qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar 2022. So if France and Spain do not finish first or second in their groups, they will at least make the playoffs.
Nations League Group Winners Ranking1 France 2 Spain 3 Italy 4 Belgium 5 Wales 6 Austria 7 Czech Republic
pay attentionItaly and Belgium have already qualified for one of the two best places in Groups C and E respectively. If France and Spain are successful, Wales, Austria and the Czech Republic will advance to the playoffs (either Wales or the Czech Republic will be runners-up in Group E and the other team will qualify through the above ranking). Group a

Team Play Number target difference
Serbia 7 17 +8
Portugal 6 16 +12
Luxembourg 6 6 -9
Republic of Ireland 6 5
Azerbaijan 7 1 -1 1

Games still on
Azerbaijan – Luxembourg Republic of Ireland – Portugal Luxembourg – Republic of Ireland Portugal – Serbia Mario Coluna, José Augusto, Antonio Simos and Eusebio form a very strong collective, like Rui Costa, Luis Figo and Joo Pinto, but this can hardly be denied That Portugal have their best team ever. The Portuguese won UEFA Euro 2016 and UEFA Nations League 2018/19 and may fall back on players like Rubén Dias, Joo Canelo, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Jota, Joo Felix and Cristiano Ronaldo. And although Fernando Santos’s team has conceded only two points so far (in a 2–2 draw in Belgrade), regardless of the result of the away game against the Republic of Ireland, the group will be decided only by a showdown with Serbia. in Lisbon. Dragan Stojkovic has Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Dusan Tadi, Aleksandar Mitrovic, third best scorer in European qualifying for Qatar 2022, and Dusan Vlahovi is one of the most promising and best players on the continent.

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Group B

Team Play Number target difference
Sweden 6 15 +9
Spain 6 13 +8
Greece 6 9 +1
Georgia 7 4 -8
kosovo 7 4 -10

Games still onGeorgia – Sweden Greece – Spain Greece – Kosovo Spain – Sweden Spain has at least one place in the playoff round, but is looking to qualify directly by winning the group. Rosa, who has been transformed in many positions, is currently only in second place. Sweden are on top with Viktor Lindelof, Emil Forsberg, Alexander Isaacs and thanks to the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the atmosphere in the team ahead of the last two games is very good. If Sweden wins in Batumi and the Spaniards in Athens, then there will be a showdown in Seville, where one point will be enough for the guests. Greece, on the other hand, would have to beat Spain and hope for a side from Sweden to reach the playoffs.

Group C

Team Play Number target difference
Italy 6 14 +11
Switzerland 6 14 +9
Bulgaria 7 8 -4
Northern Ireland 6 6 -2
litouen 7 3 -14

Games still onItaly – Switzerland Northern Ireland – Lithuania Northern Ireland – Italy Switzerland – Bulgaria Since the first missed World Cup national low since Sweden in 1958, Italy has enjoyed a buoyant rise. In July, the Italians won UEFA Euro for the first time in 53 years, setting a world record of 37 unbeaten games. Still, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Marco Verratti and Co run the risk of going into the dreaded playoffs. When Yann Sommer, Xherdan Shaqiri, Briel Embolo & Co gave Switzerland their first win against Azuri since 1993, they’ll have a ticket to Qatar as good as anything in their pocket.

group d

Team Play Number target difference
France 6 12 +5
Ukraine 7 9 +1
Finland 6 8
Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 7 +1
Kazakhstan 7 3 -7

Games still onBosnia-Herzegovina – Finland France – Kazakhstan Bosnia-Herzegovina – Ukraine Finland – France Lukas Hradecki and Teemu Pukki are of the opinion that Finland should win a guest appearance at Zenica before touring Finland on the final day of the match. Miralem Pajnik, Edin Dzeko and Bosnia-Herzegovina will then meet with Oleksandr Zinchenko, Andrey Yarmolenko, Roman Yaremchuk and Ukraine, and may be the answer to the above question.

Group E

Games still onBelgium-Estonia Wales-Belarus Czech Republic-Estonia Wales-Belgium Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku know that 2022 will be the last chance for Belgium’s gold generation to win the World Cup and they will be at home. A point is needed against Estonia for a place in Qatar. The fight for a place in the playoffs is fast and can be decided by goal difference. Will Tomas Sousek, Patrick Schick and the Czech Republic celebrate, or will Aaron Ramsey, Daniel James and Gareth Bale bring Wales closer to their first World Cup partnership since 1958?

group F.

Team Play Number target difference
Denmark 8 24 +27
Scotland 8 17 +6
Israel 8 13 +3
Austria 8 10 -3
Faroe Islands 8 4 -13
moldova 8 1 -20

Games still onAustria – Israel Denmark – Faroe Islands Moldova – Scotland Austria – Moldova Israel – Faroe Islands Scotland – Denmark Qatar The Danes stormed through qualifying for 2022 and second place is currently in the hands of the Scots. Andy Robertson, Kieran Tierney, Scott McTominay, John McGuin & Co could cement it with a win in Chisinau. However, in their only game played so far as part of qualification for Germany 2006, they failed to advance beyond a draw. Aran Zahvi and Israel know they have to score six points to stand a chance, while Austria, as one of the top-ranked UEFA Nations League group winners, have a pretty good chance of making the playoffs.

Group G

Team Play Number target difference
Netherlands 8 19 +23
Norway 8 17 +9
Turkey 8 15 +4
montenegro 8 1 1
Latvia 8 5 -5
Gibraltar 8 -31

Games still on
Norway-Latvia Turkey-Gibraltar Montenegro-Netherlands Gibraltar-Latvia Montenegro-Turkey Netherlands-Norway Memphis Depay and Netherlands are in great shape since their 4-2 defeats at Turkey, but still have to overcome the fear of missing out on the world. For the second year in a row, two tests have to be passed for the Cup Final. For Norway, superstar Erling Haaland’s failure in the last two matches is a real blow, which, however, confirms Hakan Kalhanoglu, Burak Yilmaz and Turkey in their optimism to at least reach the playoff rounds.

group h.

Team Play Number target difference
Russia 8 19 +8
Croatia 8 17 +10
Slovakia 8 10 +1
Slovenia 8 10
Malta 8 5 -9
Cyprus 8 5 -10

Games still onRussia – Cyprus Malta – Croatia Slovakia – Slovenia Croatia – Russia Malta – Slovakia Slovenia – Cyprus There will be a duel between Russia and Croatia on the home stretch. The winner goes to Qatar, the loser takes part in the playoff draw in November. Both the teams will meet on Sunday in Zagreb in a thrilling play-off. The last two matches between the opponents ended in draws: 2–2 in a thrilling quarter-final in Russia 2018, which the Croatian eventually won on penalties, and 0–0 in the ongoing qualification. Alexander Golovin and Alexei Miranchuk are great talents on whom Valery Karpin likes to fall back, while Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic in Zlatko Dalik’s team should take care of the tone.

Group I

Team Play Number target difference
England 8 20 +21
Poland 8 17 +17
Albania 8 15 +4
Hungary 8 1 1 +1
Andorra 8 6 -12
san marino 8 -31

Games still onAndorra – Poland England – Albania Hungary – San Marino Albania – Andorra Poland – Hungary San Marino – England The prevailing expectation is that England and Poland will finish first and second, but in football, as the saying goes, anything is possible. Albania has improved a lot in recent years and has two notable youngsters in AS Roma defender Marash Kumbula and Chelsea FC striker Armando Broja.

Group J

Team Play Number target difference
Germany 8 +20 21
Romania 8 +3 13
North Macedonia 8 +5 12
Armenia 8 -3 12
island 8 -4 8
Liechtenstein 8 -21 1

Games still onArmenia – North Macedonia Germany – Liechtenstein Romania – Iceland Armenia – Germany Liechtenstein – Romania North Macedonia – Iceland Four teams fight for a place in the playoffs. Iceland have to win their remaining two games and hope that Armenia and North Macedonia will end in a draw and Romania will not beat Liechtenstein to get another chance. In their final game with Germany, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Armenia will do everything possible to defeat North Macedonia, including former Leeds United player Ajjan Alioski, SSC Napoli midfielder Elif Elmas, Schalke’s 21-year-old winger Darko Churlinov and Levante’s playmaker. Ennis acted. Bardhi, one of the best free kick specialists in the world, counts. Romania is considered the favourite. Can Vlad Chiriche and Iannis Hagi bring the country closer to their first World Cup partnership since 1998?

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