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What teams have qualified for the 2022 world cup?

Keep reading to find out which teams have qualified for the World Cup so far and who is set to compete in Qatar 2022. Read more here…

There are still two years to go until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but qualification for the tournament is already underway. There’ll be a total of 203 national teams taking part in regional qualifying competitions as they aim to make it through to the final tournament. Keep reading to find out which teams have qualified for the World Cup so far and who is set to compete in 2022. Stay up to date with the 2022 World Cup.

Which countries have qualified for the World Cup?

Host nation Qatar are already qualified for the 2022 World Cup, while Iran, Japan, and Saudi Arabia have also secured their places. The remaining 31 places will be decided during the qualifying process – but who is set to compete in 2022? 

Qualified teams – Host nations Qatar, Iran, Japan, and Saudi Arabia Teams likely to qualify – Australia, Brazil, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

2022 World Cup Qualified Teams

Host nation Qatar – Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup after they beat the other bidders, including the United States, Australia, and South Korea. Qatar has never hosted a major international football tournament, but the country’s ability to sustain high temperatures in the summer months has led to questions over the decision. 

However, these concerns were played down by FIFA president Gianni Infantino who said: “We will make sure that if there are risks to be assessed properly, they will be assessed properly. No risks can be underestimated.” The 2022 World Cup will be held from November 21 to December 18. 

  • Iran – The Iranian football team is one of Asia’s most successful sides and is hoping to host the 2022 World Cup. They will be hoping to make it through a qualifying stage that also contains the likes of Australia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea. 
  • Japan – Japan’s national team is one of the most successful in Asia and has the experience of hosting the 2002 World Cup. 

The Japanese Football Association has already made plans to host the 2022 World Cup and is hoping to avoid a repeat of the 2002 tournament when the country was hit by a deadly earthquake. 

  • Saudi Arabia – The Saudi Arabian national team has some of the biggest football stars in the world playing for them and is one of the favorites to reach the 2022 World Cup, especially in light of Qatar’s decision not to host the tournament.

How to Qualify for the FIFA World Cup?

Qualifying for the World Cup is open to all nations affiliated with FIFA, the sport’s governing body, which has 208 members. The qualifying process for the 2022 World Cup will begin in 2019 and will feature 203 national teams. 

Sixteen of these teams will automatically qualify for the tournament as the host nation, Qatar, will take the 17th spot. That leaves the remaining 23 places to be filled through qualifiers. 

Each continental association is responsible for organizing qualifying tournaments for its members. FIFA has organized a format that has been in place since the 2006 World Cup in Germany. 

Africa qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2022

Egypt, Nigeria, and Morocco are among the teams that have qualified for the FIFA World Cup. As many as 15 African nations are still in the running for a place at the 2022 World Cup, which will be held in Qatar. 

  • Egypt – The Pharaohs have qualified for the World Cup for the fifth time in a row, with their last appearance coming in 1990 when they were knocked out in the group stage. 
  • Nigeria – The Super Eagles have qualified for the World Cup six times since 1994, and they are the only African side to have won the tournament. 
  • Morocco – The Atlas Lions qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 16 years, having last featured at the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan.

Asia qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2022

Australia, Iran, Japan, and Saudi Arabia have already qualified for the 2022 World Cup. 

  • Australia – The Socceroos have qualified for the World Cup four times, with their last appearance coming in 2006 when they were knocked out in the group stage. 
  • Iran – The Iranian football team is one of Asia’s most successful sides and is hoping to host the 2022 World Cup. 
  • Japan – Japan’s national team is one of the most successful in Asia and has the experience of hosting the 2002 World Cup. 
  • Saudi Arabia – The Saudi Arabian national team has some of the biggest football stars in the world playing for them and is one of the favorites to reach the 2022 World Cup.

Europe qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2022

Belgium, England, France, and Germany have already qualified for the FIFA World Cup. 

  • Belgium – The Red Devils have made it to the World Cup once, having reached the semi-final of the tournament in 1986.
  • England – The Three Lions have qualified for the World Cup 16 times, having won the tournament once in 1966. 
  • France – Les Bleus have featured at every World Cup since 1930, but have never won the tournament. 
  • Germany – Die Mannschaft have qualified for the World Cup eight times since their first appearance in 1954, having won the tournament four times.

Conclusion

The qualifying process for the 2022 World Cup is well underway, and there are plenty of teams hoping to make it to the tournament. Host nation Qatar will be the first team to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, but there are still two years for qualification to be decided.

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