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2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
Tournament details
Dates 28 March 2019 – 21 November 2021
Teams 211 (from 6 confederations)
2018
2026

The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification process will decide 31 of the 32 teams which will play in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with the hosts Qatar qualifying automatically. The 210 remaining FIFA member associations would be eligible to enter the qualifying process.

Qualified teams

Team allocation

FIFA decided that the allocations of 2022 would be the same with the 2014 and 2018 tournaments.

Confederation Available slots in finals World Map FIFA2.svg
AFC4.5+1
CAF5
CONCACAF3.5
CONMEBOL4.5
OFC0.5
UEFA13
Total31+1

AFC

First Round

12 teams (ranked 35–46) played home-and-away over two legs. The six winners advanced to the second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Singapore Flag of Singapore 4-1 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 2-0 2–1
Malaysia Flag of Malaysia 1-2 Guam Guam 1-0 0-2
Laos Flag of Laos 5-1 Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 3-0 2–1
Timor-Leste Flag of East Timor 2–4 Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh 2-2 0-2
Macau Flag of Macau 0-1 Flag of Brunei Brunei Darussalam 0–1 0–0
Bhutan Flag of Bhutan 1-1 (a) Flag of Mongolia Mongolia 0–0 1-1

Second Round

40 teams (ranked 1–34 and the six first round winners) were divided into eight groups of five teams to play home-and-away round-robin matches. The eight group winners and the four best group runners-up advanced to the third round of FIFA World Cup qualification as well as qualify for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup finals. Qatar, the hosts, will also participate in this round of qualification.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GD Pts
1 Flag of Australia Australia 3 3 0 0 11 9
2 Flag of Vietnam Vietnam 3 3 0 0 5 9
3 Guam Guam 4 2 0 2 -6 6
4 Flag of Bahrain Bahrain 3 0 0 3 -4 0
5 Flag of Yemen Yemen 3 0 0 3 -6 0

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GD Pts
1 Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 3 3 0 0 6 9
2 Flag of North Korea North Korea 3 2 0 1 0 6
3 Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 3 1 1 1 4 4
4 Flag of Singapore Singapore 4 1 0 3 -7 3
5 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong 3 0 1 2 -3 1

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GD Pts
1 Flag of Japan Japan 3 3 0 0 11 7
2 Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 3 1 2 0 1 5
3 Flag of Cambodia Cambodia 4 0 3 1 -6 3
4 Flag of the Philippines Philippines 3 0 2 1 -1 2
5 Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan 3 0 1 2 -5 1

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GD Pts
1 Flag of the United Arab Emirates UAE 3 3 0 0 14 9
2 Flag of Iraq Iraq 3 3 0 0 12 9
3 Flag of Palestine Palestine 3 1 0 2 -5 3
4 Flag of Myanmar Myanmar 3 0 1 2 -6 1
5 Flag of Nepal Nepal 4 0 1 3 -15 1

Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GD Pts
1 Flag of South Korea South Korea 3 2 1 0 12 7
2 Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan 3 2 1 0 4 7
3 Flag of Kuwait Kuwait 3 1 2 0 1 5
4 Flag of Qatar Qatar 3 1 0 2 -3 3
5 Flag of Brunei Brunei Darussalam 4 0 0 4 -14 0

Group F

Pos Team Pld W D L GD Pts
1 Flag of Thailand Thailand 3 3 0 0 4 9
2 Flag of the People's Republic of China China 3 2 0 1 6 6
3 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 3 1 1 1 0 4
4 Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh 4 1 1 2 -6 4
5 Flag of Maldives Maldives 3 0 0 3 -4 0

Group G

Pos Team Pld W D L GD Pts
1 Flag of Syria Syria 3 2 1 0 2 7
2 Flag of Oman Oman 3 1 2 0 1 5
3 Flag of Laos Laos 4 1 2 1 0 5
4 Flag of Jordan Jordan 3 0 3 0 0 3
5 Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 3 0 0 3 -3 0

Group H

Pos Team Pld W D L GD Pts
1 Flag of Iran Iran 3 2 1 0 12 7
2 Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 3 2 1 0 5 7
3 Flag of India India 3 2 0 1 2 6
4 Flag of Indonesia Indonesia 3 1 0 2 -3 3
5 Flag of Bhutan Bhutan 4 0 0 4 -16 0

Matches

Main article: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying AFC Matches (ItsHosuke's Football Scenario)

CAF

First Round

28 teams (ranked 27–54) played home-and-away over two legs. The 14 winners advanced to the second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sierra Leone Flag of Sierra Leone 7-0 Flag of Somalia Somalia 4-0 3-0
Mozambique Mozambique 6-0 Flag of Djibouti Djibouti 3-0 3-0
Namibia Flag of Namibia.svg 3-0 Flag of Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea 2-0 1-0
Sudan Flag of Sudan 2-0 23px Gambia 2-0 0-0
Zimbabwe Flag of Zimbabwe 2-3 Flag of Botswana Botswana 2-2 0–1
Tanzania Flag of Tanzania 5-0 Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi 3-0 2-0
Guinea-Bissau Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg 1-2 Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia 1-1 0-1
Angola Flag of Angola 5-0 Flag of Eritrea Eritrea 4-0 1-0
Togo Flag of Togo 3-1 Flag of Seychelles Seychelles 2-1 1-0
Malawi Flag of Malawi.svg 5-0 23px Sao Tome e Principe 3-0 2-0
Swaziland 23px 1-3 Flag of South Sudan South Sudan 1-0 0-3
Rwanda Flag of Rwanda 3-2 Flag of Liberia Liberia 2-2 1-0
Lesotho Flag of Lesotho.svg 1-3 Flag of Chad Chad 1-1 0-2
Comoros Flag of the Comoros 2-0 Flag of Mauritius Mauritius 2-0 0-0

Second Round

40 teams (teams ranked 1–26 and 14 first round winners) played home-and-away over two legs. The 20 winners advanced to the third round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Tunisia Flag of Tunisia 5-0 Flag of South Sudan South Sudan 4-0 1-0
Senegal Flag of Senegal 4-0 Flag of Botswana Botswana 2-0 2-0
DR Congo Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo 2-1 Flag of Chad Chad 1-0 1-1
Morocco Flag of Morocco 3-2 Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia 2-0 1-2
Egypt Flag of Egypt 3-1 Flag of the Comoros Comoros 2-0 1–1
Ghana Flag of Ghana 4-0 Flag of Rwanda Rwanda 2-0 2-0
Nigeria Flag of Nigeria 2-0 Flag of Togo Togo 1-0 1-0
Cameroon Flag of Cameroon 4-0 Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi 3-0 1-0
Burkina Faso Flag of Burkina Faso 0-2 Flag of Tanzania Tanzania 0-0 0-2
Mali Mali Flag 3-1 Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia 2-1 1-0
Cape Verde Islands Flag of Cape Verde.svg 2-1 Flag of Angola Angola 1-0 1-1
Algeria Flag of Algeria 2-2 (a) Flag of Sudan Sudan 1-0 1-2
Cote d'Ivoire Flag of Ivory Coast 4-1 Flag of the Central African Republic Central African Republic 2-0 2-1
Guinea Flag of Guinea.svg 1-0 Mozambique Mozambique 1-0 0-0
South Africa Flag of South Africa 2-0 Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania 1-0 1-0
Zambia Flag of Zambia 1-2 Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya 1-0 0-2
Uganda Flag of Uganda 0-1 Flag of Niger Niger 0-1 0-0
Congo Flag of the Republic of the Congo 0-2 Flag of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 0-2 0-0
Gabon Flag of Gabon 2-2 (a) Flag of Madagascar.svg Madagascar 1-0 1-2
Benin Flag of Benin 2-3 Flag of Libya Libya 2-2 0-1

CONCACAF

First Round

14 teams (ranked 22–35) played home-and-away over two legs. The seven winners advanced to the second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Puerto Rico Flag of Puerto Rico 9-0 Flag of Anguilla Anguilla 5-0 4-0
Cuba Flag of Cuba 7-0 Flag of Bahamas Bahamas 4-0 3-0
Dominica Flag of Dominica 4-2 Flag of Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands 3-2 1-0
St Vincent and the Grenadines 23px 3-2 Flag of Montserrat Montserrat 3-2 0-0
Bermuda Flag of Bermuda.svg 1-2 23px British Virgin Islands 1-2 0–0
Guyana Flag of Guyana 3-3 (a) 23px Cayman Islands 1-1 2-2
Aruba Flag of Aruba.svg 5-1 23px US Virgin Islands 3-0 2-1

Second Round

20 teams (ranked 9–21 and seven first round winners) played home-and-away over two legs. The winners advanced to the third round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Curacao 23px 3-0 23px British Virgin Islands 2-0 1-0
Trinidad and Tobago Flag of Trinidad and Tobago 4-2 Flag of Guyana Guyana 3-1 1-1
Haiti 23px 3-1 23px St Vincent and the Grenadines 3-0 0-1
Nicaragua Flag of Nicaragua 5-0 Flag of Aruba.svg Aruba 3-0 2-0
Antigua and Barbuda Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg 3-4 23px St Lucia 2-1 1-3
Guatemala Flag of Guatemala.svg 3-1 Flag of Dominica Dominica 2-1 1-0
St Kitts and Nevis 23px 2-2 (a) Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 2-2 0-0
Suriname Flag of Suriname 2-0 Flag of Cuba Cuba 1-0 1-0
Dominican Republic 23px 1-0 23px Grenada 1-0 0-0
Barbados Flag of Barbados 1-1 (a) Flag of Belize.svg Belize 0-0 1-1

CONMEBOL

Ten teams would play in a league of home-and-away round-robin matches. The top four teams will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and the fifth-placed team will advance to the inter-confederation play-offs.

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GD Pts
1 Flag of Brazil Brazil 6 5 1 0 9 16
2 Flag of Uruguay Uruguay 6 4 1 1 6 13
3 Flag of Colombia Colombia 6 3 3 0 4 12
4 Flag of Chile Chile 6 3 2 1 4 11
5 Flag of Paraguay Paraguay 6 3 0 3 1 9
6 Flag of Argentina Argentina 6 1 3 2 -2 6
7 Flag of Peru Peru 6 2 0 4 -4 6
8 Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 6 1 1 4 -4 4
9 Flag of Ecuador Ecuador 6 1 1 4 -6 4
10 Flag of Bolivia Bolivia 6 1 0 5 -8 3

Matches

Main article: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying CONMEBOL Matches (ItsHosuke's Football Scenario)

TBC

OFC

OFC would be the only confederation to change their qualifying format since 2018

First Round

The 4 lowest ranked teams entered this round. They would play a single round round-robin in a host country. The winner advances to the second round

Pos Team Pld W D L GD Pts
1 23px American Samoa (H) (Q) 3 2 1 0 5 7
2 Samoa Samoa 3 2 0 1 2 6
3 23px Cook Islands 3 1 1 1 1 4
4 Tonga Tonga 3 0 0 3 -8 0

(H): Host

(Q): Qualified for second round

Matches

Main article: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying OFC Matches (ItsHosuke's Football Scenario)

Second Round

A total of eight teams (7 higher ranked teams and the first round winner) played the tournament at a single country. For the group stage, they were divided into two groups of four teams. The top two teams of each group advanced to the third round of World Cup qualifying.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GD Pts
1 Flag of New Zealand New Zealand (H) (Q) 3 3 0 0 6 9
2 Fiji Fiji (Q) 3 2 0 1 0 6
3 Flag of Tahiti Tahiti 3 0 1 2 -2 1
4 Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 3 0 1 2 -4 1

(H): Host

(Q): Qualified for third round

Matches

Main article: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying OFC Matches (ItsHosuke's Football Scenario)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GD Pts
1 New Caledonia (Q) 3 2 1 0 3 7
2 Solomon Islands (Q) 3 2 0 1 3 6
3 American Samoa 3 0 2 1 -2 2
4 Vanuatu 3 0 1 2 -4 1

(Q): Qualified for third round

Matches

Main article: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying OFC Matches (ItsHosuke's Football Scenario)

UEFA