Today, Monday, at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, the qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup for European teams were held, which came as a virtual event in the presence of officials of the 55 teams participating in the qualifiers via video technology, in light of measures to reduce the spread of Coronavirus infections.
The first group included Portugal, Serbia, Ireland, Luxembourg, and Azerbaijan, second Spain with Sweden, Greece, Georgia, and Kosovo, and in third Italy and Switzerland with Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, and Lithuania.
And in the fourth came the last version, France, with Ukraine, Finland, Bosnia, and Kazakhstan. The fifth included Belgium and the 2018 World Cup runners-up, with Wales, the Czech Republic, Belarus, and Estonia, and the sixth, Denmark, with Austria, Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and Moldova.
The seventh is the Netherlands with Turkey, Norway, Montenegro, Latvia, and Gibraltar, the eighth is Croatia with Slovakia, Russia, Slovenia, Cyprus, and Malta, the ninth is the England team with Poland, Hungary, and Albania with Andorra and San Marino, and in the tenth and final: Germany with Romania, Iceland, Northern Macedonia, Armenia, and Liechtenstein.
The 10 teams that top these groups at the end of the qualifiers qualify directly for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, while the 10 teams that rank second in these groups play a deciding attachment.
The deciding round will contest the two best winning teams in the European Nations League groups ’second edition if they do not qualify directly through the upcoming European qualifiers and do not qualify for the deciding round through the qualifiers.
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