The watch for the 2022 World Cup is sort of over with the draw for the match set to happen forward of the match in Qatar later this yr.
England have already secured their place on the match, which is being performed in November and December as an alternative of its regular summer time slot to keep away from the extreme warmth in Qatar.
The awarding of the World Cup to Qatar 12 years in the past was contentious and human rights organisations reminiscent of Amnesty Worldwide have raised issues over the remedy of migrant employees within the nation.
Groups reminiscent of Denmark and Germany highlighted human rights abuses after qualifying for the match, and there are nonetheless a number of extra locations up for grabs forward of the conclusion of the World Cup qualifiers this week whereas some play-offs is not going to happen till after the draw.
Right here’s all the pieces it is advisable to know forward of the World Cup draw.
When is the World Cup draw?
It can happen on Friday 1 April at 5:00pm BST (7:00pm native time).
How can I watch it?
There shall be Fifa dwell stream whereas the BBC may also broadcast the ceremony.
Who has certified for the World Cup?
Uefa (10 certified from 13 spots)
Conmebol (4 certified from both 4 or 5 spots)
AFC (5 certified from both 5 or 6 spots)
- Qatar (hosts)
- South Korea
- Saudi Arabia
CAF (0 certified from 5 spots)
Concacaf (1 certified from 3 or 4 spots)
OFC (0 certified from 0 or 1 spot)
Who can nonetheless qualify?
The Uefa World Cup play-off semi-finals will happen on Thursday 24 March and the play-off finals going down on Tuesday 29 March. That’s excluding Ukraine’s group, with Wales going through both Ukraine or Scotland in a match that’s set to happen in June.
- Wales vs Scotland/Ukraine
- Poland vs Sweden
- Portugal vs North Macedonia
Ecuador and Uruguay sealed the ultimate two computerized qualification spots on Thursday, leaving Peru, Colombia and Chile to combat the one remaining inter-continental play-off place, with that group going through the nation who comes out from the OFC qualifiers.
The CAF World Cup play-offs will happen throughout two legs, to be performed on Friday 25 March and Tuesday 29 March. There are 5 spots up for grabs so the winners of the next ties will qualify.
- Egypt vs Senegal
- Cameroon vs Algeria
- Ghana vs Nigeria
- DR Congo vs Morocco
- Mali vs Tunisia
Canada sealed the primary of three computerized spots after thrashing Jamaica 4-0 on Sunday to achieve their first World Cup since 1986, whereas the US and Mexico are getting ready to qualifying and may get the job performed of their final group match on Wednesday. That would depart Costa Rica to advance to the inter-continental play-off, the place they are going to play the winner from the OFC route.
Japan’s 2-0 win over Australia on Wednesday ensured that they and Saudi Arabia could be becoming a member of Iran and South Korea in securing computerized qualification. Australia, who’re third in Group B, will play the corresponding group from Group A (the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Iraq can all nonetheless end third) in a play-off match on June 7. The winner of that match will then advance to an inter-continental play-off towards the fifth-placed group from Conmebol.
Oceania is the one continent with out an computerized qualifying spot so that they should depend on the inter-continental play-off path. New Zealand are favourites forward of the play-off match in Qatar this week with the winner going through the fourth-placed group from the Concacaf qualifiers.