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FIFA 2022 World Cup: Countries In The Final Round

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After a couple of the FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers games played, these are so far the fixtures and standings. As at now, nine nations have gotten places at Qatar 2022.

In Africa, five teams will represent Africa at Qatar 2022. Nonetheless, a few African nations have as of now qualified for the last round of the Qualifiers.

They include: Congo DR, Egypt, Ghana, Mali, Morocco, Senegal,Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Tunisia, and Zambia.

Group A
Team Played Points GD
Algeria 5 13 +21
Burkina Faso 5 11 +8
Niger 5 4 -9
Djibouti 5 0 -20

Remaining Fixtures:
Algeria-Burkina Faso
Niger-Djibouti

Group B
Team Played Points GD
Tunisia 5 10 +7
Equatorial Guinea 5 10 +1
Zambia 5 7 1
Mauritania 5 1 -9

Remaining fixtures:

Tunisia-Zambia
Mauritania-Equatorial Guinea

Group C
Team Played Points GD
Nigeria 5 12 +6
Cabo Verde 5 10 +2
Central A. Republic 5 4 -3
Liberia 5 3 -5

Remaining Fixtures:
Nigeria-Cabo Verde
Liberia-Central African Republic

Group D
Team Played Points GD
Cameroon 5 12 +8
Malawi 5 3 -9
Mozambique 5 1 -7

Remaining Fixtures:

Cameroon-Côte d’Ivoire
Mozambique-Malawi

Group E
Team Played Points GD
Mali 5 13 +10
Uganda 5 9 +2
Kenya 5 3 -6
Rwanda 5 1 -6

Remaining Fixtures:
Mali-Uganda
Kenya-Rwanda

Group F
Team Played Points GD
Egypt 5 11 +5
Gabon 5 7 0
Libya 5 6 -3
Angola 5 4 -2

Remaining Fixtures:
Egypt-Gabon
Libya-Angola

Group G
Team Played Points GD
Ghana 6 13 +4
South Africa 6 13 +4
Ethiopia 6 5 -3
Zimbabwe 6 2 -5

Remaining Fixtures:
Zimbabwe-Ethiopia
Ghana-South Africa

Group H
Team Played Points GD
Senegal 5 13 +9
Togo 5 5 -2
Namibia 5 5 -4
Congo 5 3 -3

Remaining Fixtures:
Senegal-Congo
Namibia-Togo

Group I
Team Played Points GD
Senegal 5 13 +9
Togo 5 5 -2
Namibia 5 5 -4
Congo 5 3 -3

Remaining Fixtures:
Guinea-Bissau-Sudan
Morocco-Guinea

Group J
Team Played Points GD
Congo DR 6 11 +6
Benin 6 10 +1
Tanzania 6 8 -2
Madagascar 6 4 -5

ASIA:
Five or six teams will represent the AFC in Qatar.

The top two teams in each group will qualify for Qatar 2022. The third-placed teams in each section will meet in a single-game tie for the right to go into an intercontinental playoff for a place at the World Cup. In addition, Qatar have qualified as hosts.

Group A
Team Played Points GD
IR Iran 5 13 +6
Korea Republic 5 11 +3
Lebanon 5 5 -1
Iraq 5 4 -3
UAE 5 3 -2
Syria 5 2 -3

Group B
Team Played Points GD
Saudi Arabia 5 12 +5
Australia 5 10 +5
Japan 5 9 +1
Oman 5 7 0
China PR 5 4 -4
Vietnam 5 0 -7

EUROPE:
Thirteen teams will represent UEFA in Qatar.

Qualified Teams: Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Serbia, Spain.

Teams who can still qualify automatically: England, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Switzerland and Turkey.
Qualified for playoffs: North Macedonia, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Sweden.

The remaining three group winners will automatically qualify for the global finals. The ten runners up will enter the 12-team European playoffs.

The remaining two spots in these will be taken by the best two 2020/21 UEFA Nations League group winners who did not finish in their section’s top two in the Qatar 2022 preliminaries.

France and Spain, therefore, are guaranteed a playoff place if they do not finish first or second in their respective groups.

Ranking Of Nations League Group Winners
1 France
2 Spain
3 Italy
4 Belgium
5 Wales
6 Austria
7 Czech Republic

Take Note:
Italy and Belgium have already been assured of top-two finished in Groups C and E respectively.

If France and Spain achieve the same, Wales, Austria and Czech Republic will all reach the playoffs (either Wales or Czech Republic will finish runners-up in Group E and the other will qualify via the above ranking).

Group A
Team Played Points GD
Serbia 8 20 +9
Portugal 8 17 +11
Ireland 8 9 3
Luxembourg 8 9 -10
Azerbaijan 8 1 -13

Group B
Team Played Points GD
Spain 8 19 +10
Sweden 8 15 +6
Greece 8 10 0
Georgia 8 7 +6
Kosovo 8 5 -10

Group C
Team Played Points GD
Italy 7 15 +11
Switzerland 7 15 +9
Northern Ireland 7 8 -1
Bulgaria 7 8 -4
Lithuania 8 3 -15

Remaining Fixtures:
Northern Ireland-Italy
Switzerland-Bulgaria

Group D
Team Played Points GD
France 7 15 +13
Finland 7 11 +2
Ukraine 7 9 +1
Bosnia & Herzegovina 7 7 -1
Kazakhstan 8 3 -15

Remaining Fixtures:
Bosnia and Herzegovina-Ukraine
Finland-France

Group E
Team Played Points GD
Belgium 7 19 +19
Wales 7 14 +5
Czech 7 11 +3
Estonia 7 4 -10
Belarus 8 3 -17

Remaining Fixtures:

Czech Republic-Estonia
Wales-Belgium

Group F
Team Played Points GD
Denmark 9 27 +29
Scotland 9 20 +8
Israel 9 13 +1
Austria 9 13 -1
Faroe Islands 9 4 -15
Moldova 9 1 -22

Remaining Fixtures:
Austria-Moldova
Israel-Faroe Islands
Scotland-Denmark

Group G
Team Played Points GD
Netherlands 9 20 +23
Turkey 9 18 +10
Norway 9 18 +9
Montenegro 9 12 0
Latvia 9 6 -5
Gibraltar 9 0 -37

Remaining Fixtures:
Gibraltar-Latvia
Montenegro-Turkey
Netherlands-Norway

Group H
Team Played Points GD
Croatia 10 23 +17
Russia 10 22 +13
Slovakia 10 14 +7
Slovenia 10 14 +1
Cyprus 10 5 -17
Malta 10 5 -21

Group I
Team Played Points GD
England 9 23 +26
Poland 9 20 +20
Albania 9 15 -1
Hungary 9 14 +5
Andorra 9 6 -15
San Marino 9 0 -35

Remaining Fixtures:
Albania-Andorra
Poland-Hungary
San Marino-England

Group J
Team Played Point GD
Tanzania 4 7 +1
Benin 4 7 +1
Congo DR 4 5 +1
Madagascar 4 3 -3

NORTH, CENTRAL AMERICA & CARIBBEAN:
Three or four teams will represent Concacaf at Qatar 2022.

The top three will qualify for Qatar 2022. The third-placed finishers will go into an intercontinental playoff.

Team Played Points GD
USA 7 14 +7
Mexico 7 14 +5
Canada 7 13 +7
Panama 7 11 +1
Costa Rica 7 6 -2
Jamaica 7 6 -4
El Salvador 7 6 -5
Honduras 7 3 -9

OCEANIA:
None or one team will represent the OFC at Qatar 2022. Qualification will begin next year.

SOUTH AMERICA:
Four or five teams will represent CONMEBOL at Qatar 2022.

The top four teams will secure World Cup qualification. The fifth-placed finishers will go into an intercontinental playoff.

Table Played Points GD
Brazil 12 34 +23
Argentina 12 28 +14
Ecuador 13 20 +8
Chile 13 16 +1
Colombia 13 16 -1
Uruguay 13 16 -4
Peru 13 14 -6
Paraguay 13 12 -9
Bolivia 13 12 -11
Venezuela 13 7 -15

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