Which Teams Qualified for FIFA World Cup?

The FIFA World Cup 2022 is going to be special for several reasons. First of all, this is going to be the first time that one such major sporting event is taking place in Qatar. The host nation has been granted automatic entry to what the sports journalist at Arabicbet has called the biggest football tournament on the planet and the first to be held in an Arabic country. This is also going to be the first time in the history of the tournament that it will be played in November and December. All the previous events were hosted during the summer.

With some of the best Arabic football players in the World Cup this year we may even see more records happening during this World Cup. Although it’s too early to say what to expect, it’s very likely that this is going to be a very interesting event. The proof of this is the fact that some real soccer heavyweights have already qualified for the tournament. We’re now going to show you which ones!

European National Teams That Have Already Qualified for 2022 World Cup  

The group phase of the European section of the FIFA World Qualification is over. The ten teams that finished at the top of their group tables have booked their tickets to the final tournament.

Another three European nations will qualify for the tournament through the playoffs which will take place in late March. After Russia got booted out of FIFA competitions for invading Ukraine, there are now 11 national teams competing for those three spots.

There are ten European teams that no longer have to worry about qualifications, those are the following:

France

  • The reigning World Champion will try to defend the title in Qatar. With Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, and others, France is seen as a top favorite.

Germany

  • Gary Lineker famously called soccer a game in which “Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.” Is this going to happen in Qatar?

Belgium

  • The country that’s currently sitting on the throne of FIFA Rankings booked its ticket to Qatar after losing zero games in the qualification.

England

  • The Three Lions are always among the candidates for winning a major trophy, but they haven’t done it since 1966. Is 2022 the year when “football comes home”?

Netherlands

  • It was a huge shock when the Dutch failed to qualify for the previous World Cup. But they’re back now, and they want to show the world they belong among the elite.

Spain

  • The nation that won its first World Cup in 2010 will have a chance to win it for the second time this fall.

Croatia

  • Since the country became independent, Croatia hasn’t missed a single World Cup. The 2022 tournament will not be an exception.

Switzerland

  • This is going to be the 12th time the Swiss are at the World Cup. They qualified for the tournament after finishing one spot above the former champ, Italy.

Serbia

  • After winning Group A and leaving Portugal behind, Serbia booked the ticket to the 2022 tournament.

Denmark

  • Some may argue that Denmark didn’t have a tough job in Group F, but what’s important is that these guys did their job, which got them a spot in the final tournament.

South America and Asia

In addition to ten European nations, there are four others that have already finished with their qualification process. One of them is Brazil, the team that finished at the top of the CONMEBOL Qualification Group, with eight points more than Argentina. Messi and his squad have also booked a place in Qatar as the second-placed team.

When it comes to the nations belonging to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Iran and South Korea have already qualified. Several other Asian teams remain in the competition for a World Cup spot, including Japan.

North/Central America and Africa

When it comes to African teams, five of them will make it to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It’s yet to be seen which ones, as the qualification process is still ongoing in Africa. Right now, we’re at the third stage of the qualification, with five doubleheaders that will decide which teams get to travel to Qatar.

Those matchups are, namely:

  • Egypt vs. Senegal

  • Cameroon vs. Algeria

  • Ghana vs. Nigeria

  • DR Congo vs. Morocco

  • Mali vs. Tunisia

The CONCACAF – the governing body of national teams from North and Central America, as well as from the Caribbean – has three or four slots in the FIFA World Cup depending on how its teams perform in the qualifiers.

Conclusion

The upcoming FIFA World Cup should be an exciting affair. While we know many of the teams, there are still a number of possible surprises for the tournament. Once things do finally kick off, the action should certainly be world-class, regardless of which teams face off.

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