- We know the UEFA qualifying groups for Qatar 2022
- World champion France finds Ukraine
- Draw in Zurich, streamed
The roadmap for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 ™ has become clearer for Europe. After the UEFA Zone Preliminary Draw on Monday, December 7 in Zurich, broadcast live and streaming, we know the composition of the groups in which the 55 teams of the Old Contains on the starting line in the race for the queen event.
France, world champions, fell in Group E on Ukraine, their unfortunate opponent in the play-offs for Brazil 2014. The Blues will also face Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kazakhstan.
All teams will compete twice in the groups in a round-trip format between March and November 2021. The ten group winners will advance directly to Qatar 2022 and the ten second-placed teams will compete in the play-offs.
The play-offs will also include the top two group winners of the 2020-2021 UEFA Nations League overall standings if they do not qualify directly for Qatar 2022 or for the play-offs. The 12 teams will be divided into three sections with knockout matches in one round, to be played in March 2022, to define the last three European representatives in the supreme event.