2022 World Cup: which teams qualified for the Qatar final?


The road to the 2022 World Cup is well underway, with the qualifying phases being prepared before the actual tournament which will take place in December of next year.

And as the finals map continues, the identity of the teams participating in the tournament becomes more and more clear.

Goal contains everything you need to know about the teams that have qualified for the 2022 World Cup so far, and this page will continue to be updated as the qualifying rounds progress.

Which teams have qualified for the 2022 World Cup?

Team Association Qualification date
Qatar AFC December 2, 2010
Germany ?? Uefa October 11, 2021

Qatar became the first country to automatically qualify for the 2022 World Cup as a host when it won the bid to host the tournament. This is their first appearance in the competition, never having qualified for the final in World Cup history.

Germany were the second team to qualify for the tournament after beating North Macedonia in October 2021 and dominating Group J.

How many teams from each association can qualify for the 2022 World Cup?

AFC (Asia) have a breakdown of four of the five teams * participating in the World Cup final.

FAC (Africa) are assigned five teams, with CONCACAF (North, Central America and the Caribbean) having three or four.

CONEMBOL (South America) have four or five teams competing.

Uefa (Europe) have the most teams capable of qualifying, with 13 places.

OFC (Oceania) have zero or one place.

* Inter-confederation play-offs are contested at the end of the qualifying phase to determine how many teams from each confederation will participate in the 2022 final.

A total of 32 teams will participate in the tournament.

2022 World Cup qualifying schedule

Confederation Qualification start date Qualification end date
AFC June 6, 2019 June 2022
FAC September 4, 2019 March 2022
CONCACAF March 24, 2021 June 2022
CONMEBOL October 8, 2020 June 2022
OFC March 2022 June 2022
Uefa March 24, 2021 March 29, 2022

What are the dates for the 2022 World Cup?

The 2022 World Cup will take place in Qatar from November 21, 2022December 18, 2022.

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