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Who is qualified? Who is in dams? On which channels to watch the matches? Everything you need to know about the last places to be filled for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

World Cup in Europe Zone

The playoffs are played in two rounds and on a dry match (so no round trip). The first-round matches are scheduled for Thursday, March 24 (8:45 pm), and the second-round matches are on Tuesday, March 29 (8:45 pm).

There are three tickets left, so three tables each have 4 teams. For example, the winner of Portugal-Turkey will face the winner of Italy-North Macedonia, and the country that wins this “final” will travel to Qatar at the end of the year.

However, this table will be the only one to have a “normal” unfolding. The disqualification of Russia from the play-offs caused by their invasion of Ukraine automatically qualifies Poland for the second round.

They will face the winner of the Sweden-Czech Republic. As for Ukraine, it has seen its match against Scotland postponed to June. The Wales-Austria match’s winning team will have to wait three months before concluding its play-off.

Thursday 24 March:

  • Portugal vs. Turkey: 20:45
  • Italy vs. North Macedonia: 20:45
  • Wales vs. Austria: 20:45
  • Scotland vs. Ukraine: postponed to June
  • Sweden vs. Czech Republic: 20:45

Russia-Poland: canceled

They are already qualified: Germany, England, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, France, Netherlands, Serbia, Switzerland

World Cup in Africa Zone

Only five African teams will compete in the 2022 World Cup. The results will only be known at the end of the play-offs, played in rounds.

These ten competing nations finished first in their group in the playoffs. The first legs will take place this Friday, March 25, the return legs this Tuesday, March 29.

Friday, March 25:

  • DR Congo vs. Morocco: 4:00 pm
  • Cameroon vs. Algeria: 6:00 pm
  • Mali vs. Tunisia: 6:00 pm
  • Egypt vs. Senegal: 8:30 pm
  • Ghana vs. Nigeria: 8:30 pm

Tuesday 29 March:

  • Senegal vs. Egypt: 19:00
  • Nigeria vs. Ghana: 7:00 pm
  • Morocco vs. DR Congo: 9:30 pm
  • Algeria vs. Cameroon: 9:30 pm
  • Tunisia vs. Mali: 9:30 pm

North America Zone

Across the Atlantic, the formula differs. There are three days left to play in a single pool of 8 teams. The top three of this pool will qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

The 4th will be sent to the intercontinental play-off, where he will face a team from Oceania on a single match scheduled for June 2022. Canada, the leader with 25 points, should validate its ticket to Qatar.

The United States and Mexico, 21 points each and opponents on the next day, can still fall by the wayside.

Friday, March 25:

  • Jamaica vs. El Salvador: 01:00
  • Panama vs. Honduras : 02:05
  • Mexico vs. United States: 03:00
  • Costa Rica vs. Canada: 03:05

Sunday, March 27:

  • Canada vs. Jamaica: 10:05 pm
  • Salvador vs. Costa Rica: 11:05 pm

Monday, March 28:

  • United States vs. Panama: 01:00
  • Honduras vs. Mexico: 01:05

Wednesday, March 30:

  • Costa Rica vs. United States: 11:00 pm
  • Jamaïque vs. Honduras: 11:00 pm
  • Mexico vs. El Salvador: 11:00 pm
  • Panama vs. Canada: 11:00 pm

South America Zone

We are also dealing with a single pool composed of 10 teams. The first four will qualify. The 5th will play an intercontinental play-off against an Asian selection.

Brazil and Argentina, respectively 1st and 2nd, are already qualified. Therefore, these last two days do not represent any stake for them. Behind, the battle rages between Ecuador (25 points), Uruguay (22 points), Peru (21 points), and Chile (19 points).

Friday, March 25:

  • Brazil vs. Chile: 00:30
  • Colombia vs. Bolivia: 00:30
  • Paraguay vs. Ecuador: 00:30
  • Uruguay vs. Peru: 00:30

Saturday, March 26:

  • Argentina vs. Venezuela (00:30)

Wednesday 30 March:

  • Bolivia vs. Brazil: 01h30
  • Chili vs. Uruguay : 01h3
  • Equateurvs. Argentina : 01h30
  • Perou vs. Paraguay: 01h30
  • Venezuela vs. Colombia : 01h30

They are already qualified: Argentina, Brazil.

Asia Zone

There are two pools of six teams in Asia where the first two are qualified. The two-thirds will compete in a play-off whose winner will be qualified… for an intercontinental play-off against a South American team.

Iran and South Korea have flown over their group and are already holding their tickets. Qatar, the organizing country, is automatically qualified. Saudi Arabia, the leader of its group with 19 points, has a foot and a half at the World Cup.

The situation is tenser for Japan (18 points) and Australia (15 points), regulars of the World Cup, and opponents this Thursday.

Thursday, March 24:

  • Australia vs. Japan: 10:10 am
  • Vietnam vs. Oman: 1:00 pm
  • China vs. Saudi Arabia: 4:00 pm

Tuesday, March 29:

  • Japan vs. Vietnam: 12:35 pm 
  • Africa vs. China: 6:00 pm
  • Saudi Arabia vs. Australia: 8:00 pm

They are already qualified: South Korea, Iran, Qatar.

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