In Africa and North America, everything is confused, and the last finalist from Europe will be determined only in the summer.

There are 239 days left before the opening match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. 19 out of 32 participants in the final stage are already known. As usual, the hosts of the championship, in this case Qatar, were the first to get the right to participate in the tournament. So far, this team is the only debutant of the competition. Another 18 national teams were selected through qualification. The rest of the finalists will be determined very soon. We figure out who has the highest chances to go to Qatar at the end of the year.

Europe - 13 seats

Finalists: Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Croatia, England, Germany.
On March 29, two play-offs will take place: Poland - Sweden and Portugal - Macedonia.
The Poles received a direct ticket to the final of the joints after the removal of the Russian team. And the Swedes had to spend 120 minutes with the Czech Republic (1:0 in extra time). The participation in the decisive match of the main star of the "cadres" - striker Robert Lewandowski is questionable. He feels pain in his knee and works individually. If the striker fails to play, Sweden's chances of getting into the playoffs will automatically increase.

Ronaldo and Bale - one step away from the World Cup, the Czechs and Italians flew out. Amazing play-offs!
The Portuguese national team played a difficult match with Turkey (3:1), almost missing out on a 2:0 victory. The opponent took a penalty in the 85th minute, but Burak Yilmaz launched the ball into the sky. Now Cristiano Ronaldo and his partners will have to fight for getting into the final with Macedonia. The latter sensationally outplayed the reigning European champion Italy (1:0) in the semi-finals and will now try to leave the winner of Euro 2016 behind the World Cup.

The last participant of the final stage will have to wait at least until the summer. Due to the situation in the world, the Ukraine-Scotland match was postponed. The winner of this meeting is already waiting for Wales, who outplayed Austria (2:1) thanks to Gareth Bale's double.

The Portuguese national team played a difficult match with Turkey (3:1), almost missing out on a 2:0 victory. The opponent took a penalty in the 85th minute, but Burak Yilmaz launched the ball into the sky. Now Cristiano Ronaldo and his partners will have to fight for getting into the final with Macedonia. The latter sensationally outplayed the reigning European champion Italy (1:0) in the semi-finals and will now try to leave the winner of Euro 2016 behind the World Cup.

The last participant of the final stage will have to wait at least until the summer. Due to the situation in the world, the Ukraine-Scotland match was postponed. The winner of this meeting is already waiting for Wales, who outplayed Austria (2:1) thanks to Gareth Bale's double.

South America - 4/5 seats

Finalists: Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay.
In South America, it remains to determine the participant of intercontinental joints (fifth place in the group). Teams of Peru (21 points), Colombia (20) and Chile (19) apply for "half-tickets". All matches will be played on the night of March 30th. The Peruvians will play against Paraguay, who lost their chances at home, the Colombians will meet on the road with Venezuela (the last place in the selection). The hardest thing will be for the Chileans: in the last round they got Uruguay.

North America - 3/4 places

In North America, the situation is much more complicated: not a single team has yet secured a direct entry to the World Cup. Three teams will receive tickets to Qatar, the fourth will go to intercontinental joints. Two rounds before the end of the selection, five teams claim these places: Canada (25), USA (22), Mexico (22), Costa Rica (19) and Panama (18).

Canada has the highest chances, with only one point left to gain. You can solve this problem in the next home match with unmotivated Jamaica, which occupies the penultimate place. Lucky with the calendar, Mexico, which has to play with El Salvador (6th) and Honduras (8th). But the rest of the three will decide everything in a head-to-head fight:

Round 13
USA - Panama
El Salvador - Costa Rica

Round 14
Costa Rica - USA
Panama - Canada

The most difficult thing is the schedule of Panama, which will play with the first and second qualifying teams.

Africa - 5 places

Finalists: —

All five finalists from the Black Continent will be determined in two-match confrontations. The first meetings have already taken place, but they did not clarify the situation. The Egyptians beat Senegal 1-0, and now they will play on the road. Algeria defeated Cameroon (1:0) away, despite the fact that the rival had the territorial and playing advantage. Tunisia defeated Mali (1:0) on the road, and this day can be safely called “black” for Moussa Sissako. First, he cut the ball into his own net, and then also retired. And the other two pairs did not reveal the winner, the chances in the return matches Nigeria - Ghana (0:0) and DR Congo - Morocco (1:1) are approximately equal.

Asia - 5/6 seats

Finalists: Qatar, Iran, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Japan.

If Asia wants to get all six quotas, the last participant will have to try very hard. First, the teams that took third places in the qualifying groups will play among themselves. Australia has already secured such a right. But in Group A, three national teams have chances: the UAE (9 points), Iraq (8) and Lebanon (6). The UAE will be very difficult in the last round with group winner South Korea. Lebanon will face Iran in second place. And Iraq has a very good chance playing the last team in Group A, Syria.

The lucky one in this trio will play with Australia, but the adventure will not end there. The winner gets into the intercontinental joints, where he will continue to fight for getting into the World Cup. The representative of Asia will be waiting for the game with the national team from South America.

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