After the qualifying group matches in Europe Twelve teams contest a play-off tournament for the remaining three tickets for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Who is in the play-offs this?
For the play-offs, the ten runners-up and the top two group winners of the UEFA Nations League 2020/21, which in their World Cup qualifying group does not qualify on the first two places have landed.
The play-off participants are: Portugal, Italy, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Poland, Northern Macedonia, Ukraine, Wales, Turkey, Austria (via Nations League), Czech Republic (over Nations League), which are divided into two Isotope.
Is When the draw for the play-offs?
The draw for the play-offs of European World Cup qualifying takes place on Friday, 26 . November 2021 (17 hours), in Zurich.
As the play-offs take place?
The twelve teams will play-off three-way (A, B and C), each with a semi-final and a final (without games). The winners of these three ways to qualify for the World Cup.
As the draw for the play-offs running?
The six best runners will be placed in Pot 1 and thus have the semi-final venue. The remaining six nations migrate to pot. 2
First, the teams will be in the draw in the pot 1 as home sides the semi-finals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 assigned.
So the first drawn team will host the semi-final number one, which then drawn by the semi-final number two and so on. Just as it goes with the teams from Pot number second
The semi-finals number 1 and 2 belong to the play-off path A, the semi-finals number 3 and 4 for play-off path B and the semi-finals 5 and 6 for play-off path C.
Semi-final 1: Team Pot 1 — Team pot 2
Semi-final 2: Team Pot 1 — Team pot 2
Semi-finals 3: Team Pot 1 — Team pot 2
Semi-final 4: Team Pot 1 — Team pot 2
Semifinals 5: Team Pot 1 — Team pot 2
Semi-final 6: Team Pot 1 — Team pot 2
Anyone who has home advantage in the three finals, will be determined by lot.
What are the pots in the play-off draw?
Pot 1: Portugal, Scotland, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Wales
Pot 2: Turkey, Poland, northern Macedonia, Ukraine, Austria, Czech Republic
In the semi-final, Portugal and Italy can not meet accordingly. In case of bad draw, but a clash in the final would be possible.
Ukraine and Russia can not be compared to each other thereby solved after a UEFA decision for political reasons.
Where are the play-offs to see live on TV?
DAZN transfers all six semi-finals and the three finals — a total of nine playoff games — live and exclusive.
When did the play-offs?
Play-off semi-finals: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Play-off finals: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
The Match times are estimate after the draw
Timetable: The most important dates to the 2022 World Cup
Overview: These teams are already qualified for the World Cup