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?

UEFA Qualifiers 2022 - play-offs - draw simulation and predictions

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.

Route A:
Semi-final 1: Team Pot 1 — Team pot 2
Semi-final 2: Team Pot 1 — Team pot 2
Route B:
Semi-finals 3: Team Pot 1 — Team pot 2
Semi-final 4: Team Pot 1 — Team pot 2
Route C:
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

Also read:
Timetable: The most important dates to the 2022 World Cup
Overview: These teams are already qualified for the World Cup