How are things going in the World Cup qualifiers?
Fifteen countries are already sure of their performance at the World Cup in Qatar. During this international period, the field of participants will be further colored. VI takes you on a tour of all continents. And already on the agenda: the draw for the World Cup on Friday 1 April.
Due to the departure of Bert van Marwijk and Dick Advocaat from the United Arab Emirates and Iraq respectively, this region is less in the spotlight. This week, it became the final matches in the group stage. Iran And the South Korea They secured a place in the first and second place of Group A and yet appeared in the World Cup. In the other group, Saudi Arabia and Japan have the best cards. The third-placed teams will play each other in a playoff, which will end on June 7. The winner will play a duel to participate in the World Cup in Qatar on June 13 or 14 with the fifth-placed team in the South American region.
The climax of the African World Cup qualifiers is very clear. Ten countries compete in five jumps for five starting tickets. This month, it will be clear who will represent Africa at the World Finals. The most eye-catching poster is Egypt – Senegal, A duplicate of the African Cup final. Among the ten World Cup contenders, Mali has never participated in the World Cup, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo participated as Zaire in 1974.
Thirteen European countries will appear in Qatar at the end of this year, ten of which have already confirmed their participation as collective winners, including of course Holland† In Phase Two, there are three tickets at stake, one per track. In Route B, Russia was knocked out of the fray by the invasion of Ukraine, so Poland was assured of the final. He is waiting for a meeting with Sweden or the Czech Republic in it. In Route A, the match between Scotland and Ukraine was moved to June, which also applies to the final on this route. Wales and Austria meet on Thursday. In Track C, the decision will be made this week. Italy hosts North Macedonia and Portugal hosts Turkey. If the candidates meet expectations, Portugal and Italy will take part in the World Cup ticket program next Tuesday.
Scotland – Ukraine will be completed in June
North and Central America
Important decisions are made very quickly in the so-called CONCACAF region. The top three in a massive group of eight countries qualify directly for the World Cup. With three more days of matches remaining (all of which will take place in this international period) Canada Boogie, eight points over fourth place Panama. It looks like the US and Mexico are also heading into a busy winter. Number four competes with the winner from the Oceanic region for the World Cup ticket. It will happen in Qatar. Panama and Costa Rica are the main candidates to participate on behalf of CONCACAF.
It’s rarely about the coffee maker, but the World Cup preliminary round at Oceanic finally got underway this month. Countries like Fiji and Tahiti are trying to force an entry ticket to Qatar. By the way, they already exist, because this qualification process is completely completed in the oil country. Final winner – New Zealand He is a favourite – taking the field in June with number four in the North and Central America region.
super powers Brazil And the Argentina Bags can indeed be packed for Qatar, but beyond that, there are still some questions that need to be answered. Ultimately, the Big Four go straight to the World Cup, where the fifth seed will face an Asian nation in June for a possible fifth ticket to the CONMEBOL region. It’s going to be exciting this week anyway, as only Paraguay and Venezuela have been wiped out.
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