2022 FIFA World Cup - European Qualifying Draw
- The European Qualifiers draw was made on 7 December in Zurich
- Seedings were based on FIFA World Rankings
- Teams were split into ten groups of five or six
- Matchday 1 will be played on 24-25 March 2021
World Cup title holders France face Ukraine, Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Kazakhstan in Group D (Getty Images)
The draw for 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying was made in Zurich with each European nation able to plot their path to the tournament in Qatar.
2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
Group A: Portugal, Serbia, Republic of Ireland, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan
Group B: Spain, Sweden, Greece, Georgia, Kosovo
Group C: Italy, Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, Lithuania
Group D: France, Ukraine, Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan
Group E: Belgium, Wales, Czech Republic, Belarus, Estonia
Group F: Denmark, Austria, Scotland, Israel, Faroe Islands, Moldova
Group G: Netherlands, Turkey, Norway, Montenegro, Latvia, Gibraltar
Group H: Croatia, Slovakia, Russia, Slovenia, Cyprus, Malta
Group I: England, Poland, Hungary, Albania, Andorra, San Marino
Group J: Germany, Romania, Iceland, North Macedonia, Armenia, Liechtenstein
Teams have been split into ten groups of five or six teams. The ten group winners qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
The ten group runners-up will be joined by the two best group winners of the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League overall ranking that failed to qualify directly as group winners.
The 12 teams will be drawn into three play-off paths for one-off semi-finals and a final. The three path winners qualify for the World Cup.
- Matchday 1: 24–25 March 2021
- Matchday 2: 27–28 March 2021
- Matchday 3: 30–31 March 2021
- Matchday 4: 1–2 September 2021
- Matchday 5: 4–5 September 2021
- Matchday 6: 7–8 September 2021
- Matchday 7: 8–9 October 2021
- Matchday 8: 11–12 October 2021
- Matchday 9: 11–13 November 2021
- Matchday 10: 14–16 November 2021
- Play-offs: 24, 25, 28, 29 March 2022
- 2022 World Cup: 21 November–18 December 2022