World Cup 2022 European Qualifiers: Who has qualified for Qatar? Group tables, standings, fixtures, dates

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The road to the Qatar 2022 World Cup starts this week

The road to Qatar 2022 continues for European nations - who has qualified and who is in position to reach next year's World Cup finals?

Here, we run through the state of play in each of the 10 groups as the tables start to take shape and provide the lowdown on the qualification process and key dates.

The group winners will automatically qualify for Qatar 2022 and this page will be updated as countries book their place at next year's showpiece tournament.

Who has qualified?

  • Germany
  • Denmark

What are the groups?

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 & 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

Group A

Serbia's win over Azerbaijan means they remain a point ahead of Portugal, having played a game more.

The group winner will be one of those two sides as Luxembourg and Republic of Ireland now sit 10 and 11 points behind Portugal respectively.

Azerbaijan remain stranded at the bottom of the group on one point.

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Up next:

November 11: Azerbaijan vs Luxembourg - kick-off 5pm
November 11: Republic of Ireland vs Portugal - kick-off 7.45pm

Group B

Sweden moved two points clear of Spain at the top of Group B thanks to their 2-0 win over Greece.

Greece are not out of the frame for a second-placed finish, being four points behind Spain with two to play.

Kosovo and Georgia are out of contention in fourth and fifth with four points each.

Up next:

November 11: Georgia vs Sweden - kick-off 5pm
November 11: Greece vs Spain - kick-off 7.45pm

Group C

Switzerland moved level on points with Italy thanks to a 4-0 win over Lithuania but remain in second place due to the Azzurri's superior goal difference.

Northern Ireland's hopes of a play-off place were ended as they suffered a 2-1 loss to Bulgaria, who are also out of contention.

Lithuania remain bottom having only taken three points from their seven games.

Up next:

November 12: Italy vs Switzerland - kick-off 7.45pm
Novemeber 12: Northern Ireland vs Lithuania - kick-off 7.45pm

Group D

Ukraine's 1-1 draw with Bosnia and Herzegovina means France are three points clear at the top with a game in hand, putting them on the brink of winning the group.

Ukraine are followed in the standings by Finland and Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the three nations only separated by two points and therefore all still in with a shout of securing a top-two finish.

Kazakhstan, however, have too much to do.

Up next:

November 13: Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Finland - kick-off 2pm
November 13: France vs Kazakhstan - kick-off 7.45pm

Group E

Belgium sit at the top of the group but they are not yet certain of qualification as Wales are five points behind them with two games to play.

Czech Republic sit above Wales on goal difference in second place, but cannot overhaul Belgium as they have played a game more.

Belgium can seal their qualification with victory over fourth-placed Estonia next month, with Wales taking on bottom side Belarus in their next game as they continue to fight for a place at the tournament.

Up next:

November 13: Wales vs Belarus - 7.45pm
November 13: Belgium vs Estonia - 7.45pm

Group F

Denmark became the second European team to book their place at the 2022 World Cup as their 1-0 win over Austria continued their perfect record in Group F.

Scotland are well-placed to secure second place in the group thanks to their victories over Israel and Faroe Islands.

Israel now sit four points behind Scotland in third place with two games to play, while Austria are now out of qualification contention, along with Faroe Islands and Moldova.

Up next:

November 12: Moldova vs Scotland - kick-off 5pm
November 12: Austria vs Israel - kick-off 7.45pm
November 12: Denmark vs Faroe Islands - kick-off 7.45pm

Group G

The Netherlands are closing in on automatic qualification after beating Gibraltar last time out, but they are still only two points ahead of Norway with two games to play.

Louis van Gaal's side complete their qualifiers next month away against Montenegro and home to Norway.

Turkey snatched a 2-1 win against Latvia last time out as Burak Yilmaz scored from the penalty spot deep into injury time to revive their hopes of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.

The victory left them four points behind Group G leaders the Netherlands and two points behind Norway with two matches left to play.

Up next:

November 13: Norway vs Latvia - 5pm
November 13: Turkey vs Gibraltar - 6pm
November 13: Montenegro vs Netherlands - 7.45pm

Group H

Croatia dented their hopes of qualifying automatically for the 2022 World Cup after a 2-2 home draw with Slovakia in their Group H clash on Monday left them trailing Russia by two points in a two-team race for the top spot.

The Russians, who have 19 points from eight games, beat Slovenia 2-1 away to leapfrog Croatia, who came from behind twice against the Slovakians and had a late goal scrapped after a VAR check.

Russia host Cyprus and Croatia visit Malta in the penultimate round of games on November 11 before the top two clash three days later in what is likely to be a decisive battle for an automatic berth for next year's tournament in Qatar.

Up next:

November 11: Russia vs Cyprus - 5pm
November 11: Malta vs Croatia - 7.45pm
November 11: Slovakia vs Slovenia - 7.45pm

Group I

England need four points from their remaining two games, at home to Albania and away to San Marino, to be certain of top spot following their 1-1 draw with Hungary on Tuesday.

Poland are in a strong position for a play-off spot after they beat Albania 1-0 to move into second place.

Hungary impressed in their 1-1 draw with England at Wembley but their hopes of reaching a second successive major tournament are over.

Up next:

November 12: Andorra vs Poland - kick-off 7.45pm
November 12: England vs Albania - kick-off 7.45pm
November 12: Hungary vs San Marino - kick-off 7.45pm

Group J

Germany became the first European team to qualify for the 2022 World Cup by crushing North Macedonia 4-0 away on Monday to secure top spot in Group J with two games to spare.

North Macedonia and Armenia are locked in a battle for second place, with Romania not out of the equation yet.

Up next:

November 11: Armenia vs Germany - 5pm
November 11: Liechtenstein vs Romania - 5pm
November 11: North Macedonia vs Iceland - 5pm

World Cup 2022 Euro Qualifiers: All you need to know

Qatar 2022 World Cup

How many European nations qualify?

A total of 13 slots in the final tournament are available for UEFA teams. The 55 teams have been split into five groups of five and five groups of six.

The winners of the 10 groups will qualify automatically for the finals, which for the first time will be played in November and December of 2022 to avoid the punishing summer heat in the Middle East.

What happens if you finish second in your group?

A further three places will be fought out between the 10 group runners-up and the two highest-ranked teams from the Nations League who have not already qualified or finished in a runners-up spot.

These 12 teams will be divided into three play-off paths, each featuring four countries, to determine the final three European berths. The format will consist of two knockout rounds from which the three additional teams qualify.

When will the qualifiers be played?

The qualifiers will be played between March and November 2021, with play-offs scheduled for March 2022.

Matchday 8: October 11-12 2021
Matchday 9: November 11-13 2021
Matchday 10: November 14-16 2021

What's the fixture schedule?

What is the World Cup format and schedule?

The tournament will feature 32 teams in eight groups of four.

Four matches will be played each day during the group stage, which will run over a 12-day period and see winners and runners-up progress to the round of 16.

Matches will only be assigned to particular venues after the finals draw, so organisers can choose optimal kick-off times to suit television audiences in different countries, as well as supporters out in Qatar.

The finals draw is scheduled to take place in April 2022, after the March window for international fixtures.

Unlike at Euro 2020, there will be a third-place play-off game on December 17.

Group stage: November 21- December 2
Round of 16: December 3-6
Quarter-finals: December 9/10
Semi-finals: December 13/14
Final: December 18

When will the matches kick off?

FIFA has confirmed the first two rounds of matches will kick off at 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm local time (10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm in the United Kingdom).

Kick-off times in the final round of group games and knock-out round matches will be at 6pm and 10pm local time (3pm and 7pm UK time).

The final is scheduled to kick off at 6pm local time (3pm UK time)

What are the venues?

The group games will take place across eight stadia: Al Bayt Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Lusail Stadium, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Education City Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium.

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