2022 World Cup play-offs: All you need to know

2022 World Cup play-offs: All you need to know

According to Supersports, the 2022 World Cup runs from November 21 to December 18; the play-offs to reach Qatar take place from March 24 to 29, with 10 group runners up joined by the two best group winners from the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League.

When do the play-off games take place?

Play-off semi-finals: Thursday, March 24, 2022

Play-off finals: Tuesday, March 29, 2022

UEFA will confirm the kick-off times after the draw.

How do the play-offs work?

The play-offs take place from March 24 to 29, with 10 group runners-up joined by the two best group winners from the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League overall ranking that have neither qualified directly as group winners, nor entered the play-offs already as group runners-up.

These 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.Information Guide Nigeria

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Who is currently through to the play-offs?

Definitely qualified for the play-offs:


North Macedonia

Will also qualify for play-offs as it stands ahead of Wednesday’s qualifiers:


When is the play-off draw and how will it work?

The draw will take place in Zurich on Friday, November 26 from 4pm, UK time.

The six best-ranked runners-up – based on criteria that start with number of points, goal difference, and goals scored – will be allocated to Pot 1 and drawn in six semi-finals as the home team.JAMB Result

The remaining teams will then be drawn from Pot 2 to semi-finals 1-6.

There will be three play-off paths, with each providing a World Cup finalist.

Semi-finals 1 and 2 make up play-off path A, semi-finals 3 and 4 form path B, and semi-finals 5 and 6 will contest path C.

To determine which semi-final winner will play at home in the final, an additional draw will be held for each path.


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