List of Teams Qualified for Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022

Teams Qualified for Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 – The FIFA World Cup is around the corner and everyone is excited to enjoy the football mania. This year’s FIFA World Cup is different for various reasons. First of all, the world cup is hosted by Qatar. Qatar will be the smallest nation to host the FIFA World Cup ever. Qatar is also the first nation to host the FIFA World Cup without playing the FIFA World Cup in previous editions. 

For the upcoming FIFA World Cup, Qatar has constructed 8 venues in 5 cities: Lusall, Al Khor, Al Rayyan, Al Wakrah and Doha.

How do teams qualify for the FIFA World Cup?

FIFA has six continental confederations. Each confederation organises its own tournament to determine who qualifies for the upcoming world cup. All the 211 countries which are part of the FIFA member association are allowed to enter into the tournament. The hosts automatically qualify for the FIFA World Cup. Total 32 teams qualify for the FIFA World Cup. The FIFA has allotted the number of slots available for each confederation. 

  • CAF (Africa): 5
  • AFC (Asia): 4.5 (not including host nation)
  • UEFA (Europe): 13
  • CONCACAF (North and Central America and Caribbean): 3.5
  • OFC (Oceania): 0.5
  • CONMEBOL (South America): 4.5

Even the FIFA World Cup winner of the previous edition has to overcome the qualifiers in order to play the next FIFA World Cup. 

Teams Qualified for Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022
Teams Qualified for Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022

List of Teams Qualified for Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022

Total 32 teams have qualified for the upcoming FIFA World Cup. Interestingly, Italy are missing from the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The team failed to overcome the qualifying process. Check out the list of teams qualified for Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022. 

As of today (10th May) 29 countries have secured their spot in the FIFA World Cup 2022. While three spots are still remaining. The qualifying matches are expected in June and we will get our final teams in June. 

  1. Iran
  2. Japan
  3. Qatar (hosts)
  4. Saudi Arabia
  5. South Korea
  6. Cameroon
  7. Ghana
  8. Morocco
  9. Senegal
  10. Tunisia
  11. Canada
  12. Mexico
  13. United States
  14. Argentina
  15. Brazil
  16. Ecuador
  17. Uruguay
  18. Winner of AFC–CONMEBOL play-off[b]
  19. Winner of CONCACAF–OFC play-off[c]
  20. Belgium
  21. Croatia
  22. Denmark
  23. England
  24. France
  25. Germany
  26. Netherlands
  27. Poland
  28. Portugal
  29. Serbia
  30. Spain
  31. Switzerland
  32. UEFA Play-off Path A winner

Is India Playing in FIFA World Cup 2022

No. India failed to win the qualifying rounds and hence are not playing in Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022.

Is Pakistan selected for FIFA World Cup 2022?

No.

How many countries are in the 2022 World Cup?

32 countries including Qatar will compete for the biggest prize money in football from 21st November 2022.

How many teams qualify from Concacaf?

CONCACAF is the North, Central America and Caribbean confederation. 3.5 slots are available for qualification. This means top 3 teams get direct entries and one team has to play and win their inter confederation match inorder to qualify for the FIFA World Cup. 

How many teams qualify from CAF?

Teams from the African continent play under CAF. Top five teams from CAF members qualify for the FIFA World Cup. 

How many teams qualify from the AFC?

The Asiain teams play under the AFC. Total 46 countries under the AFC play FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The top 4 teams get direct entry into the world cup while the fifth team has to win inter confederation match inorder qualify. 

How many teams qualify from UEFA?

UEFA is strongest confederation of all. Most of the champions crowned are from UEFA. Total 13 direct entries are allotted to the UEFA. 

How many teams qualify from OFC?

Just one spot is available for the teams under OFC. Even that spot is not direct but the top OFC team has to win their inter confederation match in order to qualify for the world cup.

How many teams qualify from CONMEBOL?

The likes of Argentina, Uruguay, Chile play under CONMEBOL. The top 4 teams from CONMEBOL qualify directly while the fifth team has to play and win the inter confederations match in order to qualify for the world cup. 

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