2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)

The European section of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification will act as qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, to be held in Qatar, for national teams that are members of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). A total of 13 slots in the final tournament are available for UEFA teams.

2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)
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Tournament details
Dates 24 March 2021 – 29 March 2022
Teams 55 (from 1 confederation)

Schedule

Round Matchday Dates
First round
(group stage)
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
Second round
(play-offs)
Semi-finals 24–25 March 2022
Finals 28–29 March 2022

First round

Group A

PosTeamPld.WDLGoalsPts.Qualification
1PortugalQualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup
2SerbiaAdvance to second round
3Republic of Ireland
4Luxembourg
5Azerbaijan

Group B

PosTeamPld.WDLGoalsPts.Qualification
1SpainQualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup
2SwedenAdvance to second round
3Greece
4Georgia
5Kosovo

Group C

PosTeamPld.WDLGoalsPts.Qualification
1ItalyQualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup
2SwitzerlandAdvance to second round
3Northern Ireland
4Bulgaria
5Lithuania

Group D

PosTeamPld.WDLGoalsPts.Qualification
1FranceQualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup
2UkraineAdvance to second round
3Finland
4Bosnia and Herzegovina
5Kazakhstan

Group E

PosTeamPld.WDLGoalsPts.Qualification
1BelgiumQualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup
2WalesAdvance to second round
3Czech Republic
4Belarus
5Estonia

Group F

PosTeamPld.WDLGoalsPts.Qualification
1DenmarkQualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup
2AustriaAdvance to second round
3Scotland
4Israel
5Faroe Islands
6Moldova

Group G

PosTeamPld.WDLGoalsPts.Qualification
1NetherlandsQualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup
2TurkeyAdvance to second round
3Norway
4Montenegro
5Latvia
6Gibraltar

Group H

PosTeamPld.WDLGoalsPts.Qualification
1CroatiaQualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup
2SlovakiaAdvance to second round
3Russia
4Slovenia
5Cyprus
6Malta

Group I

PosTeamPld.WDLGoalsPts.Qualification
1EnglandQualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup
2PolandAdvance to second round
3Hungary
4Albania
5Andorra
6San Marino

Group J

PosTeamPld.WDLGoalsPts.Qualification
1GermanyQualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup
2RomaniaAdvance to second round
3Iceland
4North Macedonia
5Armenia
6Liechtenstein