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2022 World Cup: Every Nation Qualified for Qatar

The field for Qatar 2022 is taking shape. Here’s the full list of qualifiers who have punched their ticket for the biggest tournament in sports.

Things are starting to get interesting in the international edition of the Beautiful Game. Club soccer is in full force around the world as we race toward the year’s festive fixtures, but it is never — NEVER — too early to look ahead to the richest, most famous, consequential, seismic event in global sports: the World Cup.

With qualifying for Qatar 2022 getting increasingly serious, it’s time to take stock of which countries have already secured qualification for the tournament, which will ultimately feature a field of 32.

The following 13 nations have clinched berths in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as of the fixtures held on Nov. 16, 2021.

Nations Qualified for Qatar 2022 World Cup

UEFA (Europe)

BELGIUM

  • Won qualifying Group E

CROATIA

  • Won qualifying Group H

DENMARK

  • Won qualifying Group F

ENGLAND

  • Won qualifying Group I

FRANCE

  • Won qualifying Group D

GERMANY

  • Won qualifying group J

NETHERLANDS

  • Won qualifying Group G

SERBIA

  • Won qualifying Group A

SPAIN

  • Won qualifying Group B

SWITZERLAND

  • Won qualifying Group C

How many teams qualify for the World Cup from Europe?

UEFA gets 13 bids for Qatar 2022: 10 qualifying group winners, plus the winners of three subsequent playoff mini-tournaments that have yet to played.

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CONMEBOL (South America)

ARGENTINA

  • Clinched top-four spot in CONMEBOL qualifying

BRAZIL

  • Clinched top-four spot in CONMEBOL qualifying

How many teams qualify for the World Cup from South America?

Four CONMEBOL teams are guaranteed to clinch bids for Qatar 2022, with one additional nation competing for a spot via inter-confederation playoff.

AFC (Asia, Australia)

QATAR

  • Automatic bid as host nation
CONCACAF (North America, Caribbean)

No CONCACAF nations have qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as of this writing.

How many teams qualify for the World Cup from North America?

A minimum of three will qualify, with one more competing for a spot via inter-confederation playoff.

How is USMNT World Cup qualifying going?

As of Nov. 16, 2021, the US national team currently sits second in CONCACAF qualifying, one point behind Canada and one point ahead of both Mexico and Panama.

CAF (Africa)

No CAF nations have qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as of this writing.

How many teams qualify for the World Cup from Africa?

Five will eventually clinch a bid as qualifying group winners.

OFC (Oceania)

No OFC nations have qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as of this writing.

How many teams qualify for the World Cup from Oceania?

OFC is not guaranteed a World Cup team, and can qualify no more than one via inter-confederation playoff.

Alphabetical List of Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers

  1. Argentina
  2. Belgium
  3. Brazil
  4. Croatia
  5. Denmark
  6. England
  7. France
  8. Germany
  9. Netherlands
  10. Qatar
  11. Serbia
  12. Spain
  13. Switzerland
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