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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 29 nations have clinched berths in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as of the fixtures held on March 29, 2022.

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

POLAND

  • Won UEFA qualifying playoff

PORTUGAL

  • Won UEFA qualifying playoff

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.

Kylain Mbappe (right) and France are headed to Qatar 2022 to defend their World Cup crown. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)
CONMEBOL (South America)

ARGENTINA

  • Clinched top-four spot in CONMEBOL qualifying

BRAZIL

  • Clinched top-four spot in CONMEBOL qualifying

ECUADOR

  • Clinched top-four spot in CONMEBOL qualifying

URUGUAY

  • 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.

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AFC (Asia, Australia)

IRAN

  • Clinched top-two spot in AFC third-round qualifying Group A

JAPAN

  • Clinched top-two spot in AFC third-round qualifying Group B

QATAR

  • Automatic bid as host nation

SAUDI ARABIA

  • Clinched top-two spot in AFC third-round qualifying Group B

SOUTH KOREA

  • Clinched top-two spot in AFC third-round qualifying Group A
CONCACAF (North America, Caribbean)

CANADA

  • No. 1 spot in CONCACAF third-round qualifying

MEXICO

  • No. 2 spot in CONCACAF third-round qualifying

UNITED STATES

  • No. 3 spot in CONCACAF third-round qualifying

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.

CAF (Africa)

CAMEROON

  • CAF third-round winner

GHANA

  • CAF third-round winner

MOROCCO

  • CAF third-round winner

SENEGAL

  • CAF third-round winner

TUNISIA

  • CAF third-round winner

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. Cameroon
  5. Canada
  6. Croatia
  7. Denmark
  8. Ecuador
  9. England
  10. France
  11. Germany
  12. Ghana
  13. Iran
  14. Japan
  15. Mexico
  16. Morocco
  17. Netherlands
  18. Poland
  19. Portugal
  20. Qatar
  21. Saudi Arabia
  22. Senegal
  23. Serbia
  24. South Korea
  25. Spain
  26. Switzerland
  27. Tunisia
  28. United States
  29. Uruguay
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