World Cup qualifying has been coming thick in recent days as countries from around the globe battle to secure the final spots for the tournament.
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Interestingly, we will not get to know all the teams that have qualified until at least June when the inter-confederation playoffs are set to be played to decide the final spot.
However, 29 of the 32 teams set to participate in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar later in the years have already sealed qualification for the tournament.
Germany, France, Belgium, and Brazi headline a list of football heavyweights set to compete for the prestigious title.
Below is a list of the teams that have qualified per continent:
Europe has the highest number of slots for the tournament, with up to 13 countries eligible for qualification.
Of the 13 places available 12 have already been decided, with Portugal the latest country to sail through.
Scotland or Ukraine or Wales
From Africa, all the five slots available for the continent have been decided, with reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions, Senegal, leading the pack.
Qualifying in South America is often tricky, but the top four have already been decided with fixtures to spare.
Here are the representatives:
Peru to in inter-confederation play-off
After the second round of qualifying in Asia, 12 teams qualified for the next stage and split into two pools. The top two from each group earned a place at the World Cup.
The teams include:
Qatar (automatic qualification as hosts)
Australia/United Arab Emirates will go through to the inter-confederation play-off.
From the CONCACAF, the top three sides in qualifying go straight through to the World Cup.
Canada already leads the pack, and it now remains to be seen who joins them though, with the United States and Mexico in the mix.
Costa Rica goes to the inter-confederation play-off
Two countries are expected to join the rest of the teams that have qualified after an inter-confederation playoff.
The two play-off permutations have already been confirmed, with one of the Asian countries set to face off with a country from CONMEBOL (South America).
A CONCACAF (North America) will battle one from OFC (Oceania).
Here are the fixtures
Australia/United Arab Emirates v Peru
Costa Rica v New Zealand
List of the 2022 World Cup teams in full (27 out of 32)
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