The 2022 World Cup in Qatar qualification draw took place at UEFA headquarter in Nyon. The European qualifying tournament groups for the FIFA World Cup were determined.

Europe has 13 places for the World Championship, and the selection consists of several stages.

The first stage implies that all qualifying group winners will be qualified straight for the World Championship to be held in Qatar.

The second stage implies that 12 teams taking part in the playoff round (10 teams taking second place in the qualifying groups and two teams selected via the UEFA Nations League), which determines three teams qualified for the 2022 World Cup.

Note that teams can qualify for the playoffs through the UEFA Nations League if the following criteria are met:

a) The teams won in their groups in the UEFA Nations League;
b) The teams took from 3rd to 6th place in their qualifying group;
c) The two teams with the UEFA Nations League highest ranking will be chosen from the teams that remained.

We bring to your attention a list of all groups:

Group A: Azerbaijan, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Serbia
Group B: Georgia, Greece, Kosovo, Spain, Sweden
Group C: Bulgaria, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Northern, Switzerland
Group D: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, France, Kazakhstan, Ukraine
Group E: Belarus, Belgium, Czech, Estonia, Wales
Group F: Austria, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Israel, Moldova, Scotland
Group G: Gibraltar, Latvia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Turkey
Group H: Croatia, Cyprus, Malta, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia
Group I: Albania, Andorra, England, Hungary, Poland, San Marino
Group J: Armenia, Germany, Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Romania

Group stage match dates:

Round 1: March 24-25, 2021
Round 2: March 27-28, 2021
Round 3: March 30-31, 2021
Round 4: September 1-2, 2021
Round 5: September 4-5, 2021
Round 6: September 7-8, 2021
Round 7: October 8-9, 2021
Round 8: October 11-12, 2021
Round 9: November 11-13, 2021
Round 10: November 14-16, 2021

Playoff dates:

Semi-finals: March 24-25, 2022
Final: March 28-29, 2022