FIFA World Cup 2022: Complete List Of Qualified Teams

Which teams have qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar? Here are all 32 teams that will be participating in the Qatar world cup at the end of this year 2022. However, there are just a few months left before another men’s FIFA World Cup. Importantly, the 2022 edition in Qatar will be the first to be held in the Middle East. It will also be the first to be played at the end of a calendar year in November and December.

The event will be held in eight stadiums across five cities in Qatar: Lusall, Al Khor, Al Rayyan, Al Wakrah, and Doha. We have the entire group stage schedule, including times and dates, from the World Cup Draw held on April 1. The knockout bracket had matchup slots ready to fill with the two teams from each group that qualified.

FIFA World Cup 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022

A placeholder was in the schedule for the three berths that remain to be filled in June. For updates on Qatar 2022 and other latest sports news around the globe stick with

How Many Teams Are Participating in the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

In 2022, 32 teams will compete in the men’s World Cup in Qatar before the number expands to 48 teams in 2026. For the last six editions since France 1998, the FIFA men’s World Cup has featured 32 teams.

Qatar, the host nation will be joined at the tournament by 31 other countries that qualified through regional qualifying matches.

Regions/Continents And Their Number of Teams

Here are the number of teams that will be representing each region at the forthcoming Qatar world cup 2022.

  • Africa (CAF):  Has 5 teams
  • Asia (AFC):  Has 4 (plus 1 playoff qualifier)
  • Europe (UEFA): Will be represented by 13 teams.
  • North/Central America & Caribbean (CONCACAF): Made up of 3 teams  (plus 1 playoff qualifier)
  • Oceania (OFC): Has 1 playoff qualifier
  • South America (CONMEBOL): Hass 4 (plus 1 playoff qualifier).

Meanwhile, two intercontinental playoff matches, one from each of four different regions, will be played in June 2022 to determine the final two qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup: Asia vs. South America and North America vs. Oceania.

  • Oceania vs North America: Costa Rica (4th in North America) will face New Zealand (Oceania winner) for the other World Cup ticket, while
  • In June, it will be Australia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) vying for the right to face Peru.

In June, the final European World Cup berth will also be determined. However, in a single-elimination playoff final, Wales will host either Scotland or Ukraine.  Both of those games will take place during the June window after Ukraine requested that they be moved due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar 2022 Group Breakdowns

The world cup group is divided into 8 groups. It ranges from Group A to Group H. Each group is made up of four teams from different federations.

When Is The World Cup starting?

  • The Inaugural matches will be played on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022
  • While the World Cup final holds on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will begin on a Monday, with four matches taking place in Qatar.  However, the World Cup final will still take place on a Sunday, as is customary. The winner will receive the trophy on Sunday, December 18, 2022.

Countries That have qualified for the World Cup?

A total of 29 of 32 teams, including the host nation, have officially qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. meaning that three openings are still available in June.

In addition to Qatar, 12 European nations qualified for the tournament, as did four from Asia, four from South America, five from Africa, and three from North America.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Complete List Of Qualified Teams

The table below shows the complete list of all the countries that have qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2022: Tagged “Qatar 2022“. Note that the table will be updated as soon as the other nations clinch their spots.

No. Nation Region Date qualified
1 Qatar Asia Dec. 2, 2010
2 Germany Europe Oct. 11, 2021
3 Denmark Europe Oct. 12, 2021
4 Brazil S. America Nov. 11, 2021
5 France Europe Nov. 13, 2021
6 Belgium Europe Nov. 13, 2021
7 Croatia Europe Nov. 14, 2021
8 Spain Europe Nov. 14, 2021
9 Serbia Europe Nov. 14, 2021
10 England Europe Nov. 15, 2021
11 Switzerland Europe Nov. 15, 2021
12 Netherlands Europe Nov. 16, 2021
13 Argentina S America Nov. 16, 2021
14 Iran Asia Jan. 27, 2022
15 South Korea Asia Feb. 1, 2022
16 Japan Asia Mar. 24, 2022
17 Saudi Arabia Asia Mar. 24, 2022
18 Ecuador S. America Mar. 24, 2022
19 Uruguay S. America Mar. 24, 2022
20 Canada N. America Mar. 27, 2022
21 Ghana Africa Mar. 29, 2022
22 Senegal Africa Mar. 29, 2022
23 Portugal Europe Mar. 29, 2022
24 Poland Europe Mar. 29, 2022
25 Tunisia Africa Mar. 29, 2022
26 Morocco Africa Mar. 29, 2022
27 Cameroon Africa Mar. 29, 2022
28 USA N. America Mar. 30, 2022
29 Mexico N. America Mar. 30, 2022
30 Wales vs.
Scotland or
Europe June TBD
31 Australia or
UAE vs. Peru
Asia / S. America June TBD
32 Costa Rica vs.
New Zealand
N. America / Oceania June TBD

Qatar 2022 Group Stage Draw

Below is the group stage draw for the 2022 world cup.

Group A Qatar Ecuador Senegal Netherlands
Group B England Iran USA WAL/UKR/SCO
Group C Argentina Saudi Arabia Mexico Poland
Group D France AUS/UAE/PER Denmark Tunisia
Group E Spain CRC / NZ Germany Japan
Group F Belgium Canada Morocco Croatia
Group G Brazil Serbia Switzerland Cameroon
Group H Portugal Ghana Uruguay South Korea

2022 World cup Teams, Number of Times Appeared, And Number of Title won

Here is a table showing all the teams that will be participating in the 2022 FIFA world cup, the number of times they have participated in the tournament, and the number of titles they have won each.

No. Nation WC apps Titles
1 Qatar 1 of 22
2 Germany 20 of 22 4 (2014)
3 Denmark 6 of 22
4 Brazil 22 of 22 5 (2002)
5 France 16 of 22 2 (2018)
6 Belgium 14 of 22
7 Croatia 6 of 22
8 Spain 16 of 22 1 (2010)
9 Serbia 4 of 22
10 England 16 of 22 1 (1966)
11 Switzerland 12 of 22
12 Netherlands 11 of 22
13 Argentina 18 of 22 2 (1986)
14 Iran 6 of 22
15 South Korea 11 of 22
16 Japan 7 of 22
17 Saudi Arabia 6 of 22
18 Ecuador 4 of 22
19 Uruguay 14 of 22 2 (1950)
20 Canada 2 of 22
21 Ghana 4 of 22
22 Senegal 3 of 22
23 Portugal 8 of 22
24 Poland 9 of 22
25 Tunisia 6 of 22
26 Morocco 6 of 22
27 Cameroon 8 of 22
28 USA 11 of 22
29 Mexico 17 of 22
30 Wales vs.
Scotland or
31 Australia or
UAE vs. Peru
32 Costa Rica vs.
New Zealand

Which country has Appeared Highest In The World Cup?

Brazil has appeared in every world cup competition since it started. Therefore, Brazil is the country with the highest appearance in the world cup. They have appeared 22 times out of 22. 2nd is Germany with 20 appearances, while 3rd, is Argentina with 18 appearances.

Which Country has won the world cup most times?

FIFA World Cup 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022

Brazil is the country to have won it the highest times. They have won it a record 5 times. They are followed by Germany with 4 titles to their credit.

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