World Cup 2022 qualification: Fixtures, schedule and groups in full on the road to Qatar

The road to Qatar is now clear for the European sides after the draw in Zurich

Jack Rathborn
Tuesday 08 December 2020 18:25
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The future of the Qatar World Cup

The road to the 2022 World Cup is now set for the European teams following the draw in Zurich.

There has now been a European winner in the last four World Cups: Italy in Germany 2006, Spain in South Africa 2010, Germany in Brazil 2014 and reigning champions France earned their second title at Russia 2018.

There is a good chance that trend could continue in Qatar with 10 of the current top 14 ranked sides in Fifa’s world rankings from Europe, including the No 1 ranked side Belgium.

The Red Devils were involved in an All-European final four, falling to Les Bleus in the semi-finals, while runners-up Croatia beat England in the other match.

Here are the qualification groups for the 2022 World Cup and the fixture dates for each game week:

Group A

Portugal 

Serbia

Republic of Ireland

Luxembourg

Azerbaijan

Group B

Spain 

Sweden

Greece

Georgia

Kosovo

Group C

Italy 

Switzerland

Northern Ireland

Bulgaria

Lithuania

Group D

France

Ukraine

Finland

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kazakhstan

Group E

Belgium

Wales

Czech Republic 

Belarus

Estonia

Group F

Denmark

Austria

Scotland 

Israel

Faroe Islands

Moldova

Group G

Netherlands

Turkey

Norway

Montenegro

Latvia

Gibraltar

Group H

Croatia

Slovakia

Russia

Slovenia

Cyprus

Malta

Group I

England

Poland

Hungary

Albania

Andorra

San Marino

Group J

Germany

Romania

Iceland

North Macedonia

Armenia

Liechtenstein

Key Dates

Matchday 1: 24–25 March 2021

Matchday 2: 27–28 March 2021

Matchday 3: 30–31 March 2021

Matchday 4: 1–2 September 2021

Matchday 5: 4–5 September 2021

Matchday 6: 7–8 September 2021

Matchday 7: 8–9 October 2021

Matchday 8: 11–12 October 2021

Matchday 9: 11–13 November 2021

Matchday 10: 14–16 November 2021

Play-offs: 24, 25, 28, 29 March 2022

World Cup: 21 November–18 December

Fixtures

Group A

1 24/03/2021 Wednesday 20:45 Portugal Azerbaijan

1 24/03/2021 Wednesday 20:45 Serbia Republic of Ireland

2 27/03/2021 Saturday 20:45 Republic of Ireland Luxembourg

2 27/03/2021 Saturday 20:45 Serbia Portugal

3 30/03/2021 Tuesday 18:00 Azerbaijan Serbia

3 30/03/2021 Tuesday 20:45 Luxembourg Portugal

4 01/09/2021 Wednesday 20:45 Luxembourg Azerbaijan

4 01/09/2021 Wednesday 20:45 Portugal Republic of Ireland

5 04/09/2021 Saturday 18:00 Republic of Ireland Azerbaijan

5 04/09/2021 Saturday 18:00 Serbia Luxembourg

6 07/09/2021 Tuesday 18:00 Azerbaijan Portugal

6 07/09/2021 Tuesday 20:45 Republic of Ireland Serbia

7 09/10/2021 Saturday 18:00 Azerbaijan Republic of Ireland

7 09/10/2021 Saturday 20:45 Luxembourg Serbia

8 12/10/2021 Tuesday 20:45 Portugal Luxembourg

8 12/10/2021 Tuesday 20:45 Serbia Azerbaijan

9 11/11/2021 Thursday 18:00 Azerbaijan Luxembourg

9 11/11/2021 Thursday 20:45 Republic of Ireland Portugal

10 14/11/2021 Sunday 20:45 Luxembourg Republic of Ireland

10 14/11/2021 Sunday 20:45 Portugal Serbia

Group B

1 25/03/2021 Thursday 20:45 Spain Greece

1 25/03/2021 Thursday 20:45 Sweden Georgia

2 28/03/2021 Sunday 18:00 Georgia Spain

2 28/03/2021 Sunday 20:45 Kosovo Sweden

3 31/03/2021 Wednesday 20:45 Greece Georgia

3 31/03/2021 Wednesday 20:45 Spain Kosovo

4 02/09/2021 Thursday 18:00 Georgia Kosovo

4 02/09/2021 Thursday 20:45 Sweden Spain

5 05/09/2021 Sunday 20:45 Kosovo Greece

5 05/09/2021 Sunday 20:45 Spain Georgia

6 08/09/2021 Wednesday 20:45 Greece Sweden

6 08/09/2021 Wednesday 20:45 Kosovo Spain

7 09/10/2021 Saturday 18:00 Georgia Greece

7 09/10/2021 Saturday 18:00 Sweden Kosovo

8 12/10/2021 Tuesday 20:45 Kosovo Georgia

8 12/10/2021 Tuesday 20:45 Sweden Greece

9 11/11/2021 Thursday 18:00 Georgia Sweden

9 11/11/2021 Thursday 20:45 Greece Spain

10 14/11/2021 Sunday 20:45 Greece Kosovo

10 14/11/2021 Sunday 20:45 Spain Sweden

Group C

1 25/03/2021 Thursday 20:45 Bulgaria Switzerland

1 25/03/2021 Thursday 20:45 Italy Northern Ireland

2 28/03/2021 Sunday 20:45 Bulgaria Italy

2 28/03/2021 Sunday 20:45 Switzerland Lithuania

3 31/03/2021 Wednesday 20:45 Lithuania Italy

3 31/03/2021 Wednesday 20:45 Northern Ireland Bulgaria

4 02/09/2021 Thursday 20:45 Italy Bulgaria

4 02/09/2021 Thursday 20:45 Lithuania Northern Ireland

5 05/09/2021 Sunday 18:00 Bulgaria Lithuania

5 05/09/2021 Sunday 20:45 Switzerland Italy

6 08/09/2021 Wednesday 20:45 Italy Lithuania

6 08/09/2021 Wednesday 20:45 Northern Ireland Switzerland

7 09/10/2021 Saturday 15:00 Lithuania Bulgaria

7 09/10/2021 Saturday 20:45 Switzerland Northern Ireland

8 12/10/2021 Tuesday 20:45 Bulgaria Northern Ireland

8 12/10/2021 Tuesday 20:45 Lithuania Switzerland

9 12/11/2021 Friday 20:45 Italy Switzerland

9 12/11/2021 Friday 20:45 Northern Ireland Lithuania

10 15/11/2021 Monday 20:45 Northern Ireland Italy

10 15/11/2021 Monday 20:45 Switzerland Bulgaria

Group D

More to follow…

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