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World Cup draw live as play off opponents decided for Scotland and Wales

The play-off fixtures have been decided involving Scotland and Wales as well as the likes of Euro 2020 winners Italy and Euro 2016 winners Portugal

Alex Pattle
Friday 26 November 2021 18:06
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Follow live coverage of the World Cup 2022 play-off draw after Scotland and Wales learned their potential path to Qatar.

Scotland and Wales could meet to decide who goes to Qatar after they were both drawn in the same path for the qualifying play-offs. Steve Clarke's side will welcome Ukraine to Hampden Park in March while Rob Page's team will face Austria in Cardiff. The winners will then meet in a one-off final for a place at the 2022 tournament.

One of Euro 2020 winners Italy and Euro 2016 winners Portugal will also miss out after they were drawn in the same section. The games, including all six semi-finals and the following three one-off finals, will take place in the next international break early next year.

Follow all the latest reaction from the draw:

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The semi-finals will be held on Thursday 24 March, with the finals taking place five days later on Tuesday 29 March.

Alex Pattle26 November 2021 16:37
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What are the chances...?

Alex Pattle26 November 2021 16:35
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Italy coach Roberto Mancini:

“It’s very difficult for us because North Macedonia is a good team, and if we win we have to play away...”

Alex Pattle26 November 2021 16:32
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Once more, the semi-final draw in full, with the teams in bold set to host the finals if they advance:

Path A

Scotland vs Ukraine

Wales vs Austria

Path B

Russia vs Poland

Sweden vs Czech Republic

Path C

Italy vs North Macedonia

Portugal vs Turkey

Alex Pattle26 November 2021 16:32
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The winner of Portugal vs Turkey will be the home team in the Path C final.

So, if Italy vs Portugal takes place, it will be in Portugal.

Alex Pattle26 November 2021 16:29
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The winner of Russia vs Poland will be the home team in the Path B final.

So, either of those nations will host Sweden or Czech Republic.

Alex Pattle26 November 2021 16:28
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The winner of Wales vs Austria will be the home team in the Path A final.

So, if Wales and Scotland face each other, Wales will be hosts.

Alex Pattle26 November 2021 16:27
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Again, if Scotland and Wales win their semi-finals, they will face off for a spot at the 2022 World Cup.

The same goes for Italy and Portugal.

Alex Pattle26 November 2021 16:26
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So, the draw in full:

Path A

Scotland vs Ukraine

Wales vs Austria

Path B

Russia vs Poland

Sweden vs Czech Republic

Path C

Italy vs North Macedonia

Portugal vs Turkey

Alex Pattle26 November 2021 16:26
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And finally, Portugal will play Turkey in the last semi-final.

Alex Pattle26 November 2021 16:24

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