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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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Italy will play North Macedonia in the semi-finals.

Alex Pattle26 November 2021 16:24
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Sweden take on Czech Republic.

Alex Pattle26 November 2021 16:23
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Russia will play Poland.

Alex Pattle26 November 2021 16:22
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Wales will host Austria in the semi-finals!

Alex Pattle26 November 2021 16:22
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Scotland play Ukraine in the semi-finals!

Alex Pattle26 November 2021 16:21
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Now we will learn the six seeded teams’ opponents.

Alex Pattle26 November 2021 16:20
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Italy and Portugal are the final two seeded teams to be drawn.

Just as with Scotland and Wales: At least ONE of Italy and Portugal will NOT be going to the World Cup.

Alex Pattle26 November 2021 16:19
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Russia and Sweden are in the same path... which means...

Alex Pattle26 November 2021 16:19
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So, Scotland and Wales *cannot* both qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

Wow.

Alex Pattle26 November 2021 16:17
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Scotland are the first team to be drawn from the seeds’ pot.

Wales are next.

This means that Scotland will play Wales in a final *if* they both win their semi-finals.

Alex Pattle26 November 2021 16:17

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