According to this plan, national teams will be divided into ten groups: five groups of six teams and five groups of five teams. Ten group winners will receive direct tickets to the final stage of the tournament. Ten teams who finished second in their groups will play in the playoffs, where they will be joined by two teams from the UEFA Nations League. Thus, three more quotas for the World Cup from Europe will be drawn.
🏆 The draw procedure for the 2022 @FIFAWorldCup qualifiers was today approved by #UEFAExCo, pending FIFA confirmation.
✅ Group winners qualify directly
Runners-up joined by two teams from the #NationsLeague in play-offs to determine the last three teams to qualify. pic.twitter.com/P9HH4AOzb9
Now the selection scheme must be approved by FIFA. The World Cup - 2022 will be held in Qatar from November 21 to December 18.
Earlier it was reported that the dates of the matches of the Russian team in the final stage of Euro 2020 became known.