The 2022 World Cup already has 13 qualifiers.

The Qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup put a pause on Tuesday until next year but they already left 13 classified, among which are Argentina, England, France, Brazil, Spain and Germany like world champions, and they’ll wait to find out if Italy and Uruguay, two who also lifted the trophy will be at the World Cup event, which will run from November 21 to December 18.

The team led by Lionel Scaloni broke the qualifying record since it is played with the system of all against all, since until now the ticket had been obtained with four games to be played on the way to Korea-Japan 2022, with Marcelo Bielsa as coach. This time, Lionel Messi and company made a ticket for the Arab country when the calendar remains the resolution of the suspended clash with Brazil as a visitor and another four days.

What’s more, Argentina He is currently the best selected from the numbers, with an undefeated of 27 games – the record is held by Italy with 37 – and in the Qualifiers he has a record of eight wins and four draws (just six goals against). In the race, the longest streak without falls is followed by Morocco (23), and England (20) and France (18) qualifiers.

The other one who has his place assured is Brazil, undoubtedly the best national team in this competition, although the clash with Argentina may be considered lost, according to the Argentine Football Association (AFA) in recent weeks. The Brazilians achieved a solid scaffolding -four goals conceded in 13 games- and from the midfield with Casemiro and up with
Vinicius Junior and Neymar threaten any rival on duty.

In fact, Brazil will arrive as one of the candidates for the title in Qatar 2022, with the five-time championship as the flag and with the aim of breaking the streak of almost 20 years without being world champion.

Argentina and Brazil two of the powers of America
Argentina and Brazil, two of the powers of America.

In the race for Conmebol, Gustavo Alfaro’s Ecuador (23 points) also escaped with the valuable victory over Chile (16) in Coquimbo by 2 to 0 and took six ahead of Colombia (17) and Peru (17), in the reclassification zone against a rival from a Confederation to be defined, and Uruguay (16), the other South American world champion who is going through a crisis of command due to the poor results of Óscar Tabárez.

“I don’t know who can ask me to make my position available after my working time”, the coach fired at the press conference after falling without mitigating against Bolivia in La Paz 3-0.

For its part, Europe reigns and dominates every competition since the 2006 edition, since from that moment the Olympic rounds were divided between Italy (2006), Spain (2010), Germany (2014) and France (2018), in an unprecedented event in history since 1930 in Uruguay.

The classification was easy for Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, England and the Netherlands, and the opposite lived Croatia -current runner-up in the world-, Spain, Serbia and Switzerland. All will say present.

France one of the European teams that qualified comfortably
France, one of the European teams that qualified comfortably.

In counterpart, Portugal, Sweden, Italy, Scotland, Russia, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Wales, North Macedonia, Ukraine and Turkey will go to the playoffs, that will barely provide three places. The matches will be played between March 24 and 29, 2022 and to make the match, UEFA determined that the six best seconds will be gathered in Pot 1 and play the semifinal at home, while the remaining six occupy Pot 2.

Italy, last champion of the Eurocup, and Portugal, of Cristiano Ronaldo, are the candidates to get involved but they will depend on the draw and also on passing the complex crosses that can touch them. Italy was already out of Russia 2018 in this instance against Sweden.

The Africa qualifier has already left a great like Ivory Coast out after sharing the area with Cameroon, who took first place and will go for one of the five World Cup keys. The others will be Mali, Egypt, Ghana, Senegal, Morocco, Republic of the Congo -of Héctor Cúper-, Algeria, Nigeria and Tunisia.

In Concacaf everything seems to be headed for Canada (16 points), the United States (15), Mexico -Gerardo Martino is the DT- (14) and Panama (14), in playoffs, away from Costa Rica (9) and Jamaica ( 7).

On your side, Asia has six dates played over 10 on the calendar and will award two places to the first two of each group (Iran and South Korea have almost everything ready in A and Saudi Arabia in B, which has a heads up between Japan and Australia) and a final match between the third for a place for the repechage (today it would be United Arab Emirates-Australia).

Finally, New Zealand, the great candidate from Oceania to get into the repechage that its Confederation has, still did not play because the pandemic prevented the development of the Qualifier, which will take place only in March.

THE 13 QATAR WORLD RANKED TEAMS

QATAR (HOST)

. ARGENTINA

· GERMANY

· BRAZIL

BELGIUM

CROATIA

DENMARK

· SPAIN

· FRANCE

· ENGLAND

· SERBIA

· SWITZERLAND

. NETHERLANDS

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