European Qualifiers for World Cup: Group standings, who needs what
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European Qualifiers for World Cup: Group standings, who needs what

World Cup qualifiers will resume again in November with two rounds of matches remaining. 

So far, only two teams have booked a place in next year's mega event, with many more expected to do so in the next qualifiers. 

Ten teams will qualify direictely, while six will be confirmed through play-offs. 

So, how does the qualification look so far?

Qualified as group winners: Denmark, Germany

Confirmed in top two of their group: Belgium, Croatia, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland

Which ones can still qualify automatically: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, England, Finland, France, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, Wales

How qualifying works

Direct qualifying

The ten group winners qualify for the 2022 World Cup which runs from 21 November to 18 December in Qatar.

Play-offs

For the play-offs from 24 to 29 March, the ten group runners-up will be joined by the two best group winners from the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League overall rankings that have neither qualified directly for the World Cup as European Qualifiers group winners, nor entered the play-offs already as European Qualifiers group runners-up. 

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