List of Teams Qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup takes place every four years and every association affiliated with FIFA may participate in the tournament. The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be hosted by Qatar and like previous tournaments, it will consist of a preliminary competition and a final competition. The finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup are scheduled to be played in Qatar from November 20, 2022, to December 18, 2022.

The tournament will feature 32 teams, all these teams have gone through the preliminary competition which was played from June 6, 2019, to June 14, 2022. Qatar gets automatic qualification being the host of the tournament.

The Qualification Process for the 2022 FIFA World Cup began on June 6, 2019, and will be completed on June 14, 2022. As of now, 32 teams including Qatar have qualified for the tournament.

The list of teams that have qualified so far is arranged as per the date of their qualification in the table below:-

List of Qualified Teams for FIFA World Cup 2022

S.No.   Team Qualification Date Qualified as
1. Qatar 2 December 2010 Host Nation
2. Germany
11 October 2021 UEFA Group J winners
3. Denmark
12 October 2021 UEFA Group F winners
4. Brazil
11 November 2021 Among CONMEBOL top four teams
5. France
13 November 2021 UEFA Group D winners
6. Belgium
13 November 2021 UEFA Group E winners
7. Croatia
14 November 2021 UEFA Group H winners
8. Spain
14 November 2021 UEFA Group B winners
9. Serbia
14 November 2021 UEFA Group A winners
10. England
15 November 2021 UEFA Group I winners
11. Switzerland
15 November 2021 UEFA Group C winners
12. Netherlands
16 November 2021 UEFA Group G winners
13. Argentina
16 November 2021 Among CONMEBOL top four teams
14. Iran 27 January 2022 Among the top two teams of AFC Third Round
15. South Korea 1 February 2022 Among the top two teams of AFC Third Round
16. Japan 24 March 2022 Among the top two teams of AFC Third Round
17. Saudi Arabia 24 March 2022 Among the top two teams of AFC Third Round
18. Ecuador 25 March 2022 One of CONMEBOL top four teams
19. Uruguay 25 March 2022 One of CONMEBOL top four teams
20. Canada 27 March 2022 One of CONCACAF Third Round top three teams
21. Ghana 29 March 2022 CAF Third Round winner
22. Senegal 29 March 2022 CAF Third Round winner
23. Portugal 29 March 2022 UEFA Second Round winner
24. Poland 29 March 2022 UEFA Second Round winner
25. Tunisia 29 March 2022 CAF Third Round winner
26. Morocco 29 March 2022 CAF Third Round winner
27. Cameroon 29 March 2022 CAF Third Round winner
28. United States 30 March 2022 One of CONCACAF Third Round top three teams
29. Mexico 30 March 2022 One of CONCACAF Third Round top three teams
30. Wales 5 June 2022 UEFA play-offs Path A winners
31. Australia 13 June 2022 AFC v CONMEBOL play-off winners
32. Costa Rica 14 June 2022 CONCACAF v OFC play-off winners

All the participating nations are divided into six FIFA confederations and the slots available for each confederation are as under:-

Confederation Number of Teams that can Qualify
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) 6
Confederation of African Football (CAF) 5
Union of European Football Associations (UEF) 13
Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) 4
Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) 0
South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) 4
Total 32

The Road Ahead

After making it to the top 32 the teams will feature in the finals in  Qatar where they will compete to win the prestigious World Cup Trophy.

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