How many round World Cup qualifiers are there?

How many round World Cup qualifiers are there?

The qualification process involves four rounds; the first two rounds double as the qualification for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.

Who will qualify for FIFA 2022?

Qualified teams

Team Method of qualification Date of qualification
Saudi Arabia AFC third round Group B winners 24 March 2022
Ecuador CONMEBOL Round Robin fourth place 24 March 2022
Uruguay CONMEBOL Round Robin third place 24 March 2022
Canada CONCACAF third round winners 27 March 2022

How does World Cup qualifying work?

There are three routes, each with four teams featuring a semifinal and a final for a place at the World Cup. The draw was seeded based upon qualifying-round points. The two UEFA Nations League teams were unseeded. Russia were removed from the competition due to the invasion of Ukraine.

Is there a round of 32 in World Cup?

How many teams are in the World Cup? The 2022 men’s World Cup in Qatar will feature 32 teams before the field expands to 48 teams for the 2026 World Cup. The FIFA men’s World Cup has featured 32 teams for the last six editions since France 1998.

How many countries from Asia take part in the World Cup?


Country # Years
Japan 7 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
Saudi Arabia 6 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2018, 2022
Iran 6 1978, 1998, 2006, 2014, 2018, 2022
Australia 5 1974, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018

How many teams qualify from each group for World Cup?

The four teams selected into the group will play a round-robin format with each nation facing the other three. Group standings are based on points from those three group-stage matches — three points for a win, one for a draw, none for a loss.

How many teams qualify for World Cup per continent?

AFC (Asia) have an allocation of four or five teams* competing in the World Cup finals. CAF (Africa) are allocated five teams, with CONCACAF (North, Central America and Caribbean) having three or four. CONEMBOL (South America) have four or five teams competing.