The biggest football tournament will kick off later this year.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is set to take place in Qatar. Qatar won the hosting rights of the World Cup 2022 in the year 2010. The Gulf country defeated four other nations to secure the hosting right. The list included nations like Australia, South Korea, Japan and USA.
Over 200 countries from across the globe tried to qualify for the World Cup. A total of 32 teams have qualified for this edition of the World Cup. With Qatar earning automatic qualification, courtesy of being the hosts.
Five-time winners of the competition Brazil were the first South American team to qualify for the 2022 edition. 2014 winners of the competition Germany were the first European team to qualify. Brazil qualified through the CONMEBOL’s qualification tournament alongside Argentina and two other nations.
Denmark, France, Belgium, Croatia, England, Spain, Serbia, Switzerland and Wales joined Germany after topping their respective groups in the European qualifiers. Portugal qualified through the playoffs of the World Cup.
13 teams from Europe have qualified for the Qatar World Cup. Six teams from Asia, five from Africa, and four each from North America and South America have also qualified for the 2022 World Cup.
Qualified teams for the 2022 FIFA World Cup
- South Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- Costa Rica