We are exactly one year until the opening of the 2022 Qatar World Cup and we are now starting to see the tournament take shape with 13 teams having officially qualified.

In addition to that, the playoff brackets have almost been finalized, with a number of European teams finding out the course of the current international break.

The nations qualified we have: Serbia, Denmark, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Croatia, France, England, Belgium, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, and Qatar, with the latter qualifying automatically by virtue of being hosts.

It will be Qatar’s first appearance ever at a World Cup, although their nearest neighbors, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, have both participated before.

However, there will be some big names in Europe’s play-off deciders in March – plus there’s plenty still yet to be decided around the rest of the world, with 13 of the 32 spots now taken.

There are still 19 places yet to be finalized, although qualifying for those spots will run into June 2022.


  • Mehr Ali is a Journalist, photographer, and football player.