UEFA has qualified 13 teams for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The top five countries are France, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, and Belgium. However, there are other nations in the race. Other countries that qualified include Denmark, Japan, Australia, South Korea, and Ecuador. There are also four teams from South America, three from North America, and five from Africa.
The United States men’s national team will participate in the World Cup for the first time since 2014. They failed to qualify for the 2018 edition. However, the team is looking to return to the knockout rounds in 2022.
There are eight state-of-the-art stadiums in Qatar, all of which are within an hour’s drive of the capital, Doha. These will host all 64 matches of the 2022 World Cup. The tournament will be held from November 21, 2022, to December 18, 2022. The final match will be played on Sunday, December 18. The 2022 FIFA World Cup trophy will be contested by the winner of the tournament. This will be the first World Cup to be played in the Middle East, and the first World Cup to be held in Qatar.
A team from the Asian confederation, Australia, will also be a part of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The team is known for their quality, and was the only Asian team to qualify for the World Cup in 1998 and 2014. They qualified in the final round of qualifying, beating United Arab Emirates 2-1 in a playoff. The team’s final game will be against Andorra.
The team is organized, and its players are technical. However, its recent results are not encouraging. It has been beaten by Portugal in the group stage and lost to Ireland in the play-offs. It is also unlikely to make it past the group stage. The team is bolstered by nationalized Qataris.
The team’s coach is French, and has won the African Cup of Nations twice. He has a young, talented squad. However, it is possible that the team could find its scoring touch missing. The team has only won one game at a World Cup, and has never won two games in a tournament.
The Netherlands qualified for the World Cup in 1998, and has a record of reaching the semi-finals. However, their best player, Heung-Min Son, will represent South Korea in Qatar. He is the best Asian player in the tournament. However, the team’s supporting cast will be a question.
Denmark will also be aiming for the knockout rounds of the World Cup in 2022. Their squad features a strong core of players, and the team performed well in the UEFA Nations League last year. The team will be looking to rack up big scores in the knockout rounds of the tournament.
Sweden will also be looking to make it past the group stage. The nation is currently ranked 19th in the FIFA World Ranking. However, they have a finely balanced group. They will be competing against Poland and Andorra.