Tuesday , December 7 2021

Draw date set for new-look 2022 FIFA World Cup intercontinental play-offs!

The draw for the 2022 FIFA World Cup – Qatar intercontinental play-offs will be held in Zurich, Switzerland, on Friday, November 26, 2021. The fixtures that will determine who plays who between the AFC, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL and the OFC in the contest for the last two spots at football’s flagship global event will be decided after the European play-off draw, which will start at 17:00 CET. Both draws will be streamed live on FIFA.com for all territories.

Following the draw, a dramatic conclusion to the 2022 FIFA World Cup preliminary competition looms with the two intercontinental play-off matches to take place over a single leg on June 13/14, 2022.

The playoffs were originally scheduled to take place in March 2022 but were rescheduled to June 2022 as a result of the unprecedented disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on the scheduling of FIFA World Cup qualifiers globally.

Four years ago, Australia and Peru secured passage to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia via the intercontinental play-offs with wins over Honduras and New Zealand respectively.

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