The standings for the 2022 World Cup are presented in a standard format. 8 groups of four teams in three rounds will determine the best in the playoffs. This world championship will be the most unusual in history. For the first time, the biggest event in the world of football is held at the end of autumn, but this will not help the players much. In Qatar, the November temperatures rarely fall below 25 degrees - the harsh conditions of the Arab country will definitely make adjustments to the matches at Fifa World Cup 22.
FIFA World Cup: 2022 table
World Cup in Qatar will host 32 teams, 16 of which will go home, and the remaining 16 will go to the playoffs. The main stage of the World Cup will last from November 20 to December 2 at 8 stadiums in 5 cities: Ar Rayyan, Lusail, El Wakra, Doha and Al Khor. The distance between the cities is only 60 kilometers; in terms of compactness, the World Cup in Qatar is ahead of all its predecessors.
List of official World Cup stadiums:
- “National Stadium” in Lusail;
- “El-Tumama” in Doha;
- “Khalifa” in Doha;
- Stadium 974 in Doha;
- “Ahmed bin Ali” in Er Rayyan;
- Education City in Ar Rayyan
- “El-Bayt” in El-Khaur;
- “El Janub” in El Wakra.
Each of the stadiums will host at least 3 World Cup matches, they are equipped with state-of-the-art air conditioning systems and will maintain a temperature of no more than +27 °C.
The final table of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be formed after three rounds of the group stage, then the table will be transformed into a playoff bracket. Relegation World Cup matches start from stage ⅛, the final meeting will take place on December 18 at the capital’s stadium in Lusail. The bronze medal match will take place the day before, on December 17, at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha. The World Championship will be held in 28 days - this is another unique achievement of the tournament. Groups for the 2022 World Cup were finally decided in June, after Australia and Costa Rica won their play-offs.
Which teams are participating in the 2022 World Cup?
For the first time in history, there will be no debutants out of 32 teams. The 2022 FIFA World Cup table consists of teams that have participated at least 1 time. The Canadian team will play for the second time at the World Cup. The current winner of the tournament in Russia, the French team, takes part, but the current European champion, the Italian team, did not qualify. Forecast for the World Cup before the start it is difficult to give, the obvious favorites of the bookmakers are France, Brazil and England, Argentina, Spain and Germany are according to the quotes below.
European teams at the World Cup-22
Teams from Europe are represented by the largest composition. By tradition, it is European teams that occupy high places in the 2022 World Cup standings.
The list of national teams is impressive:
- France with Mbappe and Benzema;
- Germany with Muller and Goretzka;
- England with Kane and Sancho;
- silver medalist of the World Cup in Russia Croatia with Modric and Kovacic;
- Portugal with Ronaldo and Bruno;
- Belgium with de Bruyne and Lukaku
The composition of the European teams is more powerful than the rest on paper. With them went to Qatar Switzerland, Poland, Wales, Serbia, Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands, which can surprise.
Asian teams at the 2022 World Cup
Asia is represented by the Republic of Korea with Son and Kwan, Iran with Azmun and Taremi, Japan with Kubo and Tomiyasu, Australia and Saudi Arabia. The compositions of the Asian teams today do not pose a threat to the favorites, but Japan and Korea traditionally perform well at the world championships due to their organization. The 2022 World Cup standings show just how difficult it will be for AFC teams to qualify for the playoffs. Japan got Germany and Spain, the Koreans generally fell into the “death” group with Portugal, Ghana and Uruguay.
African teams at the World Cup
The powerful African continent is represented by:
- Senegal with Mendy, Manet and Coulibaly;
- Ghana with brothers Ayu, Party and Inaki Williams;
- Cameroon with Abubakar, Zambo-Angissa and Shupo-Moting;
- Morocco with Ziyech and Hakimi;
- Tunisia with Khazri.
African teams are inferior to European and South American teams in composition, only Senegal looks like one of the group A favorites. But individual stars can light the 2022 World Cup in the table.
American teams at the World Cup
Argentina and Brazil are the usual favorites of the tournament. Messi goes into the final campaign for the title in a squad updated from last World Cup, and Brazil, along with Neymar, Vinicius, Marquinhos and a full range of young talents, will try to live up to the expectations of the fans. Uruguay is an unpredictable team with a top tier of veteran veterans like Suarez and Cavani. They will try to show themselves in the end, but a group of “death” under the letter H is waiting for them.
The Canadian team is one of the weakest teams in terms of composition, but they qualified for the World Cup from the first place, ahead of Mexico, the USA and Costa Rica. Only the USA and Mexico have a chance to leave the group, but they are bringing far from the best generation to Qatar.
World Cup table regulations
The full Fifa World Cup calendar is available on our website! Matches of 8 groups will be held in the format of four fights in two adjacent groups. Groups A and B will start the mundial, then C and D, E and F, the group stage will end at the matches of groups G and H. The hosts will start on November 20 with a match with Ecuador, the representatives of group G will complete the main part: Serbia against Switzerland, Cameroon against Brazil.
According to the regulations, the matches of the last 3rd round will be held at the same time.
World Cup 2022 calendar becomes the most dense in history, 4 matches daily for 2 weeks is a level! The minimum difference between matches in groups is 3 hours, the maximum is 7 hours. The World Cup table will be updated every hour, visitors will see the real position of the teams according to the regulations.
From the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar, 2 teams from 8 groups go out, in case of equality of points in the World Cup table, to determine the best team, the following is taken into account:
- the difference between goals scored and conceded;
- the amount of goals scored.
In case of equality of these indicators, the results of face-to-face meetings are taken into account:
- the number of points scored;
- Difference between goals scored and goals conceded.
In case of equality (a draw in a head-to-head match), the calculation is made according to the fair play indicator: points for the number of yellow cards and removals from the competing teams at the World Cup. For the first time, fair play was used at the World Cup in Russia, when, due to more cards, Senegal lost a ticket to the playoffs for the Japanese team.
World Cup 2022 standings: when will the playoffs start?
The Fifa World Cup 2022 playoffs will start on December 3rd, where the winners of groups A and C will play against teams from the second places of groups B and D, respectively. The ¼ final matches will be held on December 9 and 10, the semi-finals on December 13 and 14.
World Cup 2022 - group table
Group World Championships are known at the beginning of 2022 after the official draw. The composition of the groups is determined after the qualifying matches in all conferences.
FIFA World Cup 2022: groups, operational changes, match statistics, analytics, forecasts and top news of the day. Football fans will see all this in November on our portal! World Cup in Qatar will be a great end to the football season.