The European and African Confederations – Here are the current standings of the World Cup Qualifiers of these branches
UEFA Confederation Qualifiers
The UEFA Qualifiers are split into two rounds, the first round consists of 55 teams competing with one another in ten separate groups. Five groups consists five teams while five groups consists six teams.
The victors of each group directly qualifies for the FIFA World Cup 2022. Meanwhile, the runner-ups along with the two best national league teams advances to the playoff stage. The national league results are shown in the table as follows, by process of elimination for the teams that has already earned direct qualification to the World Cup, the 6th and 7th place Austria and Czech Republic advances to the playoff stage of the UEFA Qualifiers.
|National League Ranking||Team||Qualification|
|1||France||Already Qualified for World Cup (Group D Winner)|
|2||Spain||Already Qualified for World Cup (Group B Winner)|
|3||Italy||Already Qualified for Second Round (Group C Runner-up)|
|4||Belgium||Already Qualified for World Cup (Group E Winner)|
|5||Wales||Already Qualified for Second Round (Group E Runner-up)|
The second round are split into three paths where four teams will play in tournament bracket format and the respective winners of each path will qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022. The matches will be played between the 24th to 29th of March.
CAF Confederation Qualifiers
The CAF African league confederation qualifiers consisting of 54 teams are split into three rounds.
- First Round – 28 teams (ranked 27–54) played home-and-away over two legs, 14 winners advances to the second round
- Second Round – 40 teams are split into groups of ten to play home-and-away round-robin matches. The ten group winners advances to the final round
- Third Round – The ten second round group winners play home-and-away over two legs. The five winners qualifies for the FIFA World Cup 2022
The third round matchups will be played in between the 24th to the 29th of March this year to conclude the CAF Qualifiers