World Cup qualifying 2022 draw: Portugal & Italy + Wales & Scotland could meet in play-off finals


Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal face off in the 2022 World Cup after being drawn on the same ‘path’ as ​​Euro 2020 champions Italy. These international soccer giants have failed to win their qualifying teams and are now facing the daunting task of winning the play-off campaign – something Italy failed to do in 2017.

Portugal and the Azzurri were drawn on the ‘C’ route, where they would face Turkey in the semi-finals and Italy would face North Macedonia.

The winner of those two matches will advance to the finals, a match in which the winner will book a place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

So that means at least one of the two European champions will not reach the biggest stage in all the games …

2022 World Cup draw- Europe
Method A

Scotland vs Ukraine – 24 March 2022

Wales vs Austria – 24 March 2022

Last – Wales / Austria vs Scotland / Ukraine – 29 March 2022

The winner of Path A qualifies for the 2022 World Cup
Method B

Russia vs Poland – 24 March 2022

Sweden vs the Czech Republic – 24 March 2022

Last – Russia / Poland vs Sweden / Czech Republic – 29 March 2022

The winner of Path B qualifies for the 2022 World Cup
Method C

Italy vs North Macedonia- 24 March 2022

Portugal vs Turkey – 24 March 2022

Last – Portugal / Turkey vs Italy / North Macedonia – 29 March 2022

Path C winner wins 2022 World Cup

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