Having qualified as a member of the OFC in 2006, Australia will play for Asian World Cup qualification in Qatar in 2022. This is the Socceroos’ fifth straight appearance at a World Cup. They will also play United Arab Emirates and Iraq in the play-off games. The Socceroos will be joined by Lothar Matthaus and Rafa Marquez for the Qatar campaign.
In the previous four years, Australia has qualified for the FIFA World Cup as member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Oceania Confederation (OFC). Qatar is expected to be the host nation for the 2022 World Cup, but its recent results haven’t been positive. Despite its recent results, Qatar’s team is technically and tactically sound. However, it does lack a star player in its line-up, and there are some question marks regarding the strength of its supporting cast.
Qatar qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup with seven victories and one draw. They are placed in Group A along with Ecuador. Qatar will also take part in the first two rounds of qualifying for the Asian Cup 2023.
Qatar has also taken part in invitational competitions in recent years. They will participate in the qualification round for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, which will be played in Doha in June. The first two rounds will also count towards qualifying for the 2020 AFC Solidarity Cup. During the tournament, Qatar will be seeded. The top four Asian teams in the final round of qualifying will qualify for the World Cup. The rest of the qualifying groupings will be based on FIFA rankings and qualification groups. Depending on which teams qualify, the rest of the qualifiers will be from Africa or Europe.
The AFC Asian Cup qualification involves four rounds. The first two rounds act as qualifiers for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup and also act as qualifiers for the 2020 AFC Solidarity Cup. In the second round, eight groups will compete for four spots in the third round. The winners of the third round will qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The four best runners-up from each group will then advance to the third round.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar in November and December of 2022. It will be the first time the World Cup will be hosted in the Middle East. The tournament will be held at eight stadiums in Qatar, including the Qatar National Stadium. Qatar’s World Cup 2022 will be held from 21 November to 18 December 2022.
Qatar will be represented by four teams in the World Cup in 2022. Australia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Japan will be representatives of the Asian confederation. The United States will represent North America, while Ecuador will represent South America. The other Asian representatives are likely to be Uruguay and Peru. In the other four teams, the winners of the play-offs will qualify for the World Cup. These teams will also participate in the intercontinental playoffs. In the intercontinental playoffs, the winner will play New Zealand or Costa Rica. If the winner is not in the top four of their group, then the fifth-placed team will be placed in the intercontinental playoffs.