What Countries Have Qualified For The World Cup? Complete And Updated List

The 32-team field is starting to fill out quickly.

Before expanding to 48 nations for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, the 2022 competition in Qatar represents the final tournament with 32 competing teams and the cutthroat qualifying cycle that comes with it. With just under a year until kick off on Nov. 21, 2022, what countries have qualified for the World Cup?

Including the host nation of Qatar, we already know 13 of the competing teams at the 2022 World Cup, and the remaining 19 spots are going to fill up quickly over the coming months. We’ll keep this list updated and current for your reading pleasure.

What Countries Have Qualified For The World Cup? 

  1. Qatar
  2. Germany
  3. Denmark
  4. Brazil
  5. France
  6. Belgium
  7. Croatia
  8. Spain
  9. Serbia
  10. England
  11. Switzerland
  12. Netherlands
  13. Argentina

UEFA 

(13 teams qualify)

#1. Germany

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FIFA World Ranking: 12th 

Qualifying Record: 10P, 9W, 1L, 0D 

Top Scorers: Serge Gnabry, İlkay Gündoğan and Timo Werner (5 goals)  

#2. Denmark

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FIFA World Ranking: 10th 

Qualifying Record: 10P, 9W, 1L, 0D 

Top Scorers: Joakim Mæhle and Andreas Skov Olsen (5 goals)  

#3. France

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FIFA World Ranking: 3rd 

Qualifying Record: 8P, 5W, 0L, 3D 

Top Scorer: Antoine Griezmann (6 goals) 

#4. Belgium

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FIFA World Ranking: 1st 

Qualifying Record: 8P, 6W, 0L, 2D 

Top Scorer: Romelu Lukaku (5 goals) 

#5. Croatia

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FIFA World Ranking: 18th 

Qualifying Record: 10P, 7W, 1L, 2D 

Top Scorers: Luka Modrić, Ivan Perišić and Mario Pašalić (3 goals)

#6. Spain

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FIFA World Ranking: 7th 

Qualifying Record: 8P, 6W, 1L, 1D 

Top Scorer: Ferran Torres (4 goals) 

#7. Serbia 

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FIFA World Ranking: 25th 

Qualifying Record: 8P, 6W, 0L, 2D 

Top Scorer: Aleksandar Mitrović (8 goals) 

#8. England 

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FIFA World Ranking: 5th 

Qualifying Record: 10P, 8W, 0L, 2D 

Top Scorer: Harry Kane (12 goals) 

#9. Switzerland

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FIFA World Ranking: 14th

Qualifying Record: 8P, 5W, 0L, 3D 

 Top Scorer: Breel Embolo (3 goals)  

#10. Netherlands

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FIFA World Ranking: 11th 

Qualifying Record: 10P, 7W, 1L, 2D 

Top Scorer: Memphis Depay (12 goals) 


The final three UEFA spots will be determined by the playoffs. Here are the three paths.

UEFA WCQ playoffs

CONMEBOL 

(4.5 teams qualify) 

#1. Brazil

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FIFA World Ranking: 2nd 

Qualifying Record: 13P, 11W, 0L, 2D 

Top Scorer: Neymar (7 goals) 

#2. Argentina

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FIFA World Ranking: 6th

Qualifying Record: 13P, 8W, 0L, 5D 

Top Scorer: Lionel Messi (6 goals) 


This is the current table as of Nov. 30, 2021. The top four teams qualify directly for Qatar, while the fifth-place team advances to the inter-confederation playoffs against the fifth-place team from the AFC. 

CONCACAF

(3.5 teams qualify)

This is the current table as of Nov. 30, 2021. The top three teams qualify directly for Qatar, while the fourth-place team advances to the inter-confederation playoffs against the winner of the OFC qualifying tournament. 

AFC

(5.5 teams qualify)

#1. Qatar 

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FIFA World Ranking: 46th 

Qualifying Record: N/A 

Top Scorer: N/A 


These are the current tables as of Nov. 30, 2021. The top two teams from each group after 10 games qualify directly for Qatar, while the two third-placed teams will play each other in a single match to determine which advances to the inter-confederation playoffs against the fifth-place team from CONMEBOL. 

Group A

Group B

CAF

(5 teams qualify) 

10 teams have advanced to to the third round of qualifying, where they will be drawn into five home-and-away ties. The draw is scheduled for Jan. 26. The winners of each fixture will qualify for the World Cup. The 10 third round teams are: Mali, Egypt, Senegal, Morocco, DR Congo, Ghana, Algeria, Nigeria, Tunisia and Cameroon.

OFC

(0.5 teams qualify)

Qualification — after numerous delays because of the Covid-19 pandemic — is scheduled to take place in Qatar in March 2022. 

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