With the World Cup Final pushed back to the fall to accommodate Qatar’s climate, the final round of global qualifiers took place between March 24th and March 30th. The field of 2022 World Cup teams will feature 32 nations as drawn on April 1st.
29 tickets have been punched to join the host team in the group stage. The three remaining slots will be available in June intercontinental playoffs and (hopefully) Ukraine entering their European playoff tie. Click on the odds to bet now.
2022 World Cup Odds
Below are the best available prices across legal U.S. sportsbooks on each nation to win the World Cup.
Which 2022 World Cup Teams Have Already Qualified?
Here are the teams that have qualified and were part of the April 1st World Cup group stage draw. They are listed based on their continental confederation:
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- Costa Rica
WHO CAN QUALIFY IN JUNE?
Two intercontinental playoff matches took place in June. The matches feature one nation from each of four different regions and will determine the final two sports that make up 2022 World Cup teams.
The matches pit Asia vs. South America (Australia/United Arab Emirates vs. Peru) and North America vs. Oceania (Costa Rica vs. New Zealand). Australia and Costa Rica earn berths into the World Cup this fall.
The final European team will also determined in June. Scotland and Ukraine will play their delayed qualifier in Glasgow, with the winner traveling south to face Wales. Wales ultimately defeated Ukraine for that berth.
What’s the status of the US Men’s National Team?
They made it! The U.S. Men’s National Team qualified in Pot 2, and will play in Group B. It wasn’t exactly pretty, but the youngest team to enter CONCACAF’s qualifying crucible made it through directly and avoided disaster. Here is their group play schedule, with all kickoffs at 2 PM ET:
November 21: vs. Scotland/Ukraine/Wales
November 25: vs. England
November 29: vs. Iran
What’s Happening In Europe with Ukraine and Russia?
Europe will qualify three teams through playoff “paths” featuring four teams (except for Path C, in which FIFA has already disqualified Russia). Portugal and Poland won their paths and made it into the group stage. The Scotland-Ukraine game in Path A is delayed to June 1.