The 2022 World Cup is just over a year away, and teams are starting to earn qualification, though many spots still remain. Qualifying windows in September and October pave the way for some tense clashes in November as more teams look to book their spots in Qatar. While it will likely take quite a bit for things to be sorted out in North America's Concacaf region and elsewhere, there has been some movement in Europe, and before long we could start to see national teams in South America begin to clinch, with Brazil leading the way. The Brazilians, five-time World Cup champs, are the only team to qualify for every single World Cup.
As of mid October, three teams have officially qualified, two of which were at the 2018 World Cup.
Here are all of the teams that have officially qualified for next year's competition, which will be the last one with 32 teams before expanding to 48 for the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Teams that have qualified for FIFA World Cup 2022
- Qatar (hosts)
- Germany (Won UEFA Group J)
- Denmark (Won UEFA Group F)
Looking ahead to November, there are a few teams in Europe who could be set to clinch. France, the reigning champs, have a three-point lead over Ukraine and are on the brink of getting in. Belgium also should be expected to qualify in November, as well as potentially the Netherlands, England and Russia.