The controversial World Cup host should be able to play in Europe for special reasons. Uefa disclosed further details in her announcement.
Host country Qatar will participate in the European qualification for the 2022 World Cup. The European football association UEFA officially invited the emirate on Tuesday evening to participate in qualifying group A. There the Arab country will compete against European champions Portugal, Serbia, Ireland, Luxembourg and Azerbaijan. . As the host of the tournament, Qatar does not need to qualify.
According to UEFA, Qatar plays its home games in Europe. The games with participation in Qatari have no sporting effect on the outcome of the group. It is surprising that the soccer dwarf competes in the European and not the Asian playoffs.
France already played as a host without competition in 2016
The fact that a tournament host can get match practice by participating in the qualifying round is nothing new. For example, France had also participated in a non-competitive qualifying group for Euro 2016.
The German national team of national coach Joachim Löw will compete against Romania, Iceland, North Macedonia, Armenia and Liechtenstein in the battle for their World Cup ticket in Group J. That was the result of the draw on Monday in Zurich. A meeting with Qatar would only be possible in the final round.
The qualifiers will take place between March and November 2021 and the ten group winners will secure their World Cup tickets. The runners-up play play-offs. The last round will be played from November 21 to December 18, 2022.