UEFA pronounces new playoff system for 2022 World Cup qualifiers

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The event’s official emblem for the 2022 Qatar World Cup is seen on the wall of an amphitheater, in Doha, Qatar, September three, 2019. Information/Naseem Zeitoun

NYON, Switzerland (Information) – UEFA is to introduce a new-look playoff system for its 2022 World Cup qualifying competitors which is able to keep away from the necessity to examine outcomes of groups in numerous teams.

UEFA mentioned the 55 groups, who shall be battling for 13 locations on the event in Qatar, shall be divided into 10 teams.

The 10 group winners will qualify instantly for the World Cup whereas the runners-up will go into the playoffs together with two extra groups from the 2020-21 Nations League.

These 12 groups will then be divided into three paths, with a one-leg semi-final and a one-leg closing in every path to determine the remaining three European finalists.

Within the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup, there have been 9 teams the place the winners certified instantly and the eight finest runners-up went into 4 two-leg playoffs.

Writing by Brian Homewood; Modifying by Christian Radnedge