The Three Lions’ qualifying drive for next year’s Qatar tournament is outlined here.
England’s World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign begins in March 2021, and Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions will undoubtedly try to finish first in their division.
Since leading the team to a fourth-place finish at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Southgate and his teammates know they have what it takes to compete, but they must first qualify.
Goal has all the information you need about England’s World Cup qualification campaign for 2022, including group tables, fixtures, and results.
ENGLAND’S QUALIFICATION PROGRAMME AND RESULTS FOR THE 2022 WORLD CUP
On March 25, England started their World Cup 2022 qualification campaign with a 5-0 home victory over San Marino. The game kicked off a three-game period for the Three Lions in March, which includes a trip to Albania on March 28 and a home match against Poland at Wembley on March 30. (March 31).
Three more qualifiers will be held in September, with Hungary (September 2), Andorra (September 5) and Poland (September 8) as opponents.
England will play two World Cup qualifying matches in October, away to Andorra on October 9 and at home to Hungary on October 12, before wrapping up the competition in November with matches against Albania (November 12) and San Marino (November 13). (November 15).
England’s World Cup qualifying bid will, of course, be disrupted by games at Euro 2020 in the autumn, as well as a number of friendlies.
The Three Lions will play Austria in a friendly on June 2, followed by a match against Romania on June 7. England’s Euro 2020 campaign begins on June 13 against Croatia, followed by games against Scotland and the Czech Republic on June 18 and 22, respectively. On July 11, the tournament will come to an end.
ENGLAND’S QUALIFICATION SQUAD FOR THE 2022 WORLD CUP
In UEFA’s FIFA World Cup qualification stage, England has been assigned to Group I. The drawing will take place in December 2020.
The Three Lions will face Poland, Hungary, Albania, Andorra, and San Marino, as well as Hungary, Albania, Andorra, and San Marino.
The team that finishes first in their group will automatically qualify for the World Cup, while the team that finishes second will have to go through the play-offs.
Each team in the group plays the other five teams twice, at home and away, resulting in a total of ten fixtures for England to complete.
WHERE WILL THE 2022 WORLD CUP BE HELD?
The 2022 World Cup will be the first of its kind to be contested in the winter, with games starting on November 21, 2022, and the final on December 18, 2022.
That means the tournament will start a year after the qualification group stage and eight months after the play-off stage, which will take place in March 2022.
Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup, which will be the first time FIFA’s flagship football event has been hosted in the Middle East since past editions in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and Asia.