After a disappointing performance in Euro 2020, the Danish national team is determined to make a strong comeback in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in 2022. Notably, Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard, aged 31 and 33 respectively, will be the oldest players in the tournament. Riding on their impressive form, the Danes aim to build on their 1-0 victory over Austria during the group stages.
Top 5 teams
The Top 5 teams participating in the highly anticipated FIFA World Cup 2042 are France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Argentina, and Brazil. As the defending world champions, they are considered the frontrunners with odds of 7/1 to lift the trophy. The remaining qualifying tournament matches will take place in May, following which a round-robin qualifier in July 2020 will determine the teams that qualify for the tournament. Regrettably, South Africa and Cote D’Ivoire won’t be participating due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Once the World Cup qualifiers conclude, the teams will be drawn for the playoffs to determine the top four spots. The final matches are scheduled for Tuesday, March 29, and Thursday, April 5. The top four teams will secure direct qualification to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, while the fourth and fifth-placed teams will move on to the OFC qualifying tournament. This ensures representation from all five European countries at the upcoming World Cup.
Qualifying Round Matches
Following the completion of the qualification phase, Germany, Brazil, and Denmark have successfully secured their spots for the finals. These three teams are considered strong contenders for the World Cup title. Additionally, the Czech Republic and North Macedonia have qualified for the knockout stages, resulting in three European teams advancing further. The fourth-place team will be the sole representative from the CONCACAF region.
The World Cup qualifiers have now concluded, with South Korea securing qualification after defeating Syria 1-0. While several nations have already qualified, others await the final round to determine their fate. Notably, the Netherlands and Brazil have the lowest probability of qualifying. Denmark, on the other hand, has been one of the most successful teams in World Cup history. While the Netherlands and Brazil have performed well in the qualifiers, the top five teams are not guaranteed a spot in the finals.
Germany, Brazil and Denmark qualify
With their successful qualification in 2021, the Netherlands and Argentina have secured their positions in the upcoming tournament. The Dutch team emerged victorious in the group stage and currently leads Group G. Impressively, they have scored 33 goals while conceding just eight in their qualifiers, although their defense has been a weak point. In the AFC, three to four teams will qualify, and the European Association has drawn the four teams for the group stage.
Netherlands, Brazil Qualified
The Netherlands, Brazil, and Israel have become the first teams to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. They will engage in a two-legged playoff series, marking an exciting first in their history. While the Netherlands have already secured qualification through the OFC, the Dutch team has unfortunately been eliminated. Denmark is the other team to have qualified through the OFC, providing a great opportunity for the Danish team to showcase their skills on the global stage.
The Confederation of African Football will commence the tournament’s qualifiers in March 2022, conducting its qualifying draw during the same month. In June, the top five African teams will participate in home and away matches, aiming to secure one of the five coveted spots in the World Cup. The remaining four teams will have the opportunity to qualify through the FIFA World Cup intercontinental playoffs, and the fifth team will be selected to represent the CONCACAF region.
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