World Cup 2022: When is it, where is it and what must do England to qualify?


The Three Lions are partway through their qualification campaign for the 2022 World Cup.
England brought back optimism and positivity round the international team at the 2018 World Cup and have built thereon with even more relative success at Euro 2020, reaching the semi-finals at the previous and now heading into the ecu Championship final this weekend.

The delay to the latter tournament, however, means there are just 18 months between that competition and Gareth.
Gareth Southgate wants England to stay breaking down barriers at Euro 2020

England brought back optimism and positivity round the international team at the 2018 World Cup and have built thereon with even more relative success at Euro 2020, reaching the semi-finals at the previous and now heading into the ecu Championship final this weekend.

The delay to the latter tournament, however, means there are just 18 months between that competition and therefore the next World Cup in 2022 – which can come around fast given it’ll interrupt the domestic campaigns that year.

Gareth Southgate’s squad isn’t likely to vary an entire lot between now then , though there’s in fact time for those that haven’t played an enormous role at the Euros – through injury or form reasons – to figure their way back to consideration.

It’s also worth noting that while World Cup squads are habitually made from 23 players, for 2021 managers were allowed to call a further three in their finals groups – it remains to be seen if that reverts to 23 for next year.

 

Here are the Three Lions’ fixtures for the remaining World Cup 2022 qualifiers and everything you would like to understand about the tournament:
When is that the 2022 World Cup?

While the Fifa men’s World Cup is usually played within the close season for major European leagues – across the summer – it’s been moved for this edition.
As a result, the tournament takes place across one month in winter instead, with the opening game scheduled for 21 November 2022 and therefore the final set for 18 December.

Where will the 2022 World Cup be played?

Qatar are the hosts and there are eight venues set to host matches, pending any changes.

Three are in Al-Rayyan, two in Doha and one apiece in Al-Wakrah, Al-Khor and Lusail. Each stadium hosts between 40,000 and 80,000 fans, with the ultimate being held at the Lusail Iconic stadium.
What is England’s record at the planet Cup?

The Three Lions have one victory at the finals, back in 1966. Since then, they need reached the semi-finals twice – 1990 and 2018 – losing on both occasions. England have qualified for the planet Cup for the past six editions, with 1994 the sole time since the back-to-back failures of ‘74 and ‘78 that they need not been represented at the finals

England Group I fixtures and results thus far

England 5-0 San Marino, 25 March 2021

Albania 0-2 England, 28 March 2021

England 2-1 Poland, 31 March 2021

Hungary vs England, 2 September 2021

England vs Andorra, 5 September 2021

Poland vs England, 8 September 2021

Andorra vs England, 9 October 2021

England vs Hungary, 12 October 2021

England vs Albania, 12 November 2021

San Marino vs England, 15 November 2021

Qualifying groups fully

A Portugal, Serbia, Republic of eire , Luxembourg, Azerbaijan

B Spain, Sweden, Greece, Georgia, Kosovo

C Italy, Switzerland, Northern Ireland , Bulgaria, Lithuania

D France, Ukraine, Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan

E Belgium, Wales, Czech Republic , Belarus, Estonia

F Denmark, Austria, Scotland, Israel, Faroe Islands, Moldova

G Netherlands, Turkey, Norway, Montenegro, Latvia, Gibraltar

H Croatia, Slovakia, Russia, Slovenia, Cyprus, Malta

I England, Poland, Hungary, Albania, Andorra, San Marino

J Germany, Romania, Iceland, North Macedonia, Armenia, Liechtenstein

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