With qualification for World Cup 2022 nonetheless underway, the competitors and its contributors have began to take form, with extra teams beginning to be confirmed.
Only two CONMEBOL teams have already straight certified for the World Cup finals, with a couple of qualifying spots nonetheless up for grabs – so how many South American teams are in a position to compete in the 2022 World Cup? GOAL takes a glance.
How many South American teams qualify for World Cup 2022?
CONMEBOL can have both 4 or 5 teams competing in the 2022 World Cup.
The prime 4 teams qualify straight for the World Cup, whereas the fifth-placed group advances to the inter-confederation play-offs.
Inter-confederation play-offs are contested at the finish of the qualification section to decide how many teams from every confederation will find yourself competing in the 2022 finals.
When does CONMEBOL qualifying happen?
CONMEBOL qualifying takes place from October 2020 to June 2022.
The inter-confederation play-off takes place in June and can pit the fifth-placed CONMEBOL finisher towards the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) fourth spherical winner.
Which South American teams have certified for World Cup 2022?
Brazil and Argentina have qualified directly for the World Cup following their first and second-placed finishes, respectively, in Conmebol qualifying.
Neymar’s Brazil had been the first South American nation to qualify for the finals after beating Colombia 1-0 in November 21, cementing their standing as the solely nation to have reached each World Cup to this point.
Argentina certified later that very same month via a draw towards Brazil and a Chile defeat to Ecuador.
This signifies that Conmebol have two extra locations left for direct qualification, and a possible fifth spot if the fifth-placed group manages to register victory in the inter-confederation play-off.
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