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Two Newcastle United players find out route to Qatar 2022 World Cup after play-off draw

2 months ago
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The Qatar 2022 World Cup finals is now less than 12 months away from kicking off.

Set to be played in November and December 2022, with the Premier League (and Championship…) pausing mid-season.

The last places to be decided from European qualifying will be confirmed when play-offs take place in March 2022.

Three places are up for grabs, with 12 countries competing for them.

Two Newcastle United players keeping a close eye on Friday’s (26 November 2021) draw for the semi-finals and finals of these play-offs…

Full semi-final draw for European play-offs

Scotland v Ukraine

Wales v Austria

Russia v Poland

Sweden v Czech Republic

Portugal v Turkey

Italy v North Macedonia

Final draw

Wales or Austria v Scotland or Ukraine

Russia v Poland v Sweden or Czech Republic

Portugal or Turkey v Italy or North Macedonia

Semi-finals due to be played 24 March, the final(s) on the 29 March.

So, NUFC’s Emil Krafth and Sweden need to get past Czech Republic and then the winner of Russia v Poland..

Whilst, if selected…Ryan Fraser and Scotland need to beat Ukraine and then Wales or Austria.

Obviously an interesting other final in prospect, with likely Portugal v Italy in the other play-off final.

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