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Qatar World Cup : 29 confirmed and 8 compete for 3 places – Newcastle United possibilities…

3 months ago
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Qualification for the Qatar World Cup isn’t quite done.

There are now 29 countries confirmed (see below), with then three remaining places to be filled and eight possibles for those (also see below).

The draw for the Qatar World Cup finals takes place tomorrow and it feels a bit surreal to think that then there will be only seven months until the finals kick off.

The competition running from 21 November to 18 December 2022.

Qatar, Brazil, Belgium, France, Argentina, England, Spain, Portugal

Some tasty group games lying ahead, with the likes of Germany, Holland, Denmark and others not amongst the seeds.

Here are full details of who has already qualified, who could still qualify, then which players could potentially be also representing Newcastle United in these Qatar World Cup finals…

List of Qatar World Cup qualifiers in full:

29 out of 32 places confirmed:

Qatar
Germany
Denmark
France
Belgium
Croatia
Spain
Serbia
England
Switzerland
Netherlands
Brazil
Argentina
Ecuador
Uruguay
Iran
South Korea
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Canada
Mexico
USA
Poland
Portugal
Senegal
Ghana
Morocco
Tunisia
Cameroon

Then there are another eight countries who could also make the Qatar World Cup finals, as they could fill the three places yet to be decided:

Wales to play either Scotland or Ukraine for World Cup finals spot.

New Zealand v Costa Rica one game play-off in Qatar on 13 June or 14 June (Oceania qualifying winners v fourth in CONCACAF qualifying.

Whilst it will be Peru v Australia or United Arab Emirates to decide the other country to go to Qatar finals in November  December (Fifth in South American qualifying against fourth round qualifiers in AFC-CONMEBOL). Australia v UAE on 7 June in Qatar and the winners of that then playing Peru on 13 June or 14 June.

Newcastle United possibles

Brazil – Bruno Guimaraes look a certainty (Joelinton arriving late on the scene?)

Switzerland – Fabian Schar (another certainty, if signing another NUFC contract…)

England – Kieran Trippier (could the likes of Callum Wilson, Dan Burn and Matt Targett make a late challenge?)

Scotland – Ryan Fraser (Scotland still need to qualify and Ryan needs to kiss and make up with Steve Clarke)

New Zealand – Chris Wood (if the Kiwis qualify he will definitely be there)

France – Allan Saint-Maximin (nowhere near at the moment but may have the ability…)

There is of course also the possibility that assuming Newcastle United stay up, more World Cup possibles will be signed in the summer.

On a final note, I simply can’t wait for what is going to come the way of Newcastle United fans from the media, when Saudi Arabia are playing their matches…

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