Sky sports world cup qualifiers predictions
How qualifying works, team in each of the 10 groups play one home and one away match against the other four or five teams in their group, which are seeded in six separate pots to keep the continents' top teams separate.The winner of each group will be guaranteed a spot at next winter's World Cup.Where matters become rather more complicated is in the awarding of the remaining three spots.In previous years these would have been decided by play offs among the group stages second place teams.
Instead those 10 nations will be joined by the best two Nations League winners that finished outside the top two in the groups.So, for instance, in the unlikely event that France were to finish behind Ukraine and Finland in Group D they would be one of the 12 teams in the second round of qualifying.Those 12 will be split into three groups of four who would play one-legged semi-finals and a final for a qualifying spot.Those matches are due to take place in March 2022.TV and Live stream, uEFA European qualifiers will be streamed on espn (English) and tudn (Spanish) in the United States.
Matches on tudn can be streamed via fuboTV (Try for free).Though World Cup qualifying groups have in the past been known to throw up the odd group of death - take 2018 when Italy were drawn alongside Spain and found themselves knocked out by Sweden in the playoffs.However, several big names may find their tasks rather trickier than they look on paper.
A Switzerland side that drew with Spain and Germany twice in the Nations League are unlikely to be an easy out for Italy and a Poland side who topped their Euros qualifying group have quality in goal and.Could that be enough to sneak past England in Group I?Group F looks to be the most intriguingly balanced with Denmark its top seed.