FIFA World Cup 2022: here is the current situation



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FIFA World Cup 2022: here is the current situation

Europe has 13 seats available for the FIFA World Cup 2022, which will be played in Qatar in November next season. They are already qualified: Germany, Denmark, France, Belgium, Croatia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and England.

All runners-up, including European champion Italy and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal, plus the best two Nations League teams not yet qualified, will make the playoffs. These twelve teams will be divided into three groups of 4 teams with semi-final and final in a single match.

South America will make 4 or 5 places available for the World Cup, with Brazil already qualified. All ten teams are included in a single group and play 18 games. The first four classified go directly to the World Cup, while the fifth is guaranteed a place for the intercontinental playoffs.

North America will make 3 or 4 places available for the World Cup: there will be a group with 8 teams, with the first three going to the World Cup, the fourth the intercontinental playoffs. Africa will make 5 seats available for the World Cup.

10 groups of four teams each: the ten winners will move on to the next phase which includes five direct matches with a round trip. The five winners will qualify. In Asia there will be either 4 or 5 places for the World Cup: 12 national teams have been divided into two groups of six teams: the first two of each group qualify directly for Qatar 2022, the two thirds face each other in a playoff with the winning team who will have access to the intercontinental playoffs.

Oceania will provide only one place for the intercontinental playoffs: eleven national teams have been divided into two groups. The first two of each group go to the semifinals, the winner qualifies for the playoffs.

Donnarumma: "The rivalry with Navas bothers me"

The transfer from AC Milan to PSG has not yet brought much luck to Gianluigi Donnarumma, goalkeeper of the Parisian club and of the Italian national team, champion of Europe at Wembley, in the tournament in which he was named best player.

Donnarumma admitted: "Being on the bench hurts me, the rivalry with Navas disturbs me." Donnarumma is alternated between the posts by Tuchel, but for the moment he has only played 7 out of 17 games: "The situation will be resolved soon, I am convinced."

In the summer Donnarumma left Milan on a free transfer to have the opportunity to play for PSG and the chance to win the Champions League. A few months later, however, Donnarumma not only currently earns less than what the Rossoneri had proposed (with the possibility of increasing).

But above all he plays much less than expected, blocked in alternating with another level goalkeeper such as Keylor Navas. Two Champions League appearances complete with a penalty saved against Leipzig and five (out of 13) in Ligue 1, too few for the player born in 1999.

He said to TNT Sports: "At Milan I was used to always playing from the beginning and it's not easy. The rivalry with Navas bothers me, but it doesn't affect my performance. Sometimes being on the bench hurts me, but the situation will be resolved."