Decisive World Cup qualifier matches to look out for this week

World Cup qualifiers are set to continue this week across the world with a number of mouth-watering clashes. 

So far, 15 teams, including hosts Qatar have booked their place in the final set for the end of the year. 

Some of the big names will however have to face twists and turns on the road to Qatar, and here are some of the key clashes set for this international break. 


After a tedious group action last year, the qualification process is down to the playoffs, where 10 countries will battle for the five tickets available for the African tickets. 

Some mouth-watering clashes are lined up, including a repeat of the AFCON 2021 final between Egypt and Senegal, or if you like, Mohamed Salah against Sadio Mane. 

March 26 – Third Round first legs

  • Mali v Tunisia
  • DR Congo v Morocco
  • Ghana v Nigeria
  • Cameroon v Algeria
  • Egypt v Senegal

March 29 – Third Round second legs

  • Tunisia v Mali
  • Morocco v DR Congo
  • Nigeria v Ghana
  • Algeria v Cameroon
  • Senegal v Egypt


The group winners from the qualification automatically made it through to the Qatar showpiece, leaving the second-placed teams to battle for the remaining three spots in the play-offs. 

Semi-finals – Thursday 24 March 2022

  • Path A: Wales vs Austria
  • Path B: Sweden vs Czech Republic
  • Path C: Italy vs North Macedonia, Portugal vs Turkey

Semi-final – postponed, date tbc

  • Path A: Scotland vs Ukraine

Finals – Tuesday 29 March 2022

  • Path B: Poland vs Sweden / Czech Republic
  • Path C: Portugal / Turkey vs Italy / North Macedonia

Final – postponed, date tbc

  • Path A: Wales / Austria vs Scotland / Ukraine

Catch all World Cup news updates on Futaa! 

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