World Championship Play-off 2022: Tensions escalated for Italy and today’s draw | News

Twelve national teams in the race to be split into three small groups with a semi-final and final in a dry match.

Tensions escalated due to today’s draw in Zurich (Live broadcast from 5 pm on Sportmediaset.it) which will define the intersections Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers Qualifiers at anyItaly will be the protagonist. A feeling that will accompany the Azzurri until March when he speaks and plays on the pitch twelve citizens, that is, the ten runners-up in the group stage and two teams from the Nations League (Austria and the Czech Republic). Twelve formations for only three positions, with three mini-groups of four teams, each with a semi-final and final in one match. The three winning picks will separate the pass to Qatar.

the drawing
The top six runners-up in the group stage of the European Qualifiers are in Pot 1 and will enter the play-off semi-finals at home. The other six, on the other hand, are in the second tier.
– The lottery will distribute the best six European qualifiers (i.e. those with the first bet) into the semi-finals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 and designate them as the home teams.
– The first team to be drawn will take the starting position in Semi-Final 1, the second team in Semi-Final 2, and so on until the pot is empty.
The draw will then assign the teams in the second pot to the semi-final pairs one by one. The first team drawn from pot 2 will take the place of the away team in semi-final 1, the second team in semi-final 2 and so on until all pairs are decided in the semi-finals.
– Semi-finals 1 and 2 go to track A of the playoffs, semi-finals 3 and 4 to track B and semi-finals 5 and 6 to track C. To determine the winner of the semi-finals the final will play on their home ground, an additional draw will be made for each track.

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the rules
The double play-off round will be played in one match, the semi-finals on the national team grounds with the best FIFA rating (ninety minutes and possibly extra and penalties).
The semi-finals will take place on March 24, 2022, while the final works, along with the semi-finals at the time of the draw, will be played on March 29 at the home of one of the competitors based on the lottery.
– seeded Italy will be able to face one of the teams in Group B in the semi-finals.
– Ukraine and Russia cannot be combined by lot.

Date
Semi-finals: Thursday 24 March 2022
Supplement Finals: Tuesday 29 March 2022

String headers:
Portugal
Scotland
Italy
Russia
Sweden
Wales

the second band:
Turkey
Poland
North Macedonia
Ukraine
Austria
Czech Republic

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