Scotland And Wales Drawn In Same UEFA Play-Off Path For 2022 FIFA World Cup

Scotland and Wales have been drawn in the same UEFA Play-Off path for 2022 FIFA World Cup upon completion of the Play-Offs draw.

Having both secured a seeded placing in the draw, Scotland were drawn first into Path A with Wales following suit as both teams will contest their play-off semi-finals at home to Ukraine and Austria respectively.

The winner of Wales’ clash against Austria would then play host to the winners of Scotland’s game against Ukraine in the Path A Play-Off Final, meaning that there could well be a British Isles derby in Cardiff with a World Cup spot at stake.

Italy and Portugal meanwhile were drawn together in Path C with the Euro 2020 winners hosting North Macedonia in their play-off semi-final, whilst the Portuguese will host Turkey in the other play-off semi-final in their path.

Whoever wins Portugal’s tie against Turkey would then play host to either Italy or North Macedonia in the Path C Play-Off Final.

Across in Path B, Russia and Sweden were seeded and will therefore play host to Poland and Czech Republic respectively.

Should Russia or Poland win their clash, they will then host the winner of Sweden’s match against Czech Republic – with the Czechs having only qualified for the Play-Offs by virtue of finishing as one of two highest-placed UEFA Nations League teams alongside Austria.

All six play-off semi-finals will be held on Thursday 24 March 2022 with the Play-Off Finals set for Tuesday 29 March, where the final three qualified teams for the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be confirmed.

Path A

Team 1 v Team 2
Scotland SF1 Ukraine
Wales SF2 Austria
Wales/Austria v Scotland/Ukraine


Path B

Team 1 v Team 2
Russia SF1 Poland
Sweden SF2 Czech Republic
Russia/Poland v Sweden/Czech Republic


Path C

Team 1 v Team 2
Italy SF1 North Macedonia
Portugal SF2 Turkey
Portugal/Turkey v Italy/North Macedonia

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