FIFA announced decisive changes in the playoffs for the Qatar 2022 World Cup

FIFA confirmed that the playoffs for the Qatar 2022 World Cup will be a single match and on a neutral court (Photo: REUTERS) (Naseem Zeitoon /)

For calendar reasons, Qatar 2022 will be an atypical edition of the FIFA World Cup. It will be the first time that this prestigious contest is played at the close of the calendar year. This has also forced the body that regulates world football to make a historical modification in the dispute of the playoffs international, popularly called “Repechage” or “Repechage”.

As reported by the FIFA on its website, the latest quotas for the world Cup they will decide to single party on neutral headquarters next month of June. But in addition to eliminating the round-trip format in which each team played a home match, a draw to define the clashes.

The next Friday November 26 in Zurich, Switzerland, it is going to determine how the confrontations between confederations will be. Typically, the selections of Conmebol were paired with those of Oceania, but now your rival may be Asia or Central America. From these crosses the last two participants of the event that will take place on November 21 to the December 18, 2022.

The repechage were originally scheduled to March 2022 but the FIFA has decided to run it to June 13 and 14 as a result of the disruption in football caused by the pandemic of COVID-19, which forced the modification of the World Cup qualifying schedule all over the planet.

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