The 2018 World Cup in Russia still feels like yesterday for some teams, particularly winners France, who had the benefit of showing the world their world-class capabilities with one of the next generation’s big stars in Kylian Mbappe.
However, every other country exited the tournament with a bitter taste of not hoisting the World Cup trophy.
With just 14 months separating us from the next installment of the world’s biggest tournament some countries are nearing a place in the 2022 World Cup with time to spare.
Given the size of Europe, UEFA’s qualifying process is a lot further ahead than other regions, including CAF (Africa), AFC (Asia) and the same could be said in Concacaf (North/Central America).
With Concacaf qualifying only beginning this month and teams still having 11 matches remaining, it’s too early to predict which countries will progress to Qatar by the time March comes around.
For that reason, we’ll center our focus on UEFA and the European nations close to booking their spot to next November’s major competition.