Qatar has obtained an invite from UEFA to take part within the European qualification sequence in its personal nation in the direction of the 2022 World Cup. The Asian nation can thus acquire expertise in ten exhibition matches with a view to the ultimate spherical.
As a World Cup host nation, Qatar is logically routinely positioned, but additionally desires to organize nicely for the debut in a worldwide last spherical.
The oil state is classed in Group A of the European Qualification Collection, which consists of Portugal, Serbia, Eire, Luxembourg and Azerbaijan. It is likely one of the 5 teams with 5 as an alternative of six nations.
As a result of group head Portugal has not certified for the ultimate spherical of the Nations League, there may be room for further exhibition matches.
Qatar, which can’t rating factors, begins on Wednesday March 24 with a match towards Luxembourg at a location to be decided. In March, Azerbaijan and Eire may also be performed.
It isn’t the primary time that Qatar has been invited to a contest exterior its personal continent. Final 12 months, the World Cup organizer additionally participated within the Copa América. Within the South American Championship, the staff completed final in a gaggle with Colombia, Argentina and Paraguay.