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2022 World Cup play-off draw: Wales vs Austria, Portugal vs Turkey, Scotland vs Ukraine

The hopefuls have learned their paths to Qatar after the play-off semi-final and finals draws.

Wales and Austria also met in qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Wales and Austria also met in qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Getty Images

Scotland-Ukraine, Wales-Austria, Portugal-Turkey and Italy-North Macedonia are among the play-off semi-final ties after the contenders found out their route to the 2022 FIFA World Cup during the draw in Zurich, Switzerland.

Wales could host Scotland in the play-off finals after both were drawn into Path A, while European champions Italy face a trip to Portugal or Turkey in the Path C decider if they can overcome North Macedonia.

Who faces who in the 2022 World Cup play-offs?

Semi-finals – Thursday 24 March 2022
Path A: Wales vs Austria
Path B
: Sweden vs Czech Republic
Path C
: Italy vs North Macedonia, Portugal vs Turkey

All kick-offs 20:45 CET.

Semi-final – postponed, date tbc
Path A:
Scotland vs Ukraine

Finals – Tuesday 29 March 2022
Path B: Poland vs Sweden / Czech Republic
Path C
: Portugal / Turkey vs Italy / North Macedonia

All kick-offs 20:45 CET.

Final – postponed, date tbc
Path A
: Wales / Austria vs Scotland / Ukraine

2022 FIFA World Cup

The 22nd finals in Qatar will be the first World Cup not held in May, June or July; the tournament is instead scheduled for a reduced timeframe between 21 November and 18 December. The final draw will take place on Friday 1 April in Doha, Qatar.