FIFA has modified the 2022 World Cup qualifying format for the intercontinental playoffs to single-leg video games at a impartial venue.
The winners of the matches will take the final two spots at subsequent yr’s event in Qatar.
FIFA, in an announcement on Friday, cited “unprecedented disruption attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic” when scheduling the video games for June.
The world soccer governing physique has, nonetheless, not confirmed a bunch for the 2 video games, which will probably be performed on June 13 and 14.
The playoffs will contain groups from AFC (Asia), CONMEBOL (South America), OFC (Oceania) and CONCACAF (North American and Caribbean area).
FIFA will make the World Cup event draw on April 1 in Doha. Solely 30 of the 32 qualifiers will probably be identified on the time, with the intercontinental playoffs nonetheless to return.
The draw for the intercontinental playoffs will probably be on November 26. The World Cup is scheduled to begin on November 21, with the ultimate on December 18.