England is still a work in progress.

Still in the running.

playoffs will decide the final three places. There will be two finals on Tuesday. The winners will play in the World Cup.

Playoff finals: Poland vs. Sweden

Portugal vs. North Macedonia

Portugal are more than just a player.

The outstanding playoff path was put off because of the invasion of Ukraine. It is going to take place in June.

A semifinal: Playoff Path A.

Scotland vs. Ukraine

Wales will host the final for a place at the World Cup.

Portugal will look to seal their place with victory against North Macedonia. Getty

South America

Qualified (4/4): Brazil Argentina Ecuador


Still in contention: Peru Colombia


There is a tense battle to seal a spot in the playoffs.

There are four automatic places in South America and only one intercontinental playoff place to play for. The team that finishes fifth in the group will take on the winners of the Asian playoff path for a place at the World Cup.


The region has three automatic places and no team has yet qualified.

Still in contention: Canada United States Mexico Costa Rica


The United States, Mexico and Canada can qualify.

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There are two rounds of qualification on Sunday and Wednesday. The fourth-place team will face the winners of the Oceania region to make the World Cup.


The five places in Africa are decided by two-legged playoffs. The winners of the five ties will advance to the World Cup.

Cameroon 0-1 Algeria Congo DR 1-1 Morocco Egypt 1-0 Senegal Ghana 0-0 Nigeria

Mali 0-1 Tunisia


Qualified (5/5): Qatar (as hosts) IR Iran South Korea Saudi Arabia


Still in contention: Australia United Arab Emirates Iraq


The two teams will play in the final. The other spot is still up for grabs on Tuesday, with Australia securing their place. If they win at home, they will take it. Iraq is best placed to overtake Syria if they fail to win.


The winner of the Oceania region will play the winner of the CONCACAF region for a place at the World Cup finals. The semifinals will be played on Sunday and the final on Wednesday.

The Solomon Islands and the People's Republic of New Zealand are competing.

New Zealand vs. Tahiti