Russia is out of the 2022 World Cup: Poland progressed, while Ukraine can still qualify despite the match being postponed
There are genuine implications as a result of FIFA’s stance on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Russia’s ban from World Cup qualifying.
Due to recent criticism of Russian football, FIFA has decided to prevent the country’s clubs from competing in any major club tournaments.
As a result of the first declaration, Russia will be barred from competing in Qatar’s World Cup in 2022. However, FIFA has now confirmed that Poland has advanced to the mini-bracket final, which had previously been declared as Russia’s departure last week.
Furthermore, FIFA has decided to postpone Ukraine’s mini-bracket semifinal match against Scotland until June. Despite the fact that Ukraine has not been banned by FIFA, the decision was made due to concerns over security and player availability.
UEFA and FIFA have yet to announce their plans for World Cup qualification, while Russia has been barred from participating in any international tournament indefinitely.
Poland had officially defeated Russia and advanced to the final four in the mini-bracket as of Tuesday.
Russia has officially dropped out of the race, and there is no turning back. If the matches are to be played within a month, an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport must be filed as soon as possible.
UEFA and the Scottish FA collaborated to find a solution to Ukraine’s growing violence. After the request was approved, the Hampden Park match was rescheduled for the summer on March 7.
Russia’s national team and clubs have been barred from competing in FIFA and UEFA events.
“Football is irrelevant in times of violence,” declared Scottish FA head Rod Petrie, who chose to postpone the game until 2022.
Despite the postponement, a rematch between Austria and Wales in the other semifinal is still slated for March. You may anticipate it in June, after the two finalists are chosen.
There should be new European World Cup playoffs.
The lone UEFA-related match at the 2022 World Cup has been rescheduled till June, with a new date to be determined.
Poland, Sweden, and the Czech Republic, the teams Russia will face in the quarterfinals, all expressed their intention to boycott their next encounter in Moscow earlier this month.
If Russia’s appeal against the ruling is denied later this month, Poland will receive a free ticket to the World Cup final.
Only the 2022 World Cup final draw will determine Scotland and Ukraine’s fate on Path A. This will happen on April 1st.
Due to FIFA’s lack of international windows in 2022, the Scottish FA may be forced to postpone their next UEFA Nations League fixtures.
The top two UEFA Nations League clubs, as well as the ten group runner-ups from the main qualification process, advance to the playoff stage in March.
Each of the 12 countries will field four teams in a final for one of the three remaining slots in Qatar.
On April 1, 2022, Doha, Qatar, will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup Group Stage draw.
The last two nations will be determined in the summer intercontinental play-offs in June 2022. With the inclusion of a European location, this is decreased to 29.