Mancini’s Italy is first in the classification of group C for the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. They will have to win the second direct match against Switzerland, after the draw in Basel, to win the group and automatically qualify for the World Cup. Here’s everything you need to know about results, groups and how qualification works.
The classification of Group C of qualification for the World Cup, in which Italy is inserted, still sees Mancini’s Azzurri first at 10 points despite the draw against Switzerland after the one against Bulgaria. The Italian national team has 4 more than Switzerland (which nevertheless played two games less). The match on 12 November against the Crusaders after the 0-0 in Basel will be fundamental, because only those who win the group qualify directly for the World Cup. Italy will therefore have to win the direct clashes against the Swiss to center first place and avoid the risky playoff process.
World Cup qualifiers 2022, the ranking of Italy in group C.
Roberto Mancini’s national team leads the classification of group C in qualifying for the Qatar World Cup in 2022. The Azzurri, returning from continental triumph, have already played four games in the group, collecting three wins and a draw. In fact, Italy have already beaten Lithuania and Bulgaria away, and beat Northern Ireland at home, all with a score of 2-0, then drawing with Bulgaria. There are 10 points for the national team, which leads the group with four points ahead of Switzerland, which has two games less. The ranking in detail:
- Italy 11 points (goal difference +6)
- Switzerland 7 (+3)
- Bulgaria: 5 (-3)
- Northern Ireland 4 (+1)
- Lithuania: 0 (-6)
The next matches of Italy, against whom and when
Italy has yet to play three games for qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. The European champions coached by Mancini will take the field on Wednesday 8 September and then the home match against Lithuania in Reggio Emilia. After a break, the national team will return to the field in November for the last two matches, against Switzerland at the Olympic stadium in Rome, on the 12th, and at Northern Ireland’s home on the 15th November. Before these two matches, the Azzurri will be protagonists of the Nations League final four, which will begin with the semi-final against Spain on 6 October. The next matches of the Azzurri.
- Italy-Lithuania 8 September at 8.45 pm (Mapei Stadium, Reggio Emilia)
- Italy-Switzerland 12 November at 8.45 pm (Olympic stadium, Rome)
- Northern Ireland-Italy 15 November at 8.45pm (National Football Stadium, Belfast)
How World Cup qualification works in Qatar
To qualify directly for the Qatar World Cup scheduled from 21 November to 18 December 2022, they will be the first classified of the ten groups into which the European national teams have been divided. The ten runners-up will go to the play-offs together with the two best group winners in the general classification of the Uefa Nations League (Italy will play the final four in October) who, however, have not already snatched the pass as winner of the grouping of the European qualifiers or do not re-enter among the latter. The 12 representatives will face each other in three courses with semifinals (dry race) and final with the three winners who will fly to Qatar.