FIFA confederations organized The World Cup 2022 Qualification process. It decides 31 of the 32 teams that will play in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Qatar qualifying automatically as hosts. All 210 remaining FIFA member associations are eligible to enter the qualifying process.
Qualifiers opened in June 2019 with Mongolian player Norjmoogiin Tsedenbal scoring the first goal of qualification on 6 June. Unlike previous tournaments, it agreed that there will be no general preliminary draw, with various draws to be held separately due to different timelines used by each confederation.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification process has suffered some postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.