Italy, ranking in Group C of the World Cup qualifiers

After beating Northern Ireland, Switzerland also beat Lithuania and joined Italy at the top of Group C in the World Cup qualifiers. Everything could be decided on November 12 in the direct confrontation of Rome. Here are the standings, the qualification rules for the World Cup and the next entries

World qualifying round as a spectator for theItaly, engaged in the finals of the League of Nations, where she obtained third place by overtaking Belgium. After beating Northern Ireland, Switzerland won a round (4-0) also against Lithuania, drawn by a brace from Emolo. The Yakin national team thus reaches Italy with 14 points. with the same number of games played. The direct shock of November 12 in Rome will be decisive for qualifying for Qatar 2022. Update on the current standings of the group.

Group C, the classification

  1. ITALY 14 points (6 games)
  2. Switzerland 14 pt. (6 games)
  3. Bulgaria 8 pt. (7 plays)
  4. Northern Ireland 5 pt. (6 games)
  5. Lithuania 3 pt. (7 plays)

Switzerland commits Italy

What the standings say: Yakin’s national team did their duty by winning matches against Northern Ireland and Lithuania, taking advantage of Italy’s ‘break’, lifting them to 14 points at the top of the standings . Despite the six goals scored in two games without conceding any, Switzerland is behind in terms of goal difference: Azzurri at +11, Switzerland at +9.

The decisive comeback against Switzerland

A 0-0 draw in Belfast in September, Switzerland missed an opportunity to overtake the Azzurri ahead of the direct confrontation of November 12. However, with double success over Northern Ireland and Lithuania, the two contenders for first place in the group are both in the lead with 14 points. If Italy wins the duel, it could extend to the top one day from the end (November 15: Northern Ireland-Italy and Switzerland-Bulgaria).

The calendar

October holidays:

  • Saturday October 9: Switzerland 2-0 Northern Ireland
  • Tuesday October 12: Lithuania 0-4 Switzerland
  • ITALY engaged in the finals of the League of Nations

November holidays:

  • Friday November 12: ITALY-Swiss
  • Monday November 15: Northern IrelandITALY (last day)
  • Monday November 15: Switzerland-Bulgaria (last day)

How to qualify for the 2022 World Cup? Only the first go to Qatar


Qualified Denmark: the situation of the groups

Reminder: only the first qualify directly for Qatar 2020, while the play-offs will take place for the latter. What about a tied finish? The parameters to be taken into consideration are:

  • The best overall goal difference (currently Italy +11, Switzerland +9)
  • The highest number of goals scored in the group (12 to 10 in favor of the Azzurri)
  • Points got in encounters between even teams
  • Difference networks in matches between even teams
  • goal Mark in even-numbered matches
  • Goals scored in Far from home in matches between even teams (only if only two teams are tied)
  • Fair play (yellow card -1, double yellow -3, direct red card -4, yellow plus direct red -5)
  • To design by the FIFA Organizing Committee

They go straight to Qatar 2022 the first ranked from each of the 10 groups, my in total they are 13 places available for the European qualifiers for the World Cup. The last three qualifiers will indeed come from eliminatory which will involve the finalists from each group and the two best winners of the Nations League groups excluded from the qualifiers. So they will be 12 national teams admitted to the play-offs. These 12 teams will be spread over three separate play-off courses, with a semi-final and a final in one match. The three winners of the play-offs will go to the World Cup.

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