Italy had the rug pulled from under its feet this March, as North Macedonia pulled off a shock win in their European World Cup playoff qualifier against the Azzurri.
Following consultations with UEFA and the affected football associations, FIFA has decided, "in the spirit of solidarity", to postpone the Scotland-Ukraine playoff.
In light of Russia's invasion, Ukraine's upcoming World Cup qualifiers playoff match against Scotland could be deferred to give the Ukrainians a chance to qualify.
The European teams in contention for three 2022 World Cup slots, via the UEFA qualification playoffs, have had their opponents drawn; Italy or Portugal stand to lose.
Ten European 2022 qualifier winners are heading to Qatar; ten runners-up will playoff for the last three slots. So, who won and who still has everything to play for?
On Sunday, an assertive Qatar took on a determined Azerbaijan in Baku for their final European 2022 qualifier; the lively match ended with a two-all tie.
Qatar lost their recent European qualifiers battle against Serbia, so far unbeaten in the tournament. But, despite the disappointment, there are plenty of takeaways.
The last two matchdays of the European qualifiers' first round, which will decide ten of the thirteen teams advancing directly to the 2022 World Cup, is approaching.
Qatar’s Maroons were crushed by a confident Irish team, who delivered a hat-trick and a fifty-ninth-minute header in front of a home crowd to take the win.
Qatar lost once again to Portugal at the European 2022 World Cup qualifiers, but the experience and lessons learned will be the most valuable takeaways.
The recent September window took the European World Cup qualifiers past its midway point. The week's action has brought the final four matchdays into sharp focus.
Qatar played their final match of the September window in the UEFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers tournament. Away against Luxembourg, the Qataris came away with a draw.
Qatar lost out to the better team in their first head-to-head with football giants Portugal. However, Sanchez and his team will have plenty of takeaways to reflect upon.
Qatar took a heavy defeat against Serbia at the European 2022 qualifiers but will undoubtedly come back fighting in their upcoming head-to-head with Portugal.
Matchdays 4, 5 and 6 of the European 2022 World Cup qualifiers are about to kick-off, and the scheduled battles will take the tournament past the halfway point.
The European 2022 World Cup qualifiers resume in September. World Cup hosts and tournament guests Qatar will continue their battle against their Group A opponents.
The 2022 World Cup is currently in the spotlight. However, with the 2023 Women's World Cup qualifying draws starting up, the ladies game isn't far behind.
The first matchdays of the European qualifiers have ended, and while many results are as expected, there have been plenty of shocks and surprises along the way.
The Maroons recent draw against the Republic of Ireland, alongside wins against Luxembourg and Azerbaijan, have earned the team considerable kudos at home and abroad.
The Qatar national football team won a second group victory against their European counterparts at the UEFA World Cup qualifiers - the game is on!
As UEFA guests at the European 2022 World Cup qualifiers, the Qatari national squad took on their first opponents of the tournament and won.
The Qatari Football Association has announced its national team squad list for the upcoming European World Cup qualifying tournament.
Qatar is heading to Europe to compete against some of the continent's top teams in the European World Cup Qualifiers in their preparations for 2022.
The results of the European qualifying draw for the World Cup Qatar '22 are in! Find out who is playing who for the coveted places at the world's favourite tournament.
The December 7th draw for the European World Cup qualifiers is just hours away; how does the draw work - read on to find out everything you need to know.