The International Football Association (FIFA) announced on Friday that the play-off matches for the global play-off in the World Cup qualifiers will be played in one match instead of two home and away matches.
These matches will bring together the highest-ranked teams who have not qualified directly for the finals for the continents of Africa, Asia, South America and CONCACAF (Confederation of North and Central America and the Caribbean).
Four countries will compete for two places in the finals to be held in November 2022 in Qatar. The play-offs for the international play-off were scheduled to take place in March 2022, but were rescheduled to take place in June 2022 due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic to the qualifying schedule.
The matches will be played at a neutral venue that has not yet been determined by FIFA. The international supplement lottery will be drawn next Friday, after the European supplement lottery.