CONCACAF ZONE: CANADA BEAT UNITED STATES (2-0) AND GET CLOSER TO QATAR

 Canada sees Qatar better and better: thanks to its victory against the United States on Sunday (2-0), it accentuated its domination at the top of the group of the Concacaf zone, during the 10th day of qualifying for the World 2022.


Three other matches are to be played during the day: Mexico - Costa Rica, Panama - Jamaica and Honduras - El Salvador. And in the event of defeat for the Panamanians (4th) and the Costa Ricans (5th), the Canadians will be able to validate their ticket the next day on Wednesday, again according to a combination of results to their advantage. However, the time is not yet for calculations, despite this precious success obtained against Americans who were quite disappointing and devoid of offensive ideas, as their broad domination in the second half was sterile.

IRAN TAKES ITS PLACE FOR QATAR, WITHOUT SHOCKING

 Iran won its qualification for the sixth final phase of the World Cup in its history, the third consecutive, after its victory over Iraq (1-0), Thursday in Tehran in a qualifying match of group A of the zone Asia. Iran is the fourteenth country to validate its ticket for the 2022 World Cup (November 21 to December 18) and the second in the Asia zone after Qatar, qualified as the organizing country. The "Team Melli" flew over group A with six wins in seven matches (19 points) and is sure to finish in one of the first two qualifying places with three days remaining.


South Korea, second in the group with eight points ahead of the United Arab Emirates, is very close to obtaining its ticket for the World Cup. She will travel to Syria, last in the group (two points), on February 1. In Qatar at the end of the year, Iran will try to cross the first round of a World Cup for the first time after five unsuccessful attempts during its previous participations in 1978, 1998 (despite a prestigious victory over the United States 2 -1), 2006, 2014 and 2018. Iran, undefeated since the arrival at its head of Croatian Dragan Skocic in February 2020 (eleven wins and a draw), won thanks to a goal from the striker of Porto Mehdi Taremi just after the break (48th).

Argentina: The impressive streak continues

 Lionel Messi was not there, Lionel Scaloni was not present on the bench due to his positive test for Covid-19, but Argentina won against Chile on the night of Thursday to Friday (1- 2). With in particular a superb goal from Angel Di Maria, captain for the occasion, the Albiceleste obtained a greater success than it seems in the context of the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. Certainly, the Albiceleste is already qualified for the tournament, but it knew how to perpetuate its dynamic of invincibility: it is now 28 games that Argentina has not known the taste of defeat. This is the best current dynamic.

Qatar 2022: FIFA received 1.2 million ticket requests in less than 24 hours

According to FIFA,

Qatar is the country from which the most requests came, followed by Argentina, Mexico, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, England, India, Arabia, Brazil and France. More than 140,000 tickets have already been ordered for the final match that will be held on December 18, 2022 at Lusail Stadium, with the opening match resulting in more than 80,000 orders.

In light of the great interest in ticket sales around the world, FIFA would like to remind all fans that FIFA.com/tickets is the only official and legitimate website where you can purchase tickets for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Fans can submit their requests at any time during this phase. The first of the sale, which will end on February 8. The actual date of form submission is not important during this initial phase as all tickets for sale during this phase will be allocated at the end of the said period.

In the event that requests exceed the number of tickets available for the planned units (national or international), a lottery will be held to allocate places.

Qatar 2022: FIFA announces the opening of the ticket office

On Wednesday, the International Football Association (FIFA) announced the start of selling tickets for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, noting that it offers “a wide range of tickets available during this first phase of sales, and its supporters are invited so that they do not miss the opportunity to live an unparalleled competition.” ".


In a press release, the world organization noted that the opening of this ticket office "provides fans in the region and around the world an opportunity to obtain the precious sesame that will allow them to participate in this wonderful celebration of football."


According to Fatma Samoura, Secretary General of FIFA, quoting the press release, “Today’s proposed offer, at the opening of the ticket office, reflects our goal of making football accessible to as many fans around the world as possible.” .

Africa Zone Qualifiers Draw scheduled for January 22nd

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed, on Monday, that the draw for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in the African region will take place on Saturday, January 22 (4 pm), in Douala, Cameroon, on the sidelines of the African Cup. Nations. Ten selections are still running for one of the five continental tickets for the World Cup in Qatar (November 21 - December 18).


They are Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Nigeria that make up the top hat, as well as Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, their potential opponents. The qualifiers should take place in March, in the form of a round trip.