The Russian national team will play with Poland in the first round of the play-off matches in the selection for the 2022 World Cup
play-off matches in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. This was reported by the Lenta.ru correspondent.
If Valery Karpin's wards manage to win in the semifinals, they will face the winner of the Sweden – Czech Republic pair in the decisive round of play-offs. The first round will take place on March 24, 2022, and the second on March 29. The Russians will start the mini-tournament with a home game.
In the second draw, the winner of the Scotland – Ukraine pair will play against the best in the Wales – Austria duet. Portugal and Italy can play in the final of the third draw. This will happen if the Italians defeat North Macedonia and the Portuguese beat Turkey.
The World Championships in Qatar will take place from November 21 to December 18, 2022. 32 teams will take part in the final stage of the tournament.