2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group J

The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification UEFA Group J is one of the ten UEFA groups in the World Cup qualification tournament to decide which teams will qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals tournament in Qatar.[1] Group J consists of six teams: Armenia, Germany, Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, and Romania.[2] The teams play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format.[3]

The group winner will qualify directly for the World Cup finals, while the runner-up will advance to the second round (play-offs).

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Armenia 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4 9 Qualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup 11 Nov 14 Nov 3–2 2–0 8 Sep
2   North Macedonia 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6 Advance to second round 2 Sep 11 Oct 8 Sep 14 Nov 5–0
3   Germany 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6 5 Sep 1–2 8 Oct 3–0 11 Nov
4   Romania 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3 11 Oct 3–2 0–1 11 Nov 5 Sep
5   Iceland 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3 8 Oct 5 Sep 8 Sep 2 Sep 11 Oct
6   Liechtenstein 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0 0–1 8 Oct 2 Sep 14 Nov 1–4
Updated to match(es) played on 31 March 2021. Source: FIFA, UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

MatchesEdit

The fixture list was confirmed by UEFA on 8 December 2020, the day following the draw.[4][5][6] Times are CET/CEST,[note 1] as listed by UEFA (local times, if different, are in parentheses).

Germany  3–0  Iceland
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Liechtenstein  0–1  Armenia
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Romania  3–2  North Macedonia
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Armenia  2–0  Iceland
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North Macedonia  5–0  Liechtenstein
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Romania  0–1  Germany
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Armenia  3–2  Romania
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Germany  1–2  North Macedonia
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Liechtenstein  1–4  Iceland
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Iceland  v  Romania
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Liechtenstein  v  Germany
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North Macedonia  v  Armenia
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Iceland  v  North Macedonia
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Germany  v  Armenia
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Romania  v  Liechtenstein
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Iceland  v  Germany
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North Macedonia  v  Romania
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Germany  v  Romania
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Iceland  v  Armenia
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Iceland  v  Liechtenstein
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North Macedonia  v  Germany
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Romania  v  Armenia
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Armenia  v  North Macedonia
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Germany  v  Liechtenstein
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Romania  v  Iceland
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Armenia  v  Germany
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Liechtenstein  v  Romania
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North Macedonia  v  Iceland
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GoalscorersEdit

There have been 30 goals scored in 9 matches, for an average of 3.33 goals per match (as of 31 March 2021).

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

DisciplineEdit

A player is automatically suspended for the next match for the following offences:[17]

  • Receiving a red card (red card suspensions may be extended for serious offences)
  • Receiving two yellow cards in two different matches (yellow card suspensions are carried forward to the play-offs, but not the finals or any other future international matches)

The following suspensions were (or will be) served during the qualifying matches:

Team Player Offence(s) Suspended for match(es)
  Armenia Tigran Barseghyan   vs Iceland (28 March 2021)
  vs Romania (31 March 2021)
vs North Macedonia (2 September 2021)
Varazdat Haroyan
Khoren Bayramyan   vs Lichtenstein (25 March 2021)
  vs Romania (31 March 2021)
  Iceland Albert Guðmundsson   vs Germany (25 March 2021)
  vs Armenia (28 March 2021)
vs Lichtenstein (31 March 2021)
Birkir Már Sævarsson     vs England in 2020–21 UEFA Nations League (18 November 2020) vs Germany (25 March 2021)[18]
  North Macedonia Goran Pandev   vs Romania (25 March 2021)
  vs Germany (31 March 2021)
vs Armenia (2 September 2021)
  Romania Nicușor Bancu   vs North Macedonia (25 March 2021)
  vs Armenia (31 March 2021)
vs Iceland (2 September 2021)
Alexandru Maxim
George Pușcaș   vs Armenia (31 March 2021)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ CET (UTC+1) for matches until 27 March and from 31 October (matchday 1 and 9–10), and CEST (UTC+2) for matches from 28 March to 30 October 2021 (matchday 2–8).
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the match was played behind closed doors.
  3. ^ Liechtenstein will play their home match against Germany at Kybunpark in St. Gallen, Switzerland, since their regular home stadium, the Rheinpark Stadion in Vaduz, is being renovated.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UEFA preliminary competition for the FIFA World Cup 2022: Draw procedures" (PDF). FIFA. 22 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  2. ^ "FIFA World Cup Preliminary Competition – Draw Results" (PDF). UEFA. 7 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  3. ^ "UEFA preliminary competition format for the FIFA World Cup 2022" (PDF). FIFA. 4 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  4. ^ "European Qualifiers for 2022 World Cup: all the fixtures". UEFA. 9 December 2020. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Fixture List – European Qualifiers 2020–2022: FIFA World Cup Preliminary Competition" (PDF). UEFA. 8 December 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Fixture List by Group – European Qualifiers 2020–2022: FIFA World Cup Preliminary Competition" (PDF). UEFA. 8 December 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Germany vs. Iceland". Union of European Football Associations. 25 March 2021. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  8. ^ "Liechtenstein vs. Armenia". Union of European Football Associations. 25 March 2021. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Romania vs. North Macedonia". Union of European Football Associations. 25 March 2021. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  10. ^ "Armenia vs. Iceland". Union of European Football Associations. 28 March 2021. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  11. ^ "North Macedonia vs. Liechtenstein". Union of European Football Associations. 28 March 2021. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  12. ^ "Romania vs. Germany". Union of European Football Associations. 28 March 2021. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  13. ^ "Armenia vs. Romania". Union of European Football Associations. 31 March 2021. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  14. ^ "Germany vs. North Macedonia". Union of European Football Associations. 31 March 2021. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  15. ^ "Liechtenstein vs. Iceland". Union of European Football Associations. 31 March 2021. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  16. ^ "Heimspiel gegen Deutschland in St. Gallen" [Home match against Germany in St. Gallen]. lfv.li (in German). Liechtenstein Football Association. 15 January 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  17. ^ "Regulations FIFA World Cup 2022 Preliminary Competition" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  18. ^ "Disciplinary matters" (PDF). UEFA.com. 24 March 2021. Retrieved 24 March 2021.

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