The race to qualify for the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar has already started in the UEFA section with three of the ten matchdays already played during the March international break. Armenia have been the surprise team of the qualifiers after they made a perfect start to the qualifiers in Group J. Armenia are on course to qualify for the World Cup 2022 tournament after three wins from their first three games.

The Armenians are Group J leaders ahead of four-time world champions Germany who are outside the top two spots that would be good for World Cup 2022 qualification. The top team in each of the ten groups in the UEFA section will qualify for the tournament, while the second-placed teams will have to secure a World Cup 2022 spot via the playoffs. The Germans are third on the group standings behind North Macedonia and Armenia. Germany will have to qualify for the playoffs as one of the two teams from the UEFA Nations League if things stay the way they are in Group J.

Apart from Germany, Armenia and North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Romania are the other teams in Group J. Armenia lead the group with nine points ahead of North Macedonia (six points) in second place and Germany (six points) in third place.

In Group I, England occupy top spot after the first three games, while Hungary are in the playoff spot. In Group H, Croatia and Russia are in first and second spots respectively, while Turkey and the Netherlands are the first and second teams respectively in Group G.

Denmark are the top team in Group F, while Scotland are in second place. In Group E, Belgium and Czech Republic are first and second respectively. France and Ukraine are in first and second spots respectively in Group D.

Italy are the top team in Group C, while Switzerland are second in the group. Spain are the Group B leaders, while Sweden are in second spot. Portugal and Serbia are in first and second positions respectively in Group A.

As things stand, Wales and Austria will join the ten teams in second place in the playoffs with four teams emerging from the 12-team playoffs to join the ten group winners at the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar.