This world cup qualifiers table depicts the qualifying process that determined the 31 teams that would compete in the 2022 FIFA World Cup alongside hosts Qatar, who received an automatic spot. FIFAs six confederations organized parallel tournaments. Qualification began on 6 June 2019 with several AFC zone matches, the first of which was between Mongolia and Brunei, and will conclude on 14 June 2022 with an interconfederation playoff between Costa Rica and New Zealand. Norjmoogiin Tsedenbal of Mongolia scored the first goal, and Joel Campbell of Costa Rica scored the last. Unlike previous editions, there was no general preliminary draw, with confederations conducting separate draws due to different timelines.