Qatar to play World Cup European qualifiers at Generali Arena in Vienna
DOHA: Qatar will play their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 ™ European zone qualifying matches against Luxembourg and Azerbaijan at the Generali Arena in the south of Vienna, Austria.
Qatar take on Luxembourg on March 24 before facing Azerbaijani team on the 27th of the same month.
The European Football Association (UEFA) invited the Qatar Football Association (QFA) to participate in the European qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 ™.
The Asian champions will join Group A – alongside UEFA Euro 2016 winners Portugal, Serbia, Republic of Ireland, Luxembourg, and Azerbaijan.
Qatar will play their ‘home’ fixtures on European soil in order to facilitate shorter travel times for their group opponents. As the FIFA World Cup 2022 host nation, Qatar has already qualified for the tournament.
Though Qatar automatically qualify being the hosts but are taking part in the qualifying to get match practice in the lead up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
As well as playing World Cup qualifying matches in Europe, Qatar will also participate in the Copa America and CONCACAF Gold Cup next summer.