Fifa confirms World Cup playoffs schedule

A detail of the World Cup Trophy during the Fifa Congress in the Qatari capital Doha, March 31, 2022. — AFP pic
A detail of the World Cup Trophy during the Fifa Congress in the Qatari capital Doha, March 31, 2022. — AFP pic

MELBOURNE, May 5 — Global football governing body Fifa confirmed that the intercontinental playoffs for the World Cup will be played at Doha’s Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on June 13-14.

Asian rivals Australia and United Arab Emirates meet in a playoff at the same venue on June 7, with the winner to meet Peru on June 13.

The winner of the Peru clash goes into Group D with world champions France, Denmark and Tunisia.

Costa Rica play Oceania champions New Zealand on June 14 for the final place at the World Cup in November and December, with the winner to slot into Group E with Spain, Germany and Japan.

Both the intercontinental playoffs kick off at 9:00pm local time. — Reuters