13 teams confirmed for 2022 WC

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With almost exactly a year left before the 2022 FIFA World Cup gets underway, 13 of the 32 available spots have already been filled by big guns such as France and Belgium. 

With the last international break of 2021 now done and dusted, 12 nations have already qualified for the global spectacle, along with hosts Qatar. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see the 13 nations who have already secured a spot at the 2022 World Cup

While many familiar faces have gone through, there have been a few surprises during the qualifying campaign, with the likes of Portugal and Italy having failed to secure automatic qualification.

With Serbia and Switzerland, respectively, finishing ahead of them in their qualifying groups, A Selecao and the Azzurri will compete in the play-offs in March next year in the hope of securing their ticket to Qatar. 

England's 10-0 thrashing of San Marino on Sunday ensured that the Three Lions will once again have another shot at World Cup glory, while 2018 runners-up Croatia will be eager to replicate their relative success in the previous edition of the showpiece by going all the way in next year's tournament. 

South American giants Brazil and Argentina are the two sides from CONMEBOL that have gone through so far, while other regions such as CAF and CONCACAF still have to go through another round of matches next year before it is confirmed who will be going to Qatar.

Read: Netherlands pip Turkey to World Cup spot 

Denmark have been a surprise package, having already booked their spot at the World Cup during the previous international break – scroll through the gallery above to see who else has already qualified for the global showpiece! 

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