The South American qualifiers in numbers

Neymar da Silva Santos Jœnior of Brazil gets past Edinson Cavani of Uruguay

  • Draw for Qatar 2022 South American qualifiers to take place on 17 December
  • Interesting facts and stats from arguably the toughest qualification competition of all
  • Draw will be lived streamed on

On Tuesday 17 December, South America will move a step closer to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ when the draw for the South American qualifying competition takes place at CONMEBOL headquarters in the Paraguayan city of Luque at 10:00 local time (14:00 CET).

The event, which will be streamed live on, will determine the sequence of games for the 18 matchdays that will decide the region’s 4.5 berths for Qatar 2022.

The qualifiers themselves get underway in March 2020, but to whet your appetite for the draw, we bring you a statistical summary of one of the most exciting and difficult qualifying tournaments in world football.

Uruguay's Martin Caceres (L) and Paraguay's Angel Romero jump for the ball
Ivan Hurtado of Ecuador in action
Argentina's Lionel Messi

The South American FIFA World Cup qualifying draw will be streamed live on and FIFA on YouTube. Restrictions to certain countries may apply.