In Asia's final qualifier games, the UAE and Australia won their spots in a sudden-death match against one another for a chance at the inter-confederation playoffs.
Portugal and Poland each secured a place at the FIFA 2022 World Cup after beating North Macedonia and Sweden in their final games of the European playoffs.
Italy had the rug pulled from under its feet this March, as North Macedonia pulled off a shock win in their European World Cup playoff qualifier against the Azzurri.
Japan and Saudi Arabia have secured their berths at the 2022 World Cup. Meanwhile, Australia waits to see who they will face for a chance at the playoffs.
The European teams in contention for three 2022 World Cup slots, via the UEFA qualification playoffs, have had their opponents drawn; Italy or Portugal stand to lose.