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02 September 2021, 18:52

Belarus to play Czech Republic in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Screenshot from a video of the Football Federation of Belarus
Screenshot from a video of the Football Federation of Belarus

MINSK, 2 September (BelTA) – Belarus will play the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against the Czech Republic in Ostrava on 2 September, BelTA has learned.

At the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers Belarus defeated Estonia 4-2 in Minsk and lost 0-8 to Belgium in an away match.

The Czech Republic routed Estonia 6-2 in Poland's Lublin, drew 1-1 with Belgium in Prague and lost 0-1 to Wales in Cardiff.

The Belarus-Czechia fixture will be umpired by a team of Serbian referees.

The match will kick off at 21.45 and will be broadcast live on Belarus 5 TV channel.

Estonia will face Belgium in Tallinn on 2 September, too.

The Group E team standings are as follows: Belgium – 7 points (3 matches), Czech Republic – 4 (3), Wales – 3 (2), Belarus – 3 (2), Estonia – 0 (2).

The ten group winners will qualify for the 2022 World Cup which runs from 21 November to 18 December at eight stadiums in five cities of Qatar. For the play-offs from 24 to 29 March 2022, the ten group runners-up will be joined by the two best group winners from the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League to compete for three World Cup spots.

Competing for the 2022 FIFA World Cup trophy will be 32 teams from all continents. France won gold at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, after defeating Croatia in the final 4-2. Belgium placed third beating England 2-0.

Belarus have never reached the finals of the world and European championships.

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