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Fifa confirms World Cup playoffs schedule

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.

In Summary

• The winner of the Peru clash goes into Group D alongside 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 alongside Spain, Germany and Japan.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino and Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Hassan Al-Thawadi during the Fifa Teams Seminar in Doha, Qatar on April 1
Fifa president Gianni Infantino and Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Hassan Al-Thawadi during the Fifa Teams Seminar in Doha, Qatar on April 1
Image: REUTERS

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 alongside 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 alongside Spain, Germany and Japan.