Europe's World Cup qualifiers in numbers
The draw for UEFA Zone World Cup qualifying takes place on 7 December
55 teams join the race for 13 places
Facts and figures about the quest for World Cup berths
Excitement is mounting ahead of the UEFA preliminary draw for the FIFA World Cup 2022™, which will be hosted virtually from Zurich on 7 December at 18:00 CET.
Ahead of the draw, FIFA.com looks back at some interesting facts and figures from qualifying on the Old Continent.