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2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
Tournament details
Dates6 June 2019 – March 2022 (expected)
Teams211 (expected) (from 6 confederations)
Tournament statistics
Matches played135
Goals scored370 (2.74 per match)
Attendance1,776,253 (13,157 per match)
Top scorer(s)Syria Omar Al Somah
(7 goals)
2018
2026

The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification process is a series of tournaments organised by the six FIFA confederations to decide 31 of the 32 teams which would play in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with Qatar qualifying automatically as hosts. All 210 remaining FIFA member associations are eligible to enter the qualifying process.

Qualifiers opened in June 2019 with Mongolian player Norjmoogiin Tsedenbal scoring the first goal of qualification on 6 June. Unlike previous tournaments, it was agreed that there will be no general preliminary draw, with various draws to be held separately due to "a different timeline" for various confederations.

Qualified teams

Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Consecutive
finals
appearances
Previous best
performance
 Qatar Hosts 2 December 2010 1st N/A 1 -

The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers began in June 2019 and are expected to finish in March 2022.

Qualification process

Not all regional federations have announced their qualification process for the 2022 World Cup. All FIFA member associations, of which there are currently 211, are eligible to enter qualification. Qatar, as hosts, qualified automatically for the tournament. However, Qatar is obliged by the AFC to participate in the Asian qualifying stage as the first two rounds also act as qualification for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. If they finish as winners or runners-up in their group, the fifth-best group runners-up will advance instead. For the first time after the initial two tournaments of 1930 and 1934, the World Cup will be hosted by a country whose national team has never played a finals match before. The reigning World Cup champions France will also go through qualifying stages as normal.

The allocation of slots for each confederation was discussed by the FIFA Executive Committee on 30 May 2015 in Zürich after the FIFA Congress. The committee decided that the same allocation used in 2006, 2010 and 2014 would be kept for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments:

  • AFC (Asia): 4 or 5
  • CAF (Africa): 5
  • CONCACAF (North, Central America and Caribbean): 3 or 4
  • CONMEBOL (South America): 4 or 5
  • OFC (Oceania): 0 or 1
  • UEFA (Europe): 13
  • Hosts: 1

Summary of qualification

On 9 December 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency handed Russia a four-year ban from all major sporting events, after RUSADA was found non-compliant for handing over manipulating lab data to investigators. However, the Russia national team could still enter qualification, as the ban only applies to the final tournament to decide the world champions. If Russia were to qualify, Russian footballers could still potentially compete at the tournament, pending a decision from FIFA. However, a team representing Russia which uses the Russian flag and anthem cannot participate under the WADA decision.

World Map FIFA2.png
Confederation Available slots in finals Teams started Teams eliminated Teams still playing Teams qualified Qualifying start date Qualifying next match date Qualifying end date
AFC 4 or 5 +1 45+1 10 35 0+1 6 June 2019 26 March 2020 March 2022
CAF 5 54 14 40 0 4 September 2019 23 March 2020 16 November 2021
CONCACAF 3 or 4 35 0 35 0 31 August 2020 31 August 2020 March 2022
CONMEBOL 4 or 5 10 0 10 0 23 March 2020 23 March 2020 March 2022
OFC 0 or 1 11 0 11 0 2020 2020 March 2022
UEFA 13 55 0 55 0 25 March 2021 25 March 2021 29 March 2022
Total 31+1 210+1 24 186 0+1 6 June 2019 23 March 2020 March 2022

Format

The formats of the qualifying competitions depended on each confederation (see below). Each round might be played in either of the following formats:

  • League format, where more than two teams formed groups to play home-and-away round-robin matches, or in exceptions permitted by the FIFA Organising Committee, single round-robin matches hosted by one of the participating teams or on neutral territory.
  • Knockout format, where two teams played home-and-away two-legged matches.

Tiebreakers

In league format, the ranking of teams in each group is based on the following criteria (regulations Articles 20.4 and 20.6):

  1. Points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss)
  2. Overall goal difference
  3. Overall goals scored
  4. Points in matches between tied teams
  5. Goal difference in matches between tied teams
  6. Goals scored in matches between tied teams
  7. Away goals scored in matches between tied teams (if the tie is only between two teams in home-and-away league format)
  8. Fair play points
    • first yellow card: minus 1 point
    • indirect red card (second yellow card): minus 3 points
    • direct red card: minus 4 points
    • yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points
  9. Drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee

In cases where teams finishing in the same position across different groups are compared for determining which teams advance to the next stage, the criteria are dependent on the competition format and require the approval of FIFA (regulations Article 20.8).

In knockout format, the team that has the higher aggregate score over the two legs progresses to the next round. In the event that aggregate scores finish level, the away goals rule is applied, i.e. the team that scored more goals away from home over the two legs progresses. If away goals are also equal, then thirty minutes of extra time are played, divided into two fifteen-minutes halves. The away goals rule is again applied after extra time, i.e. if there are goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score is still level, the visiting team qualifies by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals are scored during extra time, the tie is decided by penalty shoot-out (regulations Article 20.10).

Confederation qualification

AFC

Main article: 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

The opening two rounds of qualifying also serve as qualification for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. Therefore, Qatar, the 2022 FIFA World Cup host, only participates in these first two rounds of qualifying.

The qualification structure is as follows:

  • First round: 12 teams (ranked 35–46) played home-and-away over two legs. The six winners advanced to the second round.
  • Second round: 40 teams (ranked 1–34 (including Qatar as the host) and six first round winners) were divided into eight groups of five teams to play home-and-away round-robin matches. The eight group winners and the four best group runners-up advance to the third round of FIFA World Cup qualification as well as qualify for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. If Qatar finish as winners in their group or as one of the four best runners-up, the fifth-best runners-up will go to the third round in their stead.
  • Third round: The 12 teams which will have advanced from the second round will be divided into two groups of six teams to play home-and-away round-robin matches. The top two teams of each group will qualify for the World Cup, and the third-placed teams will play against each other over two legs. The winner will advance to the inter-confederation play-offs, playing a team from a confederation to be determined.

Current stage (second round)

Main article: 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round
Group A
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Syria (Q) 7 7 0 0 21 4 +17 21 Third round and Asian Cup
 China 6 4 1 1 22 2 +20 13 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Philippines 6 2 1 3 8 10 −2 7 Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Maldives 6 2 0 4 6 14 −8 6 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round
 Guam (Q) 7 0 0 7 2 29 −27 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round
Group B
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Australia 6 6 0 0 24 2 +22 18 Third round and Asian Cup
 Jordan 6 4 1 1 13 2 +11 13 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Kuwait 6 3 1 2 17 6 +11 10 Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Nepal 7 2 0 5 4 19 −15 6 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round
 Chinese Taipei (Q) 7 0 0 7 3 32 −29 0 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round
Group C
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Iraq 6 4 2 0 13 3 +10 14 Third round and Asian Cup
 Iran 6 4 0 2 23 4 +19 12 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Bahrain 7 3 3 1 11 4 +7 12 Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Hong Kong 6 1 2 3 4 8 −4 5 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round
 Cambodia (Q) 7 0 1 6 2 34 −32 1 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round
Group D
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Saudi Arabia 6 4 2 0 16 4 +12 14 Third round and Asian Cup
 Uzbekistan 6 4 0 2 17 6 +11 12 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Palestine 7 2 1 4 7 10 −3 7 Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Singapore 7 2 1 4 7 19 −12 7 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round
 Yemen 6 1 2 3 6 14 −8 5 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round
Group E
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Qatar (Q) 8 7 1 0 18 1 +17 22 Asian Cup
 Oman 6 4 0 2 11 5 +6 12 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round
 India 7 1 3 3 5 6 −1 6 Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Afghanistan 6 1 2 3 3 12 −9 5 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round
 Bangladesh 7 0 2 5 3 16 −13 2 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round
Group F
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Japan (Q) 7 7 0 0 41 1 +40 21 Third round and Asian Cup
 Tajikistan 7 3 1 3 10 12 −2 10 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Kyrgyzstan 6 2 1 3 10 6 +4 7 Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Myanmar 6 2 0 4 5 23 −18 6 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round
 Mongolia 8 2 0 6 3 27 −24 6 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round
Group G
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Vietnam 6 4 2 0 9 1 +8 14 Third round and Asian Cup
 United Arab Emirates 6 4 0 2 15 5 +10 12 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Thailand 7 2 3 2 9 8 +1 9 Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Malaysia 6 3 0 3 8 10 −2 9 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round
 Indonesia (Q) 7 0 1 6 5 22 −17 1 Asian Cup qualifying play-off round
Group H
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 South Korea 4 3 1 0 15 0 +15 10 Third round and Asian Cup
 Lebanon 4 3 1 0 8 3 +5 10 Third round and Asian Cup or Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Turkmenistan (Q) 5 2 0 3 5 9 −4 6 Asian Cup qualifying third round
 Sri Lanka 5 0 0 5 2 18 −16 0 Asian Cup qualifying third round or play-off round
 North Korea (W) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew

CAF

Main article: 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF)

CAF announced on 10 July 2019 a reversion to the format used for its 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification competition.

  • First round: 28 teams (ranked 27–54) played home-and-away over two legs. The 14 winners advanced to the second round.
  • Second round: 40 teams (teams ranked 1–26 and 14 first round winners) will be divided into 10 groups of four teams to play home-and-away round-robin matches. The 10 group winners will advance to the third round.
  • Third round: The 10 teams which will have advanced from the second round will play home-and-away over two legs. The five winners will qualify for the World Cup.

Current stage (second round)

Main article: 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – CAF Second Round
Group A
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GF
GA
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Group C
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Group D
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Group E
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Group F
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Group G
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Notes
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Group H
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D
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GF
GA
GD
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Notes
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Group I
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W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
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Notes
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Group J
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D
L
GF
GA
GD
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Notes
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CONCACAF

Main article: 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)

CONCACAF initially announced on 10 July 2019 a restructured format for the qualifiers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. However, on 25 June 2020, following FIFA's decision to postpone the September international window due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CONCACAF noted that "the challenges presented by postponements to the football calendar, and the incomplete FIFA rankings cycle in our confederation, means our current World Cup qualifying process has been compromised and will be changed." On 27 July 2020, CONCACAF announced a new qualifying format for the World Cup.

  • First round: CONCACAF teams ranked 6 to 35 based on the FIFA rankings of July 2020 were drawn into six groups of five and will play single round-robin matches (two home and two away), with group winners qualifying for the second round.
  • Second round: The six first round group winners will play in a two-legged home-and-away series. The three winners will advance to the final round.
  • Third round: The three second round winners will join the top five CONCACAF teams (Mexico, United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras) also based on the FIFA rankings of July 2020 and play home-and-away round-robin matches in one single group. The top three teams qualify for the World Cup, and the fourth-placed team advances to the inter-confederation play-offs.

Current stage (first round)

Main article: 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF First Round
Group A
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
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Group B
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
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Group C
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
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Group D
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
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Group E
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
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Group F
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
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CONMEBOL

Main article: 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)

The CONMEBOL Council decided on 24 January 2019 to maintain the same qualification structure used for the previous six tournaments. From March 2020 to November 2021, all of ten CONMEBOL teams will play in a league of home-and-away round-robin matches. The top four teams qualify for the World Cup, and the fifth-placed team advances to the inter-confederation play-offs.

Next stage

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Brazil 5 5 0 0 14 2 +12 15 Qualification to
2022 FIFA World Cup
 Argentina 5 3 2 0 7 3 +4 11
 Ecuador 5 3 0 2 13 8 +5 9
 Paraguay 5 1 4 0 6 5 +1 7
 Uruguay 5 2 1 2 7 7 0 7 Advance to
inter-confederation play-offs
 Colombia 5 2 1 2 9 11 −2 7
 Chile 5 1 2 2 7 7 0 5
 Bolivia 5 1 1 3 8 13 −5 4
 Venezuela 5 1 0 4 3 9 −6 3
 Peru 5 0 1 4 4 13 −9 1

OFC

Main article: 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (OFC)

Qualifying was expected to begin in September 2020, but the FIFA international window in that month for the OFC was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On 28 July 2020, the OFC announced that they had submitted a proposal to FIFA for the qualifiers in response to the pandemic.

On 5 November, the OFC postponed the qualifying process, which would originally have started in March 2021, until June, but by early 2021 that schedule had become unachievable and the qualifiers were postponed further, potentially until January 2022.

While the most recent notification from the OFC did not confirm the structure, the most recently suggested format was:

  • First round: The 11 OFC teams would be split into two groups based on their FIFA Ranking, and play round-robin matches at centralized locations. The top two teams of each group would advance to the second round.
  • Second round: The four teams would play knockout two-legged home-and-away matches. The eventual winner would advance to the inter-confederation play-offs.

Current stage (first round)

Group A
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
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Group B
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
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UEFA

Main article: 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)

The draw for the first round (group stage) was held in Zürich, Switzerland on 7 December 2020, 18:00 CET (UTC+1). However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the draw was held as a virtual event without any representatives of member associations present. It was originally planned to be held on 29 November. On 18 June 2020, the UEFA Executive Committee approved the draw regulations for the qualifying group stage. The 55 teams were seeded into six pots based on the FIFA World Rankings of November 2020, after the league phase of the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League.

The qualification format was confirmed by the UEFA Executive Committee during their meeting in Nyon, Switzerland on 4 December 2019. The qualification will depend, in part, on results from the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League, although to a lesser degree than UEFA Euro 2020. The structure maintained UEFA's usual 'group stage/playoff stage' structure, with only the specific format of the play-offs amended.

  • First round (group stage): 10 groups of 5 or 6 teams with group winners qualifying for the World Cup finals. The 4 teams in the 2021 UEFA Nations League Finals (France, Belgium, Italy and Spain) will be put into the smaller groups.
  • Second round (play-off stage): The 10 group runners-up would be joined by the best 2 Nations League group winners, based on the Nations League overall ranking, that finished outside the top two of their qualifying group. These 12 teams will be drawn into three play-off paths, playing two rounds of single-match play-offs (semi-finals and finals, with the home teams to be drawn), with the 3 path winners qualifying for the World Cup.

Current stage (first round)

Group A
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Portugal Qualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup
 Serbia Advance to second round
 Republic of Ireland
 Luxembourg
 Azerbaijan
Group B
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Spain Qualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup
 Sweden Advance to second round
 Greece
 Georgia
 Kosovo
Group C
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Italy 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 9 Qualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup
 Switzerland 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6 Advance to second round
 Northern Ireland 2 0 1 1 0 2 −2 1
 Bulgaria 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
 Lithuania 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3 0
Group D
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 France 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7 Qualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup
 Ukraine 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3 Advance to second round
 Finland 2 0 2 0 3 3 0 2
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1
 Kazakhstan 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1
Group E
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Belgium Qualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup
 Wales Advance to second round
 Czech Republic
 Belarus
 Estonia
Group F
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Denmark Qualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup
 Austria Advance to second round
 Scotland
 Israel
 Faroe Islands
 Moldova
Group G
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Netherlands Qualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup
 Turkey Advance to second round
 Norway
 Montenegro
 Latvia
 Gibraltar
Group H
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Croatia Qualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup
 Slovakia Advance to second round
 Russia
 Slovenia
 Cyprus
 Malta
Group I
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 England 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 9 Qualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup
 Hungary 3 2 1 0 10 4 +6 7 Advance to second round
 Albania 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
 Poland 3 1 1 1 7 5 +2 4
 Andorra 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
 San Marino 3 0 0 3 0 10 −10 0
Group J
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
 Germany Qualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup
 Romania Advance to second round
 Iceland
 North Macedonia
 Armenia
 Liechtenstein

Inter-confederation play-offs

Main article: 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (inter-confederation play-offs)

There will be two inter-confederation playoffs to determine the final two qualification spots for the finals. They are scheduled to be played in March 2022.

Top goalscorers

There have been 370 goals scored in 135 matches, for an average of 2.74 goals per match (as of 19 November 2019). Players highlighted in bold are still active in the competition.

Rank Player Goals
1 Syria Omar Al Somah 7
2 United Arab Emirates Ali Mabkhout 6
3 Uzbekistan Eldor Shomurodov 6
4 China Yang Xu 5
5 Iran Karim Ansarifard 5
6 Japan Takumi Minamino 5
7 Australia Jamie Maclaren 4
8 Australia Harry Souttar 4
9 Iran Sardar Azmoun 4
Rank Player Goals
10 Iraq Mohanad Ali 4
11 Jordan Baha' Faisal 4
12 Kuwait Yousef Nasser 4
13 Malaysia Safawi Rasid 4
14 Malaysia Shahrel Fikri 4
15 Malaysia Mohamadou Sumareh 4
16 Oman Rabia Al-Alawi 4
17 Qatar Almoez Ali 4
18 South Korea Kim Shin-wook 4
2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
AFC
First Round · Second Round · Third Round · Fourth Round (play-off)
CAF
First Round · Second Round · Third Round
CONCACAF
First Round · Second Round · Third Round
CONMEBOL
Round Robin
OFC
First Round · Second Round
UEFA
First Round (Group A · Group B · Group C · Group D · Group E · Group F · Group G · Group H · Group I · Group J) · Second Round (play-offs) Related: Nations League
Play-offs
CONMEBOL v CONCACAF · OFC v AFC
2022 FIFA World Cup

Group A  · Group B  · Group C  · Group D  · Group E  · Group F  · Group G  · Group H

Knockout stage  · Final

Qualification · Squads

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