Flick says Hummels has "one or two problems" to fix with the centre-back at the heart of a Dortmund defence which has struggled for consistency this season.
Italy will face North Macedonia at home in a playoff semi-final next March, and the winner will play away at either Portugal or Turkey for a spot in the World Cup.
Expectations are high that England, now with invaluable experience under the belts, can add a second World Cup to their only previous major tournament win in 1966.
CEO Nasser al-Khater said Qatar has not been given enough credit for its labour reforms aimed at improving conditions for migrant workers, mostly from South Asia.
FIFA changed the World Cup qualifying format for the intercontinental playoffs on Friday to be single-leg games at a neutral venue.
Qatar has faced constant criticism of the working conditions of its hundreds of thousands of migrant labourers, including those who built the World Cup stadiums.
The six-time Ballon D'Or winner will be 35 by the time the World Cup — a trophy that has eluded him through his stellar career — comes round in Qatar next year.
FIFA will hold a summit in December with president Gianni Infantino still hoping to find consensus on plans to stage the men's tournament more often than the current four-year cycle.
In addition to Al-Thumama, Qatar has so far inaugurated new-build Ahmad Bin Ali, Al-Janoub and Education City stadiums alongside the refurbished Khalifa ground.
Neymar said in an interview aired this week that he doesn't know whether he will be able "mentally to endure" more international football after the 2022 World Cup
The comments by the 29-year-old striker were made in the documentary Neymar & The Line Of Kings produced by DAZN. An excerpt was published on the channel's Twitter feed on Sunday.
The group of junior players and their coaches and families had tried to escape the country last month but a devastating bomb attack at Kabul airport left them stranded, someone close to the team told AFP.
The decision to withdraw came after discussions between the SVFF and Swedish domestic outfits late on Tuesday.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Portugal overcome Cristiano Ronaldo's absence to beat Azerbaijan 3-0
Bernardo Silva, André Silva and Diogo Jota scored a goal each for visiting Portugal, which moved three points ahead of Serbia in Group A.
LaLiga’s appeal against FIFA over extension of World Cup qualifiers rejected by Court of Arbitration for Sport
FIFA extended the international window next month to allow South American teams to play a third World Cup qualifier less than two days before domestic leagues are due to resume in Europe.
Prime Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani told Qatar newspaper editors that the Gulf nation is trying to secure a million vaccine doses to immunise fans wanting to watch the tournament.
Seven Asian qualifying Group A fixtures involving China, Syria, Maldives, the Philippines and Guam are affected, playing further havoc with the already heavily disrupted Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Matches scheduled to take place in China's Suzhou moved to Dubai due to COVID-19 cases
Seven Group A fixtures involving China, Syria, Maldives, the Philippines and Guam are affected, playing further havoc with the already heavily disrupted Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022: Indian mid-fielders hoping Qatar's cooling technology will provide respite from heat during matches
Though out of reckoning for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, India are still in with a chance to make the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in China.
India are already out of reckoning for a 2022 FIFA World Cup berth but still in contention for a 2023 Asian Cup spot in the joint qualifiers.