FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule, Groups, Fixtures, Teams, Matches: Know it all
The most anticipated and biggest event, the greatest festival-like occasion for every football lover, is nearing. Qatar is attracting attention worldwide as it prepares for the FIFA World Cup 2022. It’s time for the fans, the glorious teams, the football, and the spirit of this sport to return to where they belong. This article includes the necessary details from world cup 2022 tickets, schedule, fixtures, timing, venue, etc.
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule
The 2022 World Cup schedule is very well-planned. Four matches are played each day in the group stage within a 46-mile radius. The match schedules and timings are set up so that the audience can fully enjoy the game.
Like every other edition, this year, the format for FIFA World Cup 2022 will be the same. A 32-team group stage will reduce the field to 16 teams, with only the top two teams from each group qualifying for the next rounds. After that, the 16 winners of the previous matches will compete in a single-game knockout tournament. The winning team will move forward to the next rounds. Every game will have a winner on the day; the organizers can utilize extra time and penalty kicks if required. The match starting date to final date details are given below:
- Group stage: November 21- December 2
- Round of 16: December 3-6
- Quarter-finals: December 9-10
- Semi-finals: December 13-14
- Third-place match: December 17
- Final: December 18
FIFA World Cup 2022 Groups
|Group A||Group B|
|Group C||Group D|
|Group E||Group F|
|Costa Rica/New Zealand||Canada|
|Group G||Group H|
FIFA World Cup 2022 Fixtures
The World Cup 2022 will kick off its first match on November 20, with Qatar hosting the tournament, and continue until December 2. The knockout phases will be held for the top 16 teams, and the quarter-finals will be held on December 9 and 10, with the last-16 rounds taking place between December 3 and 6. The semi-finals, which will have a lot on the line, will take place on December 13 and 14, with the final on December 18 — the day after bronze medals will be awarded in a third-place play-off. The detailed table of match fixtures is given below:
|1||20 Nov ‘22||19:00||Qatar vs Ecuador||Al Bayt Stadium|
|2||21 Nov ‘22||13:00||Senegal vs Netherlands||Al Thumama Stadium|
|3||21 Nov ‘22||16:00||England vs Iran||Khalifa International Stadium|
|4||21 Nov ‘22||22:00||United States vs Wales/Scotland/Ukraine||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|5||22 Nov ‘22||13:00||Argentina vs Saudi Arabia||Lusail Stadium|
|6||22 Nov ‘22||19:00||Mexico vs Poland||Stadium 974|
|7||22 Nov ‘22||16:00||Denmark vs Tunisia||Education City Stadium|
|8||22 Nov ‘22||22:00||France vs Australia/UAE/Peru||Al Janoub Stadium|
|9||23 Nov ‘22||19:00||Spain vs New Zealand/Costa Rica||Al Thumama Stadium|
|10||23 Nov ‘22||16:00||Germany vs Japan||Khalifa International Stadium|
|11||23 Nov ‘22||22:00||Belgium vs Canada||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|12||23 Nov ‘22||13:00||Morocco vs Croatia||Al Bayt Stadium|
|13||24 Nov ‘22||22:00||Brazil vs Serbia||Lusail Stadium|
|14||24 Nov ‘22||13:00||Switzerland vs Cameroon||Al Janoub Stadium|
|15||24 Nov ‘22||19:00||Portugal vs Ghana||Stadium 974|
|16||24 Nov ‘22||16:00||Uruguay vs South Korea||Education City Stadium|
|17||25 Nov ‘22||16:00||Qatar vs Senegal||Al Thumama Stadium|
|18||25 Nov ‘22||19:00||Netherlands vs Ecuador||Khalifa International Stadium|
|19||25 Nov ‘22||22:00||England vs United States||Al Bayt Stadium|
|20||25 Nov ‘22||13:00||Wales/Scotland/Ukraine vs Iran||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|21||26 Nov ‘22||22:00||Argentina vs Mexico||Lusail Stadium|
|22||26 Nov ‘22||16:00||Poland vs Saudi Arabia||Education City Stadium|
|23||26 Nov ‘22||19:00||France vs Denmark||Stadium 974|
|24||26 Nov ‘22||13:00||Tunisia vs Australia/UAE/Peru||Al Janoub Stadium|
|25||27 Nov ‘22||22:00||Spain vs Germany||Al Bayt Stadium|
|26||27 Nov ‘22||13:00||Japan vs Costa Rica/New Zealand||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|27||27 Nov ‘22||16:00||Belgium vs Morocco||Al Thumama Stadium|
|28||27 Nov ‘22||19:00||Croatia vs Canada||Khalifa International Stadium|
|29||28 Nov ‘22||19:00||Brazil vs Switzerland||Stadium 974|
|30||28 Nov ‘22||13:00||Cameroon vs Serbia||Al Janoub Stadium|
|31||28 Nov ‘22||22:00||Portugal vs Uruguay||Lusail Stadium|
|32||28 Nov ‘22||16:00||South Korea vs Ghana||Education City Stadium|
|33||29 Nov ‘22||18:00||Netherlands vs Qatar||Al Bayt Stadium|
|34||29 Nov ‘22||18:00||Ecuador vs Senegal||Khalifa International Stadium|
|35||29 Nov ‘22||22:00||Wales/Scotland/Ukraine vs England||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|36||29 Nov ‘22||22:00||Iran vs United States||Al Thumama Stadium|
|37||30 Nov ‘22||22:00||Poland vs Argentina||Stadium 974|
|38||30 Nov ‘22||22:00||Saudi Arabia vs Mexico||Lusail Stadium|
|39||30 Nov ‘22||18:00||Tunisia vs France||Education City Stadium|
|40||30 Nov ‘22||18:00||Australia/UAE/Peru vs Denmark||Al Janoub Stadium|
|41||1 Dec ‘22||22:00||Japan vs Spain||Khalifa International Stadium|
|42||1 Dec ‘22||22:00||Costa Rica/New Zealand vs Germany||Al Bayt Stadium|
|43||1 Dec ‘22||18:00||Croatia vs Belgium||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|44||1 Dec ‘22||18:00||Canada vs Morocco||Al Thumama Stadium|
|45||2 Dec ‘22||22:00||Cameroon vs Brazil||Lusail Stadium|
|46||2 Dec ‘22||22:00||Serbia vs Switzerland||Stadium 974|
|47||2 Dec ‘22||18:00||South Korea vs Portugal||Education City Stadium|
|48||2 Dec ‘22||18:00||Ghana vs Uruguay||Al Janoub Stadium|
|Round of 16|
|49||3 Dec ‘22||18:00||1st Winner of Group A vs 2nd Winner of Group B||Khalifa International Stadium|
|50||3 Dec ‘22||22:00||1st Winner of Group C vs 2nd Winner of Group D||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|51||4 Dec ‘22||22:00||1st Winner of Group B vs 2nd Winner of Group A||Al Bayt Stadium|
|52||4 Dec ‘22||18:00||1st Winner of Group D vs 2nd Winner of Group C||Al Thumama Stadium|
|53||5 Dec ‘22||22:00||1st Winner of Group G vs 2nd Winner of Group H||Stadium 974|
|54||5 Dec ‘22||18:00||1st Winner of Group E vs 2nd Winner of Group F||Al Janoub Stadium|
|55||6 Dec ‘22||22:00||1st Winner of Group H vs 2nd Winner of Group G||Lusail Stadium|
|56||6 Dec ‘22||18:00||1st Winner of Group F vs 2nd Winner of Group E||Education City Stadium|
|57||9 Dec ‘22||22:00||Winner of match 49 vs Winner of match 50||Lusail Stadium|
|58||9 Dec ‘22||18:00||Winner of match 53 vs Winner of match 54||Education City Stadium|
|59||10 Dec ‘22||22:00||Winner of match 51 vs Winner of match52||Al Bayt Stadium|
|60||10 Dec ‘22||18:00||Winner of match 55 vs Winner of match 56||Al Thumama Stadium|
|61||13 Dec ‘22||22:00||Winner of match 57 vs Winner of match 58||Lusail Stadium|
|62||14 Dec ‘22||22:00||Winner of match 59 vs Winner of match 60||Al Bayt Stadium|
Third Place and Final
|63||17 Dec ‘22||18:00||Third Place||Khalifa International Stadium|
|64||18 Dec ‘22||18:00||Final||Lusail Stadium|
FIFA World Cup 2022 Matches
The World Cup will feature 64 matches over 28 days. There are 48 matches in the group stage and 16 matches in the elimination stage.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Teams
The FIFA World Cup 2022 has 29 qualifier teams, with Qatar securing automatic qualifying as the host nation. Brazil, the five-time champion, was the first South American team to qualify, while Germany was the first European nation to clinch their place in Qatar.
After being defeated by Serbia in the previous group match, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2022 via the play-offs. Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, who won the Copa America last year, has also qualified. Italy, the four-time champions, did not qualify after losing in the play-off semi-finals against North Macedonia. The intercontinental play-offs will determine two of the three remaining slots, with the winner of the match between Ukraine and Scotland facing Wales for the last spot. All of these games will take place in June.
- United States
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- Costa Rica/New Zealand
FIFA World Cup 2022 FAQ
- Where is the FIFA World Cup 2022 scheduled?
The FIFA World Cup 2022 will occur in Qatar from November 21 to December 18. This will be the first World Cup in the Arab nation and the second World Cup held exclusively in Asia, following the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan.
- Has the FIFA World Cup 2022 started?
No, the World Cup is scheduled to start on November 21, 2022
- Why is the FIFA World Cup 2022 in November?
As Qatar’s intense heat is considered, the World Cup will be held from late November to mid-December. The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be the first tournament that is not held in May, June, or July. The match will be played over a shorter period, around 28 days.
- What is the date of the FIFA World Cup 2022?
The World Cup will begin on November 21, 2022, and continue till December 18, 2022
- Who qualified for Qatar 2022?
Along with 29 other countries, the host nation has officially qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. In June, the remaining three spots will be filled.
- Is Qatar qualified for World Cup 2022?
Yes, since Qatar is the hosting nation, the country qualified automatically.
- Is Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup?
Yes, the World Cup will be contested in Qatar from November 21 to December 18, and it will be the first time the tournament has been held in the Middle East.
- Does Qatar play in the FIFA World Cup?
Yes, Qatar is qualified for the tournament as they are the hosting nation.
- What time will games be played in Qatar?
The games will occur at 1:00, 4:00, 6:00, 7:00, and 10:00 p.m. local time.
- How did Qatar qualify?
Qatar qualified for the tournament by default as it is the host country.
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