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FIFA World Cup schedule 2022

FIFA World Cup schedule 2022: Complete match dates, times, team fixtures for Qatar tournament

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is only a few weeks away, and every country is accounted for. The group stage matchups have been set and we can begin to project who might be in the best position to advance to the knockouts.

England will face the USA in Group B, Argentina, and Lionel Messi will go up against Mexico in Group C, and it’ll be Luis Suarez and Uruguay looking to spoil a potential final World Cup tournament for Cristiano Ronaldo in Group H.

The tournament kicks off on Sunday, Nov. 20 with an opening ceremony and the inaugural match between Qatar and Ecuador. It will wrap up in less than a month, with the final due to be played on Sunday, Dec. 18.

Brazil enter the tournament as the most successful nation in World Cup history with five titles, and they have a manageable group to navigate while defending champions France are expected to finish top in their group and have a good chance to build up a head of steam into the knockout rounds.

Which teams could surprise? African champions Senegal is one of the stronger teams in Group A, which also features hosts Qatar. Making the first participation in 37 years, Canada landed in Group F, where a likely battle with Morocco and Croatia looms for second place behind Belgium.

World Cup 2022 tournament format
The 2022 World Cup will follow along the lines of recent editions, with a 32-team group stage to whittle the field down to 16 teams only the top two teams from each of the eight groups survive.

Those 16 group-stage teams will advance to the single-game knockout stages Round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, and final where the winner moves on and the loser goes home. There must be a winner on the day for every knockout-round match, and the extra time and penalty kicks will be used, if necessary, to determine the victor.

Here’s the full list of FIFA World Cup 2022 fixtures and timings (IST)

1November 20Qatar vs Ecuador9.30 PMAl Bayt Stadium
2November 21England vs Iran6:30 PMKhalifa International Stadium
3November 21Senegal vs Netherlands9:30 PMAl Thumama Stadium
4November 22USA vs Wales12:30 AMAl Rayyan Stadium
5November 23Argentina vs Saudi Arabia3:30 PMLusail Stadium
6November 22Denmark vs Tunisia6:30 PMEducation City Stadium
7November 22Mexico vs Poland9:30 PMStadium 974
8November 23France vs Australia12:30 AMAl Janoub Stadium
9November 24Morocco vs Croatia3:30 PMAl Bayt Stadium
10November 23Germany vs Japan6:30 PMKhalifa International Stadium
11November 23Spain vs Costa Rica9.30 PMAl Thumama Stadium
12November 24Belgium vs Canada12:30 AMAl Rayyan Stadium
13November 24Switzerland vs Cameroon3:30 PMAl Janoub Stadium
14November 24Uruguay vs South Korea6.30 PMEducation City Stadium
15November 24Portugal vs Ghana9:30 PMStadium 974
16November 25Brazil vs Serbia12:30 AMLusail Stadium
17November 25Wales vs Iran3:30 PMAl Rayyan Stadium
18November 25Qatar vs Senegal6:30 PMAl Thumama Stadium
19November 25Netherlands vs Ecuador9:30 PMKhalifa International Stadium
20November 26England vs USA
12:30 AMAl Bayt Stadium
21November 26Tunisia vs Australia3:30 PMAl Janoub Stadium
22November 26Poland vs Saudi Arabia6.30 PMEducation City Stadium
23November 26France vs Denmark9:30 PMStadium 974
24November 27Argentina vs Mexico12:30 AMLusail Stadium
25November 27Japan vs Costa Rica3:30 PMAl Rayyan Stadium
26November 27Belgium vs Morocco6:30 PMAl Thumama Stadium
27November 27Croatia vs Canada9:30 PMKhalifa International Stadium
28November 28Spain vs Germany12:30 AMAl Bayt Stadium
29November 28Cameroon vs Serbia3.30 pmAl Janoub Stadium
30November 28South Korea vs Ghana6:30 PMEducation City Stadium
31November 28Brazil vs Switzerland6:30 PMStadium 974
32November 29Portugal vs Uruguay12:30 AMLusail Stadium
33November 29Ecuador vs Senegal8:30 PMKhalifa International Stadium
34November 29Netherlands vs Qatar8.30 PMAl Bayt Stadium
35November 30Iran vs USA12:30 AMAl Thumama Stadium
36November 30Wales vs England12:30 AMAl Rayyan Stadium
37November 30Australia vs Denmark8:30 PMAl Janoub Stadium
38November 30Tunisia vs France8:30 PMEducation City Stadium
39December 1Poland vs Argentina12:30 AMStadium 974
40December 1Saudi Arabia vs Mexico12:30 AMLusail Stadium
41December 1Canada vs Morocco8:30 PMAl Thumama Stadium
42December 1Croatia vs Belgium8:30 PMAl Rayyan Stadium
43December 2Costa Rica vs Germany12:30 AMAl Bayt Stadium
44December 2Japan vs Spain12:30 AMKhalifa International Stadium
45December 2Ghana vs Uruguay8.30 PMAl Janoub Stadium
46December 2South Korea vs Portugal8.30 PMEducation City Stadium
47December 3Cameroon vs Brazil12:30 AMLusail Stadium
48December 3Serbia vs Switzerland12:30 AMStadium 974

Round of 16

49December 31A vs 2B8.30 PMKhalifa International Stadium
50December 41C vs 2D12:30 AMAl Rayyan Stadium
51December 41D vs 2C8:30 PMAl Thumama Stadium
52December 51B vs 2A12:30 AMAl Bayt Stadium
53December 51E vs 2F8:30 PMAl Janoub Stadium
54December 61G vs 2H12:30 AMStadium 974
55December 61F vs 2E8:30 PMEducation City Stadium
56December 71H vs 2G12:30 AMLusail Stadium


57December 9Winner of Match 53 vs Winner of Match 548:30 PMEducation City Stadium
58December 10Winner of Match 49 vs Winner of Match 5012:30 AMLusail Stadium
59December 10Winner of Match 55 vs Winner of Match 568:30 PMAl Thumama Stadium
60December 11Winner of Match 52 vs Winner of Match 5112:30 AMAl Bayt Stadium


61December 14Winner of Match 57 vs Winner of Match 5812:30 AMAl Bayt Stadium
62December 15Winner of Match 59 vs Winner of Match 6012:30 AMLusail Stadium

Third place match

63December 17Loser of Match 61 vs Loser of Match 628:30 PMKhalifa International Stadium


When do World Cup matches begin in Qatar?
There will be up to four matches day by day at some point of the organization degree and they will be staggered at some point of the day. The handiest suits that will overlap are those performed on the final day of the group-stage phase, and that’s in simple terms for aggressive integrity.

Every time area within the world gets a danger to observe fits at decent times at some point of their day. Here’s a breakdown of ways the local kickoff instances in Qatar translate across various regions around the sector.

Group A match schedule

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Sun, Nov. 20Qatar vs. Ecuador11 a.m.Al Bayt
Mon, Nov. 21Senegal vs. Netherlands11 a.m.Al Thumama
Fri, Nov. 25Qatar vs. Senegal8 a.m.Al Thumama
Fri, Nov. 25Netherlands vs. Ecuador11 a.m.Khalifa Int’l
Tues, Nov. 29Netherlands vs. Qatar10 a.m.Al Bayt
Tues, Nov. 29Ecuador vs. Senegal10 a.m.Khalifa Int’l

World Cup Group B table & fixtures

B1: England00000000
B2: Iran00000000
B3: USA00000000
B4: Wales00000000

Group B match schedule

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Mon, Nov. 21England vs. Iran8 a.m.Khalifa Int’l
Mon, Nov. 21USA vs. Wales2 p.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Fri, Nov. 25Wales vs. Iran5 a.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Fri, Nov. 25England vs. USA2 p.m.Al Bayt
Tues, Nov. 29Wales vs. England2 p.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Tues, Nov. 29Iran vs. USA2 p.m.Al Thumama

World Cup Group C table & fixtures

C1: Argentina00000000
C2: Saudi Arabia00000000
C3: Mexico00000000
C4: Poland00000000

Group C match schedule

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Tues, Nov. 22Argentina vs. S. Arabia5 a.m.Lusail
Tues, Nov. 22Mexico vs. Poland11 a.m.Stadium 974
Sat, Nov. 26Poland vs. S. Arabia8 a.m.Education City
Sat, Nov. 26Argentina vs. Mexico2 p.m.Lusail
Wed, Nov. 30Poland vs. Argentina2 p.m.Stadium 974
Wed, Nov. 30S. Arabia vs. Mexico2 p.m.Lusail

World Cup Group D table & fixtures

D1: France00000000
D2: Australia00000000
D3: Denmark00000000
D4: Tunisia00000000

Group D match schedule

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Tue, Nov. 22Denmark vs. Tunisia8 a.m.Education City
Tue, Nov. 22France vs. Australia2 p.m.Al Janoub
Sat, Nov. 26Tunisia vs. Australia5 a.m.Al Janoub
Sat, Nov. 26France vs. Denmark11 a.m.Stadium 974
Wed, Nov. 30Tunisia vs. France10 a.m.Education City
Wed, Nov. 30Australia vs. Denmark10 a.m.Al Janoub

World Cup Group E table & fixtures

E1: Spain00000000
E2: Costa Rica00000000
E3: Germany00000000
E4: Japan00000000

Group E match schedule

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Wed, Nov. 23Germany vs. Japan8 a.m.Khalifa Int’l
Wed, Nov. 23Spain vs. Costa Rica11 a.m.Al Thumama
Sun, Nov. 27Japan vs. Costa Rica5 a.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Sun, Nov. 27Spain vs. Germany2 p.m.Al Bayt
Thurs, Dec. 1Japan vs. Spain2 p.m.Khalifa Int’l
Thurs, Dec. 1Costa Rica vs. Germany2 p.m.Al Bayt

World Cup Group F table & fixtures

F1: Belgium00000000
F2: Canada00000000
F3: Morocco00000000
F4: Croatia00000000

Group F match schedule

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Wed, Nov. 23Morocco vs. Croatia5 a.m.Al Bayt
Wed, Nov. 23Belgium vs. Canada2 p.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Sun, Nov. 27Belgium vs. Morocco8 a.m.Al Thumama
Sun, Nov. 27Croatia vs. Canada11 a.m.Khalifa Int’l
Thurs, Dec. 1Croatia vs. Belgium10 a.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Thurs, Dec. 1Canada vs. Morocco10 a.m.Al Thumama

World Cup Group G table & fixtures

G1: Brazil00000000
G2: Serbia00000000
G3: Switzerland00000000
G4: Cameroon00000000

Group G match schedule

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Thurs, Nov. 24Switzerland vs. Cameroon5 a.m.Al Janoub
Thurs, Nov. 24Brazil vs. Serbia2 p.m.Lusail
Mon, Nov. 28Cameroon vs. Serbia5 a.m.Al Janoub
Mon, Nov. 28Brazil vs. Switzerland11 a.m.Stadium 974
Fri, Dec. 2Cameroon vs. Brazil2 p.m.Lusail
Fri, Dec. 2Serbia vs. Switzerland2 p.m.Stadium 974

World Cup Group H table & fixtures

H1: Portugal00000000
H2: Ghana00000000
H3: Uruguay00000000
H4: South Korea00000000

Group H match schedule

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Thurs, Nov. 24Uruguay vs. South Korea8 a.m.Education City
Thurs, Nov. 24Portugal vs. Ghana11 a.m.Stadium 974
Mon, Nov. 28South Korea vs. Ghana8 a.m.Education City
Mon, Nov. 28Portugal vs. Uruguay2 p.m.Lusail
Fri, Dec. 2South Korea vs. Portugal10 a.m.Education City
Fri, Dec. 2Ghana vs. Uruguay10 a.m.Al Janoub

World Cup Round of 16

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Sat, Dec. 31A vs. 2B10 a.m.Khalifa Int’l
Sat, Dec. 31C vs. 2D2 p.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Sun, Dec. 41D vs. 2C10 a.m.Al Thumama
Sun, Dec. 41B vs. 2A2 p.m.Al Bayt
Mon, Dec. 51E vs. 2F10 a.m.Al Janoub
Mon, Dec. 51G vs. 2H2 p.m.Stadium 974
Tues, Dec. 61F vs. 2E10 a.m.Education City
Tues, Dec. 61H vs. 2G2 p.m.Lusail

World Cup Quarterfinals

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Fri, Dec. 9QF1: 1E/2F vs. 1G/2H10 a.m.Education City
Fri, Dec. 9QF2: 1A/2B vs. 1C/2D2 p.m.Lusail
Sat, Dec. 10QF3: 1F/2E vs. 1H/2G10 a.m.Al Thumama
Sat, Dec. 10QF4: 1B/2A vs. 1D/2C2 p.m.Al Bayt

World Cup Semifinals

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Tues, Dec. 13QF2 vs. QF12 p.m.Lusail
Wed, Dec. 14QF4 vs. QF32 p.m.Al Bayt

World Cup 3rd Place

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Sat, Dec. 17Semifinal losers10 a.m.Khalifa Int’l

World Cup Final

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Sun, Dec. 18Semifinal winners10 a.m.Lusail

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