World Cup 2022 match schedule


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The World Cup 2022 will take place in Qatar from November the 21st to December 18th. Here you’ll find all the information you need to know about the schedule and much more.

First there will be a group stage where the 32 teams fight for the two spots in each of the eight groups to go through to the round of 16. After the group stage it is a knockout tournament where the winner qualifies for the next round until a World Cup winner is found on the 18th of December.

  • Group stage: November 21 - December 2
  • Round of 16: December 3-6
  • Quarterfinals: December 9-10
  • Semifinals: December 13-14
  • Third-place match: December 17
  • Final: December 18
  • The opening match is between Senegal and Netherland and will be played at 1 PM local time. Qatar is UTC+3, so remember the time difference when you schedule your football program for the day.

    Here you’ll see the entire program for the World Cup 2022.

    Read the footballer’s guide to the group stages at the World Cup 2022.

    World Cup Group stage fixtures

    Monday, November 21

    Group A
    Senegal v Netherlands — Al Thumama Stadium (1pm)
    Qatar v Ecuador — Al Bayt Stadium (7pm)

    Group B
    England v Iran — Khalifa International Stadium (4pm)
    USA v Wales — Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium (10pm)

    Tuesday, November 22

    Group C
    Argentina v Saudi Arabia — Lusail Stadium (1pm)
    Mexico v Poland — Stadium 974 (7pm)

    Group D
    Denmark v Tunisia — Education City Stadium (4pm)
    France v Australia — Al Janoub Stadium (10pm)

    Wednesday, November 23

    ​​Group E
    Germany v Japan — Khalifa International Stadium (4pm)
    Spain v Costa Rica — Al Thumama Stadium (7pm)

    Group F
    Morocco v Croatia — Al Bayt Stadium (1pm)
    Belgium v Canada — Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, (10pm)

    Thursday, November 24

    Group G
    Switzerland v Cameroon — Al Janoub Stadium (1pm)
    Brazil v Serbia — Lusail Stadium (10pm)

    Group H
    Uruguay v South Korea — Education City Stadium (4pm)
    Portugal v Ghana — Stadium 974 (7pm)

    Friday, November 25

    Group A
    Qatar v Senegal — Al Thumama Stadium (4pm)
    the Netherlands v Ecuador — Khalifa International Stadium (7pm)

    Group B
    Wales v Iran — Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium (1pm)
    England v USA — Al Bayt Stadium, (10pm)

    Saturday, November 26

    Group C
    Poland v Saudi Arabia — Education City Stadium (4pm)
    Argentina v Mexico — Lusail Stadium (10pm)

    Group D
    Tunisia v Australia — Al Janoub Stadium (1pm)
    France v Denmark — Stadium 974 (7pm)

    Sunday, November 27​​

    Group E
    Japan v Costa Rica — Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium (1pm)
    Spain v Germany — Al Bayt Stadium (10pm)

    Group F
    Belgium v Morocco — Al Thumama Stadium (4pm)
    Croatia v Canada — Khalifa International Stadium (7pm)

    Monday, November 28​​

    Group G
    Cameroon v Serbia — Al Janoub Stadium (1pm)
    Brazil v Switzerland — Stadium 974 (7pm)

    Group H
    South Korea v Ghana — Education City Stadium (4pm)
    Portugal v Uruguay — Lusail Stadium (10pm)

    Tuesday, November 29

    Group A
    Netherlands v Qatar — Al Bayt Stadium (7pm)
    Ecuador v Senegal — Khalifa International Stadium (7pm)

    Group B
    Iran v USA — Al Thumama Stadium (10pm)
    Wales v England — Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium (10pm)

    Wednesday, November 30

    Group C
    Poland v Argentina — Stadium 974 (10pm)
    Saudi Arabia v Mexico — Lusail Stadium (10pm)

    Group D
    Australia v Denmark — Al Janoub Stadium (7pm)
    Tunisia v France — Education City Stadium (7pm)

    Thursday, December 1

    Group E
    Japan v Spain — Khalifa International Stadium (10pm)
    Costa Rica v Germany — Al Bayt Stadium (10pm)

    Group F
    Croatia v Belgium — Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium (7pm)
    Canada v Morocco — Al Thumama Stadium (7pm)

    Friday, December 2

    Group G
    Serbia v Switzerland — Stadium 974 (10pm)
    Cameroon v Brazil — Lusail Stadium (10pm)

    Group H
    Ghana v Uruguay — Al Janoub Stadium (7pm)
    South Korea v Portugal — Education City Stadium (7pm)

    Round of 16

    Saturday, December 3
    Match 49 — Group A winner v Group B runner-up — Khalifa International Stadium (7pm)
    Match 50 — Group C winner v Group D runner-up — Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium (10pm)

    Sunday, December 4
    Match 51 — Group B winner v Group A runner-up — Al Bayt Stadium (10pm)
    Match 52 — Group D winner v Group C runner-up — Al Thumama Stadium (7pm)

    Monday, December 5
    Match 53 — Group E winner v Group F runner-up — Al Janoub Stadium, (7pm)
    Match 54 — Group G winner v Group H runner-up — Stadium 947, (10pm)

    Tuesday, December 6
    Match 55 — Group F winner v Group E runner-up — Education City Stadium (7pm)
    Match 56 — Group H winner v Group G runner-up — Lusail Stadium (10pm)

    Quarter finals

    Friday, December 9
    Match 57 — Match 49 winner v Match 50 winner — Lusail Stadium (10pm)
    Match 58 — Match 53 winner v Match 54 winner — Education City Stadium (7pm)

    Saturday, December 10
    Match 59 — Match 51 winner v Match 52 winner — Al Bayt Stadium (10pm)
    Match 60 — Match 55 winner v Match 56 winner — Al Thumama Stadium (7pm)



    Tuesday, December 13
    Match 61 — Match 57 winner v Match 58 winner — Lusail Stadium (10pm)
    Wednesday, December 14
    Match 62 — Match 59 winner v Match 60 winner — Al Bayt Stadium (10pm)

    Third-place play-off

    Saturday, December 17
    Match 63 — Khalifa International Stadium (7pm)

    World Cup Final

    Sunday, December 18
    Match 64 — Lusail Stadium (7pm)

    On the evening of Sunday the 18th of December every football fan in the world will be glued to the screens to see which team will take home the World Cup trophy. Is it going to be Brazil or France or can one of the other big teams take it home or are we into a surprise this year? The answer is out there.

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