FIFA World Cup 2022 schedule Complete with match dates and times, team fixtures for the event in Qatar

FIFA World Cup 2022 is now officially been drawn. In other words, the draw is now complete. Now that the group stage matches have been arranged, we can begin to project who might be the strongest contender for advancement from the knockout stages.

This year’s World Cup group stage is dominated by England, Argentina, Argentina, and Lionel Messi, who will be facing Mexico in Group C. Uruguay and Luis Suarez will be aiming to spoil the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo’s final World Cup showing in Group H.

It’s all set to kick off on Monday, Nov. 21 and will be wrapped up in less than a month with the final scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 18. Defending champions France is expected to finish top of their group and build a potential lead over Brazil with a chance to build on their momentum from last year. Brazil enters as the No. 1 team in the world and has a manageable group to navigate.

What teams do you think could surprise us? There is no doubt that Senegal is one of the strongest teams in Group A, a group that also includes hosts Qatar. The first time that Canada has participated in a major tournament in 37 years, it has landed in Group F, where it will be able to compete against Morocco and Croatia for second place behind Belgium.

WORLD CUP DRAW BREAKDOWNS:
Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D
Group E | Group F | Group G | Group H

The tournament format for World Cup 2022

In 2022, the World Cup will use the 32-team group stage format, which will result in 16 teams entering the knockout round – only the top two teams in each group will advance.

The 16 survivors will then be subjected to a single-game knockout competition. Those who win will move on to the next round, while those who lose will be eliminated. Every match must be won on the day, and if needed, extra time will be played and penalty kicks will be taken, if necessary.

Group stageNov. 21-Dec. 2
Round of 16Dec. 3-6
QuarterfinalsDec. 9-10
SemifinalsDec. 13-14
Third-place matchDec. 17
FinalDec. 18

When do the Fifa World Cup 2022 matches in Qatar start?

During the group stage, there will be a maximum of four matches a day, and they will be staggered throughout the day. Matches will only overlap if they are played on the final day of the group stage play, and that is only to maintain the integrity of the competition.

In every time zone in the world, fans will be able to enjoy watching matches at decent times during the day. Below you will find a breakdown of how the local kickoff times in Qatar correlate to those in other parts of the world.

Dates and times of Fifa World Cup 2022 kickoffs

Stage(s)Local(Qatar)USA & Canada(ET)UK(GMT)Australia(AEDT)India(IST)
Group stage only1 p.m.5 a.m.10 a.m.9 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Group stage only4 p.m.8 a.m.1 p.m.12 a.m.6:30 p.m.
Knockouts only6 p.m.10 a.m.3 p.m.2 a.m.8:30 p.m.
Group stage only7 p.m.11 a.m.4 p.m.3 a.m.9:30 p.m.
Group/Knockouts10 p.m.2 p.m.7 p.m.6 a.m.12:30 a.m.

The schedule of all matches that will be played at the World Cup in 2022

Fifa World Cup 2022 Group A table & fixtures

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A1: Qatar00000000
A2: Ecuador00000000
A3: Senegal00000000
A4: Netherlands00000000

Group A match schedule

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Mon, Nov. 21Senegal vs. Netherlands5 a.m.Al Thumama
Mon, Nov. 21Qatar vs. Ecuador11 a.m.Al Bayt
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

Fifa World Cup 2022 Group B table & fixtures

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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

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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

Fifa World Cup 2022 Group D table & fixtures

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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

Fifa World Cup 2022 Group E table & fixtures

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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

Fifa World Cup 2022 Group F table & fixtures

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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

Fifa World Cup 2022 Group G table & fixtures

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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

Fifa World Cup 2022 Group H table & fixtures

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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

Fifa World Cup 2022 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

Fifa World Cup 2022 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

Fifa World Cup 2022 Semifinals

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

Fifa World Cup 2022 3rd Place

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

Fifa World Cup 2022 Final

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

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