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The Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 Where History Will Be Made, Be Part Of The Trophy Celebration

Posted On : November 16, 2022

Oscar Alochi

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World Cup 2022: Qatar tournament dates, schedule, kickoff times, and final
The World Cup 2022 will be held in Qatar from November 20 to December 18, with 32 teams competing in eight groups.

There are only a few days left till the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup. The competition this year will be the first to be staged in the Middle East and the first to take place in late November and early December.

The event will take place in eight stadiums spread across Qatar’s five towns of Lusail, Al Khor, Al Rayyan, Al Wakrah, and Doha.
The top two teams from each group that will advance to the World Cup knockout stage have already been given their spots.

The winners of the two intercontinental playoffs were given two opening spots in Groups D and E. Australia received the first ticket after defeating Peru on penalties.

When and where will the World Cup be in 2022?
On Sunday, November 20, at the Al Bayt Stadium, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar gets underway as the hosts take on Ecuador in Group A.
Senegal’s match against the Netherlands at Al Thumama Stadium was originally scheduled to kick off the tournament a day later, but Qatar’s match was moved up to allow them to launch their home tournament.

England will now feature on the second day with their Group B match against Iran scheduled to take place on Monday, November 21 with a 1 pm UK time kick-off. The game is just eight days after the Premier League shuts down

After qualifying via the playoffs, Wales’ first game will also be on Monday, November 21.
Wales will then play England on Tuesday, November 29 in Group B.
The final will be played at the Lusail Stadium in Doha a week before Christmas on Sunday, December 18.

What is the World Cup group draw?

The 2022 World Cup will begin with 32 teams in eight groups of four:

  • Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
  • Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales
  • Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
  • Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
  • Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
  • Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
  • Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
  • Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea

What is the World Cup format and schedule?

Four matches will be played each day during the group stage, which will run over a 12-day period and see winners and runners-up progress to the round of 16.

Group stage – all kick-off times 

Sunday, November 20

Group A: Qatar vs Ecuador (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7 pm)

Monday, November 21

Group B: England vs Iran (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1 pm)
Group A: Senegal vs Netherlands (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 4 pm)
Group B: USA vs Wales (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7 pm)

Tuesday, November 22

Group C: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 10 am)
Group D: Denmark vs Tunisia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1 pm)
Group C: Mexico vs Poland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 4pm)
Group D: France vs Australia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 7pm)

Wednesday November 23

Group F: Morocco vs Croatia (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 10am)
Group E: Germany vs Japan (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1pm)
Group E: Spain vs Costa Rica (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 4pm)
Group F: Belgium vs Canada (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)

Thursday November 24

Group G: Switzerland vs Cameroon (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 10 am)
Group H: Uruguay vs South Korea (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1 pm)
Group H: Portugal vs Ghana (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 4 pm)
Group G: Brazil vs Serbia (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7 pm)

Friday, November 25

Group B: Wales vs Iran (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 10 am)
Group A: Qatar vs Senegal (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 1 pm)
Group A: Netherlands vs Ecuador (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4 pm)
Group B: England vs USA (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7 pm)

Saturday, November 26

Group D: Tunisia vs Australia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 10 am)
Group C: Poland vs Saudi Arabia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1 pm)
Group D: France vs Denmark (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 4 pm)
Group C: Argentina vs Mexico (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7 pm)

Sunday, November 27

Group E: Japan vs Costa Rica (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 10 am)
Group F: Belgium vs Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 1 pm)
Group F: Croatia vs Canada (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4 pm)
Group E: Spain vs Germany (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7 pm)

Monday, November 28

Group G: Cameroon vs Serbia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 10 am)
Group H: South Korea vs Ghana (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1 pm)
Group G: Brazil vs Switzerland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 4 pm)
Group H: Portugal vs Uruguay (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7 pm)

Tuesday, November 29

Group A: Netherlands vs Qatar (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 3 pm)
Group A: Ecuador vs Senegal (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3 pm)
Group B: Wales vs England (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7 pm)
Group B: Iran vs USA (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7 pm)

Wednesday, November 30

Group D: Australia vs Denmark (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 3 pm)
Group D: Tunisia vs France (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3 pm)
Group C: Poland vs Argentina (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 7 pm)
Group C: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7 pm)

Thursday, December 1

Group F: Croatia vs Belgium (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3 pm)
Group F: Canada vs Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 3pm)
Group E: Costa Rica vs Germany (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)
Group E: Japan vs Spain (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)

Friday, December 2

Group G: South Korea vs Portugal (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3 pm)
Group G: Ghana vs Uruguay (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 3 pm)
Group H: Serbia vs Switzerland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 7 pm)
Group H: Cameroon vs Brazil (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7 pm)

Round of 16

Saturday, December 3
49 – Winners of Group A vs Runners-up of Group B (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3 pm)
50 – Winners of Group C vs Runners-up of Group D (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7 pm)

Sunday, December 4
52 – Winners of Group D vs Runners-up of Group C (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; kick-off 3 pm)
51 – Winners of Group B vs Runners-up of Group A (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7 pm)

Monday, December 5
53 – Winners of Group E vs Runners-up of Group F (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 3 pm)
54 – Winners of Group G vs Runners-up of Group H (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 7 pm)

Tuesday, December 6
55 – Winners of Group F vs Runners-up of Group E (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3 pm)
56 – Winners of Group H vs Runners-up of Group G (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7 pm)

Quarter-finals

Friday, December 9
58 – Winners of 53 vs Winners of 54 (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3 pm)
57 – Winners of 49 vs Winners of 50 (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 7 pm)

Saturday, December 10
60 – Winners of 55 vs Winners of 56 (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; kick-off 3 pm)
59 – Winners of 51 vs Winners of 52 (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7 pm)

Semi-finals

Tuesday, December 13
61 – Winners of 57 vs Winners of 58 (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7 pm)

Wednesday, December 14
62 – Winners of 59 vs Winners of 60 (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7 pm)

Saturday, December 17
63 – Third place play-off (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3 pm)

Final

Sunday, December 18
64 – The World Cup final (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 3 pm)

The group games will take place across eight stadia: Al Bayt Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Lusail Stadium, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Education City Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium.

Oscar Alochi

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