FIFA World Cup 2022 Match Schedule

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is only a few months away and every country is accounted for. The group stage matchups are set and we can begin to project who
FIFA World Cup 2022 Match Schedule
FIFA World Cup 2022 Match Schedule


Fifa World Cup 2022

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

England landed 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 tabbed for Sunday, Dec. 18. Brazil enter as the No. 1 team in the world and have a manageable group to navigate, while defending champions France are expected to finish top in their group with a chance to build a head of steam into the knockout rounds. 

Which teams could surprise? African champions Senegal are one of the stronger teams in Group A, which also features hosts Qatar. In its first participation in 37 years, Canada landed in Group F, where it will like its chances to battle Morocco and Croatia for second place behind Belgium.

World Cup 2022 Tournament Format

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

Those 16 group-stage teams advance to the single-game knockout stages — Round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, 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 extra time and penalty kicks will be used, if necessary, to determine a victor.

  • Group stage: Nov. 20-Dec. 2

  • Round of 16: Dec. 3-6

  • Quarterfinals: Dec. 9-10

  • Semifinals: Dec. 13-14

  • Third-place match: Dec. 17

  • Final: Dec. 18

When do World Cup matches start in Qatar?

There will be up to four matches daily during the group stage and they will be staggered throughout the day. The only matches that will overlap are the ones played on the final day of the group stage phase and that's purely for competitive integrity.

Every time zone in the world will get a chance to watch matches at decent times throughout the day. Here's a breakdown of how the local kickoff times in Qatar translate across regions around the world.

World Cup 2022 kickoff times

Stage(s)

Local

(Qatar)

USA & Canada

(ET)

UK

(GMT)

Australia

(AEDT)

India

(IST)

Group stage only

1 p.m.

5 a.m.

10 a.m.

9 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

Group stage only

4 p.m.

8 a.m.

1 p.m.

12 a.m.

6:30 p.m.

Knockouts only

6 p.m.

10 a.m.

3 p.m.

2 a.m.

8:30 p.m.

Group stage only

7 p.m.

11 a.m.

4 p.m.

3 a.m.

9:30 p.m.

Group/Knockouts

10 p.m.

2 p.m.

7 p.m.

6 a.m.

12:30 a.m.


Complete World Cup 2022 match schedule

World Cup Group A table & fixtures

Team

PTS

GP

W

L

D

GF

GA

GD

A1: Qatar

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

A2: Ecuador

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

A3: Senegal

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

A4: Netherlands

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Group A match schedule

Date

Match

Time (ET)

Stadium

Sun, Nov. 20

Qatar vs. Ecuador

11 a.m.

Al Bayt

Mon, Nov. 21

Senegal vs. Netherlands

11 a.m.

Al Thumama

Fri, Nov. 25

Qatar vs. Senegal

8 a.m.

Al Thumama

Fri, Nov. 25

Netherlands vs. Ecuador

11 a.m.

Khalifa Int'l

Tues, Nov. 29

Netherlands vs. Qatar

10 a.m.

Al Bayt

Tues, Nov. 29

Ecuador vs. Senegal

10 a.m.

Khalifa Int'l


World Cup Group B table & fixtures

Team

PTS

GP

W

L

D

GF

GA

GD

B1: England

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

B2: Iran

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

B3: USA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

B4: Wales

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Group B match schedule

Date

Match

Time (ET)

Stadium

Mon, Nov. 21

England vs. Iran

8 a.m.

Khalifa Int'l

Mon, Nov. 21

USA vs. Wales

2 p.m.

Ahmad Bin Ali

Fri, Nov. 25

Wales vs. Iran

5 a.m.

Ahmad Bin Ali

Fri, Nov. 25

England vs. USA

2 p.m.

Al Bayt

Tues, Nov. 29

Wales vs. England

2 p.m.

Ahmad Bin Ali

Tues, Nov. 29

Iran vs. USA

2 p.m.

Al Thumama


World Cup Group C table & fixtures

Team

PTS

GP

W

L

D

GF

GA

GD

C1: Argentina

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

C2: Saudi Arabia

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

C3: Mexico

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

C4: Poland

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Group C match schedule

Date

Match

Time (ET)

Stadium

Tues, Nov. 22

Argentina vs. S. Arabia

5 a.m.

Lusail

Tues, Nov. 22

Mexico vs. Poland

11 a.m.

Stadium 974

Sat, Nov. 26

Poland vs. S. Arabia

8 a.m.

Education City

Sat, Nov. 26

Argentina vs. Mexico

2 p.m.

Lusail

Wed, Nov. 30

Poland vs. Argentina

2 p.m.

Stadium 974

Wed, Nov. 30

S. Arabia vs. Mexico

2 p.m.

Lusail


World Cup Group D table & fixtures

Team

PTS

GP

W

L

D

GF

GA

GD

D1: France

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

D2: Australia

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

D3: Denmark

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

D4: Tunisia

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Group D match schedule

Date

Match

Time (ET)

Stadium

Tue, Nov. 22

Denmark vs. Tunisia

8 a.m.

Education City

Tue, Nov. 22

France vs. Australia

2 p.m.

Al Janoub

Sat, Nov. 26

Tunisia vs. Australia

5 a.m.

Al Janoub

Sat, Nov. 26

France vs. Denmark

11 a.m.

Stadium 974

Wed, Nov. 30

Tunisia vs. France

10 a.m.

Education City

Wed, Nov. 30

Australia vs. Denmark

10 a.m.

Al Janoub


World Cup Group E table & fixtures

Team

PTS

GP

W

L

D

GF

GA

GD

E1: Spain

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

E2: Costa Rica

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

E3: Germany

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

E4: Japan

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Group E match schedule

Date

Match

Time (ET)

Stadium

Wed, Nov. 23

Germany vs. Japan

8 a.m.

Khalifa Int'l

Wed, Nov. 23

Spain vs. Costa Rica

11 a.m.

Al Thumama

Sun, Nov. 27

Japan vs. Costa Rica

5 a.m.

Ahmad Bin Ali

Sun, Nov. 27

Spain vs. Germany

2 p.m.

Al Bayt

Thurs, Dec. 1

Japan vs. Spain

2 p.m.

Khalifa Int'l

Thurs, Dec. 1

Costa Rica vs. Germany

2 p.m.

Al Bayt


World Cup Group F table & fixtures

Team

PTS

GP

W

L

D

GF

GA

GD

F1: Belgium

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

F2: Canada

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

F3: Morocco

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

F4: Croatia

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Group F match schedule

Date

Match

Time (ET)

Stadium

Wed, Nov. 23

Morocco vs. Croatia

5 a.m.

Al Bayt

Wed, Nov. 23

Belgium vs. Canada

2 p.m.

Ahmad Bin Ali

Sun, Nov. 27

Belgium vs. Morocco

8 a.m.

Al Thumama

Sun, Nov. 27

Croatia vs. Canada

11 a.m.

Khalifa Int'l

Thurs, Dec. 1

Croatia vs. Belgium

10 a.m.

Ahmad Bin Ali

Thurs, Dec. 1

Canada vs. Morocco

10 a.m.

Al Thumama


World Cup Group G table & fixtures

Team

PTS

GP

W

L

D

GF

GA

GD

G1: Brazil

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

G2: Serbia

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

G3: Switzerland

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

G4: Cameroon

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Group G match schedule

Date

Match

Time (ET)

Stadium

Thurs, Nov. 24

Switzerland vs. Cameroon

5 a.m.

Al Janoub

Thurs, Nov. 24

Brazil vs. Serbia

2 p.m.

Lusail

Mon, Nov. 28

Cameroon vs. Serbia

5 a.m.

Al Janoub

Mon, Nov. 28

Brazil vs. Switzerland

11 a.m.

Stadium 974

Fri, Dec. 2

Cameroon vs. Brazil

2 p.m.

Lusail

Fri, Dec. 2

Serbia vs. Switzerland

2 p.m.

Stadium 974


World Cup Group H table & fixtures

Team

PTS

GP

W

L

D

GF

GA

GD

H1: Portugal

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

H2: Ghana

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

H3: Uruguay

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

H4: South Korea

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Group H match schedule

Date

Match

Time (ET)

Stadium

Thurs, Nov. 24

Uruguay vs. South Korea

8 a.m.

Education City

Thurs, Nov. 24

Portugal vs. Ghana

11 a.m.

Stadium 974

Mon, Nov. 28

South Korea vs. Ghana

8 a.m.

Education City

Mon, Nov. 28

Portugal vs. Uruguay

2 p.m.

Lusail

Fri, Dec. 2

South Korea vs. Portugal

10 a.m.

Education City

Fri, Dec. 2

Ghana vs. Uruguay

10 a.m.

Al Janoub


World Cup Round of 16

Date

Match

Time (ET)

Stadium

Sat, Dec. 3

1A vs. 2B

10 a.m.

Khalifa Int'l

Sat, Dec. 3

1C vs. 2D

2 p.m.

Ahmad Bin Ali

Sun, Dec. 4

1D vs. 2C

10 a.m.

Al Thumama

Sun, Dec. 4

1B vs. 2A

2 p.m.

Al Bayt

Mon, Dec. 5

1E vs. 2F

10 a.m.

Al Janoub

Mon, Dec. 5

1G vs. 2H

2 p.m.

Stadium 974

Tues, Dec. 6

1F vs. 2E

10 a.m.

Education City

Tues, Dec. 6

1H vs. 2G

2 p.m.

Lusail

World Cup Quarterfinals

Date

Match

Time (ET)

Stadium

Fri, Dec. 9

QF1: 1E/2F vs. 1G/2H

10 a.m.

Education City

Fri, Dec. 9

QF2: 1A/2B vs. 1C/2D

2 p.m.

Lusail

Sat, Dec. 10

QF3: 1F/2E vs. 1H/2G

10 a.m.

Al Thumama

Sat, Dec. 10

QF4: 1B/2A vs. 1D/2C

2 p.m.

Al Bayt

World Cup Semifinals

Date

Match

Time (ET)

Stadium

Tues, Dec. 13

QF2 vs. QF1

2 p.m.

Lusail

Wed, Dec. 14

QF4 vs. QF3

2 p.m.

Al Bayt

World Cup 3rd Place

Date

Match

Time (ET)

Stadium

Sat, Dec. 17

Semifinal losers

10 a.m.

Khalifa Int'l

World Cup Final

Date

Match

Time (ET)

Stadium

Sun, Dec. 18

Semifinal winners

10 a.m.

Lusail

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