FIFA World Cup 2022
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On Saturday, the most awaited pools of the FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatar were announced. The football world went mad after the announcement was made. The Defending Champions, France will be keen on making a statement after the early departure from the Euros. Many amazing teams have qualified this season. Here is an in-depth look at all the details of the FIFA World Cup 2022 which is going to take place in Qatar: 

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Format: 

The FIFA World Cup 2022 format is similar to all the previous FIFA World Cups. The tournament will be a fiasco featuring 32 teams. These 32 teams are divided into 8 groups with 4 teams each. These pools are named from Group A to Group H.  

The knockout stage will begin with 16 teams on board. The top 2 teams from all the 8 groups will qualify for the knockout stage. Then the knockout stage will have 4 stages. The stages are namely, pre-quarterfinals, quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals. The winner of the final is declared the eventual winner of the World Cup. The games will be decided on basis of extra time and penalties if the play goes beyond the stipulated 90 minutes.  

Here is a look at all the crucial Match Dates: 

  • Group stages: November 21 to December 2 
  • Round of 16: December 3-6 
  • Quarterfinals: December 9-10 
  • Semifinals: December 13-14 
  • Third-place match: December 17 
  • Final: December 18 

FIFA World Cup 2022 Venue

The FIFA World Cup venue for 2022 is – Qatar. Officially it’s called – The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Groups: 

Group A 
Group B 
Wales/Ukraine/Scotland (Winner of the European Qualifier) 
Group C 
Saudi Arabia 
Group D 
Group E 
New Zealand /Costa Rica 
Group F 
Group G 
Group H 
South Korea 

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Schedule Group-Wise: 

FIFA World Cup 2022 Group A: 

Match Date Match Between Time (European Time) Venue 
Monday, November 21 Senegal vs. the Netherlands 5 a.m. Al Thumama 
Monday, November 21 Qatar vs. Ecuador 11 a.m. Al Bayt 
Friday, November 25 Qatar vs. Senegal 8 a.m. Al Thumama 
Friday, November 25 Netherlands vs. Ecuador 11 a.m. Khalifa Int’l 
Tuesday, November 29 Netherlands vs. Qatar 10 a.m. Al Bayt 
Tuesday, November 29 Ecuador vs. Senegal 10 a.m. Khalifa Int’l 

Group B: 

Match Date Match Time  Venues 
Monday, Nov. 21 England vs. Iran 8 a.m. Khalifa Int’l 
Monday, Nov. 21 USA vs. WAL/UKR/SCO 2 p.m. Ahmad Bin Ali 
Friday, Nov. 25 WAL/UKR/SCO vs. Iran 5 a.m. Ahmad Bin Ali 
Friday, Nov. 25 England vs. the USA 2 p.m. Al Bayt 
Tuesday, Nov. 29 WAL/UKR/SCO vs. England 2 p.m. Ahmad Bin Ali 
Tuesday, Nov. 29 Iran vs. the USA 2 p.m. Al Thumama 

FIFA World Cup 2022 Group C: 

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Match Date Match Time  Venues 
Tuesday, Nov. 22 Argentina vs. S. Arabia 5 a.m. Lusail 
Tuesday, Nov. 22 Mexico vs. Poland 11 a.m. Stadium 974 
Saturday, Nov. 26 Poland vs. S. Arabia 8 a.m. Education City 
Saturday, Nov. 26 Argentina vs. Mexico 2 p.m. Lusail 
Wednesday, Nov. 30 Poland vs. Argentina 2 p.m. Stadium 974 
Wednesday, Nov. 30 S. Arabia vs. Mexico 2 p.m. Lusail 

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Group D: 

Match Date Match Time  Venues 
Tuesday, Nov. 22 Denmark vs. Tunisia 8 a.m. Education City 
Tuesday, Nov. 22 France vs. AUS/UAE/PER 2 p.m. Al Janoub 
Saturday, Nov. 26 Tunisia vs. AUS/UAE/PER 5 a.m. Al Janoub 
Saturday, Nov. 26 France vs. Denmark 11 a.m. Stadium 974 
Wednesday, Nov. 30 Tunisia vs. France 10 a.m. Education City 
Wednesday, Nov. 30 AUS/UAE/PER vs. Denmark 10 a.m. Al Janoub 

Group E: 

Match Date Match Time  Venues 
Wednesday, Nov. 23 Germany vs. Japan 8 a.m. Khalifa Int’l 
Wednesday, Nov. 23 Spain vs. CRC/NZ 11 a.m. Al Thumama 
Sunday, Nov. 27 Japan vs. CRC/NZ 5 a.m. Ahmad Bin Ali 
Sunday, Nov. 27 Spain vs. Germany 2 p.m. Al Bayt 
Thursday, Dec. 1 Japan vs. Spain 2 p.m. Khalifa Int’l 
Thursday, Dec. 1 CRC/NZ vs. Germany 2 p.m. Al Bayt 

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Group F: 

Match Date Match Between Time  Venues 
Wednesday, Nov. 23 Morocco vs. Croatia 5 a.m. Al Bayt 
Wednesday, Nov. 23 Belgium vs. Canada 2 p.m. Ahmad Bin Ali 
Sunday, Nov. 27 Belgium vs. Morocco 8 a.m. Al Thumama 
Sunday, Nov. 27 Croatia vs. Canada 11 a.m. Khalifa Int’l 
Thursday, Dec. 1 Croatia vs. Belgium 10 a.m. Ahmad Bin Ali 
Thursday, Dec. 1 Canada vs. Morocco 10 a.m. Al Thumama 

Group G: 

Match Date Match Between Time  Venues 
Thursday, Nov. 24 Switzerland vs. Cameroon 5 a.m. Al Janoub 
Thursday, Nov. 24 Brazil vs. Serbia 2 p.m. Lusail 
Monday, Nov. 28 Cameroon vs. Serbia 5 a.m. Al Janoub 
Monday, Nov. 28 Brazil vs. Switzerland 11 a.m. Stadium 974 
Friday, Dec. 2 Cameroon vs. Brazil 2 p.m. Lusail 
Friday, Dec. 2 Serbia vs. Switzerland 2 p.m. Stadium 974 

Group H: 

Match Date Match Between Time  Venues 
Thursday, Nov. 24 Uruguay vs. South Korea 8 a.m. Education City 
Thursday, Nov. 24 Portugal vs. Ghana 11 a.m. Stadium 974 
Monday, Nov. 28 South Korea vs. Ghana 8 a.m. Education City 
Monday, Nov. 28 Portugal vs. Uruguay 2 p.m. Lusail 
Friday, Dec. 2 South Korea vs. Portugal 10 a.m. Education City 
Friday, Dec. 2 Ghana vs. Uruguay 10 a.m. Al Janoub 

FIFA World Cup 2022 QA

Where is the FIFA World Cup 2022 schedule?

The 64-match competition shall be played across eight venues in Qatar.

Who is hosting FIFA 2022?


To know more go to the official website of FIFA.