FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Schedule, Time Table, Dates, Venues

The 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar from November 21 to December 18, 2022. It will be an event of 64, the matches will be played in Doha, Lusail, Al Khor, Al Rayyan, and Al Wakrah Cities in Qatar.

The opening match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be played on November 21, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. local time (UTC+3), at Al Bayt Stadium. The final match is to be played on December 18, 2022, at 18:00 at Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail.

During the group stage, four matches will be played each day, with kick-off times at 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m.

Some Basic Information About FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

  • Teams Participation Teams: 32
  • Playing venues or Stadium: 8
  • Overall Matches: 65
  • Number of Cities – 5
  • Quarter-finals: December 9/10
  • Semi-finals: December 13/14
  • Final: 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 FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022?

FIFA is an international soccer tournament. The FIFA World Cup is scheduled once every four years. FIFA stands for International Federation of Association Football. FIFA’s headquarters are in Zurich, which is Switzerland. The FIFA World Cup competition is an international championship for men’s football, competed by national teams from different countries, which are members of FIFA associations. FIFA was founded in Paris. Robert Guerin was the first president.

Due to the intense heat of the Qatar summer, this Fifa World Cup will take place from late November to mid-December, making it the first tournament not to take place in May, June, or July. Now there are only a few months left to watch the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Schedule is an absolute dream for football fans. The group stage consists of four matches per day, all within a 46-mile radius of each other. These ultra-convenient hours provide a rare opportunity for fans to feast on soccer at the highest level.

Read Also: How to Watch FIFA World Cup 2022 Opening Ceremony

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Schedule

MatchDateMatch DetailsVenueTime
1November 21Qatar vs EcuadorAl Bayt Stadium3.30 pm
3November 21Senegal vs NetherlandsKhalifa International Stadium9:30 pm
2November 21England vs IranAl Thumama Stadium6:30 pm
4November 22USA vs WalesAl Rayyan Stadium00:30 am
8November 23Argentina vs Saudi ArabiaLusail Stadium00:30 am
7November 22Morocco vs CroatiaRas Abu Aboud Stadium9:30 pm
6November 22France vs AustraliaEducation City Stadium6:30 pm
5November 22Denmark vs TunisiaAl Janoub Stadium3:30 pm
12November 23Spain vs Costa RicaAl Bayt Stadium3.30 pm
11November 23Germany vs JapanKhalifa International Stadium9:30 pm
10November 23Belgium vs CanadaAl Thumama Stadium6:30 pm
9November 24Morocco vs CroatiaAl Rayyan Stadium00:30 am
16November 25Brazil vs SerbiaLusail Stadium00:30 am
15November 24Switzerland vs CameroonRas Abu Aboud Stadium9:30 pm
14November 24Portugal vs GhanaEducation City Stadium6:30 pm
13November 24Uruguay vs South KoreaAl Janoub Stadium3.30 pm
20November 25England vs USAAl Bayt Stadium3.30 pm
19November 25Wales vs IranKhalifa International Stadium9:30 pm
18November 25Qatar vs SenegalAl Thumama Stadium6:30 pm
17November 26Netherlands vs EcuadorAl Rayyan Stadium00:30 am
24November 27France vs DenmarkLusail Stadium00:30 am
23November 26Tunisia vs AustraliaRas Abu Aboud Stadium9:30 pm
22November 26Argentina vs MexicoEducation City Stadium6:30 pm
21November 26Poland vs Saudi ArabiaAl Janoub Stadium3.30 pm
28November 27Belgium vs MoroccoAl Bayt Stadium3.30 pm
27November 27Croatia vs CanadaKhalifa International Stadium9:30 pm
26November 27Spain vs GermanyAl Thumama Stadium6:30 pm
25November 28Japan vs Costa RicaAl Rayyan Stadium00:30 am
32November 29Portugal vs UruguayLusail Stadium00:30 am
31November 28South Korea vs GhanaRas Abu Aboud Stadium9:30 pm
30November 28Brazil Squad vs SwitzerlandEducation City Stadium6:30 pm
29November 28Cameroon vs SerbiaAl Janoub Stadium3.30 pm
36November 29Netherlands vs QatarAl Bayt Stadium3.30 pm
35November 29Ecuador vs SenegalKhalifa International Stadium9:30 pm
34November 29Wales vs EnglandAl Thumama Stadium6:30 pm
33November 30Iran vs USAAl Rayyan Stadium00:30 am
40December 1Poland vs ArgentinaLusail Stadium00:30 am
39November 30Saudi Arabia vs MexicoRas Abu Aboud Stadium9:30 pm
38November 30Tunisia vs FranceEducation City Stadium6:30 pm
37November 30Australia vs DenmarkAl Janoub Stadium3.30 pm
44December 1Japan vs SpainAl Bayt Stadium3.30 pm
43December 1Costa Rica vs GermanyKhalifa International Stadium9:30 pm
42December 1Croatia vs BelgiumAl Thumama Stadium6:30 pm
41December 2Canada vs MoroccoAl Rayyan Stadium00:30 am
48December 3Cameroon vs BrazilLusail Stadium00:30 am
47December 2Serbia vs SwitzerlandRas Abu Aboud Stadium9:30 pm
46December 2South Korea vs PortugalEducation City Stadium6:30 pm
45December 2Ghana vs UruguayAl Janoub Stadium3.30 pm

Round of 16

3-Dec-221A492B6:00 PMKhalifa International Stadium
3-Dec-221C502D10:00 PMAl Rayyan Stadium
4-Dec-221B512A10:00 PMAl Bayt Stadium
4-Dec-221D522C6:00 PMAl Thumama Stadium
5-Dec-221E532F6:00 PMAl Janoub Stadium
5-Dec-221G542H10:00 PMStadium 974
6-Dec-221F552E6:00 PMEducation City Stadium
6-Dec-221H562G10:00 PMLusail Stadium

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Quarterfinals

9-Dec-22W4957W5010:00 PMLusail Stadium
9-Dec-22W5358W546:00 PMEducation City Stadium
10-Dec-22W5159W5210:00 PMAl Bayt Stadium
10-Dec-22W5560W566:00 PMAl Thumama Stadium


13-Dec-22W5761W5810:00 PMLusail Stadium
14-Dec-22W5962W6010:00 PMAl Bayt Stadium


17-Dec-22L6163L626:00 PMKhalifa International Stadium
18-Dec-22W6164W626:00 PMLusail Stadium
  • All times are local (Arabian Standard Time).
  • Subtract 8 hours for Eastern Standard Time (New York).
  • Subtract 11 hours for Pacific Standard Time (Los Angeles).

World Cup 2022 kick-off times

USA & Canada
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.

When will the 2022 World Cup schedule be finalized?

The national teams will continue to play qualifiers until spring 2022. Once all the qualified teams have been determined, the World Cup draw will take place (expected date: April 2022) to decide the eight groups of four teams. who will play each other in the group stage The top two teams from each group will advance to the knockout stage, culminating in the World Cup final at Lusail Stadium on 18 December. Match times will be defined after the draw to optimize the schedule for fans, players, and the media.

Read Also: FIFA Men’s World Rankings of All teams

How many matches will there be in the 2022 World Cup?

A total of 64 matches will be played during the 28 days of the World Cup period. There are 48 matches in the group stage and 16 matches in the knockout round.

Interesting facts about the 2022 World Cup schedule

  • The 2022 World Cup is scheduled to take place from November 21 to December 18 and is unique for several reasons:
  • At just 28 days long, the 2022 World Cup will be the shortest tournament since the 1978 edition.
  • The 2022 World Cup will be the last World Cup tournament to feature 32 teams; in 2026, the number will increase to 48 teams.
  • Although the World Cup is usually held in June and July, with Qatar being the host nation for 2022, the 2022 World Cup will be played in Qatar’s winter months to avoid the country’s high summer temperatures.
  • This will be the first time the World Cup has been played in the Middle East.
  • All host stadiums are within a 35-mile radius of Doha, making it incredibly convenient for fans to attend multiple matches.

Where will the 2022 World Cup matches take place?

Qatar’s World Cup will play out in eight stadiums in and around Doha. The 2022 World Cup Venues are:

Lusail Iconic StadiumLusail80,000
Al Bayt StadiumAl Khor60,000
Ras Abu Aboud StadiumDoha40,000
Al Thumama StadiumDoha40,000
Education City StadiumAl Rayyan45,350
Ahmed bin Ali StadiumAl Rayyan44,740
Khalifa International StadiumAl Rayyan40,000
Al Janoub StadiumAl Wakrah40,000

All World Cup venues are within 46 miles of each other, making this tournament an incredible opportunity for fans to enjoy more matches than ever before.

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