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FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule: Dates, kick-off Times

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is a major football tournament scheduled to be held in Qatar. As the host country, Qatar has a great opportunity to showcase its new infrastructure and build a positive reputation for itself.

Becoming a successful country during the event will be key to Qatar’s future, so it’s important that they do everything in their power to make it a success. They are ready to host prestigious sports tournaments like FIFA World Cup 2022.

On this page, you will find the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 schedule and fixture.

Who Will Host the FIFA World Cup 2022?

FIFA World Cup | Photo: Fauzan Saari

Qatar will host the final of the FIFA world cup 2022. The FIFA 2022 World Cup is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 21st November to 18th December 2022.

The 32 teams from the 8-group will participate in the 2022 World Cup. The Group-Stage matches will be played in 8 World Cup stadiums. Below is a brief summary of the groups, as well as their international status and stadium:

StadiumCapacity
Lusail Iconic Stadium80,000
Al Bayt Stadium60,000
Stadium 97440,000
Al Thumama Stadium40,000
Education City Stadium45,350
Ahmad bin Ali Stadium44,740
Khalifa International Stadium40,000
Al Janoub Stadium40,000

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualified Teams

Group A: Qatar (H), Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
Group B: England, Iran, United States, UEFA Path A winners
Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
Group D: France, AFC–CONMEBOL winners, Denmark, Tunisia
Group E: Spain, CONCACAF–OFC winners, Germany, Japan
Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea

Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule & Fixture

Football Stadium
Football Stadium | Photo: Waldemar Brandt

The very first match will play between Qatar vs Ecuador on 21st November 2022 at Al Bayt Stadium. On the same date, three other matches will happen at different venues.

Here is the full and complete FIFA World Cup 2022 schedule & fixture. Check it out.

Note: Eastern Standard Time (EST)

November 21, 2022
Qatar vs Ecuador – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 11 am
Senegal vs Netherlands – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor – 5 am
England vs Iran – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 8 am
USA vs Wales/Scotland/Ukraine – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 2 pm

November 22, 2022
Argentina vs Saudi Arabia – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 5am
Mexico vs Poland – Stadium 974, Doha – 11 am
France vs UAE/Australia/Peru – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah – 2 pm
Denmark vs Tunisia – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan – 8 am

November 23, 2022
Spain vs Costa Rica/New Zealand – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor – 11 am
Germany vs Japan – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 8 am
Belgium vs Canada – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 2 pm
Morocco vs Croatia – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 5 am

November 24, 2022
Brazil vs Serbia – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 2 pm
Switzerland vs Cameroon – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah – 5 am
Portugal vs Ghana – Stadium 974, Doha – 11 am
Uruguay vs South Korea – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan – 8 am

November 25, 2022
Qatar vs Senegal – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor – 8 am
Netherlands vs Ecuador – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 11 am
England vs USA – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 2 pm
Wales/Scotland/Ukraine vs Iran – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 5 am

November 26, 2022
Argentina vs Mexico – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 2 pm
Poland vs Saudi Arabia – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan – 8 am
France vs Denmark – Stadium 974, Doha – 11 am
Tunisia vs UAE/Australia/Peru – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah – 5am

November 27, 2022

Spain vs Germany – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 2 pm
Japan vs Costa Rica/New Zealand – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 5 am
Belgium vs Morocco – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor – 8 am
Croatia vs Canada – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 11 am

November 28, 2022
Brazil vs Switzerland – Stadium 974, Doha – 11 am
Cameroon vs Serbia – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah – 5 am
Portugal vs Uruguay – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 2 pm
South Korea vs Ghana – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan – 8 am

November 29, 2022
Netherlands vs Qatar – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 10 am
Ecuador vs Senegal – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 10 am
Wales/Scotland/Ukraine vs England – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 2 pm
Iran vs USA – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor – 2 pm

November 30, 2022
Poland vs Argentina – Stadium 974, Doha – 2 pm
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 2 pm
Tunisia vs France – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan – 10 am
UAE/Australia/Peru vs Denmark – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah – 10am

December 1st, 2022
Japan vs Spain – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 2 pm
Costa Rica/New Zealand vs Germany – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 2 pm
Croatia vs Belgium – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 10 am
Canada vs Morocco – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor – 10 am

December 2nd, 2022
Cameroon vs Brazil – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 2 pm
Serbia vs Switzerland – Stadium 974, Doha – 2 pm
South Korea vs Portugal – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan – 10 am
Ghana vs Uruguay – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah – 10 am

December 3, 2022
Winner Group A vs Runners up Group B – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 10 am
Winners Group C vs Runners up Group D – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 2 pm

December 4, 2022
Winners Group D vs Runners up Group C – Al Thumama Stadium, Doha – 10 am
Winners Group B vs Runners up Group A – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 2 pm

December 5, 2022
Winners Group E vs Runners up Group F – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah – 10am
Winners Group G vs Runners up Group H – Stadium 974, Doha – 2pm

December 6, 2022
Winners Group F vs Runners up Group E – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan – 10 am
Winners Group H vs Runners up Group G – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 2 pm

December 9, 2022
Quarterfinal Match 1 – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan – 10 am
Quarterfinal Match 2 – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 10 am

December 10, 2022
Quarterfinal Match 3 – Al Thumama Stadium, Doha – 10 am
Quarterfinal Match 4 – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 2 pm

December 13, 2022: Semifinal 1 – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 2 pm

December 14, 2022: Semifinal 2 – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 2 pm

December 16, 2022: Third-place play-off – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 2 pm

December 17, 2022: Final – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 10 am