The event will take place from Sunday, Nov 20, 2022 to Sun, Dec 18, 2022. Qatar will play host to the event. This will be the very first time that the World Cup has ever been played in any country in the Arab world. The organizers have prepared some of the stadiums for holding the matches.

The 32 teams who will compete in the 2022 World Cup will be divided into eight groups of four teams each. Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, and the Netherlands make up Group A.

Qatar, the current World Cup host, has confirmed eight possible venues for the 2022 tournament.

With the opening of Al Bayt Stadium on Tuesday, the FIFA Arab Cup officially begun. Last month, Stadium 974 was official.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule at a glance:

  • 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
  • WC Final: Dec. 18

World Cup Group stage Schedule

Here is the WC Group stage fixture by date including Group, Venue and start time. It starts on Sunday, November 20 and ends on Friday, December 2. In this state total of 48 matches will be played and 16 teams go to the next state (Round of 16).

Sunday, November 20

Following a recent FIFA statement, the competition will begin on Sunday, November 20 with an opening ceremony and the first game between Qatar and Ecuador.

Match Group Time (ET) Venue
Qatar vs. Ecuador A 11:00 AM Al Bayt Stadium

Monday, November 21

Match Group Time (ET) Venue
Senegal vs. Netherlands A 5:00 AM Al Thumama Stadium
England vs. Iran B 8:00 AM Khalifa International Stadium
United States vs. Wales B 2:00 PM Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

Tuesday, November 22

Match Group Time (ET) Venue
Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia C 5:00 AM Lusail Stadium
Denmark vs. Tunisia D 8:00 AM Education City
Mexico vs. Poland C 11:00 AM Stadium 974
France vs. Australia D 2:00 PM Al Janoub Stadium

Wednesday, November 23

Match Group Time (ET) Venue
Morocco vs. Croatia F 5:00 AM Al Bayt
Germany vs. Japan E 8:00 AM Khalifa Int’l
Spain vs. Costa Rica E 11:00 AM Al Thumama
Belgium vs. Canada F 2:00 PM Ahmad Bin Ali

Thursday, November 24

Match Group Time (ET) Venue
Switzerland vs. Cameroon G 5:00 AM Al Janoub
Uruguay vs. South Korea H 8:00 AM Education City
Portugal vs. Ghana H 11:00 AM Stadium 974
Brazil vs. Serbia G 2:00 PM Lusail

Friday, November 25

Match Group Time (ET) Venue
Wales vs. Iran B 5:00 AM Ahmad Bin Ali
Qatar vs. Senegal A 8:00 AM Al Thumama
Netherlands vs. Ecuador A 11:00 AM Khalifa Int’l
England vs. USA B 2:00 PM Al Bayt

Saturday, November 26

Match Group Time (ET) Venue
Tunisia vs. Australia D 5:00 AM Al Janoub
Poland vs. Saudi Arabia C 8:00 AM Education City
France vs. Denmark D 11:00 AM Stadium 974
Argentina vs. Mexico C 2:00 PM Lusail

Sunday, November 27

Match Group Time (ET) Venue
Japan vs. Costa Rica E 5:00 AM Ahmad Bin Ali
Belgium vs. Morocco F 8:00 AM Al Thumama
Croatia vs. Canada F 11:00 AM Khalifa Int’l
Spain vs. Germany E 2:00 PM Al Bayt

Monday, November 28

Match Group Time (ET) Venue
Cameroon vs. Serbia G 5:00 AM Al Janoub
South Korea vs. Ghana H 8:00 AM Education City
Brazil vs. Switzerland G 11:00 AM Stadium 974
Portugal vs. Uruguay H 2:00 PM Lusail

Tuesday, November 29

Match Group Time (ET) Venue
Netherlands vs. Qatar A 10:00 AM Al Bayt
Ecuador vs. Senegal A 10:00 AM Khalifa Int’l
Wales vs. England B 2:00 PM Ahmad Bin Ali
Iran vs. United States B 2:00 PM Al Thumama

Wednesday, November 30

Match Group Time (ET) Venue
Tunisia vs. France D 10:00 AM Education City
Australia vs. Denmark D 10:00 AM Al Janoub
Poland vs. Argentina C 2:00 PM Stadium 974
Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico C 2:00 PM Lusail

Thursday, December 1

Match Group Time (ET) Venue
Croatia vs. Belgium F 10:00 AM Ahmad Bin Ali
Canada vs. Morocco F 10:00 AM Al Thumama
Japan vs. Spain E 2:00 PM Khalifa Int’l
Costa Rica vs. Germany E 2:00 PM Al Bayt

Friday, December 2

Match Group Time (ET) Venue
South Korea vs. Portugal H 10:00 AM Education City
Ghana vs. Uruguay H 10:00 AM Al Janoub
Cameroon vs. Brazil G 2:00 PM Lusail
Serbia vs. Switzerland G 2:00 PM Stadium 974

World Cup Round of 16 Schedule

World Cup Round of 16 matches starts on Saturday, December 3, and ends on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

In this state, The top two teams from each group (16 in total) go to the knockout stage and compete in a single-elimination contest.

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Sat, Dec. 3 1A vs. 2B 10 AM Khalifa Int’l
Sat, Dec. 3 1C vs. 2D 2 PM Ahmad Bin Ali
Sun, Dec. 4 1D vs. 2C 10 AM Al Thumama
Sun, Dec. 4 1B vs. 2A 2 PM Al Bayt
Mon, Dec. 5 1E vs. 2F 10 AM Al Janoub
Mon, Dec. 5 1G vs. 2H 2 PM Stadium 974
Tues, Dec. 6 1F vs. 2E 10 AM Education City
Tues, Dec. 6 1H vs. 2G 2 PM Lusail

World Cup Quarterfinals Schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Fri, Dec. 9 1E/2F vs. 1G/2H 10 AM Education City
Fri, Dec. 9 1A/2B vs. 1C/2D 2 PM Lusail
Sat, Dec. 10 1F/2E vs. 1H/2G 10 AM Al Thumama
Sat, Dec. 10 1B/2A vs. 1D/2C 2 PM Al Bayt

World Cup Semifinals Schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Tues, Dec. 13 QF2 vs. QF1 2 PM Lusail
Wed, Dec. 14 QF4 vs. QF3 2 PM Al Bayt

WC 3rd Place Match Schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Sat, Dec. 17 Semifinal losers 10 AM Khalifa Int’l

World Cup Final Schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Sun, Dec. 18 Semifinal winners 10 AM Lusail