FIFA World Cup 2022 Updated Games Schedule

This article is about FIFA World Cup 2022. The dates for all of the group-stage matches have been set. All 16 groups have a rolling schedule, with four groups of four teams. Each team plays one match against each of their opponents in their group including the place of the event. If you want to bet on your favorite team or player during this year’s World Cup, check out our article about the venue and schedule.

FIFA World Cup 2022 will be organized from 20 November 2022 until 18 December 2022 in Qatar as the FIFA World Cup Schedule 2022 is updated below. Obviously, there are 32 nations ready to compete against each other for the upcoming World Cup. So, this international men’s football championship is organized in an Arab country for the first time. Basically, the first and opening match of the FIFA World Cup will be played on 20 November 2022, at 15:30 at Al Bayt Stadium. Likewise, the FIFA World Cup final will be played on 18 December 2022 at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.

Venues for FIFA World Cup 2022

Finally, the venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup have been revealed, and they’re all over the globe. Surely FIFA world cup 2022 will be hosted in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. So, the stadiums are being built with the help of some of the best architects and engineers. As I have said some of them are the architect who designed the new Wembley Stadium, Zaha Hadid. Also, the architect who designed Etihad Stadium in Manchester City.

Al Bayt Stadium

Al Bayt Stadium has been a part of the history of soccer since its construction in 1934. Also, it was the first stadium built in Saudi Arabia and it has hosted many international games.

FIFA World Cup Al Bayt Stadium
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Khalifa International Stadium

Basically, the Khalifa International Stadium is a sports stadium in Doha, Qatar. So, the home of the Qatar national football team. It was certainly built for the World Cup 2022 and has a capacity of 40,000 people.

Khalifa International Stadium
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Al Thumama Stadium

Al Thumama Stadium is an indoor stadium that is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. So, It was built for the FIFA World Cup 2022. Also, the stadium has a capacity of 52,000 people and it is one of the largest stadiums in the world.

 Al Thumama Stadium
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Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

As shown above, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium is a football stadium located in Sharjah, UAE. In 2012 It was built in the home ground of Sharjah Club, a professional club based in Sharjah. So, the stadium has a capacity of 15,000 people.

 Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
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Lusail Stadium

As shown below, Lusail Stadium is a multi-purpose football stadium in Qatar, which will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. So, the stadium is located in Doha, Qatar, and is named after Lusail. It is still the largest stand-alone venue of its kind in the world, with a capacity of 80,000 spectators.

FIFA World Cup Lusail Stadium
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Education City Stadium

As shown below, Education City Stadium is a sports stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. And it’s specifically built to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. So, the stadium sits on top of a man-made island, which has been built over a lagoon. Once completed, it will have a capacity for 45,000 fans.

 Education City Stadium
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Al Janoub Stadium

As shown below, Al Janoub Stadium is the home of the Saudi Arabian national football team. So, it is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and has a capacity of 73,000 spectators.

 FIFA World Cup Al Janoub Stadium
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FIFA World Cup 2022 tournament format

FIFA World Cup tournament format
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Basically, the World Cup 2022 tournament format will be a single-elimination knockout. So, The matches will be played in the United States and across Asia.

In Addition, The tournament will be played in two stages: Group Stage and Knockout Stage. So, the Group Stage will feature four groups of four teams. However, each group will play a rolling schedule to determine their final standings. Furthermore, the top two teams from each group will advance to the Knockout Stage. Lastly, They’ll face off in a single-elimination tournament to determine who wins the World Cup 2022!

Group stageNovember 20 – December 02
Round of 16December 03 – 06
QuarterfinalsDecember 09 – 10
SemifinalsDecember 13 – 14
Third-place matchDecember 17
FinalDecember 18

Group A Match Schedule

Senegal vs. Netherlands

Senegal, the reigning African champion, could be a dark horse in Qatar. But, Sadio Mane will need to get past a familiar face in the Netherlands’ back line Liverpool teammate, Virgil van Dijk in their opening match. All in all these two teams are going head-to-head is reason enough to see this match. But, Senegal also has a great center-back in Kalidou and the best goalkeeper in the world in Edouard Mendy.

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022Qatar vs. Ecuador11 a.m.Al Bayt
Monday, Nov. 21, 2022Senegal vs. Netherlands11 a.m.Al Thumama
Friday, Nov. 25, 2022Qatar vs. Senegal8 a.m.Al Thumama
Friday, Nov. 25, 2022Netherlands vs. Ecuador11 a.m.Khalifa Int’l
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022Netherlands vs. Qatar10 a.m.Al Bayt
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022Ecuador vs. Senegal10 a.m.Khalifa Int’l

Group B Match Schedule

England vs. USA

They are surely soccer gods or should that be football gods With this Black Friday showdown, did us all a favor. In fact, Christian Pulisic is expected to face Chelsea teammates Mason Mount and Reece James. Since the game will have special significance for Manchester City’s Zack Steffen, and Arsenal-bound Matt Turner. Also, most importantly, England-born Antonee Robinson. In 1950, the United States upset England in Brazil in what was the biggest World Cup upset in history. So, the two countries drew 1-1 in South Africa in 2010. The Americans will face 2018 Golden Boot winner Harry Kane this time around.

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Monday, Nov. 21, 2022England vs. Iran8 a.m.Khalifa Int’l
Monday, Nov. 21, 2022USA vs. Wales2 p.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Friday, Nov. 25, 2022Wales vs. Iran5 a.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Friday, Nov. 25, 2022England vs. USA2 p.m.Al Bayt
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022Wales vs. England2 p.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022Iran vs. USA2 p.m.Al Thumama

Group C Match Schedule

Poland vs. Argentina

By winning the Copa America title in 2021 Argentina finally ended their 28-year trophy drought. Basically, this victory was all the sweeter considering Chile had defeated Argentina on penalties in the previous two finals. In fact, Tata Martino will now coach Mexico against his home nation at this World Cup. The manager for both of those heartbreaking losses. Lionel Messi is performing better for his country than his club for the first time in his career. So, Martino needs to find a way to stop him. This game provides an opportunity to remember Maxi Rodriguez’s amazing round-of-16 goal from back in 2006.

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia5 a.m.Lusail
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022Mexico vs. Poland11 a.m.Stadium 974
Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022Poland vs. Saudi Arabia8 a.m.Education City
Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022Argentina vs. Mexico2 p.m.Lusail
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022Poland vs. Argentina2 p.m.Stadium 974
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico2 p.m.Lusail

Group D Match Schedule

France vs. Denmark

Generally, Almost everyone concurs that France, the defending champions. It has the most talented team during the 2018 World Cup. The French national team’s Kylian Mbappe has improved since last year. It’s a ridiculous example of the rich growing richer, Karim Benzema was added to their attack. The prospect of the first repeat champions since Brazil in 1962 arises. So, the match between France and a Danish team that might be this year’s Croatia should be tantalizing. Despite Christian Eriksen’s loss in the opening game due to a terrifying health scare. The Danes advanced to the semifinals of the previous Euros finally. Also, Eriksen’s appearance in Qatar will be one of the tournament’s heartwarming tales.

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022Denmark vs. Tunisia8 a.m.Education City
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022France vs. Australia2 p.m.Al Janoub
Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022Tunisia vs. Australia5 a.m.Al Janoub
Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022France vs. Denmark11 a.m.Stadium 974
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022Tunisia vs. France10 a.m.Education City
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022Australia vs. Denmark10 a.m.Al Janoub

Group E Match Schedule

Spain vs. Germany

Despite the fact they do not have as many stars as they did when they won the 2010 World Cup. Spain is still dedicated to its Tiki-Taka approach. It produced some beautiful football under Luis Enrique. Pedri, a midfielder for Barcelona, will be one of the up-and-coming athletes to watch in Qatar. After losing in the round of 16 at the Euros, Germany appeared to be a defeated force. But, a large part of that was due to Joachim Low overstaying his welcome. The team has been given new life by Hansi Flick. Also, the attack led by Thomas Muller, Kai Havertz, Leroy Sane, and Serge Gnabry will be difficult to stop.

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022Germany vs. Japan8 a.m.Khalifa Int’l
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022Spain vs. Costa Rica11 a.m.Al Thumama
Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022Japan vs. Costa Rica5 a.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022Spain vs. Germany2 p.m.Al Bayt
Thursday, Dec. 01, 2022Japan vs. Spain2 p.m.Khalifa Int’l
Thursday, Dec. 01, 2022Costa Rica vs. Germany2 p.m.Al Bayt

Group F Match Schedule

Canada vs. Morocco

The two best teams in Group F are without a doubt Belgium and Croatia. But, I can’t help but drool at the thought of roadrunners like Achraf Hakimi and Alphonso Davies playing on the same side of the field. While Canada and Morocco square off in a matchup of Cinderella aspirants. In fact, both of these nations have good reason to remember 1986 with nostalgia. It’s their lone previous World Cup appearance for Canada. The first African team to do so was Morocco, which won its group and went to the knockout stage that year.

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022Morocco vs. Croatia5 a.m.Al Bayt
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022Belgium vs. Canada2 p.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022Belgium vs. Morocco8 a.m.Al Thumama
Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022Croatia vs. Canada11 a.m.Khalifa Int’l
Thursday, Dec. 01, 2022Croatia vs. Belgium10 a.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Thursday, Dec. 01, 2022Canada vs. Morocco10 a.m.Al Thumama

Group G Match Schedule

Brazil vs. Serbia

Since Brazil lost to Argentina in the Copa America final last year. Besides, some promising attacking players, including Vinicius Junior, Raphinha, Antony, and, more recently, Gabriel Martinelli, have emerged. Also, they have all contributed to reducing the team’s reliance on Neymar. The five-time world champions still don’t have a strong center forward, though. After all, Dusan Vlahovic, who will be the most talented young striker at this World Cup in Erling Haaland’s absence, is present. So, Serbia doesn’t have that issue. Vlahovic wasn’t present when Brazil defeated Serbia 2-0 in the 2018 group stage. Also, it will be entertaining to watch him square off against the Brazilian defense this time.

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022Switzerland vs. Cameroon5 a.m.Al Janoub
Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022Brazil vs. Serbia2 p.m.Lusail
Monday, Nov. 28, 2022Cameroon vs. Serbia5 a.m.Al Janoub
Monday, Nov. 28, 2022Brazil vs. Switzerland11 a.m.Stadium 974
Friday, Dec. 02, 2022Cameroon vs. Brazil2 p.m.Lusail
Friday, Dec. 02, 2022Serbia vs. Switzerland2 p.m.Stadium 974

Group H Match Schedule

Portugal vs. Uruguay

Portugal has a skilled team, despite their poor performances over the previous two years. Generally, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Felix, Bernardo Silva, Diogo Jota, Joao Cancelo, and Ruben Dias will all be present in Qatar to assist Cristiano Ronaldo in his quest to become the first male player to score in five World Cups. Retaliation is possible in this matchup with Uruguay because La Celeste eliminated Portugal from the previous World Cup. But, Uruguay has shown strength under their new manager Diego Alonso, and they have an intriguing combination of youth and experience. Also, Ronald Araujo, Darwin Nunez, Federico Valverde, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, and Diego Godin are still active players.

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022Uruguay vs. South Korea8 a.m.Education City
Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022Portugal vs Ghana11 a.m.Stadium 974
Monday, Nov. 28, 2022South Korea vs. Ghana8 a.m.Education City
Monday, Nov. 28, 2022Portugal vs. Uruguay2 p.m.Lusail
Friday, Dec. 02, 2022South Korea vs. Portugal10 a.m.Education City
Friday, Dec. 02, 2022Ghana vs Uruguay10 a.m.Al Janoub

FIFA World Cup 2022 Round of 16

The Round of 16 is the first stage in a World Cup tournament. So, the 16 participating teams are divided into 4 groups of 4 teams each, who play a rolling schedule within that group. Basically the top 2 teams from each group advance to the Round of 8, where they will be joined by the best third-place team from each group. Lastly, the remaining 8 teams go home after this stage.

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Saturday, Dec. 03, 20221A vs. 2B10 a.m.Khalifa Int’l
Saturday, Dec. 03, 20221C vs. 2D2 p.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Sunday, Dec. 04, 20221D vs. 2C10 a.m.Al Thumama
Sunday, Dec. 04, 20221B vs. 2A2 p.m.Al Bayt
Monday, Dec. 05, 20221E vs. 2F10 a.m.Al Janoub
Monday, Dec. 05, 20221G vs. 2H2 p.m.Stadium 974
Tuesday, Dec. 06, 20221F vs. 2E10 a.m.Education City
Tuesday, Dec. 06, 20221H vs. 2G2 p.m.Lusail

FIFA World Cup 2022 Quarterfinals

It’s the quarterfinal round of the World Cup. It’s the last chance for everyone to prove that they’re the best in their own country and make it to the next round.

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Friday, Dec. 09, 2022QF1: 1E/2F vs. 1G/2H10 a.m.Education City
Friday, Dec. 09, 2022QF2: 1A/2B vs. 1C/2D2 p.m.Lusail
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022QF3: 1F/2E vs. 1H/2G10 a.m.Al Thumama
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022QF4: 1B/2A vs. 1D/2C2 p.m.Al Bayt

FIFA World Cup 2022 Semifinals

In the World Cup semifinal round, we have two teams that are in the same boat. Basically, both need a win to advance to the next round. However, one team is already through and is looking to stay there, while the other is looking to turn the tide and advance.

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022QF2 vs. QF12 p.m.Lusail
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022QF4 vs. QF32 p.m.Al Bayt

FIFA World Cup 2022 3rd Place

The FIFA World Cup 3rd Place is basically the consolation prize for losing in the World Cup. Additionally, It is given to the team that loses second place in the World Cup.

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022Semifinal losers10 a.m.Khalifa Int’l

FIFA World Cup 2022 Final

Basically, the FIFA World Cup Final is going to be a very important game for a lot of people. It will be the final game to decide who wins the tournament. There are so many things that can happen in this game, but one thing is for sure: whoever wins will take home their country’s trophy.

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022Semifinal winners10 a.m.Lusail

Fixtures to watch out for FIFA World Cup

World Cup holders France begin their defense of the trophy against Australia on Tuesday, November 22. While runners-up Croatia begin their campaign the following day against Morocco.

England’s second match against the United States will take place on Friday, November 25. France will seek vengeance against Denmark, who defeated them 2-0 in the Nations League last month.

The following day, Spain will face Germany. It followed by an intriguing Group H double header between Brazil and Switzerland and Portugal and Uruguay.

The Three Lions’ final group game against Wales is schedule for Tuesday, November 29. The following day, Poland will face Lionel Messi’s Argentina.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the 2022 World Cup schedule is an absolute dream for football fans. So, the group stage consists of four matches a day all within a 46-mile radius of each other. Especially this ultraconvenient schedule provides a rare opportunity for fans to feast on football at the highest level.


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