World Cup 2022: Dates, draw, schedule, kick-off times, final for Qatar tournament


From key dates to kick-off times, here's all you need to know about this year's tournament.



When and where is the 2022 World Cup?


The 2022 World Cup in Qatar kicks off on Sunday November 21 at the Al Bayt Stadium when the hosts take on Ecuador in Group A. The tournament was originally set to begin a day later with Senegal's game against the Netherlands at Al Thumama Stadium but Qatar's match was moved forward in August to allow them to open their home tournament.


The final will be played at the Lusail Stadium in Doha a week before Christmas on Sunday 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 are the venues?


The group games will take place across eight stadia: Al Bayt Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Lusail Stadium, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Education City Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium.



What is the World Cup format and schedule?


Four matches will be played each day during the group stage, which will run over a 12-day period and see winners and runners-up progress to the round of 16.


Unlike at Euro 2020, there will be a third-place play-off game on December 17.



All kick-off times in Beijing, Hong Kong (UTC +8:00)Time Zone

Match

Date & Time

Group

Venue

Qatar vs Ecuador

21-11-2022 00:00

A

Al Bayt Stadium

Senegal vs Netherlands

21-11-2022 18:00

A

Al Thumama Stadium

England vs Iran

21-11-2022 21:00

B

Khalifa Int Stadium​

USA vs Wales

22-11-2022 03:00

B

AB Ali Stadium

Argentina vs Saudi Arabia

22-11-2022 18:00

C

Lusail Stadium

Denmark vs Tunisia

22-11-2022 21:00

D

Edu City Stadium

Mexico vs Poland​

23-11-2022 00:00

C

Stadium 974

France vs Australia

23-11-2022 03:00

D

Al Janoub Stadium

Morocco vs Croatia

23-11-2022 18:00

F

Al Bayt Stadium

Germany vs Japan

23-11-2022 21:00

E

Khalifa Int Stadium

Spain vs Costa Rica

24-11-2022 00:00

E

Al Thumama Stadium

Belgium vs Canada

24-11-2022 03:00

F

AB Ali Stadium

Switzerland vs Cameroon

24-11-2022 18:00

​G

Al Janoub Stadium

Uruguay vs Korea Republic

24-11-2022 21:00

H

Edu City Stadium

Portugal vs Ghana

25-11-2022 00:00

H

Stadium 974

Brazil vs Serbia

25-11-2022 03:00

G

Lusail Stadium

Wales vs Iran

25-11-2022 18:00

B

AB Ali Stadium

Qatar vs Senegal

25-11-2022 21:00

A

Al Thumama Stadium

Netherlands vs Ecuador

26-11-2022 00:00​

A

Khalifa Int Stadium

England vs USA

26-11-2022 03:00

B

Al Bayt Stadium

Tunisia vs Australia

26-11-2022 18:00

D

Al Janoub Stadium

Poland vs Saudi Arabia

26-11-2022 21:00

C

Edu City Stadium

France vs Denmark

27-11-2022 00:00

D

Stadium 974

Argentina vs Mexico

27-11-2022 03:00

C

Lusail Stadium

Match

Date & Time

Group

Venue

Japan vs Costa Rica

27-11-2022 18:00

E

AB Ali Stadium

Belgium vs Morocco

27-11-2022 21:00

F

Al Thumama Stadium

Croatia vs Canada

28-11-2022 00:00

F

Khalifa Int Stadium

Spain vs Germany

28-11-2022 03:00

E

Al Bayt Stadium

Cameroon vs Serbia

28-11-2022 18:00

G

Al Janoub Stadium

Korea Republic vs Ghana

28-11-2022 21:00

H

Edu City Stadium

Brazil vs Switzerland

29-11-2022 00:00

G

Stadium 974

Portugal vs Uruguay

29-11-2022 03:00

H

Lusail Stadium

Ecuador vs Senegal

29-11-2022 23:00

A

Khalifa Int Stadium

Netherlands vs Qatar

29-11-2022 23:00

A

Al Bayt Stadium

Wales vs England

30-11-2022 03:00

B

AB Ali Stadium

​Iran vs USA

30-11-2022 03:00

B

Al Thumama Stadium

Australia vs Denmark

30-11-2022 23:00

D

Al Janoub Stadium

Tunisia vs France

30-11-2022 23:00

D

Edu City Stadium

Poland vs Argentina

01-12-2022 03:00

C

Stadium 974

Saudi Arabia vs Mexico

01-12-2022 03:00

C

Lusail Stadium

Croatia vs Belgium

01-12-2022 23:00

F

AB Ali Stadium

Canada vs Morocco

01-12-2022 23:00

F

Al Thumama Stadium

Japan vs Spain

02-12-2022 03:00

E

Khalifa Int Stadium

Costa Rica vs Germany

02-12-2022 03:00

E

Al Bayt Stadium

Ghana vs Uruguay

02-12-2022 23:00

H

Al Janoub Stadium

Korea Republic vs Portugal

02-12-2022 23:00

H

Edu City Stadium

Serbia vs Switzerland

03-12-2022 03:00

G

Lusail Stadium

Cameroon vs Brazil

03-12-2022 03:00

G

Lusail Stadium

Match

Date & Time

Group

Venue

1A vs 2B

03-12-2022 23:00

Round of 16

Khalifa Int Stadium

1C vs 2D

04-12-2022 03:00

Round of 16

AB Ali Stadium

1D vs 2C

04-12-2022 23:00

Round of 16

Al Thumama Stadium

1B vs 2A

05-12-2022 03:00

Round of 16

Al Bayt Stadium

1E vs 2F

05-12-2022 23:00

Round of 16

Al Janoub Stadium

1G vs 2H

06-12-2022 03:00

Round of 16

Stadium 974

1F vs 2E

06-12-2022 23:00

Round of 16

Edu City Stadium

1H vs 2G

07-12-2022 03:00

Round of 16

Lusail Stadium

TBA vs TBA

09-12-2022 23:00

Quarterfinal

Edu City Stadium

TBA vs TBA

10-12-2022 03:00

Quarterfinal

Lusail Stadium

TBA vs TBA

10-12-2022 23:00

Quarterfinal

Al Thumama Stadium

TBA vs TBA

11-12-2022 03:00

Quarterfinal

Al Bayt Stadium

TBA vs TBA

14-12-2022 03:00

Semi Finals

Lusail Stadium

TBA vs TBA

15-12-2022 03:00

Semi Finals

Al Bayt Stadium

TBA vs TBA

17-12-2022 23:00

3rd Place

Khalifa Int Stadium

TBA vs TBA

18-12-2022 23:00

Finals

Lusail Stadium



What will happen with the Premier League?


The Premier League has confirmed key dates for the 2022/23 campaign, with the season adjusted to accommodate a World Cup that takes place in the middle of the domestic calendar.


The season will start a week earlier than normal on August 6 2022, with 16 matchdays taking place up to the weekend of November 12/13, before the tournament kicks off on November 20.


The Premier League will resume on Boxing Day following the World Cup final, which takes place on December 18.


The final match round of the 2022/23 season will be played on May 28 2023.



Key World Cup, Premier League dates


August 6 - Premier League season starts.

November 12-13 - Final round of Premier League matches before the World Cup.

November 20 - World Cup starts.

December 2 - Final set of group-stage matches.

December 3-6 - The round of 16 starts.

December 9-10 - The quarter-finals.

December 10 - The Championship resumes.

December 13-14 - World Cup semi-finals.

December 17 - The Scottish Premiership resumes.

December 18 - World Cup final.

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