FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule: Teams, Groups, Matches

 Spain will face Germany in the group stage of the FIFA World Cup 2022, while hosts Qatar will play against the Netherlands and Senegal in the group stage. The draw for the 2022 FIFA World Cup was held at the Doha Convention Center on Friday.

Luis Enrique’s 2010 champions Spain and 2014 champions Germany will fight in Group E with Japan, while the winners of the play-off between Costa Rica or New Zealand will be their other rivals.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule: Teams, Groups, Matches

FIFA World Cup Groups

Hosts Qatar will take on Ecuador in the opening game of the tournament on 21 November at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, before coming up against African champions Senegal and Oranje in Group A.

Euro 2020 runners-up England are drawn in Group B with the United States, Iran and European play-off winners – Wales or Scotland or .

Meanwhile, defending champions France were drawn in Group D with Denmark, Tunisia and Intercontinental Play-off 1 winners – Peru, Australia or the United Arab Emirates.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule: Teams, Groups, Matches

Five-time champions Brazil, the world’s top ranked team, will take on Switzerland, Serbia and Cameroon in Group G.

Copa America champions Argentina, captained by Lionel Messi, will take on Mexico, Poland and Saudi Arabia in Group C, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal are placed in Group H along with Uruguay, South Korea and Ghana.

2018 runners-up Croatia and Belgium were placed in Group F along with Morocco and Canada, who qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1986.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Group Stage Venues Group A, B, E, F: Al Bayt Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium Group C, D, G, H: Lusail Iconic Stadium, Stadium 974, Education City Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium

FIFA World Cup 2022 Group Stage Venues

Group A, B, E, F: Al Bayt Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium

Group C, D, G, H: Lusail Iconic Stadium, Stadium 974, Education City Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium.

On Wednesday, FIFA


announced the dates for the opening and final of the World Cup to be held in the year 2022. The World Cup-2022 group stage matches will last for 12 days with four matches played daily and the knockout matches will be played after midnight in Qatar if the match drags on into extra time.

Beginning on November 21, on December 18,


FIFA, the global body of final football, on Wednesday released the schedule of the first such World Cup which will be played in November and December. The first Football World Cup to be held in West Asia will begin with the match against hosts Qatar, which will be played on November 21 at 1 pm at the Al Bayt Stadium with a capacity of 60 thousand spectators. The final will take place on December 18 at 6 pm at the Lusail Stadium with a capacity of 80,000 spectators.

Matches during a daily 4


-match tournament at 1 pm local time (10 am Greenwich Standard Time), 4 pm (1 pm Greenwich Standard Time), 7 pm (4 pm Greenwich Standard Time) and will begin at 10 p.m. (7 p.m. Greenwich Standard Time).

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The decision will be made keeping in mind the spectators,
FIFA said in the statement, “After the teams in the group are decided, the possibility of a better start time of the match for the spectators watching the match at home will be discussed and of course the Qatari audience will be taken into account.” Keeping this in mind, the allocation of matches in the stadiums will be done.

Matches at 8 venues


did not have much impact on the European season, due to which this time the tournament will run for 28 days, while the previous tournament in Russia was played for 32 days. About eight sites in Doha will be used for this tournament. Teams and fans will not need to travel to Qatar by plane to watch matches as the stadiums are within a 30-mile radius. the possibility of changing the day



Both semi-finals will start at 10 pm and will begin a new day in Qatar if they are stretched into extra time, or have to take a long break due to injury or delay regular time due to video referrals. There will be no break between the group stage and the pre-quarterfinals.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule: Teams, Groups, Matches

This time around 2-3 days off,


most teams will get three days off between matches, which FIFA says is ideal for sporting performance. The teams playing the last two pre-quarterfinals, however, will get only two days’ rest. In the third place play-off, one team losing in the semi-finals will get two days while the other team will get three days’ rest.

The last 32-team World Cup


FIFA is planning to hold the tournament draw in late March 2022 or early April 2022. By then 30 out of 32 teams playing in the finals will be decided. This is the last World Cup in which 32 teams will participate. 48 countries will participate in the 2026 World Cup to be jointly hosted by America, Canada and Mexico.

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