When is the 2022 World Cup in Qatar?

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is fast approaching and the draw has been finalized ahead of the tournament.

This will be the last time we will witness a 32-team World Cup before expanding to 48 nations in 2026.

The Qatar World Cup will be the first ever Winter World Cup


The Qatar World Cup will be the first ever Winter World CupPhoto credit: Getty

It’s the first time football’s most prestigious tournament has been played in winter, meaning a break in the Premier League.

When is the World Cup draw and when does the tournament start?

  • The group stage of the Qatar World Cup begins on Sunday 20th November.
  • This was postponed a day ahead of schedule to allow Qatar to play in the opening game.
  • The second round matches will be played between December 3rd and 6th.
  • The quarterfinals will take place on December 9th and 10th.
  • The semi-finals are scheduled for December 13th and 14th.
  • The final of this year’s World Cup will take place on December 18, just a week before Christmas.
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2022 World Cup draw and schedule?

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


Games of the 2022 World Cup

Group stage – all UK kick-off times

Sunday, November 20th
Group A: Qatar-Ecuador (7pm)
Monday, 11/21
Group B: England v Iran (1pm)
Group A: Senegal v Netherlands (4pm)
Group B: USA v Wales (7pm)
Tuesday, 11/22
Group C: Argentina v Saudi Arabia (10am)
Group D: Denmark v Tunisia (1pm)
Group C: Mexico v Poland (4pm)
Group D: France v Australia (7pm)
Wednesday, 11/23
Group F: Morocco v Croatia (10am)
Group E: Germany v Japan (1pm)
Group E: Spain v Costa Rica (4pm)
Group F: Belgium-Canada (7pm)
Thursday, November 24th
Group G: Switzerland-Cameroon (10am)
Group H: Uruguay v South Korea (1pm)
Group H: Portugal v Ghana (4pm)
Group G: Brazil v Serbia (7pm)
Friday, 11/25
Group B: Wales v Iran (10am)
Group A: Qatar v Senegal (1pm)
Group A: Netherlands v Ecuador (4pm)
Group B: England v USA (7pm)
Saturday, November 26th
Group C: Tunisia-Australia (10am)
Group C: Poland v Saudi Arabia (1pm)
Group D: France v Denmark (4pm)
Group C: Argentina-Mexico (7pm)
Sunday, November 27th
Group E: Japan-Costa Rica (10am)
Group F: Belgium v ​​Morocco (1pm)
Group F: Croatia v Canada (4pm)
Group E: Spain v Germany (7pm)
Monday, 11/28
Group G: Cameroon-Serbia (10am)
Group G: South Korea v Ghana (1pm)
Group H: Brazil v Switzerland (4pm)
Group H: Portugal v Uruguay (7pm)
Tuesday, 11/29
Group A: Netherlands v Qatar (3pm)
Group A: Ecuador v Senegal (3pm)
Group B: Wales v England (19:00)
Group B: Iran vs USA (7pm)
Wednesday, November 30th
Group D: Australia v Denmark (3pm)
Group D: Tunisia v France (3pm)
Group C: Poland-Argentina (7pm)
Group C: Saudi Arabia-Mexico (7pm)
Thursday December 1st
Group F: Croatia v Belgium (3pm)
Group F: Canada v Morocco (3pm)
Group E: Costa Rica v Germany (7pm)
Group E: Japan vs Spain (7pm)
Friday December 2nd
Group G: South Korea v Portugal (3pm)
Group G: Ghana v Uruguay (3pm)
Group H: Serbia-Switzerland (7pm)
Group H: Cameroon-Brazil (7pm)

Harry Kane applauds the England fans


Harry Kane applauds the England fansPhoto credit: Getty

round of 16

Saturday December 3rd
49 – Group A Winners vs. Group B Runners-up (3pm)
50 – Group C winners vs. Group D runners-up (7pm)
Sunday December 4th
52 – Group D winners vs. Group C runners-up (3pm)
51 – Group B winners vs. Group A runners-up (7pm)
Monday, December 5th
53 – Group E winners vs Group F runners-up (3pm)
54 – Group G winners vs Group H runners-up (7pm)
Tuesday December 6th
55 – Group F winners vs. Group E runners-up (3pm)
56 – Group H winners vs Group G runners-up (7pm)

quarter finals

Friday December 9th
58 – Winner of 53 vs. Winner of 54 (3pm)
57 – Winner of 49 vs. Winner of 50 (3pm)
Saturday December 10th
60 – Winner of 55 vs. Winner of 56 (3pm)
59 – Winner of 51 vs. Winner of 52 (7pm)

Paul Pogba inspired France to win the World Cup in Russia


Paul Pogba inspired France to win the World Cup in RussiaPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty


Tuesday December 13th
61 – Winner of 57 vs. Winner of 58 (7pm)
Wednesday, December 14th
62 – Winner of 59 vs. Winner of 60 (7pm)
Saturday, 12/17
63 – Third place match (3pm)


Sunday 18 December
64 – The World Cup final (3 p.m.)

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