FIFA Men’s World Cup 2022 Schedule, Fixture, Venue, Date, Teams, Time – All you need to know: The 22nd edition of the FIFA Men’s World Cup is just a few months away and the preparations for the biggest Football tournament are underway. Qatar has the hosting rights for this edition’s FIFA World Cup and the games will be staged across eight different venues.
As many as 32 teams have booked their ticket for the FIFA Men’s World Cup 2022 with Costa Rica being the last team to enter the top 32. Costa Rica edged New Zealand by 1-0 in the quarter-final and confirmed their berth in the top 32.
While Costa Rica became the last team to qualify for the World Cup 2022, Qatar, being the host, was the first team to get the playing ticket. Meanwhile, France are the defending champions of the tournament, having won the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.
Notably, this is the first time that the FIFA Men’s World Cup is being staged in the Middle East (Qatar). Moreover, the 2022 edition’s FIFA World Cup is the last event to feature 32 teams. As many as 48 teams will compete from the next edition of the World Cup (2026).
The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be a 64-match tournament that will be played over a 28-day period.
This article will lead you through FIFA Men’s World Cup 2022 Schedule, Fixture, Venue, Date, Teams, Time – All you need to know.
FIFA Men’s World Cup 2022 Dates:
The 22nd season of the Fifa World Cup 2022 will begin on November 21, 2022, in Qatar while the final will be held on December 18. The elite tournament will be held over a 28-day period in Qatar’s eight different venues.
FIFA Men’s World Cup 2022 Venues:
Eight separate venues will be used to organise 64 fixtures of the Men’s FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. The tournament opener will be staged at the Al Bayt Stadium while the final is slated to be held at Lusail Stadium.
Down below is the complete breakdown of each stadium, number of matches and spectators capacity.
|Venue||No. of matches||Capacity|
|Lusail Stadium, Lusail||10||80,000|
|Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor||9||60,000|
|Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah||7||40,000|
|Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan||7||40,000|
|Khalifa International Stadium, Doha||8||40,000|
|Education City Stadium, Doha||8||40,000|
|Stadium 974, Ras Abu Aboud, Doha||7||40,000|
|Al Thumama Stadium, Doha||8||40,000|
Teams in FIFA World Cup 2022:
The FIFA Men’s World Cup 2022 will see 32 teams fighting to get the coveted title. Qatar was the first team to get qualified (being the host of the tournament) while Costa Rica was the 32nd team to get its ticket for Qatar World Cup after beating New Zealand.
Down below is the breakdown of the total number of teams from each region:
FIFA Men’s World Cup 2022 Groups:
Netherlands and Senegal in Group A will lock horns as they kickstart the 22nd edition of the FIFA Men’s World Cup on November 21. England will be up against Iran in the Group B match while Qatar will face Ecuador in Group A.
Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, the 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.
FIFA Men’s World Cup 2022 Schedule:
Here is the updated FIFA Worl Cup 2022 Schedule.
|1||November 21||Qatar vs Ecuador||Al Bayt Stadium||3.30 pm|
|3||November 21||Senegal vs Netherlands||Khalifa International Stadium||9:30 pm|
|2||November 21||England vs Iran||Al Thumama Stadium||6:30 pm|
|4||November 22||USA vs Wales||Al Rayyan Stadium||00:30 am|
|8||November 23||Argentina vs Saudi Arabia||Lusail Stadium||00:30 am|
|7||November 22||Mexico vs Poland||Ras Abu Aboud Stadium||9:30 pm|
|6||November 22||France vs Australia||Education City Stadium||6:30 pm|
|5||November 22||Denmark vs Tunisia||Al Janoub Stadium||3:30 pm|
|12||November 23||Spain vs Costa Rica||Al Bayt Stadium||3.30 pm|
|11||November 23||Germany vs Japan||Khalifa International Stadium||9:30 pm|
|10||November 23||Belgium vs Canada||Al Thumama Stadium||6:30 pm|
|9||November 24||Morocco vs Croatia||Al Rayyan Stadium||00:30 am|
|16||November 25||Brazil vs Serbia||Lusail Stadium||00:30 am|
|15||November 24||Switzerland vs Cameroon||Ras Abu Aboud Stadium||9:30 pm|
|14||November 24||Portugal vs Ghana||Education City Stadium||6:30 pm|
|13||November 24||Uruguay vs South Korea||Al Janoub Stadium||3.30 pm|
|20||November 25||England vs USA||Al Bayt Stadium||3.30 pm|
|19||November 25||Wales vs Iran||Khalifa International Stadium||9:30 pm|
|18||November 25||Qatar vs Senegal||Al Thumama Stadium||6:30 pm|
|17||November 26||Netherlands vs Ecuador||Al Rayyan Stadium||00:30 am|
|24||November 27||France vs Denmark||Lusail Stadium||00:30 am|
|23||November 26||Tunisia vs Australia||Ras Abu Aboud Stadium||9:30 pm|
|22||November 26||Argentina vs Mexico||Education City Stadium||6:30 pm|
|21||November 26||Poland vs Saudi Arabia||Al Janoub Stadium||3.30 pm|
|28||November 27||Belgium vs Morocco||Al Bayt Stadium||3.30 pm|
|27||November 27||Croatia vs Canada||Khalifa International Stadium||9:30 pm|
|26||November 27||Spain vs Germany||Al Thumama Stadium||6:30 pm|
|25||November 28||Japan vs Costa Rica||Al Rayyan Stadium||00:30 am|
|32||November 29||Portugal vs Uruguay||Lusail Stadium||00:30 am|
|31||November 28||South Korea vs Ghana||Ras Abu Aboud Stadium||9:30 pm|
|30||November 28||Brazil vs Switzerland||Education City Stadium||6:30 pm|
|29||November 28||Cameroon vs Serbia||Al Janoub Stadium||3.30 pm|
|36||November 29||Netherlands vs Qatar||Al Bayt Stadium||3.30 pm|
|35||November 29||Ecuador vs Senegal||Khalifa International Stadium||9:30 pm|
|34||November 29||Wales vs England||Al Thumama Stadium||6:30 pm|
|33||November 30||Iran vs USA||Al Rayyan Stadium||00:30 am|
|40||December 1||Poland vs Argentina||Lusail Stadium||00:30 am|
|39||November 30||Saudi Arabia vs Mexico||Ras Abu Aboud Stadium||9:30 pm|
|38||November 30||Tunisia vs France||Education City Stadium||6:30 pm|
|37||November 30||Australia vs Denmark||Al Janoub Stadium||3.30 pm|
|44||December 1||Japan vs Spain||Al Bayt Stadium||3.30 pm|
|43||December 1||Costa Rica vs Germany||Khalifa International Stadium||9:30 pm|
|42||December 1||Croatia vs Belgium||Al Thumama Stadium||6:30 pm|
|41||December 2||Canada vs Morocco||Al Rayyan Stadium||00:30 am|
|48||December 3||Cameroon vs Brazil||Lusail Stadium||00:30 am|
|47||December 2||Serbia vs Switzerland||Ras Abu Aboud Stadium||9:30 pm|
|46||December 2||South Korea vs Portugal||Education City Stadium||6:30 pm|
|45||December 2||Ghana vs Uruguay||Al Janoub Stadium||3.30 pm|
|49||December 3||1A vs 2B||8:30 pm||Khalifa International Stadium|
|50||December 4||1C vs 2D||00:30 am||Al Rayyan Stadium|
|51||December 5||1B vs 2A||00:30 am||Al Bayt Stadium|
|52||December 4||1D vs 2C||8:30 pm||Al Thumama Stadium|
|54||December 6||1G vs 2H||00:30 am||Ras Abu Aboud Stadium|
|53||December 5||1E vs 2F||8:30 pm||Al Janoub Stadium|
|56||December 7||1H vs 2G||00:30 am||Lusail Stadium|
|55||December 6||1F vs 2E||8:30 pm||Education City Stadium|
|57||December 10||W49 vs W50||00:30 am||Lusail Stadium|
|58||December 9||W53 vs W54||8:30 pm||Education City Stadium|
|59||December 11||W51 vs W52||00:30 am||Al Bayt Stadium|
|60||December 10||W55 vs W56||8:30 pm||Al Thumama Stadium|
|61||December 14||W57 vs W58||00:30 am||Lusail Stadium|
|62||December 15||W59 vs W60||00:30 am||Al Bayt Stadium|
|63||December 17||L61 vs L62||8:30 pm||Khalifa International Stadium|
|64||December 18||W61 vs W62||8:30 pm||Lusail Stadium|
FIFA World Cup 2022 Ticket
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