FIFA Men’s World Cup 2022 Schedule, Fixture, Venue, Date, Teams, Time - All you need to know
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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.

VenueNo. of matchesCapacity
Lusail Stadium, Lusail1080,000
Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor960,000
Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah740,000
Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan740,000
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha840,000
Education City Stadium, Doha840,000
Stadium 974, Ras Abu Aboud, Doha740,000
Al Thumama Stadium, Doha840,000

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:

RegionTotal Teams
Asia06
Europe13
South America04
North America04
Africa05
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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.

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FIFA Men’s World Cup 2022 Schedule:

Here is the updated FIFA Worl Cup 2022 Schedule.

MatchDateMatch DetailsVenueTime
1November 21Qatar vs EcuadorAl Bayt Stadium3.30 pm
3November 21Senegal vs NetherlandsKhalifa International Stadium9:30 pm
2November 21England vs IranAl Thumama Stadium6:30 pm
4November 22USA vs WalesAl Rayyan Stadium00:30 am
8November 23Argentina vs Saudi ArabiaLusail Stadium00:30 am
7November 22Mexico vs PolandRas Abu Aboud Stadium9:30 pm
6November 22France vs AustraliaEducation City Stadium6:30 pm
5November 22Denmark vs TunisiaAl Janoub Stadium3:30 pm
12November 23Spain vs Costa RicaAl Bayt Stadium3.30 pm
11November 23Germany vs JapanKhalifa International Stadium9:30 pm
10November 23Belgium vs CanadaAl Thumama Stadium6:30 pm
9November 24Morocco vs CroatiaAl Rayyan Stadium00:30 am
16November 25Brazil vs SerbiaLusail Stadium00:30 am
15November 24Switzerland vs CameroonRas Abu Aboud Stadium9:30 pm
14November 24Portugal vs GhanaEducation City Stadium6:30 pm
13November 24Uruguay vs South KoreaAl Janoub Stadium3.30 pm
20November 25England vs USAAl Bayt Stadium3.30 pm
19November 25Wales vs IranKhalifa International Stadium9:30 pm
18November 25Qatar vs SenegalAl Thumama Stadium6:30 pm
17November 26Netherlands vs EcuadorAl Rayyan Stadium00:30 am
24November 27France vs DenmarkLusail Stadium00:30 am
23November 26Tunisia vs AustraliaRas Abu Aboud Stadium9:30 pm
22November 26Argentina vs MexicoEducation City Stadium6:30 pm
21November 26Poland vs Saudi ArabiaAl Janoub Stadium3.30 pm
28November 27Belgium vs MoroccoAl Bayt Stadium3.30 pm
27November 27Croatia vs CanadaKhalifa International Stadium9:30 pm
26November 27Spain vs GermanyAl Thumama Stadium6:30 pm
25November 28Japan vs Costa RicaAl Rayyan Stadium00:30 am
32November 29Portugal vs UruguayLusail Stadium00:30 am
31November 28South Korea vs GhanaRas Abu Aboud Stadium9:30 pm
30November 28Brazil vs SwitzerlandEducation City Stadium6:30 pm
29November 28Cameroon vs SerbiaAl Janoub Stadium3.30 pm
36November 29Netherlands vs QatarAl Bayt Stadium3.30 pm
35November 29Ecuador vs SenegalKhalifa International Stadium9:30 pm
34November 29Wales vs EnglandAl Thumama Stadium6:30 pm
33November 30Iran vs USAAl Rayyan Stadium00:30 am
40December 1Poland vs ArgentinaLusail Stadium00:30 am
39November 30Saudi Arabia vs MexicoRas Abu Aboud Stadium9:30 pm
38November 30Tunisia vs FranceEducation City Stadium6:30 pm
37November 30Australia vs DenmarkAl Janoub Stadium3.30 pm
44December 1Japan vs SpainAl Bayt Stadium3.30 pm
43December 1Costa Rica vs GermanyKhalifa International Stadium9:30 pm
42December 1Croatia vs BelgiumAl Thumama Stadium6:30 pm
41December 2Canada vs MoroccoAl Rayyan Stadium00:30 am
48December 3Cameroon vs BrazilLusail Stadium00:30 am
47December 2Serbia vs SwitzerlandRas Abu Aboud Stadium9:30 pm
46December 2South Korea vs PortugalEducation City Stadium6:30 pm
45December 2Ghana vs UruguayAl Janoub Stadium3.30 pm

ROUND-OF 16

MatchDateMatch DetailsTimeVenue
49December 31A vs 2B8:30 pmKhalifa International Stadium
50December 41C vs 2D00:30 amAl Rayyan Stadium
51December 51B vs 2A00:30 amAl Bayt Stadium
52December 41D vs 2C8:30 pmAl Thumama Stadium
54December 61G vs 2H00:30 amRas Abu Aboud Stadium
53December 51E vs 2F8:30 pmAl Janoub Stadium
56December 71H vs 2G00:30 amLusail Stadium
55December 61F vs 2E8:30 pmEducation City Stadium
QUARTERFINALS
57December 10W49 vs W5000:30 amLusail Stadium
58December 9W53 vs W548:30 pmEducation City Stadium
59December 11W51 vs W5200:30 amAl Bayt Stadium
60December 10W55 vs W568:30 pmAl Thumama Stadium
SEMIFINALS
61December 14W57 vs W5800:30 amLusail Stadium
62December 15W59 vs W6000:30 amAl Bayt Stadium
THIRD-PLACE MATCH
63December 17L61 vs L628:30 pmKhalifa International Stadium
FINAL
64December 18W61 vs W628:30 pmLusail Stadium

FIFA World Cup 2022 Ticket

FIFA World Cup 2022 Ticket sale will start soon. Stay tuned to get details about the ticket availability. It will be on the fist come first serve basis. Once the ticket buying sales window open you need to buy as soon as possible. Get more details and updates here – FIFA.com/tickets

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