FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule: Matches, Qualification And Knockout Phase

The schedule of the World Cup 2022 is tough. At the extraordinary Christmas World Cup in Qatar, 32 teams will fight for the title in record time from November 21 to December 18, 2022. A total of 64 games are played in just 27 days. In the group stage, which lasts only twelve days for the first time in football history, four games are played per day.

Fifa World Cup 2022 Schedule

We have summarized the entire 2022 World Cup schedule for you in chronological order. In addition to the date, time, duels, and results, you will always find the respective venue in the table.

World Cup 2022 Group Stage Schedule

Date Time  Match Result Venue
Mon, 11/21/2022 11:00 Qatar – A2 -: – Al-Bayt Stadium
Mon, 11/21/2022 14:00 ? -? -: – Al-Thumama Stadium
Mon, 11/21/2022 17:00 ? -? -: – Khalifa International Stadium
Mon, 11/21/2022 20:00 ? -? -: – Al-Rayyan Stadium
Tue, 11/22/2022 11:00 ? -? -: – Al-Janoub Stadium
Tue, 11/22/2022 14:00 ? -? -: – Education City Stadium
Tue, 11/22/2022 17:00 ? -? -: – Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
Tue, 11/22/2022 20:00 ? -? -: – Lusail Stadium
Wed, 11/23/2022 11:00 ? -? -: – Al-Rayyan Stadium
Wed, 11/23/2022 14:00 ? -? -: – Al-Thumama Stadium
Wed, 11/23/2022 17:00 ? -? -: – Khalifa International Stadium
Wed, 11/23/2022 20:00 ? -? -: – Al-Bayt Stadium
Thursday, November 24th, 2022 11:00 ? -? -: – Al-Janoub Stadium
Thursday, November 24th, 2022 14:00 ? -? -: – Education City Stadium
Thursday, November 24th, 2022 17:00 ? -? -: – Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
Thursday, November 24th, 2022 20:00 ? -? -: – Lusail Stadium
Fri, November 25, 2022 11:00 ? -? -: – Al-Rayyan Stadium
Fri, November 25, 2022 14:00 ? -? -: – Al-Thumama stage
Fri, November 25, 2022 17:00 ? -? -: – Khalifa International Stadium
Fri, November 25, 2022 20:00 ? -? -: – Al-Bayt Stadium
Sat, 11/26/2022 11:00 ? -? -: – Al-Janoub Stadium
Sat, 11/26/2022 14:00 ? -? -: – Education City Stadium
Sat, 11/26/2022 17:00 ? -? -: – Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
Sat, 11/26/2022 20:00 ? -? -: – Lusail Stadium
Sun, 11/27/2022 11:00 ? -? -: – Al-Rayyan Stadium
Sun, 11/27/2022 14:00 ? -? -: – Al-Thumama Stadium
Sun, 11/27/2022 17:00 ? -? -: – Khalifa International Stadium
Sun, 11/27/2022 20:00 ? -? -: – Al-Bayt Stadium
Mon, 11/28/2022 11:00 ? -? -: – Al-Janoub Stadium
Mon, 11/28/2022 14:00 ? -? -: – Education City Stadium
Mon, 11/28/2022 17:00 ? -? -: – Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
Mon, 11/28/2022 20:00 ? -? -: – Lusail Stadium
Tue, 11/29/2022 16:00 ? -? -: – al-Thumama Stadium
Tue, 11/29/2022 16:00 ? -? -: – al-Rayyan Stadium
Tue, 11/29/2022 20:00 ? -? -: – Khalifa International Stadium
Tue, 11/29/2022 20:00 ? -? -: – Al-Bayt Stadium
Wed, 11/30/2022 16:00 ? -? -: – Al-Janoub Stadium
Wed, 11/30/2022 16:00 ? -? -: – Education City Stadium
Wed, 11/30/2022 20:00 ? -? -: – Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
Wed, 11/30/2022 20:00 ? -? -: – Lusail Stadium
Thursday, December 1st, 2022 16:00 ? -? -: – Al-Thumama Stadium
Thursday, December 1st, 2022 16:00 ? -? -: – Al-Rayyan Stadium
Thursday, December 1st, 2022 20:00 ? -? -: – Al-Bayt Stadium
Thursday, December 1st, 2022 20:00 ? -? -: – Khalifa International Stadium
Fri, December 2nd, 2022 16:00 ? -? -: – Al-Janoub Stadium
Fri, December 2nd, 2022 16:00 ? -? -: – Education City Stadium
Fri, December 2nd, 2022 20:00 ? -? -: – Lusail Stadium
Fri, December 2nd, 2022 20:00 ? -? -: – Ras Abu Aboud Stadium

* All Times according to German time (= Central European Time CET)

Football fans can look forward to football around the clock at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. However, the seasons on the World Cup schedule should not be easy to combine with typical professional life. Because the World Cup opening game on November 21, 2022, in the al-Bayt Stadium in al-Chaur, for example, will take place at 11 a.m.

In the group stage, which will take place from November 21 to December 2, 2022, four games will be played every day. The kick-off times are 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m. German time.

On the last group match day, the games of the same group will be played in parallel as usual. The kick-off times here are 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Can all 2022 World Cup favorites qualify for the knockout phase?

2022 World Cup in Qatar

World Cup schedule 2022 of the knockout phase

Round Date Time  match Result Venue
AF December 03, 2022 16:00 1A-2B -: – Khalifa International Stadium
AF December 03, 2022 20:00 1C – 2D -: – Al-Rayyan Stadium
AF December 04, 2022 16:00 1D – 2C -: – Al-Thumama Stadium
AF December 04, 2022 20:00 1B – 2A -: – Al-Bayt Stadium
AF 05.12.2022 16:00 1G – 2H -: – Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
AF 05.12.2022 20:00 1E – 2F -: – al-Janoub Stadium
AF December 06, 2022 16:00 1F – 2E -: – Education City Stadium
AF December 06, 2022 20:00 1H – 2G -: – Lusail Stadium
VF December 09, 2022 16:00 Winner AF 5 – Winner AF 6 -: – Education City Stadium
VF December 09, 2022 20:00 Winner AF 1 – Winner AF 2 -: – Lusail Stadium
VF 12/10/2022 16:00 Winner AF 7 – Winner AF 8 -: – Al-Thumama Stadium
VF 12/10/2022 20:00 Winner AF 3 – Winner AF 4 -: – Al-Bayt Stadium
HF 12/13/2022 20:00 Winner VF 1 – Winner VF 2 -: – Lusail Stadium
HF 12/14/2022 20:00 Winner VF 3 – Winner VF 4 -: – Al-Bayt Stadium
3rd place match 12/17/2022 16:00 Loser HF 1 – Loser HF 2 -: – Khalifa International Stadium
World Cup final 12/18/2022 16:00 Winner HF 1 – Winner HF 2 -: – Lusail Stadium

* All times according to German time (= Central European Time CET)

After the group phase, which will be concluded on December 2nd, 2022, the knockout phase will take place from December 3rd to December 18th. The World Cup 2022 round of 16 takes place from December 3rd to December 6th, on December 9th and 10th, 2022 the games of the quarterfinals of the World Cup will be played.

There are two games per day in both phases, with kick-off times at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively.

The two games in the World Cup semi-finals were split over two game days and will therefore take place on December 13th and 14th at 8 p.m. each time.

On December 17th there will be a game for 3rd place at 4 Pm in the Khalifa International Stadium in al-Rayyan (also ar-Rayyan), before the big final of the 2022 World Cup in Lusail Stadium will take place on December 18 – the 4th Advent. All 64 games will of course be broadcast on free TV (>> all information about the World Cup 2022 TV broadcast ).

FIFA World Cup 2022 venue in Qatar

Why is the World Cup 2022 in Qatar taking place in winter?

The World Cup 2022 schedule brings numerous innovations compared to the old finals. The biggest change is certainly the fact that the World Cup does not take place in summer, as usual, but in winter.

The reason for this is the high temperatures that prevail in the desert state of Qatar in summer. In order to protect the health of the players, officials, and fans, FIFA decided to move the finals from summer to winter.

World Cup Qualification 2022

From November 21 to December 18 of that year, a total of 32 nations are looking for a new world champion at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, who will succeed the defending champion France.

The 22nd finals in FIFA history have already secured their place in history. This has a lot to do with the assignment to the World Cup 2022 venue Qatar, which made it necessary for the first time to host a World Cup at the end of the year and not in the summer. There are also a few new features in the 2022 World Cup qualification.

 

World Cup qualification 2022On this page, we mainly deal with the World Cup 2022 qualification in Europe, which will take place from March 2021 to November 2021All information about the World Cup qualifications on other continents such as South America or Africa can be found here.

World Cup Qualification Starts in Europe

Europe will not start qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar until March 2021. Autumn 2020 is reserved for the Nations League. In addition to qualifying for the World Cup, March 2021 also serves as preparation for the European Championship  – the planned final round in 2020 will not take place until summer 2021 due to the corona pandemic. 

The World Cup playoffs, in which the remaining three European starting places will be awarded, are scheduled for March 2022.

The finals themselves will start on November 21, 2022, and will run until December 18, 2022.

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