FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule, Group, Venue, Time(IST & GMT)

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule
FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule: FIFA 2022 season will be the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup Tournament which is contested by the men’s national teams of FIFA’s member associations.

Unlike previous FIFA World Cups, which are typically played in June and July, the 2022 World Cup is being played in November and December to avoid the intense Qatari summer heat.

The event is taking place in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022. This is the first World Cup to be held in the Arab world, and the second World Cup was held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan.

Earlier Sepp Blatter quoted “It was a mistake” on Awarding FIFA 2022 hosting rights to Qatar.

The tournament will feature new substitution rules where teams may make up to five substitutions in normal time, and an additional substitution in extra time.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Groups

Competing countries were divided into eight groups of four teams (groups A to H). Teams in each group are playing one another in a round-robin, with the top two teams advancing to the knockout stage.

  • 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

FIFA World Cup 2022 Venues

The matches for each group were allocated to the following stadiums:

Groups A, B, E, F: Al Bayt Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium

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

FIFA World Cup 2022 All Kick-off Timings

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule: All FIFA World Cup 2022 matches’ kick-off timings have been listed below for various time zones.

Stage(s) Local
(Qatar)
USA & Canada
(ET)
UK
(GMT)
Australia
(AEDT)
India
(IST)
Group stage only 1:00 PM 5:00 AM 10:00 AM 9:00 PM 3:30 PM
Group stage only 4:00 PM 8:00 AM 1:00 PM 12:00 AM 6:30 PM
Knockouts only 6:00 PM 10:00 AM 3:00 PM 2:00 AM 8:30 PM
Group stage only 7:00 PM 11:00 AM 4:00 PM 3:00 AM 9:30 PM
Group/Knockouts 10:00 PM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM 6:00 AM 12:30 AM

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule – Group Stages

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule: The first group stage match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be played between Qatar and Ecuador on November 20. Following are the details of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule – Group Stages:

Match No Date Group Match Venue Time(IST)
1 November 20 Group A Qatar vs Ecuador Al Bayt Stadium 9:30 PM IST
3 November 21 Group B England vs Iran Khalifa International Stadium 6:30 PM IST
2 November 21 Group A Senegal vs Netherlands Al Thumama Stadium 9:30 PM IST
4 November 21 Group B United States vs Wales Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
12:30 AM IST(November 22)
8 November 22 Group C Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail 3:30 PM IST
6 November 22 Group D Denmark vs Tunisia Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan 6:30 PM IST
7 November 22 Group C Mexico vs Poland Stadium 974, Doha 9:30 PM IST
5 November 22 Group D France vs Australia Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
12:30 AM IST(November 23)
12 November 23 Group F Morocco vs Croatia Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor 3:30 PM IST
11 November 23 Group E Germany vs Japan Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan 6:30 PM IST
10 November 23 Group E Spain vs Costa Rica Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor 9:30 PM IST
9 November 23 Group F Belgium vs Canada Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
12:30 AM IST(November 24)
13 November 24 Group G Switzerland vs Cameroon Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah 3:30 PM IST
14 November 24 Group H Uruguay vs South Korea Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan 6:30 PM IST
15 November 24 Group H Portugal vs Ghana Stadium 974, Doha 9:30 PM IST
16 November 24 Group G Brazil vs Serbia Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
12:30 AM IST(November 25)
17 November 25 Group B Wales vs IR Iran Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan 3:30 PM IST
18 November 25 Group A Qatar vs Senegal Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor 6:30 PM IST
19 November 25 Group A Netherlands vs Ecuador Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan 9:30 PM IST
20 November 25 Group B England vs United States Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
12:30 AM IST(November 26)
21 November 26 Group D Tunisia vs Australia Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah 3:30 PM IST
22 November 26 Group C Poland vs Saudi Arabia Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan 6:30 PM IST
23 November 26 Group D France vs Denmark Stadium 974, Doha 9:30 PM IST
24 November 26 Group C Argentina vs Mexico Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
12:30 AM IST(November 27)
25 November 27 Group E Japan vs Costa Rica Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan 3:30 PM IST
26 November 27 Group F Belgium vs Morocco Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor 6:30 PM IST
27 November 27 Group F Croatia vs Canada Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan 9:30 PM IST
28 November 27 Group E Spain vs Germany Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
12:30 AM IST(November 28)
29 November 28 Group G Cameroon vs Serbia Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah 3:30 PM IST
30 November 28 Group H South Korea vs Ghana Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan 6:30 PM IST
31 November 28 Group G Brazil vs Switzerland Stadium 974, Doha 9:30 PM IST
32 November 28 Group H Portugal vs Uruguay Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
12:30 AM IST( November 29)
36 November 29 Group A Netherlands vs Qatar Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor 8:30 PM IST
35 November 29 Group A Ecuador vs Senegal Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan 8:30 PM IST
33 November 29 Group B Wales vs England Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
12:30 AM IST(November 30)
34 November 29 Group B IR Iran vs United States Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor
12:30 AM IST(November 30)
38 November 30 Group D Tunisia vs France Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan 8:30 PM IST
37 November 30 Group D Australia vs Denmark Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah 8:30 PM IST
39 November 30 Group C Poland vs Argentina Stadium 974, Doha
12:30 AM IST(December 1)
40 November 30 Group C Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
12:30 AM IST(December 1)
41 December 1 Group F Croatia vs Belgium Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan 8:30 PM IST
42 December 1 Group F Canada vs Morocco Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor 8:30 PM IST
43 December 1 Group E Japan vs Spain Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
12:30 AM IST(December 2)
44 December 1 Group E Costa Rica vs Germany Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
12:30 AM IST(December 2)
46 December 2 Group H South Korea vs Portugal Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan 8:30 PM IST
45 December 2 Group H Ghana vs Uruguay Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah 8:30 PM IST
48 December 2 Group G Cameroon vs Brazil Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
12:30 AM IST(December 3)
47 December 2 Group G Serbia vs Switzerland Stadium 974, Doha
12:30 AM IST(December 3)

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule – Round Of 16

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule: The round of 16 will kick start o December 3 between Winners of Group A and Runners-up of Group B at Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan. Following are the details of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule – Round Of 16:

Match No Date Match Venue IST
49 December 3 Winners of Group A vs Runners-up of Group B Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan 8:30 PM
50 December 3 Winners of Group C vs Runners-up of Group D Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan 12:30:00 AM(December 4)
52 December 4 Winners of Group D vs Runners-up of Group C Al Thumama Stadium, Doha 8:30 PM
51 December 4 Winners of Group B vs Runners-up of Group A Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor 12:30:00 AM(December 4)
53 December 5 Winners of Group E vs Runners-up of Group F Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah 8:30 PM
54 December 5 Winners of Group G vs Runners-up of Group H Stadium 974, Doha 12:30:00 AM(December 6)
55 December 6 Winners of Group F vs Runners-up of Group E Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan 8:30 PM
56 December 6 Winners of Group H vs Runners-up of Group G Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail 12:30:00 AM(December 7)

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule – Quarterfinals

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule: The quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 are scheduled to kick start on December 9 at Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan. Following are the details of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule – Quarterfinals:

Match No Date Match Venue IST
58 December 9 Winners of 53 vs Winners of 54 Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan 8:30 PM
57 December 9 Winners of 49 vs Winners of 50 Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail 12:30:00 AM(December 10)
60 December 10 Winners of 55 vs Winners of 56 Al Thumama Stadium, Doha 8:30 PM
59 December 10 Winners of 51 vs Winners of 52 Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor 12:30:00 AM(December 11)

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule – Semi-Finals

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule: The semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will start on December 13. Following are the details of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule – Semi-Finals:

Match No Date Match Venue IST
61 December 13 Winners of 57 vs Winners of 58 Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail 12:30 AM(December 14)
62 December 14 Winners of 59 vs Winners of 60 Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor 12:30 AM(December 15)
63 December 17 Third place play Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan 8:30 PM

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule – Final

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule: The grand final of the FIFA World Cup 2022 is scheduled to play on December 18 at Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail. Following are the details of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule – Final:

Match No Date Match Venue IST
64 December 18 The World Cup final Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail 8:30 PM