World Cup 2022 Fixtures, Dates, Draw, Schedule, Kick-off Times

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On Monday, November 21, England will play Iran in their World Cup opener; on Friday, November 25, the Three Lions will face the United States; and on Tuesday, November 29, England will play Scotland, Wales, or Ukraine in their final group game. On December 18, at 7 p.m., the World Cup final will be held.

When and where is the 2022 World Cup?

Due to the heat, the 2022 World Cup will be held in Qatar during the winter months rather than the summer.

The tournament begins on Monday, November 21 at the Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor, with the hosts facing Ecuador in a match.

On the first day of the event, England will face Iran. Gareth Southgate’s team will face the United States on Friday, November 25, before facing Scotland, Wales, or Ukraine on Tuesday, November 29.

The knock-out stage begins on Saturday, December 3.

The final will take place a week before Christmas on Sunday, December 18 at Doha’s Lusail Stadium.

What are the World Cup format and schedule?

The World Cup in 2022 will feature 32 teams divided into eight four-team groups.

Four matches will be played each day over the period of 12 days in the group stage, with the winners and runners-up advancing to the round of 16.

Matches will only be assigned to particular venues after the finals draw so that organizers can establish the optimal kick-off timings for television audiences in different nations as well as supporters in Qatar.

Unlike Euro 2020, a third-place play-off game will be held on December 17.

Group stage

What is the World Cup group draw?

  • Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
  • Group B: England, Iran, USA, European play-off*
  • Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
  • Group D: France, Intercontinental play-off 1*, Denmark, Tunisia
  • Group E: Spain, Intercontinental play-off 2*, Germany, Japan
  • Group F: Belgium, Ghana, Morocco, Croatia
  • Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
  • Group H: Portugal, Canada, Uruguay, South Korea

What are the World Cup format and schedule?

Group stage: November 21- December 2
Round of 16: December 3-6
Quarter-finals: December 9/10
Semi-finals: December 13/14
Final: December 18

When will the matches kick-off?

The first two rounds of matches will begin at 1 pm, 4 pm, 7 pm, and 10 pm local time, according to FIFA (10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm, and 7 pm in the United Kingdom).

The last round of group games and knockout round matches will begin at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., respectively, in local time (3 pm and 7 pm UK time).

The final is set to begin at 6 p.m. local time (3 pm UK time)

What are the venues?

Al Bayt Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Lusail Stadium, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Education City Stadium, and Al Janoub Stadium will host the group games.

What will happen with the Premier League?

The Premier League has released crucial dates for the 2022/23 season, which has been rescheduled to accommodate a World Cup in the middle of the domestic schedule.

The season will begin a week earlier than usual on August 6, 2022, with 16 matchdays scheduled up until November 12/13, before the tournament begins on November 21.

Following the World Cup final on December 18th, the Premier League will resume on Boxing Day.

On May 28, 2023, the last match round of the 2022/23 season will be played.

World Cup, Premier League, Scottish Premiership dates

The draw for the World Cup takes place in April.

The Scottish Premiership, as well as the EFL Championship, League One, and League Two, begin their seasons on July 30.

The Premier League season begins on August 6th.

The final round of Premier League, Championship, and Scottish Premiership matches before the World Cup on November 12-13.

November 21 – World Cup starts.

December 2 – Final set of group stage matches.

December 3-6 – The round of 16 stars.

December 9-10 – The quarter-finals.

December 10 – The Championship resumes.

December 13-14 – World Cup semi-finals.

December 17 – The Scottish Premiership resumes.

December 18 – World Cup final.

December 26 – The Premier League resumes.