This Year’s FIFA World Cup Match Schedules

This Year's FIFA World Cup Match Schedules - skysports world cup qatar 2022 5921764

Qatar has never played in the FIFA World Cup and yet for the 2022 games, this exciting country will be hosting.

Qatar’s failure to qualify was not due to lack of trying, they have simply never gotten past the qualifying stage. However, because the country is hosting this year, they automatically get a spot in the tournament. You can bet that the World Cup 2022 odds are not in their favor.

Where Is the World Cup Being Held?

All of the matches will take place in stadiums across Qatar. The first-ever match of the tournament will be hosted at Al Bayt Stadium on the 20th of November.

Originally the plan was for the Netherlands to open the games at the Al Thumama Stadium, but this changed in August. Qatar wanted to open the tournament with their own team.

The 2022 World Cup Groupings

32 teams are playing this year, which makes it easy to divide into groups of 4. The 8 groups are labeled with letters and were chosen at random. This means teams in group A were not placed in that category due to skill or location, they were placed due to a randomized computer.

The groups are:

  • Group A: Qatar, Netherlands, Ecuador, Senegal 
  • Group B: Iran, USA, Wales, England
  • Group C: Argentina, Mexico, Poland, Saudi Arabia 
  • Group D: Australia, France, Tunisia, Denmark,
  • Group E: Spain, Germany, Japan, Costa Rica 
  • Group F: Morocco, Croatia, Belgium, Canada 
  • Group G: Brazil, Cameroon, Serbia, Switzerland
  • Group H: Ghana, Portugal, South Korea, Uruguay

Group Stage Kick-Off Times And Match Ups

At this point in time, the group-stage matchups are the only ones we can confirm. For the other stages, we need to wait until all the winners and losers of the first stage have been realized.

Here are the matches in date and time order:

  • Sunday 20th November:
    • Group A Match – Ecuador vs Qatar – Kick off at 7pm
  • Monday 21st November:
    • Group B Match – Iran vs England – Kick off at 1pm
    • Group A Match – Netherlands vs Senegal – Kick off at 4pm
    • Group B Match – Wales vs USA – Kick off at 7pm 
  • Tuesday 22nd November:
    • Group C Match – Saudi Arabia vs Argentina – Kick off at 10am
    • Group D Match – Tunisia vs Denmark – Kick off at 1pm
    • Group C Match – Poland vs Mexico – Kick off at 4pm
    • Group D Match – France vs Australia – Kick off at 7pm
  • Wednesday 23rd November:
    • Group F Match – Croatia vs Morocco – Kick off at 10am
    • Group E Match – Japan vs Germany- Kick off at 1pm
    • Group E Match – Costa Rica vs Spain – Kick off at 4pm
    • Group F Match – Canada vs Belgium – Kick off at 7pm
  • Thursday 24th of November:
    • Group G Match – Cameroon vs Switzerland – Kick off at 10 am
    • Group H Match – South Korea vs Uruguay – Kick off at 1pm
    • Group H Match – Ghana vs Portugal – Kick off at 4pm
    • Group G Match – Serbia vs Brazil – Kick off at 7pm
  • Friday 25th November:
    • Group B Match- Iran vs Wales – Kick off at 10 am
    • Group A Match – Senegal vs Qatar – Kick off at 1pm
    • Group A Match – Ecuador vs Netherlands – Kick off at 4pm
    • Group B Match – USA vs England – Kick off at 7pm
  • Saturday 26th November:
    • Group D Match- Australia vs Tunisia – Kick off at 10 am
    • Group C Match – Poland vs Daudia Arabia – Kick off at 1pm
    • Group D Match – Denmark vs France – Kick off at 4pm
    • Group C Match – Mexico vs Argentina – Kick off at 7pm
  • Sunday 27th November:
    • Group E Match – Costa Rica vs Japan – Kick off at 10am
    • Group F Match – Morocco vs Belgium – Kick off at 1pm
    • Group F Match – Canada vs Croatia – Kick off at 4pm
    • Group E Match – Germany vs Spain – Kick off at 7pm
  • Monday 28th November:
    • Group G Match – Serbia vs Cameroon – Kick off at 10am
    • Group G Match – Ghana vs South Korea – Kick off at 1pm
    • Group H Match – Switzerland vs Brazil – Kick off at 4pm
    • Group H Match – Uruguay vs Portugal – Kick off at 7pm
  • Tuesday 29th November:
    • Group A Match – Netherlands vs Qatar – Kick off at 3pm
    • Group A Match – Senegal vs Ecuador – Kick off at 3pm
    • Group B Match – England vs Wales – Kick off at 7pm
    • Group B Match – USA s Iran – Kick off at 7pm
  • Wednesday 30th November:
    • Group D Match – Denmark vs Australia – Kick off at 3pm
    • Group D Match – France vs Tunisia – Kick off at 3pm
    • Group C Match – Argentina vs Poland – Kick off at 7pm
    • Group C Match – Mexico vs Saudi Arabia – Kick off at 7pm
  • Thursday 1st December:
    • Group F Match – Belgium vs Croatia – Kick off at 3pm
    • Group F Match – Morocco vs Canada – Kick off at 3pm
    • Group E Match – Germany vs Costa Rica – Kick off at 7pm
    • Group E Match – Spain vs Japan – Kick off at 7pm
  • Friday 2nd of December:
    • Group G Match – Portugal vs South Korea – Kick off at 3pm
    • Group G Match – Uruguay vs Ghana – Kick off at 3pm
    • Group H Match – Switzerland vs Serbia – Kick off at 7pm
    • Group H Match – Brazil vs Cameroon – Kick off at 7pm

Summary

Once the group stage has been completed, we will know who will make it through to the Round of 16 stages.

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