Fifa World Cup 2022 will take place in Qatar this November to December including 32 teams to compete in eight groups; Football World Cup 2022-Dates draw Tournament Schedules. The opening match will be between England and Iran. Football World Cup 2022-Dates, draw, Tournament Schedule, and more

Where and when will be the Fifa 2022 World Cup?

On Monday Al Thumama Stadium will host the Fifa World cup, November 21 will be the date when Senegal takes on the Netherlands in Group A followed by hosts Qatar against Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium.

In group match B, England will face Iran as scheduled to take place just eight days after the Premier League closes down. Football World Cup 2022-Dates, draw Tournament Schedules.

If Wales reaches the playoffs finals then they would play against England on Tuesday, November 29 in Group B.

Lusail Stadium will host the final in Doha, this will be a week before Christmas on Sunday, December 18.

While in Europe, Poland and Portugal progressed to the playoffs finals after they won against North Macedonia and also against Sweden with a healthy margin. Football World Cup 2022-Dates, draw Tournament Schedule, and more. The last and the third European play-off will feature Wales against Ukraine, which was delayed until June. Stay tuned for more news on our website

Who will be the final three countries to qualify?

Wales or Ukraine will be at the World Cup as play-off winners.

Meanwhile, the intercontinental play-offs will be contested on 13-14 June in Qatar with Australia or UAE or Peru plus Costa Rica or New Zealand taking the two remaining places.

UEFA and Intercontinental play-offs:

  • Wales vs Ukraine
  • Australia or the United Arab Emirates vs Peru
  • Costa Rica vs New Zealand

What is the World Cup group draw?

The 2022 World Cup will begin with 32 teams in eight groups of four:

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

What are the World Cup format and schedule?

Four matches will be played each day during the group stage, which will run over a 12-day period and see winners and runners-up progress to the round of 16. Football World Cup 2022-Dates draw Tournament Schedules

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

Group stage – all kick-off times in the UK y

Monday, November 21

Group A: Senegal vs Netherlands (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 10 am)
Group B: England vs Iran (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1 pm)
Group A: Qatar vs Ecuador (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 4 pm)
Group B: USA vs Wales/Ukraine (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7 pm)

Tuesday, November 22

Group C: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 10 am)
Group D: Denmark vs Tunisia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1 pm)
Group C: Mexico vs Poland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 4 pm)
Group D: France vs UAE/Australia/Peru (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 7 pm)

When will the matches kick off?

FIFA has confirmed the first two rounds of matches will kick off at 1 pm, 4 pm, 7 pm, and 10 pm local time (10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm, and 7 pm in the United Kingdom).

Kick-off times in the final round of group games and knockout-round matches will be at 6 pm and 10 pm local time (3 pm and 7 pm UK time).

The final is scheduled to kick off at 6 pm local time (3 pm UK time)

What will happen with the Premier League?

The Premier League has confirmed key dates for the 2022/23 campaign, with the season adjusted to accommodate a World Cup that takes place in the middle of the domestic calendar. The season will start a week earlier than normal on August 6, 2022, with 16 matchdays taking place up to the weekend of November 12/13, before the tournament kicks off on November 21. The Premier League will resume on Boxing Day following the World Cup final, which takes place on December 18. The final match round of the 2022/23 season will be played on May 28, 2023. For more details click here