FIFA World Cup 2022: Full Schedule, Fixtures, and Timings

FIFA World Cup 2022: Full Schedule, Fixtures, and Timings

Qatar is all set to host the biggest soccer tournament, which is the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and the schedule for the matches is out. The world will start on November 21, and the final match will take place on December 18. It is the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup and the first time an Arab country is going to host this quadrennial soccer tournament. Fans from all corners of the world are excited to see the qualifying 32 best teams play against each other in order to find the new champion. Reading below will explain the full schedule of the tournament, along with the fixtures and timings. Let’s find out! 

Main Highlights Of the Tournament

Before we proceed further to see the tournament schedule, fixtures, and timings, let’s see some of the key highlights of the world cup tournament:

  • It is the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup tournament.
  • The tournament will feature 32 teams divided into 8 groups, each group having four teams. However, it is the last time wherein 32 teams are playing. In 2026, there will be 48 teams playing against each other.
  • It is the first time; an Arab country is going to host a world tournament.
  • The tournament will start on November 21 and end on December 18, 2022.
  • Qatar is also known for its amazing tourist destinations, luxurious hotels, modern infrastructures, and delicious food. Therefore, you can also explore some of the best destinations during your World Cup experience.
  • The tournament will end in just 28 days, which will be the shortest tournament since the 1978 edition.
  • The world cup will take place in the month of November-December to prevent the players and fans from the scorching heat of the host country Qatar. 

Full List of the 2022 World Cup Fixtures and Timings 

Match Date                   Fixtures        Time                   Venue

1          November 21  A1 vs A2          3.30 pm           Al Bayat Stadium

3          November 21  A3 vs A4          9:30 pm           Khalifa International Stadium

2          November 21  B1 vs B2          6:30 pm           Al Thumama Stadium

4          November 22  B3 vs B4          00:30 am         Al Rayyan Stadium

8          November 23  C1 vs C2          00:30 am         Lusail Stadium

7          November 22  C3 vs C4          9:30 pm           Ras Abu Aboud Stadium

6          November 22  D1 vs D2          6:30 pm           Education City Stadium

5          November 22  D3 vs D4          3:30 pm           Al Janoub Stadium

12        November 23  E1 vs E2           3.30 pm           Al Bayat Stadium

11        November 23  E3 vs E4           9:30 pm           Khalifa International Stadium

10        November 23  F1 vs F2        6:30 pm        Al Thumama Stadium

9          November 24  F3 vs F4        00:30 am       Al Rayyan Stadium

16        November 25  G1 vs G2          00:30 am         Lusail Stadium

15        November 24  G3 vs G4          9:30 pm           Ras Abu Aboud Stadium

14        November 24  H1 vs H2          6:30 pm           Education City Stadium

13        November 24  H3 vs H4          3.30 pm           Al Janoub Stadium

20        November 25  B1 vs B3          3.30 pm           Al Bayat Stadium

19        November 25  B4 vs B2          9:30 pm           Khalifa International Stadium

18        November 25  A1 vs A3          6:30 pm           Al Thumama Stadium

17        November 26  A4 vs A2          00:30 am         Al Rayyan Stadium

24        November 27  D1 vs D3          00:30 am         Lusail Stadium

23        November 26  D4 vs D2          9:30 pm           Ras Abu Aboud Stadium

22        November 26  C1 vs C3          6:30 pm           Education City Stadium

21        November 26  C4 vs C2          3.30 pm           Al Janoub Stadium

28        November 27  F1 vs F3           3.30 pm           Al Bayat Stadium

27        November 27  F4 vs F2          9:30 pm        Khalifa International Stadium

26        November 27  E1 vs E3           6:30 pm           Al Thumama Stadium

25        November 28  E4 vs E2           00:30 am         Al Rayyan Stadium

32        November 29  H1 vs H3          00:30 am         Lusail Stadium

31        November 28  H4 vs H2          9:30 pm           Ras Abu Aboud Stadium

30        November 28  G1 vs G3          6:30 pm           Education City Stadium

29        November 28  G4 vs G2          3.30 pm           Al Janoub Stadium

36        November 29  A4 vs A1          3.30 pm           Al Bayat Stadium

35        November 29  A2 vs A3          9:30 pm           Khalifa International Stadium

34        November 29  B4 vs B1          6:30 pm           Al Thumama Stadium

33        November 30  B2 vs B3          00:30 am         Al Rayyan Stadium

40        December 1    C4 vs C1          00:30 am         Lusail Stadium

39        November 30  C2 vs C3          9:30 pm           Ras Abu Aboud Stadium

38        November 30  D4 vs D1          6:30 pm           Education City Stadium

37        November 30  D2 vs D3          3.30 pm           Al Janoub Stadium

44        December 1    E4 vs E1           3.30 pm           Al Bayat Stadium

43        December 1    E2 vs E3           9:30 pm           Khalifa International Stadium

42        December 1    F4 vs F1                          6:30 pm        Al Thumama Stadium

41        December 2    F2 vs F3                         00:30 am       Al Rayyan Stadium

48        December 3    G4 vs G1          00:30 am         Lusail Stadium

47        December 2    G2 vs G3          9:30 pm           Ras Abu Aboud Stadium

46        December 2    H4 vs H1          6:30 pm           Education City Stadium

45        December 2    H2 vs H3          3.30 pm           Al Janoub Stadium

ROUND-OF-16

49        December 3    1A vs 2B          8:30 pm           Khalifa International Stadium

50        December 4    1C vs 2D          00:30 am         Al Rayyan Stadium

51        December 5    1B vs 2A          00:30 am         Al Bayat Stadium

52        December 4    1D vs 2C          8:30 pm           Al Thumama Stadium

54        December 6    1G vs 2H          00:30 am         Ras Abu Aboud Stadium

53        December 5    1E vs 2F           8:30 pm           Al Janoub Stadium

56        December 7    1H vs 2G          00:30 am         Lusail Stadium

55        December 6    1F vs 2E           8:30 pm           Education City Stadium

QUARTERFINALS

57        December 10  W49 vs W50    00:30 am         Lusail Stadium

58        December 9    W53 vs W54     8:30 pm                        Education City Stadium

59        December 11  W51 vs W52     00:30 am        Al Bayat Stadium

60        December 10  W55 vs W56      8:30 pm         Al Thumama Stadium

SEMIFINALS

61        December 14  W57 vs W58    00:30 am         Lusail Stadium

62        December 15  W59 vs W60    00:30 am         Al Bayat Stadium

THIRD PLACE MATCH

63        December 17  L61 vs L62       8:30 pm           Khalifa International Stadium

FINAL

64        December 18  W61 vs W62    8:30 pm           Lusail Stadium

What Is The Schedule And Format Of FIFA World Cup 2022?

The FIFA World Cup 2022 will feature 32 teams divided into 8 groups, each having 4 teams in them. Four matches will take place each day during the group stage. These matches will be played over a period of 12 days to shortlist the teams for the round of 16.

After the finals draw, matches will only be assigned to specific venues so that organizers may determine the best kick-off times for television audiences in different countries as well as supporters in Qatar. The finals will roll out in April 2022, after the international fixture window closes in March. On December 17, a third-place play-off game will be held. The schedule of the matches is going to look like this:

 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

 What Will Be The Timing Of The Matches?

As confirmed by FIFA, the first two rounds of the matches (group stage and round of 16) will occur at 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm local time, which is 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm in the United Kingdom respectively.

The quarter-final and semi-final stages are scheduled to be held at 6pm and 10pm local time, which is 3pm and 7pm UK time, respectively.

The final match will kick off at 6pm local time or 3pm UK time. 

What Are The Decided Venues For The Matches? 

The group matches will be played across 8 stadiums as mentioned in the below-given list:

  • Al Bayt Stadium
  • Khalifa International Stadium
  • Al Thumama Stadium
  • Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
  • Lusail Stadium
  • Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
  • Education City Stadium
  • Al Janoub Stadium. 

Are FIFA World Cup 2022 Tickets On Sale? 

The tickets are not on sale yet. According to FIFA, the ticket information for the world cup matches will be available in due course. You can visit the official website of FIFA to get updates related to the sales of the tickets.

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