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The most awaited football tournament in the world, FIFA World Cup, will officially commence about 230 days from now. The tournament will take place in Doha, Qatar. Surprisingly, this will be the first time a world cup will be held in an Arab country. Additionally, this event will officially begin on November 21 and will end on December 18.

Since 1998, 32 teams have competed in the World Cup. This year will not be any different. Though this will be the last time the tournament will be hosting 32 teams because World Cup 2026 will include an additional 14 teams, making a total of 46 football clubs.

A few hours ago, after the final draw, FIFA just dropped the World Cup match schedules and groups. The 32 teams will be divided into 8 groups, consisting of 4 teams each (Group A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H).

FIFA World Cup 2022 Groups

World Cup 2022 Group A, Photo Courtesy of FIFA
World Cup 2022 Group B, Photo Courtesy of FIFA
World Cup 2022 Group C, Photo Courtesy of FIFA
World Cup 2022 Group D, Photo Courtesy of FIFA
World Cup 2022 Group E, Photo Courtesy of FIFA
World Cup 2022 Group F, Photo Courtesy of FIFA
World Cup 2022 Group G, Photo Courtesy of FIFA
World Cup 2022 Group H, Photo Courtesy of FIFA

World Cup 2022 Match Schedules

The first 12 days of the tournament will hold Group Matches.

Group Matches

November 21, 2022

  • Group A: Senegal vs. the Netherlands (Al Thumama Stadium), 5 a.m. ET
  • Group B: England vs. Iran (Khalifa International Stadium), 8 a.m. ET
  • Group A: Qatar vs. Ecuador (Al Bayt Stadium), 11 a.m. ET
  • Group B: United States vs. UEFA playoff winner (Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium), 2 p.m. ET

November 22, 2022

  • Group C: Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia (Lusail Stadium), 5 a.m. ET
  • Group D: Denmark vs. Tunisia (Education City Stadium), 8 a.m. ET
  • Group C: Mexico vs. Poland (Stadium 974), 11 a.m. ET
  • Group D: France vs. AFC-CONMEBOL playoff winner (Al Janoub Stadium), 2 p.m. ET

November 23, 2022

  • Group F: Morocco vs. Croatia (Al Bayt Stadium), 5 a.m. ET
  • Group E: Germany vs. Japan (Khalifa International Stadium), 8 a.m. ET
  • Group E: Spain vs. Concacaf-OFC playoff winner (Al Thumama Stadium), 11 a.m. ET
  • Group F: Belgium vs. Canada (Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium), 2 p.m. ET

November 24, 2022

  • Group G: Switzerland vs. Cameroon (Al Janoub Stadium), 5 a.m. ET
  • Group H: Uruguay vs. South Korea (Education City Stadium), 8 a.m. ET
  • Group H: Portugal vs. Ghana (Stadium 974), 11 a.m. ET
  • Group G: Brazil vs. Serbia (Lusail Stadium), 2 p.m. ET

November 25, 2022

  • Group B: UEFA playoff winner vs. Iran (Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium), 5 a.m. ET
  • Group A: Qatar vs. Senegal (Al Thumama Stadium), 8 a.m. ET
  • Group A: Netherlands vs. Ecuador (Khalifa International Stadium), 11 a.m. ET
  • Group B: England vs. the United States (Al Bayt Stadium), 2 p.m. ET

November 26, 2022

  • Group D: Tunisia vs. AFC-CONMEBOL playoff winner (Al Janoub Stadium), 5 a.m. ET
  • Group C: Poland vs. Saudi Arabia (Education City Stadium), 8 a.m. ET
  • Group D: France vs. Denmark (Stadium 974), 11 a.m. ET
  • Group C: Argentina vs. Mexico (Lusail Stadium), 2 p.m. ET

November 27, 2022

  • Group E: Japan vs. Concacaf-OFC playoff winner (Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium), 5 a.m. ET
  • Group F: Belgium vs. Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium), 8 a.m. ET
  • Group F: Croatia vs. Canada (khalifa International Stadium), 11 a.m. ET
  • Group E: Spain vs. Germany (Al Bayt Stadium), 2 p.m. ET

November 28, 2022

  • Group G: Cameroon vs. Serbia (5:00 a.m. EST, Al Janoub Stadium), 5 a.m. ET
  • Group H: South Korea vs. Ghana (8:00 a.m. EST, Education City Stadium), 8 a.m. ET
  • Group G: Brazil vs. Switzerland (11:00 a.m. EST, Stadium 974), 11 a.m. ET
  • Group H: Portugal vs. Uruguay (2:00 p.m. EST, Lusail Stadium), 2 p.m. ET

November 29, 2022

  • Group A: Netherlands vs. Qatar (Al Bayt Stadium), 10 a.m. ET
  • Group A: Ecuador vs. Senegal (Khalifa International Stadium), 10 a.m. ET
  • Group B: UEFA playoff winner vs. England (Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium), 2 p.m. ET
  • Group B: Iran vs. the United States (Al Thumama Stadium), 2 p.m. ET

November 30, 2022

  • Group D: Tunisia vs. France (Education City Stadium), 10 a.m. ET
  • Group D: AFC-CONMEBOL playoff winner vs. Denmark (Al Janoub Stadium), 10 a.m. ET
  • Group C: Poland vs. Argentina (Stadium 974), 2 p.m. ET
  • Group C: Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico (Lusail Stadium), 2 p.m. ET

December 1, 2022

  • Group F: Croatia vs. Belgium (Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium), 10 a.m. ET
  • Group F: Canada vs. Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium), 10 a.m. ET
  • Group E: Japan vs. Spain (Khalifa International Stadium), 2 p.m. ET
  • Group E: Concacaf-OFC playoff winner vs. Germany (Al Bayt Stadium), 2 p.m. ET

December 2, 2022

  • Group H: South Korea vs. Portugal (Education City Stadium), 10 a.m. ET
  • Group H: Ghana vs. Uruguay (Al Janoub Stadium), 10 a.m. ET
  • Group G: Cameroon vs. Brazil (Lusail Stadium), 2 p.m. ET
  • Group G: Serbia vs. Switzerland (Stadium 974), 2 p.m. ET

From Dec. 3 to Dec.6, it will be Round of 16. In the Round of 16, the group pairings for winners and runner-ups are A with B, C with D, E with F, and G with H

Round of 16

December 3, 2022

  • Match 49: Group A (1st) against Group B (2nd) (Khalifa International Stadium), 10 a.m. ET
  •  Match 50: Group C (1st) against Group D (2nd) (Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium), 2 p.m. ET

December 4, 2022

  • Match 51: Group B (1st) against Group A (2nd) (Al Thumama Stadium), 10 a.m. ET
  • Match 52: Group D (1st) against Group C (2nd) (Al Bayt Stadium), 2 p.m. ET

December 5, 2022

  • Match 54: Group G (1st) against Group H (2nd) (Stadium 974), 2 p.m. ET
  • Match 55: Group E (1st) against Group F (2nd) (Al Janoub Stadium), 10 a.m. ET

December 7, 2022

  • Match 56: Group H (1st) against Group G (2nd) (Lusail Stadium), 2 p.m. ET
  • Match 55: Group F (1st) against Group E (2nd) (Education City Stadium), 10 a.m. ET

December 7-8 (Rest Days)

Quarter-Finals

December 9, 2022

  • Match 57: Match 49 Winner VS Match 50 Winner (Lusail Stadium), 2 p.m. ET
  • Match 58: Match 53 Winner VS Match 54 Winner (Education City Stadium), 10 a.m. ET

December 10, 2022

  • Match 59: Match 51 Winner VS Match 52 Winner (Al Bayt Stadium), 2 p.m. ET
  • Match 60: Match 55 Winner VS Match 56 Winner (Al Thumama Stadium), 10 a.m. ET

December 11-12 (Rest Days)

Semi-Finals

December 13, 2022

  • Match 61: Match 57 Winner VS Match 58 Winner (Lusail Stadium), 2 p.m. ET

December 14, 2022

  • Match 62: Match 59 Winner VS Match 60 Winner (Al Bayt Stadium), 2 p.m. ET

December 15-16 (Rest Days)

3rd Place & Finals

December 17, 2022

  • Match 63: Battle for 3rd Place (Khalifa International Stadium), 10 a.m. ET

December 18, 2022

  • Match 64: Championship Matchup (Lusail Stadium), 10 a.m. ET
Note: Match Groups and Schedules are all courtesy of FIFA (fifa.com)

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