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FIFA World Cup 2022

6 Aug 2022 - 18 Dec 2022

FIFA World Cup 2022


The biggest and the most grandest football tournament in the world, FIFA World Cup, is right around the corner and fans are already hyped about it. This year's world cup will be the 22nd edition of the prestigious tournament and Qatar will be the host for the 2022 FIFA world cup. The middle eastern country was granted the privilege to host the 2022 world cup in 2010 by FIFA and as a result, Qatar will be the first Arab state to host a world cup. The 2022 world cup will be the last world cup to involve 32 team format as from the next edition of the tournament there will be 48 teams scheduled to play.



FIFA World Cup 2022 groups


There will be a total of 32 teams scheduled to take part in the 2022 FIFA world cup in Qatar. These teams represent different confederations across the world and have earned their spot after going through some tough rounds of qualifiers.


From the Asian Football Confederation, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Korean Republic and Qatar have already booked their slots for the club. There is still an another slot left for an AFC team and it could go down between Australia and UAE as both teams will go head to head in the AFC-CONMEBOL Playoffs.



From UEFA there will be a total of 13 teams which features current world cup champions France. 5 teams from the Confederation of African Football and 3 teams from CONCAF has booked their slot for this year's world cup. From the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) four teams have confirmed their place for the grandest football tournament.


On April 1 2022, FIFA conducted the group draws at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in Qatar. There will be a total of 8 groups with 4 teams in it. From all the groups, group E is touted to be the group of death as it includes former world champions Spain and Germany along with Japan and New Zealand or Costa Rica.



Here are the confirmed 2022 world cup groups:


Group A

Qatar

Ecuador

Senegal

Netherlands


Group B

England

Iran

USA

Ukraine/Scotland OR Wales


Group C

Argentina

Saudi Arabia

Mexico

Poland


Group D

France

Australia/UAE OR Peru

Denmark

Tunisia


Group E

Spain

New Zealand OR Costa Rica

Germany

Japan


Group F

Belgium

Canada

Morocco

Croatia


Group G

Brazil

Serbia

Switzerland

Cameroon


Group H

Portugal

Ghana

Uruguay

South Korea


FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule


The 2022 FIFA world cup was initially planned to start during the the European off-season in June and July. However, it was later decided to conduct the tournament during the winter season as the temperature in Qatar during June and July are extremely high. As a result, the world cup is scheduled to take place between November 21 to December 18. The Qatar world cup will also be the first ever world cup to be conducted within 28 days.




The first match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be between Senegal and Netherland at the Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor on November 21. Qatar has unveiled 8 new stadiums for the world cup with Lusail Iconic Stadium having the highest capacity(80,000) from the lot.


Here are the group stage schedule for the FIFA World Cup 2022.


Monday November 21


Group A: Senegal vs Netherlands (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor)

Group B: England vs Iran (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan)

Group A: Qatar vs Ecuador (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor)

Group B: USA vs Scotland/Wales/Ukraine (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan)


Tuesday November 22


Group C: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail)

Group D: Denmark vs Tunisia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan)

Group C: Mexico vs Poland (Stadium 974, Doha)

Group D: France vs UAE/Australia/Peru (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah)


Wednesday November 23


Group F: Morocco vs Croatia (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor)

Group E: Germany vs Japan (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan)

Group E: Spain vs Costa Rica/New Zealand (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor)

Group F: Belgium vs Canada (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan)


Thursday November 24


Group G: Switzerland vs Cameroon (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah)

Group H: Uruguay vs South Korea (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan)

Group H: Portugal vs Ghana (Stadium 974, Doha)

Group G: Brazil vs Serbia (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail)


Friday November 25


Group B: Scotland/Wales/Ukraine vs Iran (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan)

Group A: Qatar vs Senegal (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor)

Group A: Netherlands vs Ecuador (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan)

Group B: England vs USA (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor)


Saturday November 26


Group C: Tunisia vs UAE/Australia/Peru (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah)

Group C: Poland vs Saudi Arabia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan)

Group D: France vs Denmark (Stadium 974, Doha)

Group C: Argentina vs Mexico (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail)


Sunday November 27


Group E: Japan vs Costa Rica/New Zealand (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan)

Group F: Belgium vs Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor)

Group F: Croatia vs Canada (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan)

Group E: Spain vs Germany (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor)


Monday November 28


Group G: Cameroon vs Serbia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah)

Group G: South Korea vs Ghana (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan)

Group H: Brazil vs Switzerland (Stadium 974, Doha)

Group H: Portugal vs Uruguay (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail)


Tuesday November 29


Group A: Netherlands vs Qatar (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor)

Group A: Ecuador vs Senegal (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan)

Group B: Scotland/Wales/Ukraine vs England (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan)

Group B: Iran vs USA (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor)


Wednesday November 30


Group D: UAE/Australia/Peru vs Denmark (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah)

Group D: Tunisia vs France (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan)

Group C: Poland vs Argentina (Stadium 974, Doha)

Group C: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail)


Thursday December 1


Group F: Croatia vs Belgium (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan)

Group F: Canada vs Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor)

Group E: Costa Rica/New Zealand vs Germany (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor)

Group E: Japan vs Spain (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan)


Friday, December 2


Group G: South Korea vs Portugal (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan)

Group G: Ghana vs Uruguay (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah)

Group H: Serbia vs Switzerland (Stadium 974, Doha)

Group H: Cameroon vs Brazil (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail)


FIFA World Cup 2022 final


The final of the FIFA world cup 2022 in Qatar will take place on December 18, 2022 at the Lusail Iconic Stadium. The closing ceremony will also take place in front of 60,000 people at Lusail stadium in the same night.

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