FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Full schedule after final draw, groups, venues, fixtures and timings in IST

Here's the full schedule of FIFA World Cup 2022. The latest edition of the World Cup will be played for the first time in Qatar.

The 2022 football World Cup is scheduled to happen in Qatar from November 21 to December 18 instead of the conventional International FIFA window during June-July.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will have four games every day in a 12-day group stage and matches later in the tournament that go into extra time will extend past midnight in Qatar.

FIFA released the schedule for the first World Cup to be played in November and December on Wednesday, with kickoff times at 00:30 am IST, 3:30 pm IST, 6:30 pm IST and 9:30 pm IST.

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Both semifinals - like some games in the previous rounds - will kick off at 00:30 am IST while the final, along with the third place match, will kickoff at 8:30 pm IST .

FIFA is looking to stage the draw for the tournament in late March or early April 2022, when 30 of the 32 finalists will be known.

Here's the full list of FIFA World Cup 2022 fixtures and timings (IST)

MatchDateFixturesTimeVenue
1November 21Qatar vs Ecuador3.30 pmAl Bayt Stadium
3November 21Senegal vs Netherlands9:30 pmKhalifa International Stadium
2November 21England vs Iran6:30 pmAl Thumama Stadium
4November 22USA vs Wales/Scotland/Ukraine00:30 amAl Rayyan Stadium
8November 23Argentina vs Saudi Arabia00:30 amLusail Stadium
7November 22Mexico vs Poland9:30 pmRas Abu Aboud Stadium
6November 22France vs UAE/Australia/Peru6:30 pmEducation City Stadium
5November 22Denmark vs Tunisia3:30 pmAl Janoub Stadium
12November 23Spain vs Costa Rica/New Zealand3.30 pmAl Bayt Stadium
11November 23Germany vs Japan9:30 pmKhalifa International Stadium
10November 23Belgium vs Canada6:30 pmAl Thumama Stadium
9November 24Morocco vs Croatia00:30 amAl Rayyan Stadium
16November 25Brazil vs Serbia00:30 amLusail Stadium
15November 24Switzerland vs Cameroon9:30 pmRas Abu Aboud Stadium
14November 24Portugal vs Ghana6:30 pmEducation City Stadium
13November 24Uruguay vs South Korea3.30 pmAl Janoub Stadium
20November 25England vs USA3.30 pmAl Bayt Stadium
19November 25Wales/Scotland/Ukraine vs Iran9:30 pmKhalifa International Stadium
18November 25Qatar vs Senegal6:30 pmAl Thumama Stadium
17November 26Netherlands vs Ecuador00:30 amAl Rayyan Stadium
24November 27France vs Denmark00:30 amLusail Stadium
23November 26Tunisia vs UAE/Australia/Peru9:30 pmRas Abu Aboud Stadium
22November 26Argentina vs Mexico6:30 pmEducation City Stadium
21November 26Poland vs Saudi Arabia3.30 pmAl Janoub Stadium
28November 27Belgium vs Morocco3.30 pmAl Bayt Stadium
27November 27Croatia vs Canada9:30 pmKhalifa International Stadium
26November 27Spain vs Germany6:30 pmAl Thumama Stadium
25November 28Japan vs Costa Rica/New Zealand00:30 amAl Rayyan Stadium
32November 29Portugal vs Uruguay00:30 amLusail Stadium
31November 28South Korea vs Ghana9:30 pmRas Abu Aboud Stadium
30November 28Brazil vs Switzerland6:30 pmEducation City Stadium
29November 28Cameroon vs Serbia3.30 pmAl Janoub Stadium
36November 29Netherlands vs Qatar3.30 pmAl Bayt Stadium
35November 29Ecuador vs Senegal9:30 pmKhalifa International Stadium
34November 29Wales/Scotland/Ukraine vs England6:30 pmAl Thumama Stadium
33November 30Iran vs USA00:30 amAl Rayyan Stadium
40December 1Poland vs Argentina00:30 amLusail Stadium
39November 30Saudi Arabia vs Mexico9:30 pmRas Abu Aboud Stadium
38November 30Tunisia vs France6:30 pmEducation City Stadium
37November 30UAE/Australia/Peru vs Denmark3.30 pmAl Janoub Stadium
44December 1Japan vs Spain3.30 pmAl Bayt Stadium
43December 1Costa Rica/New Zealand vs Germany9:30 pmKhalifa International Stadium
42December 1Croatia vs Belgium6:30 pmAl Thumama Stadium
41December 2Canada vs Morocco00:30 amAl Rayyan Stadium
48December 3Cameroon vs Brazil00:30 amLusail Stadium
47December 2Serbia vs Switzerland9:30 pmRas Abu Aboud Stadium
46December 2South Korea vs Portugal6:30 pmEducation City Stadium
45December 2Ghana vs Uruguay3.30 pmAl Janoub Stadium

ROUND-OF-16

49December 31A vs 2B8:30 pmKhalifa International Stadium
50December 41C vs 2D00:30 amAl Rayyan Stadium
51December 51B vs 2A00:30 amAl Bayt Stadium
52December 41D vs 2C8:30 pmAl Thumama Stadium
54December 61G vs 2H00:30 amRas Abu Aboud Stadium
53December 51E vs 2F8:30 pmAl Janoub Stadium
56December 71H vs 2G00:30 amLusail Stadium
55December 61F vs 2E8:30 pmEducation City Stadium

QUARTERFINALS

57December 10

W49 vs W50

00:30 amLusail Stadium
58December 9

W53 vs W54

8:30 pmEducation City Stadium
59December 11

W51 vs W52

00:30 amAl Bayt Stadium
60December 10

W55 vs W56

8:30 pmAl Thumama Stadium

SEMIFINALS

61December 14W57 vs W5800:30 amLusail Stadium
62December 15W59 vs W6000:30 amAl Bayt Stadium

THIRD PLACE MATCH

63December 17L61 vs L628:30 pmKhalifa International Stadium

FINAL

64December 18W61 vs W628:30 pmLusail Stadium

 

(Disclaimer: All match dates, teams and timings are tentative and subject to change.)

 

[With inputs from AP]

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