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 World Cup 2022 Group A: What to expect with Netherlands and Senegal in pool
- FIFA World Cup 2022 Group B: What to expect with England and USA in pool
- FIFA World Cup 2022 Group C: What to expect from Messi's Argentina and Lewandowski's Poland?
- FIFA World Cup 2022 Group D: What to expect from reigning champion France and Eriksen's Denmark?
- FIFA World Cup 2022 Group E: What to expect with Spain and Germany in pool
- FIFA World Cup 2022 Group F: What to expect with Croatia, Belgium and Canada in together
- FIFA World Cup 2022 Group G: What to expect from Brazil with Cameroon and Switzerland in pool?
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)
(Disclaimer: All match dates, teams and timings are tentative and subject to change.)
[With inputs from AP]