2022 World Cup

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar is scheduled to take place from Monday, 21 November through to the final on Sunday, 18 December 2022 at the the Lusail Stadium in Doha. Kick off for the final will be at 18.00 local time (+3 GMT / +2 CET).

Kick-off times for the first two rounds of matches will be 13.00, 16.00, 19.00 and 22.00 local time (so 10.00, 13.00, 16.00 and 19.00 in the United Kingdom). In the final round of group games and knock-out matches kick-off will be at 18.00 and 22.00 local time (15.00 and 19.00 UK time).


32 teams will play at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Teams qualified – and how they performed in 2018 in Russia (and 2014 in Brazil) are:

  1. Argentina – Knocked out in the round of 16. (Finalist – Runner-up in Brazil)
  2. Belgium – Semi finalist – 3rd place. (Quarter finalist in Brazil)
  3. Brazil – Quarter finalist. (Semi finalist- 4th place in Brazil)
  4. Croatia – Finalist – Runner up (Knocked out at the group stage in Brazil)
  5. Denmark – Knocked out in the round of 16. (previously played in the World Cup Finals in 2010)
  6. England – Semi Finalist – 4th place. (Knocked out at the group stage in Brazil)
  7. France – Finalist – 2018 World Champions (Quarter finalist in Brazil)
  8. Germany – Knocked out at the group stage. (Finalist – 2014 World Champions in Brazil)
  9. Netherlands – Failed to qualify for Russia (Semi-finalist – 3rd place in Brazil)
  10. Qatar- Never previously qualified for the World Cup Finals
  11. Serbia – Knocked out at the group stage. (previously played in the World Cup Finals in 2010)
  12. Spain – Knocked out in the round of 16. (Knocked out at the group stage in Brazil)
  13. Switzerland – Knocked out in the round of 16. (Knocked out in the round of 16 in Brazil)

EUROPEAN PLAY-OFF DRAW

Games to be played on 24 March 2022 and 29 March 2022