Schedule by Date

Here you will find the dates, times, and places of the matches to be played at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar in DATE ORDER.

Unlike previous tournaments there will be four matches on the opening day, 21 November, and four matches each day until 2 December. Then there will be two matches each day between 3 December and 6 December (the round of 16) and on the 9 and 10 December (Quarter Finals). Semi-finals are 13 and 14 December; 3rd place play off on 17 December with the final on 18 December. 

During the entire period of the cup, from 21 November to 18 December, the only rest days with no games will be 7, 8, 11, 12, 15 and 16 December.

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 the round of 16 and quarter finals the kick-off will be at 18.00 and 22.00 local time (15.00 and 19.00 UK time). The semi-finals will kick of at 22.00 and the final at 18.00  (19.00 and 15.00 UK time).

The opening game will be between host Qatar and Ecuador.

The groups are:


SCHEDULE – DATES

(Kick off times are UK times.)

Monday, 21 November 2022 – Opening Day

  • Senegal x Netherlands – Al Thumama Stadium – Doha (10.00) 
  • England x Iran – Khalifa International Stadium – Doha (13.00)
  • Qatar x Ecuador – Al Bayat Stadium – Al Khor – Opening Match (16.00)
  • USA x Scotland / Ukraine or Wales – Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium – Al Rayyyan (19.00)

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

  • Argentina x Saudia Arabia – Lusail Stadium – Lusail (10.00)
  • Denmark x Tunisia – Education City Stadium – Doha (13.00)
  • Mexico x Poland – Ras Abu Aboud Stadium – Doha (16.00)
  • France x UAE / Australia or Peru – Al Janoub Stadium – Al Wakrah (19.00)

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

  • Morocco x Croatia – Al Bayat Stadium – Al Khor (10.00)
  • Germany x Japan – Khalifa International Stadium – Doha (13.00)
  • Spain x Costa Rica / New Zealand – Al Thumama Stadium – Doha (16.00)
  • Belgium x Canada – Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium – Al Rayyyan (19.00)

Thursday, 24 November 2022

  • Switzerland x Cameroon – Al Janoub Stadium – Al Wakrah (10.00)
  • Uruguay x Korea Republic – Education City Stadium – Doha (13.00)
  • Portugal x Ghana – Ras Abu Aboud Stadium – Doha (16.00)
  • Brazil x Serbia – Lusail Stadium – Lusail (19.00)

Friday, 25 November 2022

  • Iran x Scotland / Ukraine or Wales – Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium – Al Rayyyan (10.00)
  • Qatar x Senegal – Al Thumama Stadium – Doha (13.00)
  • Ecuador x Netherlands – Khalifa International Stadium – Doha (16.00)
  • England x USA – Al Bayat Stadium – Al Khor  (19.00)

Saturday, 26 November 2022

  • UAE / Australia or Peru x Tunisia – Al Janoub Stadium – Al Wakrah (10.00)
  • Saudia Arabia x Poland – Education City Stadium – Doha (13.00)
  • France x Denmark – Ras Abu Aboud Stadium – Doha (16.00)
  • Argentina x Mexico – Lusail Stadium – Lusail (19.00)

Sunday, 27 November 2022

  • Costa Rica / New Zealand x Japan – Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium – Al Rayyyan (10.00)
  • Belgium x Morocco – Al Thumama Stadium – Doha (13.00)
  • Canada x Croatia – Khalifa International Stadium – Doha (16.00)
  • Spain x Germany – Al Bayat Stadium – Al Khor  (19.00)

Monday, 28 November 2022

  • Serbia x Cameroon – Al Janoub Stadium – Al Wakrah (10.00)
  • Ghana x Korea Republic – Education City Stadium – Doha (13.00)
  • Brazil x Switzerland – Ras Abu Aboud Stadium – Doha (16.00)
  • Portugal x Uruguay – Lusail Stadium – Lusail (19.00)

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

  • Qatar x Netherlands – Al Bayat Stadium – Al Khor  (15.00)
  • Ecuador x Senegal – Khalifa International Stadium – Doha (15.00)
  • England x Scotland / Ukraine or Wales – Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium – Al Rayyyan (19.00)
  • Iran x USA – Al Thumama Stadium – Doha (19.00)

Wednesday, 30 November 2022

  • France x Tunisia – Education City Stadium – Doha (15.00)
  • UAE / Australia or Peru x Denmark – Al Janoub Stadium – Al Wakrah (15.00)
  • Argentina x Poland – Ras Abu Aboud Stadium – Doha (19.00)
  • Saudi Arabia x Mexico – Lusail Stadium – Lusail (19.00)

Thursday, 1 December 2022

  • Belgium x Croatia – Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium – Al Rayyyan (15.00)
  • Canada x Morocco – – Al Thumama Stadium – Doha (15.00)
  • Spain x Japan – Khalifa International Stadium – Doha (19.00)
  • Costa Rica / New Zealand x Germany – Al Bayat Stadium – Al Khor  (19.00)

Friday, 2 December 2022

  • Portugal x Korea Republic – Education City Stadium – Doha (15.00)
  • Ghana x Uruguay – Al Janoub Stadium – Al Wakrah (15.00)
  • Brazil x Cameroon – Lusail Stadium – Lusail (19.00)
  • Serbia x Switzerland – Ras Abu Aboud Stadium – Doha (19.00)

Saturday, 3 December 2022

  • Second-round – round of 16: Winners A  x B Runners Up  – Khalifa International Stadium – Doha (15.00)
  • Second-round – round of 16: Winners C x  D Runners Up – Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium – Al Rayyyan (19.00)

Sunday, 4 December 2022

  • Second-round – round of 16: Winners D x  C Runners Up – Al Thumama Stadium – Doha (15.00) 
  • Second-round – round of 16: Winners B x  A Runners Up – Al Bayat Stadium – Al Khor (19.00)

Monday, 5 December 2022

  • Second-round – round of 16: Winners E x  F Runners Up – Al Janoub Stadium – Al Wakrah (15.00) 
  • Second-round – round of 16: Winners G x H Runners Up – Ras Abu Aboud Stadium – Doha (19.00)

Tuesday, 6 December 2022

  • Second-round – round of 16: Winners F x E Runners up – Education City Stadium – Doha (15.00) 
  • Second-round – round of 16: Winners H x  G Runners Up – Lusail Stadium – Lusail (19.00)

Wednesday, 7 December 2022 – Rest Day

Thursday, 8 December 2022 – Rest Day

Friday, 9 December 2022

  • Quarter-final 1 – Education City Stadium – Doha (15.00) 
  • Quarter-final 2 – Lusail Stadium – Lusail (19.00)

Saturday, 10 December 2022

  • Quarter-final 3 – Al Thumama Stadium – Doha (15.00) 
  • Quarter-final 4 – Al Bayat Stadium – Al Khor (19.00)

Sunday, 11 December 2022 – Rest Day

Monday, 12 December 2022 – Rest Day

Tuesday, 13 December 2022

  • Semi-final 1 – Lusail Stadium – Lusail (19.00)

Wednesday, 14 December 2022

  • Semi-final 2 – Al Bayat Stadium – Al Khor (22.00)

Thursday, 15 December 2022 – Rest Day

Friday, 16 December 2022 – Rest Day

Saturday, 17 December 2022

  • Third and Fourth place play off – Khalifa International Stadium – Doha (15.00)

Sunday, 18 December 2022

  • World Cup Final – Lusail Stadium – Lusail (15.00)