2022 World Cup

Fifa confirms condensed Qatar 2022 World Cup schedule

The tournament will take place of November and December for its first ever winter edition

 
4:13pm on Wednesday 15th July 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Football fans will be treated to four matches a day in the group stage of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, as per the schedule released by Fifa on Wednesday.

The next edition of the World Cup will be the first ever to take place in European winter, the first ever to be in a majority Muslim country, and the first ever to be held in the Arab world.

It also represents the last time the competition will be at 32 teams, with the next tournament in 2026 being expanded to 48.

The opening match will take place on Monday 21 November 2022 at the Al Bayt Stadium, with host nation Qatar opening the festivities against a yet-to-be-determined nation.

It will kick off at 13:00 local time (11:00 CET), with three subsequent group stage matches at 16:00, 19:00 and 22:00, with the final group matches being played simultaneously.

Standout dates

Monday 17 November - Opening match, Al Bayt Stadium

Saturday 3 December - Round of 16 Match One

Friday 9 December - Quarter Final One, Quarter Final Two

Saturday 10 December - Quarter Final Three, Quarter Final Four

Tuesday 13 December - Semi Final One

Wednesday 14 December - Semi Final Two

Saturday 17 December - Third Place Playoff

Sunday 18 December - World Cup Final, Lusail Stadium

To see the schedule in full, click here.

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