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The first match of the
2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup will kick-off at 9pm (AEDT) on Monday, November 21, 2022. The tournament is being hosted by Qatar and will conclude with the final at 2am (AEDT) on Monday, December 19.
The fixtures were drawn on 1st April 2022 where 32 qualifiers were divided into their eight groups.
The World Cup sees the 32 teams divided into eight groups of four, with each side playing three matches against the other opponents in their group.
The top two teams from each of the eight groups at the end of the first stage advanced to the Round of 16.
From there, it’s straight knockout – eight winners advancing to the quarter-finals, then the four winners to the semi-finals, before the final.
Complete World Cup 2022 match schedule
Group A match schedule
Date Match Time (AEDT) Stadium Mon, Nov. 21 Senegal vs. Netherlands 9:00pm Al Thumama Tue, Nov. 22 Qatar vs. Ecuador 3:00am Al Bayt Sat, Nov. 26 Qatar vs. Senegal 12:00am Al Thumama Sat, Nov. 26 Netherlands vs. Ecuador 3:00am Khalifa Int’l Wed, Nov. 30 Netherlands vs. Qatar 2:00am Al Bayt Wed, Nov. 30 Ecuador vs. Senegal 2:00am Khalifa Int’l Group B match schedule
Date Match Time (AEDT) Stadium Tue, Nov. 22 England vs. Iran 12:00am Khalifa Int’l Tue, Nov. 22 USA vs. Wales 6:00am Ahmad Bin Ali Fri, Nov. 25 Wales vs. Iran 9:00pm Ahmad Bin Ali Sat, Nov. 26 England vs. USA 6:00am Al Bayt Wed, Nov. 30 Wales vs. England 6:00am Ahmad Bin Ali Wed, Nov. 30 Iran vs. USA 6:00am Al Thumama
Group C match schedule
Date Match Time (AEDT) Stadium Tues, Nov. 22 Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia 9:00am Lusail Wed, Nov. 23 Mexico vs. Poland 3:00am Stadium 974 Sun, Nov. 27 Poland vs. Saudi Arabia 12:00am Education City Sun, Nov. 27 Argentina vs. Mexico 6:00am Lusail Thur, Dec. 1 Poland vs. Argentina 6:00am Stadium 974 Thur, Dec. 1 Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico 6:00am Lusail
Group D match schedule
Date Match Time (AEDT) Stadium Wed, Nov. 23 Denmark vs. Tunisia 12:00am Education City Wed, Nov. 23 France vs. Australia 6:00am Al Janoub Sat, Nov. 26 Tunisia vs. Australia 9:00pm Al Janoub Sun, Nov. 27 France vs. Denmark 3:00am Stadium 974 Thur, Dec. 1 Tunisia vs. France 2:00am Education City Thur, Dec. 1 Australia vs. Denmark 2:00am Al Janoub Group E match schedule
Date Match Time (AEDT) Stadium Thur, Nov. 24 Germany vs. Japan 12:00am Khalifa Int’l Thur, Nov. 24 Spain vs. Costa Rica 3:00am Al Thumama Sun, Nov. 27 Japan vs. Costa Rica 9:00pm Ahmad Bin Ali Mon, Nov. 28 Spain vs. Germany 6:00am Al Bayt Fri, Dec. 2 Japan vs. Spain 6:00am Khalifa Int’l Fri, Dec. 2 Costa Rica vs. Germany 6:00am Al Bayt
Group F match schedule
Date Match Time (AEDT) Stadium Wed, Nov. 23 Morocco vs. Croatia 9:00pm Al Bayt Thur, Nov. 24 Belgium vs. Canada 6:00am Ahmad Bin Ali Mon, Nov. 28 Belgium vs. Morocco 12:00am Al Thumama Mon, Nov. 28 Croatia vs. Canada 3:00am Khalifa Int’l Fri, Dec. 2 Croatia vs. Belgium 2:00am Ahmad Bin Ali Fri, Dec. 2 Canada vs. Morocco 2:00am Al Thumama Group G match schedule
Date Match Time (AEDT) Stadium Thurs, Nov. 24 Switzerland vs. Cameroon 9:00pm Al Janoub Fri, Nov. 25 Brazil vs. Serbia 6:00am Lusail Mon, Nov. 28 Cameroon vs. Serbia 9:00pm Al Janoub Tue, Nov. 29 Brazil vs. Switzerland 3:00am Stadium 974 Sat, Dec. 3 Cameroon vs. Brazil 6:00am Lusail Sat, Dec. 3 Serbia vs. Switzerland 6:00am Stadium 974
Group H match schedule
Date Match Time (AEDT) Stadium Fri, Nov. 25 Uruguay vs. South Korea 12:00am Education City Fri, Nov. 25 Portugal vs. Ghana 3:00am Stadium 974 Tue, Nov. 29 South Korea vs. Ghana 12:00am Education City Tue, Nov. 29 Portugal vs. Uruguay 6:00am Lusail Sat, Dec. 3 South Korea vs. Portugal 2:00am Education City Sat, Dec. 3 Ghana vs. Uruguay 2:00am Al Janoub World Cup Round of 16
Date Match Time (AEDT) Stadium Sun, Dec. 4 1A vs. 2B 2:00am Khalifa Int’l Sun, Dec. 4 1C vs. 2D 6:00am Ahmad Bin Ali Mon, Dec. 5 1D vs. 2C 2:00am Al Thumama Mon, Dec. 5 1B vs. 2A 6:00am Al Bayt Tue, Dec. 6 1E vs. 2F 2:00am Al Janoub Tue, Dec. 6 1G vs. 2H 6:00am Stadium 974 Wed, Dec. 7 1F vs. 2E 2:00am Education City Wed, Dec. 7 1H vs. 2G 6:00am Lusail World Cup Quarterfinals
Date Match Time (AEDT) Stadium Sat, Dec. 10 QF1: 1E/2F vs. 1G/2H 2:00am Education City Sat, Dec. 10 QF2: 1A/2B vs. 1C/2D 6:00am Lusail Sun, Dec. 11 QF3: 1F/2E vs. 1H/2G 2:00am Al Thumama Sun, Dec. 11 QF4: 1B/2A vs. 1D/2C 6:00am Al Bayt World Cup Semifinals
Date Match Time (AEDT) Stadium Wed, Dec. 14 QF2 vs. QF1 6:00am Lusail Thur, Dec. 15 QF4 vs. QF3 6:00am Al Bayt World Cup 3rd Place
Date Match Time (AEDT) Stadium Sun, Dec. 18 Semifinal losers 2:00am Khalifa Int’l World Cup Final
Date Match Time (AEDT) Stadium Mon, Dec. 19 Semifinal winners 2:00am Lusail