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Qatar 2022 schedule

As the week’s progress, we are now in the middle of the transfer market period, which indicates that the upcoming season is near. What is going to follow, on the other hand, is a year that will be full of news for different championships, most notably the winter break that will be caused by the World Cup in Qatar.

The World Cup would have been over by now if everything had gone according to plan, but things won’t be quite so straightforward this time around. In point of fact, because of the high temperatures that are expected to be experienced in the host country during this time period, FIFA has decided to hold the tournament during the wintertime. As a result, the official dates for the World Cup in Qatar are set to take place from Monday, November 21 through Sunday, December 18, 2022.

Except Italy, all of the other great national teams will be present, and there will definitely be a show. In Qatar, the greatest players in the world will compete against one another to see who will take home the prestigious golden cup. The reigning champion, France, is almost certainly going to be one of the favorites, along with Brazil and Argentina from South America, not to mention the big names, Spain, Germany, Portugal, and England.

The first match of the tournament will take place on Monday, November 21, and it will be between Senegal and the Netherlands. After that, all of the other matches will follow in order. On Friday, December 2, the three days of the groups will come to an end: the first two matches will always be played at the same time, which will be divided into four time slots (11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m.), while the final match of each group will be played simultaneously with the other in order to achieve the highest possible balance (at 4 p.m. or 8 p.m.).

The round of 16 will begin on Saturday, December 3, and continue until Tuesday, December 6; each day will feature a total of two matches (4 p.m. and 8 p.m.). After that, there will be a couple of days of rest for everyone before the quarterfinals, which will be played on December 9th and 10th; similarly, there will be two games played on each match day during this round (4 p.m. and 8 p.m.).

The next round will be the semifinals, which will be held on Tuesday, December 13 and Wednesday, December 14, both at 8 p.m. Last but not least, the finals for third and fourth place, as well as the final of the tournament, will be played on Saturday, December 17, and Sunday, December 18, both at 4 p.m.

GROUP PHASE

21 November

  • Senegal-Netherland, Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor, at 11 a.m. (Group A)
  • England-Iran, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 2 p.m. (Group B)
  • Qatar-Ecuador, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, at 5 p.m. (Group A)
  • United States-Wales, Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 8 p.m. (Group B)

22 November

  • Argentina-Saudi Arabia, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, at 11 a.m. (Group C)
  • Denmark-Tunisia, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 2 p.m. (Group D)
  • Mexico-Poland, Stadium 974, Doha, at 5 p.m. (Group C)
  • France-Australia, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, at 8 p.m. (Group D)

23 November

  • Morocco-Croatia, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, at 11 a.m. (Group F)
  • Germany-Japan, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 2 p.m. (Group E)
  • Spain-Costa Rica, Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor, at 5 p.m. (Group E)
  • Belgium-Canada, Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 8 p.m. (Group F)

24 November

  • Switzerland-Cameroon, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, at 11 a.m. (Group G)
  • Uruguay-South Korea, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 2 p.m. (Group H)
  • Portugal-Ghana, Stadium 974, Doha, at 5 p.m. (Group H)
  • Brazil-Serbia, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, at 8 p.m. (Group G)

25 November

  • Wales-Iran, Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 11 a.m. (Group B)
  • Qatar-Senegal, Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor, at 2 p.m. (Group A)
  • Netherland-Ecuador, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 5 p.m. (Group A)
  • England-United States, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, at 8 p.m. (Group B)

26 November

  • Tunisia-Australia, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, at 11 a.m. (Group D)
  • Poland-Saudi Arabia, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyana, at 2 p.m. (Group C)
  • France-Denmark, Stadium 974, Doha, at 5 p.m. (Group D)
  • Argentina-Mexico, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, at 8 p.m. (Group C)

27 November

  • Japan-Costa Rica, Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 11 a.m. (Group E)
  • Belgium-Morocco, Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor, at 2 p.m. (Group F)
  • Croatia-Canada, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 5 p.m. (Group F)
  • Spain-Germany, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, at 8 p.m. (Group E)

28 November

  • Cameroon-Serbia, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, at 11 a.m. (Group G)
  • South Korea-Ghana, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 2 p.m. (Group H)
  • Brazil-Switzerland, Stadium 974, Doha, at 5 p.m. (Group G)
  • Portugal-Uruguay, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, at 8 p.m. (Group H)

29 November

  • Ecuador-Senegal, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 4 p.m. (Group A)
  • Netherland-Qatar, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, at 4 p.m. (Group A)
  • Wales-England, Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 8 p.m. (Group B)
  • Iran-United States, Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor, at 8 p.m. (Group B)

30 November

  • Australia-Denmark, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakraha, at 4 p.m. (Group D)
  • Tunisia-France, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 4 p.m. (Group D)
  • Saudi Arabia-Mexico, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, at 8 p.m. (Group C)
  • Poland-Argentina, Stadium 974, Doha, at 8 p.m. (Group C)

1 December

  • Canada-Morocco, Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khora, at 4 p.m. (Group F)
  • Croatia-Belgium, Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 4 p.m. (Group F)
  • Costa Rica-Germany, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, at 8 p.m. (Group E)
  • Japan-Spain, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 8 p.m. (Group E)

2 December

  • Ghana-Uruguay, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, at 4 p.m. (Group H)
  • South Korea-Portugal, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 4 p.m. (Group H)
  • Serbia-Switzerland, Stadium 974, Doha, at 8 p.m. (Group G)
  • Cameroon-Brazil, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, at 8 p.m. (Group G)

ROUND OF 16

3 December

  • Match 49 –Winner Group A Vs Runners up Group B – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 4 p.m.
  • Match 50 – Winners Group C Vs Runners up Group D – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 8 p.m.

4 December

  • Match 52 – Winners Group D Vs Runners up Group C – Al Thumama Stadium, Doha, at 4 p.m. 
  • Match 51 – Winners Group B Vs Runners up Group A – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, at 8 p.m. 

5 December

  • Match 53 – Winners Group E Vs Runners up Group F – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, at 4 p.m.
  • Match 54 – Winners Group G Vs Runners up Group H – Stadium 974, Doha, at 8 p.m.

6 December

  • Match 55 – Winners Group F Vs Runners up Group E – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 4 p.m. 
  • Match 56 – Winners Group H Vs Runners up Group G – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, at 8 p.m. 

QUARTERFINAL

13 December

  • Match 61 – Winners Match 57 vs Winners Match 58 – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 8 p.m.

14 December

  • Match 62 –Winners Match 59 vs Winners Match 60 – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 8 p.m.

THIRD-PLACE PLAY-OFF

17 December

  • Match 63 – Losers Match 61 vs Losers Match 62 – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 4 p.m.

FINAL

18 December

  • Winners Match 61 vs Winners Match 62 – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 4 p.m.

Qatar 2022 schedule

As the week’s progress, we are now in the middle of the transfer market period, which indicates that the upcoming season is near. What is going to follow, on the other hand, is a year that will be full of news for different championships, most notably the winter break that will be caused by the World Cup in Qatar.

The World Cup would have been over by now if everything had gone according to plan, but things won’t be quite so straightforward this time around. In point of fact, because of the high temperatures that are expected to be experienced in the host country during this time period, FIFA has decided to hold the tournament during the wintertime. As a result, the official dates for the World Cup in Qatar are set to take place from Monday, November 21 through Sunday, December 18, 2022.

Except Italy, all of the other great national teams will be present, and there will definitely be a show. In Qatar, the greatest players in the world will compete against one another to see who will take home the prestigious golden cup. The reigning champion, France, is almost certainly going to be one of the favorites, along with Brazil and Argentina from South America, not to mention the big names, Spain, Germany, Portugal, and England.

The first match of the tournament will take place on Monday, November 21, and it will be between Senegal and the Netherlands. After that, all of the other matches will follow in order. On Friday, December 2, the three days of the groups will come to an end: the first two matches will always be played at the same time, which will be divided into four time slots (11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m.), while the final match of each group will be played simultaneously with the other in order to achieve the highest possible balance (at 4 p.m. or 8 p.m.).

The round of 16 will begin on Saturday, December 3, and continue until Tuesday, December 6; each day will feature a total of two matches (4 p.m. and 8 p.m.). After that, there will be a couple of days of rest for everyone before the quarterfinals, which will be played on December 9th and 10th; similarly, there will be two games played on each match day during this round (4 p.m. and 8 p.m.).

The next round will be the semifinals, which will be held on Tuesday, December 13 and Wednesday, December 14, both at 8 p.m. Last but not least, the finals for third and fourth place, as well as the final of the tournament, will be played on Saturday, December 17, and Sunday, December 18, both at 4 p.m.

GROUP PHASE

21 November

  • Senegal-Netherland, Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor, at 11 a.m. (Group A)
  • England-Iran, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 2 p.m. (Group B)
  • Qatar-Ecuador, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, at 5 p.m. (Group A)
  • United States-Wales, Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 8 p.m. (Group B)

22 November

  • Argentina-Saudi Arabia, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, at 11 a.m. (Group C)
  • Denmark-Tunisia, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 2 p.m. (Group D)
  • Mexico-Poland, Stadium 974, Doha, at 5 p.m. (Group C)
  • France-Australia, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, at 8 p.m. (Group D)

23 November

  • Morocco-Croatia, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, at 11 a.m. (Group F)
  • Germany-Japan, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 2 p.m. (Group E)
  • Spain-Costa Rica, Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor, at 5 p.m. (Group E)
  • Belgium-Canada, Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 8 p.m. (Group F)

24 November

  • Switzerland-Cameroon, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, at 11 a.m. (Group G)
  • Uruguay-South Korea, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 2 p.m. (Group H)
  • Portugal-Ghana, Stadium 974, Doha, at 5 p.m. (Group H)
  • Brazil-Serbia, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, at 8 p.m. (Group G)

25 November

  • Wales-Iran, Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 11 a.m. (Group B)
  • Qatar-Senegal, Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor, at 2 p.m. (Group A)
  • Netherland-Ecuador, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 5 p.m. (Group A)
  • England-United States, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, at 8 p.m. (Group B)

26 November

  • Tunisia-Australia, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, at 11 a.m. (Group D)
  • Poland-Saudi Arabia, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyana, at 2 p.m. (Group C)
  • France-Denmark, Stadium 974, Doha, at 5 p.m. (Group D)
  • Argentina-Mexico, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, at 8 p.m. (Group C)

27 November

  • Japan-Costa Rica, Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 11 a.m. (Group E)
  • Belgium-Morocco, Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor, at 2 p.m. (Group F)
  • Croatia-Canada, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 5 p.m. (Group F)
  • Spain-Germany, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, at 8 p.m. (Group E)

28 November

  • Cameroon-Serbia, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, at 11 a.m. (Group G)
  • South Korea-Ghana, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 2 p.m. (Group H)
  • Brazil-Switzerland, Stadium 974, Doha, at 5 p.m. (Group G)
  • Portugal-Uruguay, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, at 8 p.m. (Group H)

29 November

  • Ecuador-Senegal, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 4 p.m. (Group A)
  • Netherland-Qatar, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, at 4 p.m. (Group A)
  • Wales-England, Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 8 p.m. (Group B)
  • Iran-United States, Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor, at 8 p.m. (Group B)

30 November

  • Australia-Denmark, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakraha, at 4 p.m. (Group D)
  • Tunisia-France, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 4 p.m. (Group D)
  • Saudi Arabia-Mexico, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, at 8 p.m. (Group C)
  • Poland-Argentina, Stadium 974, Doha, at 8 p.m. (Group C)

1 December

  • Canada-Morocco, Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khora, at 4 p.m. (Group F)
  • Croatia-Belgium, Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 4 p.m. (Group F)
  • Costa Rica-Germany, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, at 8 p.m. (Group E)
  • Japan-Spain, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 8 p.m. (Group E)

2 December

  • Ghana-Uruguay, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, at 4 p.m. (Group H)
  • South Korea-Portugal, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 4 p.m. (Group H)
  • Serbia-Switzerland, Stadium 974, Doha, at 8 p.m. (Group G)
  • Cameroon-Brazil, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, at 8 p.m. (Group G)

ROUND OF 16

3 December

  • Match 49 –Winner Group A Vs Runners up Group B – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 4 p.m.
  • Match 50 – Winners Group C Vs Runners up Group D – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 8 p.m.

4 December

  • Match 52 – Winners Group D Vs Runners up Group C – Al Thumama Stadium, Doha, at 4 p.m. 
  • Match 51 – Winners Group B Vs Runners up Group A – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, at 8 p.m. 

5 December

  • Match 53 – Winners Group E Vs Runners up Group F – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, at 4 p.m.
  • Match 54 – Winners Group G Vs Runners up Group H – Stadium 974, Doha, at 8 p.m.

6 December

  • Match 55 – Winners Group F Vs Runners up Group E – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan, at 4 p.m. 
  • Match 56 – Winners Group H Vs Runners up Group G – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, at 8 p.m. 

QUARTERFINAL

13 December

  • Match 61 – Winners Match 57 vs Winners Match 58 – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 8 p.m.

14 December

  • Match 62 –Winners Match 59 vs Winners Match 60 – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 8 p.m.

THIRD-PLACE PLAY-OFF

17 December

  • Match 63 – Losers Match 61 vs Losers Match 62 – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 4 p.m.

FINAL

18 December

  • Winners Match 61 vs Winners Match 62 – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 4 p.m.