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2022 World Cup: Fixtures, Dates, Stadiums, Prize, Ball, Kick-Off-Times – Full Schedule For Qatar Tournament

2022 World Cup: Fixtures, Dates, Stadiums, Prize, Ball, Kick-Off-Times - Full Schedule For Qatar Tournament

2022 World Cup starts today, and in this piece, we will provide you with reliable and intriguing information regarding Qatar’s hosting of the 22nd World Cup. 

32 teams will compete in Qatar in 2022 for the chance to write their names in the record books at the FIFA World Cup, including seven of the previous eight winners (Uruguay, Italy, Germany, Brazil, England, Argentina, France, and Spain).

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It has been 20 years since Korea and Japan hosted a tournament together, and this will be the first to take place in an Arabian country. This is a complete guide to the FIFA 2022 World Cup.

When Does the 2022 World Cup start and end?

The 29 days event will start in Qatar on Sunday, November 20 and conclude with the final on Sunday, December 18. 

The opening ceremony is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. local time, ahead of the first match between hosts Qatar and Ecuador, which kick off at 7 p.m local time.

The 60,000-seater Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor will host the opening ceremony and first match of the Qatar 2022 World Cup

What Stadiums Will Be Use In Qatar World Cup?  How Many Stadiums Will Host The Games In At Qatar?

A total of eight stadiums are being used for the entirety of the event:

  • Lusail Stadium (80,000-seater) in Lusail
  • Al-Bayt Stadium (60,000-seater) in Al Khor
  • Khalifa International Stadium (45,416-seater) in Al Rayyan
  • Education City Stadium (45,350-seater) in Al Rayyan
  • Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium (44,740-seater) in Al Rayyan
  • Al Janoub Stadium (40,000-seater) in Al Wakrah
  • Al Thumama Stadium (40,000-seater) in Doha
  • Stadium 974 (40,000-seater) in Doha

How Many Teams Will Play In Qatar World Cup?

32 teams are competing at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. All teams will take part in the group stage which consists of eight groups of four.

The 32 teams are grouped as follows:

  • GROUP A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
  • GROUP B: England, Iran, USA, Wales
  • GROUP D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
  • GROUP E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
  • GROUP F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
  • GROUP G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
  • GROUP H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea

Group winners will play group runners-up in the round of 16, and so on through the remaining rounds of the tournament.

France go into the Qatar 2022 World Cup as defending champions. After their first title in 1998, they won their second in 2018.

France 2018 World Cup


GROUP STAGE – all kick-off times in UK
Sunday November 20

Group A: Qatar vs Ecuador (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 4pm)

Monday November 21
Group B: England vs Iran (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1pm)
Group A: Senegal vs Netherlands (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 4pm) 
Group B: USA vs Wales (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)

Tuesday November 22
Group C: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 10am) Group D: Denmark vs Tunisia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1pm) Group C: Mexico vs Poland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 4pm) 
Group D: France vs Australia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 7pm)

Wednesday November 23
Group F: Morocco vs Croatia (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 10am)
Group E: Germany vs Japan (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1pm)
Group E: Spain vs Costa Rica (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 4pm)
Group F: Belgium vs Canada (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)

Thursday November 24
Group G: Switzerland vs Cameroon (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 10am)
 
Group H: Uruguay vs South Korea (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1pm)

Group H: Portugal vs Ghana (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 4pm) 
Group G: Brazil vs Serbia (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm)

Friday November 25
Group B: Wales vs Iran (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 10am)
 
Group A: Qatar vs Senegal (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 1pm)

Group A: Netherlands vs Ecuador (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm)
Group B: England vs USA (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)

Saturday November 26
Group D: Tunisia vs Australia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 10am)
 
Group C
Poland vs Saudi Arabia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1pm)
 
Group D: France vs Denmark (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 4pm)

Group C: Argentina vs Mexico (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm)

Sunday November 27
Group E: Japan vs Costa Rica (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 10am)

Group F: Belgium vs Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 1pm)
Group F: Croatia vs Canada (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm)

Group E: Spain vs Germany (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)

Monday November 28
Group G: Cameroon vs Serbia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 10am)

Group H: South Korea vs Ghana (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1pm)

Group G: Brazil vs Switzerland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 4pm)
 
Group H: Portugal vs Uruguay (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm)

Tuesday November 29
Group A: Netherlands vs Qatar (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 3pm)

Group A: Ecuador vs Senegal (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm)
 
Group B: Wales vs England (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)

Group B: Iran vs USA (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)

Wednesday November 30
Group D: Australia vs Denmark (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 3pm)

Group D: Tunisia vs France (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm)

Group C: Poland vs Argentina (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 7pm)

Group C: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm)

Thursday December 1
Group F: Croatia vs Belgium (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm)

Group F: Canada vs Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 3pm)

Group E: Costa Rica vs Germany (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)

Group E: Japan vs Spain (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)

Friday, December 2
Group G: South Korea vs Portugal (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm)

Group G: Ghana vs Uruguay (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 3pm)

Group H: Serbia vs Switzerland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 7pm)

Group H: Cameroon vs Brazil (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm)

ROUND OF 16
Saturday December 3
49 – Winners of Group A vs Runners-up of Group B (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm)
 

50 – Winners of Group C vs Runners-up of Group D (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)

Sunday December 4
 
52 – Winners of Group D vs Runners-up of Group C (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; kick-off 3pm)
 
51 – Winners of Group B vs Runners-up of Group A (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)

Monday December 5
 
53 – Winners of Group E vs Runners-up of Group F (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 3pm)


54 – Winners of Group G vs Runners-up of Group H (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 7pm)

Tuesday December 6
55 – Winners of Group F vs Runners-up of Group E (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm)
56 – Winners of Group H vs Runners-up of Group G (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm)

QUARTER-FINALS

Friday December 9
 
58 – Winners of 53 vs Winners of 54 (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm)
57 – Winners of 49 vs Winners of 50 (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 7pm)

Saturday December 10
 
60 – Winners of 55 vs Winners of 56 (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; kick-off 3pm)
59 – Winners of 51 vs Winners of 52 (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)

SEMI-FINAL

Tuesday December 13

61 – Winners of 57 vs Winners of 58 (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm)

Wednesday December 14

62 – Winners of 59 vs Winners of 60 (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)

Saturday December 17

63 – Third place play-off (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm)

FINAL

Sunday December 18
 
64 – The World Cup final (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 3pm)

What Happens In Case Two Teams Are Tied In A World Cup Group?

The ranking of teams in the group stage is determined as follows:

  1. Points obtained in all group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Number of goals scored in all group matches
  4. Points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question
  5. Goal difference in the matches played between the teams in question
  6. Number of goals scored in the matches played between the teams in question
  7. Fair play points in all group matches (only one deduction can be applied to a player in a single match):
  • Yellow card: −1 point
  • Indirect red card (second yellow card): −3 points
  • Direct red card: −4 points
  • Yellow card and Direct red card: −5 points

8. Drawing of lots.

In 2018, Senegal became the first team to ever be eliminated from the FIFA World Cup on the fair play tiebreaker rule.

Where Will The Qatar 2022 Final Be Played?

The final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be played at the Lusail Stadium located about 23km north of Doha. Lusail Stadium was inaugurated on September 9, 2022. Its has a capacity of 80,000 people.

The final will be played on December 18.

Lusail Stadium
Lusail Stadium (80,000) capacity

What Is The Prize Money For The Qatar 2022 World Cup?

As an increase from France’s $38 million prize for winning in 2018, the champion of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will get $42 million.

The teams competing in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar have a lot to gain financially as well as the prestige of hoisting football’s most coveted trophy.

If your team finishes second, third, or fourth, you will receive $30, $27, or $25 million, respectively. 

The four quarterfinalist teams will each receive $17 million, with the 16th-place team receiving $13 million. 

Every club that fails to progress past the first round of the tournament will receive $9 million. 

Who Is The Qatar World Cup Mascot? 

La’eeb is the official mascot of the Qatar World Cup. The adventurous, exciting, and fascinating La’eeb was introduced on April 1 during the Qatar 2022 Final Draw in Doha, following a tradition initiated in England in 1966.

Which Ball Is Used For Qatar World Cup?

The “Al Rihla” match ball was introduced as the official ball of the 2022 World Cup on March 30, 2022. The Arabic word Al Rihla, derived from the Qatari flag, culture, and most recognizable boats, means “the journey.”

FIFA World Cup Official Balls Used From 1930-2022

Qatar World Cup ball will be the very first official match ball to be made entirely from water-based glues and inks.

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