World Cup 2022 Schedule: Every Fixture, Start Date and Final Routes

When does the World Cup start? Find out start dates as well as a breakdown of every World Cup 2022 fixture with dates and routes to the final.

Published: 8 July 2022 - 1.36pm

The greatest international tournament in football is fast approaching as the very best nations do battle for the most prestigious prize on offer at Qatar 2022.

In a tournament that promises to be unlike any other, the 2022 World Cup will take place in the winter to avoid stars performing amid the unrelenting temperatures of an Arabian summer.

With the World Cup set to start and end in winter, here is a full breakdown of when and where all the action from Qatar 2022 is taking place.

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Fixtures

Monday, November 21
 

Group A - Senegal vs Netherlands, KO 10am - Al Thumama Stadium
Group B: England vs Iran, KO 1pm - Khalifa International Stadium
Group A: Qatar vs Ecuador, KO 4pm - Al Bayt Stadium
Group B: USA vs Wales, KO 7pm - Ahmed bin Ali Stadium

Tuesday, November 22

Group C: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, KO 10am - Lusail Stadium
Group D: Denmark vs Tunisia, KO 1pm -Education City Stadium
Group C: Mexico vs Poland, KO 4pm - Stadium 974
Group D: France vs Australia, KO 7pm - Al Janoub Stadium

Wednesday, November 23

Group F: Morocco vs Croatia, KO 10am - Al Bayt Stadium
Group E: Germany vs Japan, KO 1pm - Khalifa International Stadium
Group E: Spain vs Costa Rica, KO 4pm - Al Thumama Stadium
Group F: Belgium vs Canada, KO 7pm - Ahmed bin Ali Stadium

Thursday, November 24

Group G: Switzerland vs Cameroon, KO 10am - Al Janoub Stadium
Group H: Uruguay vs South Korea, KO 1pm - Education City Stadium
Group H: Portugal vs Ghana, KO 4pm - Stadium 974
Group G: Brazil vs Serbia, KO 7pm - Lusail Stadium

Friday, November 25

Group B: Wales vs Iran, KO 10am - Ahmed bin Ali Stadium
Group A: Qatar vs Senegal, KO 1pm - Al Thumama Stadium
Group A: Netherlands vs Ecuador, KO 4pm - Khalifa International Stadium
Group B: England vs USA, KO 7pm - Al Bayt Stadium

Saturday November 26

Group D: Tunisia vs Australia, KO 10am - Al Janoub Stadium
Group C: Poland vs Saudi Arabia, KO 1pm - Education City Stadium
Group D: France vs Denmark, KO 4pm - Stadium 974
Group C: Argentina vs Mexico, KO 7pm - Lusail Stadium

Sunday November 27

Group E: Japan vs Costa Rica, KO 10am - Ahmed bin Ali Stadium
Group F: Belgium vs Morocco, KO 1pm - Al Thumama Stadium
Group F: Croatia vs Canada, KO 4pm - Khalifa International Stadium
Group E: Spain vs Germany, KO 7pm - Al Bayt Stadium

Monday November 28

Group G: Cameroon vs Serbia, KO 10am, Al Janoub Stadium
Group G: South Korea vs Ghana, KO 1pm - Education City Stadium
Group H: Brazil vs Switzerland, KO 4pm - Stadium 974
Group H: Portugal vs Uruguay, KO 7pm - Lusail Stadium

Tuesday November 29

Group A: Netherlands vs Qatar, KO 3pm - Al Bayt Stadium
Group A: Ecuador vs Senegal, KO 3pm - Khalifa International Stadium

Group B: Wales vs England, KO 7pm - Ahmed bin Ali Stadium
Group B: Iran vs USA, KO 7pm - Al Thumama Stadium

Wednesday November 30

Group D: Australia vs Denmark, KO 3pm - Al Janoub Stadium
Group D: Tunisia vs France, KO 3pm - Education City Stadium

Group C: Poland vs Argentina, KO 7pm - Stadium 974
Group C: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico, KO 7pm - Lusail Stadium

Thursday December 1

Group F: Croatia vs Belgium, KO 3pm - Ahmed bin Ali Stadium
Group F: Canada vs Morocco, KO 3pm - Al Thumama Stadium

Group E: Costa Rica vs Germany, KO 7pm - Al Bayt Stadium
Group E: Japan vs Spain, KO 7pm - Khalifa International Stadium

Friday, December 2

Group G: South Korea vs Portugal, KO 3pm - Education City Stadium
Group G: Ghana vs Uruguay, KO 3pm - Al Janoub Stadium

Group H: Serbia vs Switzerland, KO 7pm - Stadium 974
Group H: Cameroon vs Brazil, KO 7pm - Lusail Stadium

Lusail Stadium will host the 2022 World Cup final
Lusail Stadium will host the 2022 World Cup final

Round of 16

Saturday, December 3
R16 1 - Winners of Group A vs Runners-up Group B, KO 3pm - Khalifa International Stadium
R16 2 - Winners of Group C vs Runners-up Group D, KO 7pm - Ahmed bin Ali Stadium

Sunday, December 4
R16 3 - Winners of Group D vs Runners-up Group C, KO 3pm - Al Thumama Stadium
R16 4 - Winners of Group B vs. Runners-up Group A, KO 7pm - Al Bayt Stadium

Monday, December 5
R16 5 - Winners of Group E vs Runners-up Group F, KO 3pm - Al Janoub Stadium
R16 6 - Winners of Group G vs Runners-up Group H, KO 7pm - Stadium 974

Tuesday, December 6
R16 7 - Winners of Group F vs Runners-up Group E, KO 3pm - Education City Stadium
R16 8 - Winners of Group H vs Runners-up Group G, KO 7pm - Lusail Stadium

Quarter-finals

Friday, December 9
QF 1 - Winners of 5 vs Winners of 6, KO 3pm - Education City Stadium
QF 2 - Winners of 1 vs Winners of 2, KO 7pm - Lusail Stadium

Saturday, December 10
QF 3 - Winners of 7 vs Winners of 8,  KO 3pm - Al Thumama Stadium
QF 4 - Winners of 3 vs Winners of 4, KO 7pm - Al Bayt Stadium

Semi-finals

Tuesday, December 13
SF 1 - Winners of 2 vs Winners of 1, KO 7pm - Lusail Stadium

Wednesday, December 14
SF 2 - Winners of 4 vs Winners of 3, KO 7pm - Al Bayt Stadium

Third-place play-off

Saturday, December 17
Losers of SF1 vs Losers of SF2, KO 3pm - Khalifa International Stadium

Final

Sunday, December 18
Winners of SF1 vs Winners of SF2, KO 3pm - Lusail Stadium