World Cup 2022 TV schedule: Every fixture, start date and channel

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: 25 November 2022 - 1.26pm

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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Group-stage fixtures & results

Sunday, November 20
Group A: Qatar 0-2 Ecuador
Monday, November 21

Group B: England 6-2 Iran
Group A - Senegal 0-2 Netherlands
Group B: USA 1-1 Wales


Tuesday, November 22

Group C: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia
Group D: Denmark 0-0 Tunisia
Group C: Mexico 0-0 Poland
Group D: France 4-1 Australia


Wednesday, November 23

Group F: Morocco 0-0 Croatia
Group E: Germany 1-2 Japan
Group E: Spain 7-0 Costa Rica
Group F: Belgium 1-0 Canada


Thursday, November 24

Group G: Switzerland 1-0 Cameroon
Group H: Uruguay 0-0 South Korea
Group H: Portugal 3-2 Ghana
Group G: Brazil 2-0 Serbia


Friday, November 25

Group B: Wales 0-2 Iran
Group A: Qatar vs Senegal, KO 1pm - BBC
Group A: Netherlands vs Ecuador, KO 4pm - ITV
Group B: England vs USA, KO 7pm - ITV


Saturday November 26

Group D: Tunisia vs Australia, KO 10am -BBC
Group C: Poland vs Saudi Arabia, KO 1pm - ITV
Group D: France vs Denmark, KO 4pm - ITV
Group C: Argentina vs Mexico, KO 7pm - ITV

Sunday November 27

Group E: Japan vs Costa Rica, KO 10am - ITV
Group F: Belgium vs Morocco, KO 1pm - BBC
Group F: Croatia vs Canada, KO 4pm - BBC
Group E: Spain vs Germany, KO 7pm - BBC


Monday November 28

Group G: Cameroon vs Serbia, KO 10am - ITV
Group G: South Korea vs Ghana, KO 1pm - BBC
Group H: Brazil vs Switzerland, KO 4pm - ITV
Group H: Portugal vs Uruguay, KO 7pm - ITV


Tuesday November 29

Group A: Netherlands vs Qatar, KO 3pm - ITV
Group A: Ecuador vs Senegal, KO 3pm - ITV

Group B: Wales vs England, KO 7pm - BBC
Group B: Iran vs USA, KO 7pm - BBC


Wednesday November 30

Group D: Australia vs Denmark, KO 3pm - BBC
Group D: Tunisia vs France, KO 3pm - BBC

Group C: Poland vs Argentina, KO 7pm - BBC
Group C: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico, KO 7pm - BBC


Thursday December 1

Group F: Croatia vs Belgium, KO 3pm - BBC
Group F: Canada vs Morocco, KO 3pm - BBC

Group E: Costa Rica vs Germany, KO 7pm - ITV
Group E: Japan vs Spain, KO 7pm - ITV


Friday, December 2

Group G: South Korea vs Portugal, KO 3pm - BBC
Group G: Ghana vs Uruguay, KO 3pm - BBC

Group H: Serbia vs Switzerland, KO 7pm - ITV
Group H: Cameroon vs Brazil, KO 7pm - ITV

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


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


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


Sunday, December 18

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