FIFA World Cup 2022: A Complete Guide to Schedule, Dates, and How to Watch.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup begins today in Qatar, after months of anticipation. Here is everything you need to know about this year’s tournament.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 21st November to 18th December. There will be 64 matches played across 13 different stadiums, with the final taking place at the Lusail Stadium in Doha. It will be the first time that a Middle Eastern country has hosted the tournament, and also marks the third time that an Asian nation has done so (after Japan/South Korea 2002 and China/Korea Republic 2022).

FIFA World Cup 2022 will take place between November 20 to December 18.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will begin today in Qatar, after months of anticipation. The opening match features Qatari hosts facing off against Ecuador. Overall, 32 teams will battle it out for the trophy over a nearly month-long period—once again proving that football’s biggest event is more than just a game!

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar from November 20 to December 18, with 8 world-class stadiums having been constructed or thoroughly renovated for the international football championship.

The opening match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ between Qatar and Ecuador will take place at 9:30 PM IST on Sunday. On Saturday evening, a glitzy fireworks ceremony stunned fans on the waterfront in Doha as they got ready for the competition to begin.

Here is all you need to know about the FIFA World Cup 2022:

FIFA World Cup 2022 Groups Name

  • Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
  • Group B: England, Iran, United States, Wales/Scotland/Ukraine
  • Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
  • Group D: France, Australia/UAE/Peru, Denmark, Tunisia
  • Group E: Spain, Costa Rica/New Zealand, Germany, Japan
  • Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
  • Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
  • Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea

How to watch FIFA World Cup 2022 in India

You can watch the FIFA World Cup on Sports18 (a sports channel), which will telecast all matches. Alternatively, you can also stream the matches for free on Jio Cinema.

FIFA World Cup 2022 schedule

The tournament will run from November 20 to December 18.

Group stage: November 20 – December 2

Round of 16: December 3-6

Quarterfinals: December 9-10

Semifinals: December 13-14

Third-place match: December 17

Final: December 18

Here is the full match schedule with India timings:

November 20

  • Qatar vs Ecuador – 9:30 PM IST

November 21

  • England vs Iran – 6:30 PM IST
  • Senegal vs Netherlands – 9:30 PM IST

November 22

  • USA vs Wales/Scotland/Ukraine – 12:30 AM IST
  • Argentina vs Saudi Arabia – 3:30 PM IST
  • Denmark vs Tunisia – 6:30 PM IST
  • Mexico vs Poland – 9:30 PM IST

November 23

  • France vs UAE/Australia/Peru – 12:30 AM IST
  • Morocco vs Croatia – 3:30 PM IST
  • Germany vs Japan – 6:30 PM IST
  • Spain vs Costa Rica/New Zealand – 9:30 PM IST

November 24

  • Belgium vs Canada – 12:30 AM IST
  • Switzerland vs Cameroon – 3:30 PM IST
  • Uruguay vs South Korea – 6:30 PM IST
  • Portugal vs Ghana – 9:30 PM IST

November 25

  • Brazil vs Serbia – 12:30 AM IST
  • Wales/Scotland/Ukraine vs Iran – 3:30 PM IST
  • Qatar vs Senegal – 6:30 PM IST
  • Netherlands vs Ecuador – 9:30 PM IST

November 26

  • England vs USA – 12:30 AM IST
  • Tunisia vs UAE/Australia/Peru – 3:30 PM IST
  • Poland vs Saudi Arabia – 6:30 PM IST
  • France vs Denmark – 9:30 PM IST

November 27

  • Argentina vs Mexico – 12:30 PM IST
  • Japan vs Costa Rica/New Zealand – 3:30 PM IST
  • Belgium vs Morocco – 6:30 PM IST
  • Croatia vs Canada – 9:30 PM IST

November 28

  • Spain vs Germany – 12:30 PM IST
  • Cameroon vs Serbia – 3:30 PM IST
  • South Korea vs Ghana – 6:30 PM IST
  • Brazil vs Switzerland – 9:30 PM IST

November 29

  • Portugal vs Uruguay – 12:30 AM IST
  • Ecuador vs Senegal – 8:30 PM IST
  • Netherlands vs Qatar – 8:30 PM IST

November 30

  • Iran vs USA – 12:30 AM IST
  • Wales/Scotland/Ukraine vs England – 12:30 AM IST
  • Tunisia vs France – 8:30 PM IST
  • UAE/Australia/Peru vs Denmark – 8:30 PM IST

December 1

  • Poland vs Argentina – 12:30 AM IST
  • Saudi Arabia vs Mexico – 12:30 AM IST
  • Canada vs Morocco – 8:30 PM IST
  • Croatia vs Belgium – 8:30 PM IST

December 2

  • Costa Rica/New Zealand vs Germany – 12:30 AM IST
  • Japan vs Spain – 12:30 AM IST
  • Ghana vs Uruguay – 8:30 PM IST
  • South Korea vs Portugal – 8:30 PM IST

December 3

  • Cameroon vs Brazil – 12:30 AM IST
  • Serbia vs Switzerland – 12:30 AM IST
  • FIFA World Cup 2022 knockouts schedule

Saturday, December 3

  • 1A vs 2B – 8:30 PM IST

Sunday, December 4

  • 1C vs 2D – 12:30 AM IST
  • 1D vs 2C – 8:30 PM IST

Monday, December 5

  • 1B vs 2A – 12:30 AM IST
  • 1E vs 2F – 8:30 PM IST

Tuesday, December 6

  • 1G vs 2H – 12:30 AM IST
  • 1F vs 2E – 8:30 PM IST

Wednesday, December 7

  • 1H vs 2G – 12:30 AM IST

Friday, December 9

  • Quarter-final 1 – 8:30 PM IST

Saturday, December 10

  • Quarter-final 2 – 12:30 AM IST
  • Quarter-final 3 – 8:30 PM IST

Sunday, December 11

  • Quarter-final 4 – 12:30 AM IST

Wednesday, December 14

FIFA World Cup 2022 – Semi-final 1 – 12:30 AM IST

Thursday, December 15

FIFA World Cup 2022 – Semi-final 2 – 12:30 AM IST

Saturday, December 17

FIFA World Cup 2022 – 3rd Place Play-off – 8:30 PM IST

Sunday, December 18

FIFA World Cup 2022 final – 8:30 PM IST

This year’s FIFA World Cup marks the 22nd edition of the tournament, and fans and experts alike predict that such usual suspects as Argentina, Brazil, and France will make it to the semifinals if not win outright—with good reason.

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