World Cup 2022: Complete match schedule, kick-off times, results and venues

There will be 64 games in Qatar before the winners are crowned

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Qatar and Ecuador will kick-off the World Cup finals on Sunday, November 20, after Fifa confirmed the match schedule for the group stages.

Hosts Qatar face the South Americans at the Al Bayt Stadium at 8pm (UAE) on the opening day of the tournament. Africa Cup of Nations winners Senegal and three-time World Cup runners-up the Netherlands were due to open the action before changes, and they now meet in their Group A showdown at the Al Thumama Stadium at 8pm on November 21.

England will also be in action on the second day as they launch their quest against Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium, with the Group B fixture kicking off at 5pm. Group rivals the United States meet Wales in the day’s late fixture, which gets under way at 11pm.

Holders France are in action the day after, when they will face Australia in Group D at the Al Janoub Stadium in the late kick-off, while Christian Eriksen’s Denmark open against Tunisia at the Education City Stadium earlier the same day.

Favourites Brazil do not play until Thursday, November 24, when they meet Serbia in Group G at the Lusail Stadium in an 11pm kick-off.

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Belgium, the team Brazil replaced at the top of Fifa’s ranking table earlier, play for the first time at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on November 23 against Group F rivals Canada, who have made the finals for the first time in 36 years.

The tournament will see Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in action for the first time on November 24, with Ghana their opponents at Stadium 974.

Group stage fixtures

(All Qatar kick-off times)

Sunday, November 20

Group A

Qatar 0-2 Ecuador — Al Bayt Stadium

Monday, November 21

Group A

Senegal 0-2 Netherlands — Al Thumama Stadium

Group B

England 6-2 Iran — Khalifa International Stadium

USA 1-1 Wales — Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

Tuesday, November 22

Group C

Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia — Lusail Stadium

Mexico 0-0 Poland — Stadium 974

Lionel Messi's Argentina play their first game in Qatar against Saudi Arabia. Reuters

Group D

Denmark 0-0 Tunisia — Education City Stadium

France 4-1 Australia — Al Janoub Stadium

Wednesday, November 23

Group E

Germany 1-2 Japan — Khalifa International Stadium

Spain 7-0 Costa Rica — Al Thumama Stadium

Group F

Morocco 0-0 Croatia — Al Bayt Stadium

Belgium 1-0 Canada — Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

Belgium and Romelu Lukaku face Canada in their opening group-stage game. AP

Thursday, November 24

Group G

Switzerland 1-0 Cameroon — Al Janoub Stadium

Brazil 2-0 Serbia — Lusail Stadium

Group H

Uruguay 0-0 South Korea — Education City Stadium

Portugal 3-2 Ghana — Stadium 974

Friday, November 25

Group A

Qatar 1-3 Senegal — Al Thumama Stadium

Netherlands 1-1 Ecuador — Khalifa International Stadium

Group B

Wales 0-2 Iran — Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

England 0-0 USA — Al Bayt Stadium

Harry Kane will be looking to edge closer to England's all-time goalscoring record in Qatar. PA

Saturday, November 26

Group C

Poland 2-0 Saudi Arabia — Education City Stadium

Argentina 2-0 Mexico — Lusail Stadium

Group D

Tunisia 0-1 Australia — Al Janoub Stadium

France 2-1 Denmark — Stadium 974

Sunday, November 27

Group E

Japan 0-1 Costa Rica — Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

Spain 1-1 Germany — Al Bayt Stadium

Group F

Belgium 0-2 Morocco — Al Thumama Stadium

Croatia 4-1 Canada — Khalifa International Stadium

Monday, November 28

Group G

Cameroon 3-3 Serbia — Al Janoub Stadium

Brazil 1-1 Switzerland — Stadium 974

Group H

South Korea 2-3 Ghana — Education City Stadium

Portugal 2-0 Uruguay — Lusail Stadium

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo is the all-time top international goalscorer. AFP

Tuesday, November 29

Group A

Netherlands 2-0 Qatar — Al Bayt Stadium

Ecuador 1-2 Senegal — Khalifa International Stadium

Group B

Iran 0-1 USA — Al Thumama Stadium

Wales 0-3 England — Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

Wednesday, November 30

Group C

Poland 0-2 Argentina — Stadium 974

Saudi Arabia 1-2 Mexico — Lusail Stadium

Group D

Australia 1-0 Denmark — Al Janoub Stadium

Tunisia 1-0 France — Education City Stadium

France's Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann celebrate after winning the 2018 World Cup. Reuters

Thursday, December 1

Group E

Japan 2-1 Spain — Khalifa International Stadium

Costa Rica 2-4 Germany — Al Bayt Stadium

Group F

Croatia 0-0 Belgium — Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

Canada 1-2 Morocco — Al Thumama Stadium

Friday, December 2

Group G

Serbia 2-3 Switzerland — Stadium 974

Cameroon 1-0 Brazil — Lusail Stadium

Group H

Ghana 0-2 Uruguay — Al Janoub Stadium

South Korea 2-1 Portugal — Education City Stadium

Neymar will be hoping he can help Brazil win a record-extending sixth World Cup . AFP

Round of 16

Saturday, December 3

Match 49Netherlands 3-1 USA Khalifa International Stadium

Match 50Argentina 2-1 Australia — Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

Sunday, December 4

Match 51 — Group B winner v Group A runner-up — Al Bayt Stadium (10pm)

Match 52France 3-1 Poland — Al Thumama Stadium

Monday, December 5

Match 53 — Group E winner v Group F runner-up — Al Janoub Stadium, (6pm)

Match 54 — Group G winner v Group H runner-up — Stadium 947, (10pm)

Tuesday, December 6

Match 55 — Group F winner v Group E runner-up — Education City Stadium (6pm)

Match 56 — Group H winner v Group G runner-up — Lusail Stadium (10pm)

Former Germany player Lothar Matthaus show the paper showing the name of his country during the draw finals in Qatar. AFP

Quarter-finals

Friday, December 9

Match 57 — Match 49 winner v Match 50 winner — Lusail Stadium (10pm)

Match 58 — Match 53 winner v Match 54 winner — Education City Stadium (6pm)

Saturday, December 10

Match 59 — Match 51 winner v Match 52 winner — Al Bayt Stadium (10pm)

Match 60 — Match 55 winner v Match 56 winner — Al Thumama Stadium (6pm)

Semi-finals

Tuesday, December 13

Match 61 — Match 57 winner v Match 58 winner — Lusail Stadium (10pm)

Wednesday, December 14

Match 62 — Match 59 winner v Match 60 winner — Al Bayt Stadium (10pm)

Third-place play-off

Saturday, December 17

Match 63 — Khalifa International Stadium (6pm)

World Cup Final

Sunday, December 18

Match 64 — Lusail Stadium (6pm)

The Lusail Stadium, venue for the World Cup final. PA
Updated: December 04, 2022, 6:30 PM
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