World Cup 2022
The World Cup Qatar 2022 is the 22nd edition of the FIFA football tournament. Here you can find facts about World Cup 2022 including dates, times, groups, fixtures, venues and historical stats. World Cup Qatar 2022 is scheduled to take place 21 November-18 December, being the first World Cup edition that is not played during the summer due to weather conditions in host country. The key facts for the event including the venues, the groups, the fixtures and game locations are presented below.
In Total 210 teams are involved in the qualification tournament. Follow the World Cup Qatar 2020 Qualification at FIFA.com.
Opening game: World Cup 2022 opens in Al Khor 21 November 2022, 13:00 (UTC+3) with the match Qatar v [unknown team].
Group stage dates: The group stage is played November 21-2 December.
Group knockout phase dates: The knockout phase stage is played December 3-18.
The final dates: The final is played on December 18.
Follow the news for the coming World Cup at FIFA.com
In total 8 stadiums will be used in the tournament in five cities. The final would be played at Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail (capacity 80,000)
- Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail (capacity: 80,000)
- Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor (capacity: 60,000)
- Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan (capacity: 45,350)
- Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan (capacity: 44,740)
- Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan (capacity: 40,000)
- Stadium 974, Doha (capacity: 40,000)
- Al Thumama Stadium, Doha (capacity: 40,000)
- Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah (capacity: 40,000)
The semi-finals will be played at Lusail Iconic Stadium and Al Bayt Stadium. The final will be played at Lusail Iconic Stadium.
The top two teams in each group advance to the knockout phase. The groups will be updated with teams when the qualification has ended, which will be the 15 June.
The teams in the World Cup 2022 will be divided among six continents and will also include the directly qualified host nation:
Asia: 4 direct (+1 possible via play-off)
Africa: 5 direct
North America, Central America and Caribbean: 3 direct (+1 possible via play-off)
South America: 4 direct (+1 possible via play-off)
Oceania: 0 direct (+1 possible via play-off 1)
Group A: Qatar, team 2, team 3, team 4
Group B: team 1, team 2, team 3, team 4
Group C: team 1, team 2, team 3, team 4
Group D: team 1, team 2, team 3, team 4
Group E: team 1, team 2, team 3, team 4
Group F: team 1, team 2, team 3, team 4
Group G: team 1, team 2, team 3, team 4
Group H: team 1, team 2, team 3, team 4
In total 64 matches are played during the competition.
GROUP STAGE (NOTICE! The match scheme below is incorrect and will be uptated when the matches are decided)
Group A: Turkey v Italy (CET 21:00, Rome)
Group A: Wales v Switzerland (15:00, Baku)
Group B: Denmark v Finland (18:00, Copenhagen)
Group B: Belgium v Russia (21:00, St Petersburg)
Group D: England v Croatia (15:00, London)
Group C: Austria v North Macedonia (18:00, Bucharest)
Group C: Netherlands v Ukraine (21:00, Amsterdam)
Group D: Play-off winner C v Czech Republic (15:00, Glasgow)
Group E: Poland v Slovakia (18:00, Dublin)
Group E: Spain v Sweden (21:00, Bilbao)
Group F: Hungary v Portugal (18:00, Budapest)
Group F: France v Germany (21:00, Munich)
Group B: Finland v Russia (15:00, St Petersburg)
Group A: Turkey v Wales (18:00, Baku)
Group A: Italy v Switzerland (21:00, Rome)
Group C: Ukraine v North Macedonia (15:00, Bucharest)
Group B: Denmark v Belgium (18:00, Copenhagen)
Group C: Netherlands v Austria (21:00, Amsterdam)
Group E: Sweden v Slovakia (15:00, Dublin)
Group D: Croatia v Czech Republic (18:00, Glasgow)
Group D: England v Scotland (21:00, London)
Group F: Hungary v France (15:00, Budapest)
Group F: Portugal v Germany (18:00, Munich)
Group E: Spain v Poland (21:00, Bilbao)
Group A: Italy v Wales (18:00, Rome)
Group A: Switzerland v Turkey (18:00, Baku)
Group C: North Macedonia v Netherlands (18:00, Amsterdam)
Group C: Ukraine v Austria (18:00, Bucharest)
Group B: Russia v Denmark (21:00, Copenhagen)
Group B: Finland v Belgium (21:00, St Petersburg)
Group D: Czech Republic v England (21:00, London)
Group D: Croatia v Scotland (21:00, Glasgow)
Group E: Slovakia v Spain (18:00, Bilbao)
Group E: Sweden v Poland (18:00, Dublin)
Group F: Germany v Hungary (21:00, Munich)
Group F: Portugal v France (21:00, Budapest)
Round of 16
1: 2A v 2B (18:00, Amsterdam)
2: 1A v 2C (21:00, London)
3: 1C v 3D/E/F (18:00, Budpest)
4: 1B v 3A/D/E/F (21:00, Bilbao)
5: 2D v 2E (18:00, Copenhagen)
6: 1F v 3A/B/C (21:00, Bucharest)
7: 1D v 2F (18:00, Dublin)
8: 1E v 3A/B/C/D (21:00, Glasgow)
Rest days on 30 June and 1 July
QF1: Winner 6 v Winner 5 (18:00, St Petersburg)
QF2: Winner 4 v Winner 2 (21:00, Munich)
QF3: Winner 3 v Winner 1 (18:00, Baku)
QF4: Winner 8 v Winner 7 (21:00, Rome)
Rest days on 5 and 6 July
SF1: Winner QF2 v Winner QF1 (21:00, London)
SF2: Winner QF4 v Winner QF3 (21:00, London)
Rest days on 9, 10, 11 July
Winner SF1 v Winner SF2 (21:00, London)
Statistics for the FIFA World Cup with titles, finals and participations.
In total, eight nations have won the tournament.
See facts about the last tournament World Cup 2020 in Russia.