2022 World Cup calendar: draw, group stage and playoff matches schedule

Alisa Barladyan
02 Apr 2022

The draw for the 2022 World Cup has taken place in Qatar. 29 teams have known who their opponents in their groups will be, and the last three participants will be announced in June. Initially, FIFA planned to complete the selection in March with intercontinental play-offs, but due to the coronavirus, it was postponed to the summer.

Bet on 2022 World Cup with 1xBet
2022 World Cup

2022 World Cup Draw Pots

The composition of the pots was determined a day before the draw according to the March FIFA rankings. 29 national teams were divided into 4 pots (8 in the first three and 5 in the last). The federation has determined the last three slots in the fourth pot violating the sporting principle.

Therefore, if the play-offs were held now, and not in June, Wales or Peru would be in the third pot. But instead of them, the Tunisian team got here. The confirmed seeding pots for the World Cup draw are as follows:

2022 World Cup Draw Pots
Bet on 2022 World Cup with 1xBet

2022 World Cup group stage draw results

2022 World Cup group

2022 World Cup in Qatar schedule: matches schedule

The 2022 World Cup will be unique; for the first time the tournament will be held in the autumn-winter season. FIFA has postponed the World Cup due to the high summer temperature in the Persian Gulf. In view of this, the 2022 World Cup will be one of the shortest in many years - only 28 days. The last World Championships were held in 31-32 days, and from 2026 they will become even longer.

One more feature: due to the "short" tournament, the group stage will be played 4 games a day, and not 3, as it was before. Moreover, the opening match between Qatar and Ecuador will start on November 21 at 13:00: usually this game is hosted on a separate, very first day. For example, only Russia and Saudi Arabia played on June 14, 2018.

1AQatar - EcuadorNovember 21
1ASenegal - NetherlandsNovember 21
1BEngland - IranNovember 21
1BUSA - Wales/Scotland/UkraineNovember 21
1CArgentina - Saudi ArabiaNovember 22
1CMexico - PolandNovember 22
1DFrance - UAE/Australia/PeruNovember 22
1DDenmark - TunisiaNovember 22
1ESpain - Costa Rica/New ZealandNovember 23
1E Germany - JapanNovember 23
1FBelgium - CanadaNovember 23
1FMorocco - CroatiaNovember 23
1GBrazil - SerbiaNovember 24
1GSwitzerland - CameroonNovember 24
1HPortugal - GhanaNovember 24
1HUruguay - South KoreaNovember 24
2AQatar - SenegalNovember 25
2ANetherlands - EcuadorNovember 25
2BEngland - USANovember 25
2BWales/Scotland/Ukraine - IranNovember 25
2CArgentina - MexicoNovember 26
2CPoland - Saudi ArabiaNovember 26
2DFrance - DenmarkNovember 26
2DTunisia - UAE/Australia/PeruNovember 26
2ESpain - GermanyNovember 27
2ECosta Rica/New Zealand - JapanNovember 27
2FBelgium v ​​MoroccoNovember 27
2FCroatia - CanadaNovember 27
2G Brazil v SwitzerlandNovember 28
2GCameroon - SerbiaNovember 28
2HPortugal - UruguayNovember 28
2HSouth Korea - GhanaNovember 28
3ANetherlands - QatarNovember 29
3AEcuador - SenegalNovember 29
3BWales/Scotland/UkraineNovember 29
3BIran - USANovember 29
3CPoland - ArgentinaNovember 30
3CSaudi Arabia - MexicoNovember 30
3DTunisia - FranceNovember 30
3DUAE/Australia/Peru - DenmarkNovember 30
3 EJapan - SpainDecember 1
3 ECosta Rica/New Zealand - GermanyDecember 1
3FCroatia - BelgiumDecember 1
3FCanada - MoroccoDecember 1
3GCameroon - BrazilDecember 2
3GSerbia - SwitzerlandDecember 2
3HSouth Korea - PortugalDecember 2
3HGhana - UruguayDecember 2
Bet on 2022 World Cup with 1xBet

Group stage matches will be played at 13:00, 16:00, 19:00 and 22:00 local time. In Qatar, as in Russia, there is no transition to winter time, so Qatari time in December will coincide with Moscow. At what time the group stage matches will take place, FIFA will determine later, as well as the venues.

The playoffs will start immediately after the group round without any rest day on December 3rd. The final will take place in Lusail on 18 December. A week later, the traditional English football Boxing day starts in England. Here is a list of all matches, the time will be announced later.

Round of 1649A1 – B2Al Rayyan, KhalifaDecember 3
Round of 1650C1 - D2Al Rayyan, Ahmad Bin Ali
December 3
Round of 1651B1 – A2


December 4
Round of 1652D1 - C2Doha, 974December 4
Round of 1653E1 - F2Al KhorDecember 5
Round of 1654G1 - H2Doha, Al-TumamaDecember 5
Round of 1655F1 - E2Al Rayyan, EducationDecember 6
Round of 1656H1 - G2LusailDecember 6
Quarter-final5749 - 50LusailDecember 9
Quarter-final5853 - 54Al Rayyan, Education
December 9
Quarter-final59 51 - 52Al-KhorDecember 10
Quarter-final6055 - 56Doha, Al-TumamaDecember 10
Semi-final6157 - 58LusailDecember 13
Semi-final6259 - 60Al-KhorDecember 14
3rd place match63Al Rayyan, KhalifaDecember 17
Final64LusailDecember 18

Analysts of the betting agency Betcity have already put a line on the winner of the tournament. The main favorite is the Brazilian team (odds 6.00), they also believe in France a little less (odds 7.00), and then the teams of England and Spain follow (quotation 8.00).

Bet on 2022 World Cup with 1xBet
Snooker, Gibraltar Open 2022: where to watch, schedule, favorites
Snooker, Gibraltar Open 2022: where to watch, schedule, favorites
Snooker calendar 2021/2022: schedule of the main tournaments of the season
Snooker calendar 2021/2022: schedule of the main tournaments of the season
Polyana Viana: Brazilian beauty from the UFC beats the robber
Polyana Viana: Brazilian beauty from the UFC beats the robber
No Comments Yet! Be the first to share what you think!