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From key dates to kick-off times, here’s everything you need to know about this year’s tournament.

When and where is the 2022 World Cup?

2022 World Cup kicks off in Qatar monday november 21 at the Al Thumama stadium when SenegalI take the Netherlands in group A followed by hosts Qatar versus Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium.

England will also be present on the first day with their Group B match against Iran is set to take place just eight days after the Premier League shut down.

After qualifying through the play-offs, Wales will play England on tuesday november 29 in group B

The final will be played at the Lusail Stadium in Doha a week before Christmas on Sunday, December 18.

Who has qualified so far?

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As hosts, Qatar received automatic qualification for next year’s tournament.

Four-time World Cup winners Germany were the first team to secure a place through the qualification process in Europe, while Brazil – the most successful national team in World Cup history with five trophies – qualified as one of the top four teams in South America’s groups.

England secured their place in November by finishing top of their qualifying group.

Portugal, Poland and Wales progressed to the final after winning their play-off final.

Who will be the last two countries to qualify?

The intercontinental play-offs will be played on June 13 and 14 in Qatar with Australia Where United Arab Emirates Where Peru more Costa Rica Where New Zealand taking the remaining two places.

Intercontinental play-offs:

  • Australia or United Arab Emirates vs Peru
  • Costa Rica vs New Zealand

What is the draw for the World Cup groups?

The 2022 World Cup will start with 32 teams divided into eight groups of four:

  • Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
  • Group B: England, Iran, United States, Wales
  • 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

What is the format and schedule for the World Cup?

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French players celebrate winning the World Cup in Moscow in 2018

Four matches will be played each day during the group stage, which will take place over a 12-day period and will see the winners and runners-up advance to the knockout stages.

Unlike Euro 2020, there will be a third-place match on December 17.

Group stage – all UK kick-off times y

monday november 21

Group A: Senegal vs Netherlands (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick off 10am)
Group B: England v Iran (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick off 1pm)
Group A: Qatar vs Ecuador (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick off 4pm)
Group B: USA – Wales (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)

tuesday november 22

Group C: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick off 10am)
Group D: Denmark v Tunisia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1pm)
Group C: Mexico v Poland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 4pm)
Group D: France vs United Arab Emirates/Australia/Peru (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 7pm)

Wednesday, November 23

Group F: Morocco vs Croatia (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick off 10am)
Group E: Germany v Japan (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1pm)
Group E: Spain vs Costa Rica/New Zealand (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 4pm)
Group F: Belgium vs Canada (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)

Thursday, November 24

Group G: Switzerland vs Cameroon (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 10am)
Group H: Uruguay v South Korea (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1pm)
Group H: Portugal v Ghana (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 4pm)
Group G: Brazil vs Serbia (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm)

Friday November 25

Group B: Wales v Iran (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 10am)
Group A: Qatar v Senegal (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 1pm)
Group A: Netherlands vs Ecuador (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm)
Group B: England v USA (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)

Saturday November 26

Group C: Tunisia vs United Arab Emirates/Australia/Peru (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 10am)
Group C: Poland v Saudi Arabia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1pm)
Group D: France vs Denmark (Stade 974, Doha; kick-off 4pm)
Group C: Argentina vs Mexico (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick off 7pm)

Sunday November 27

Group E: Japan vs Costa Rica/New Zealand (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 10am)
Group F: Belgium vs Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 1pm)
Group F: Croatia vs Canada (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick off 4pm)
Group E: Spain v Germany (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7:00 p.m.)

monday november 28

Group G: Cameroon vs Serbia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick off 10am)
Group G: South Korea v Ghana (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1pm)
Group H: Brazil v Switzerland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 4pm)
Group H: Portugal v Uruguay (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm)

tuesday november 29

Group A: Netherlands v Qatar (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 3pm)
Group A: Ecuador v Senegal (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm)
Group B: Wales v England (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)
Group B: Iran vs USA (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick off 7pm)

Wednesday, November 30

Group D: UAE/Australia/Peru vs Denmark (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 3pm)
Group D: Tunisia vs France (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3:00 p.m.)
Group C: Poland v Argentina (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 7pm)
Group C: Saudi Arabia v Mexico (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm)

Thursday, December 1

Group F: Croatia vs Belgium (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm)
Group F: Canada vs Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick off 3pm)
Group E: Costa Rica/New Zealand – Germany (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)
Group E: Japan vs Spain (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)

Friday, December 2

Group G: South Korea v Portugal (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm)
Group G: Ghana vs Uruguay (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 3pm)
Group H: Serbia v Switzerland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 7:00 p.m.)
Group H: Cameroon vs Brazil (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick off 7pm)

Round of 16

Saturday, December 3
49 – Group A winners v Group B runners-up (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm)
50 – Group C winners v Group D runners-up (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)

Sunday, December 4
52 – Group D winner v Group C runners-up (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; kick-off 3pm)
51 – Winner of Group B vs. Second in Group A (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 19:00)

Monday, December 5
53 – Group E winner v Group F runners-up (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 3pm)
54 – Group G winner v Group H runners-up (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 7pm)

tuesday 6 december
55 – Group F winners v Group E runners-up (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm)
56 – Group H winners v Group G runners-up (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm)

Quarter-finals

Friday, December 9
58 – Winners of 53 v Winners of 54 (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm)
57 – Winners of 49 v Winners of 50 (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 3pm)

saturday 10 december
60 – Winners 55 v Winners 56 (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; kick off 3pm)
59 – Winners of 51 v Winners of 52 (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)

Semi-finals

tuesday 13 december
61 – Winners of 57 v Winners of 58 (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm)

Wednesday, December 14
62 – Winners of 59 v Winners of 60 (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)

saturday december 17
63 – Third-place play-off (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm)

Final

Sunday, December 18
64 – The World Cup Final (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 3pm)

When will the matches start?

FIFA has confirmed that the first two rounds of matches will kick off at 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm local time (10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm in the UK).

The kick-off times for the final round of group matches and knockout matches will be at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. local time (3 p.m. and 7 p.m. UK time).

Kick-off for the final is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. local time (3:00 p.m. UK time)

What are the places?

This computer-generated image shows an artist's impression of the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium in the host city of Doha
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This computer-generated image shows an artist’s impression of the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium in the host city of Doha

The group matches will be played in eight stadiums: Al Bayt Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Lusail Stadium, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Education City Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium .

What will happen with the Premier League?

The Premier League have confirmed key dates for the 2022/23 campaign, with an adjusted season to host a World Cup taking place in the middle of the domestic calendar.

The season will start a week earlier than normal on August 6, 2022, with 16 matchdays taking place until the weekend of November 12/13, before the tournament kicks off on November 21.

The Premier League will resume on Boxing Day after the World Cup final, which takes place on December 18.

The last round of the 2022/23 season will be played on May 28, 2023.

World Cup, Premier League and Scottish Premiership key dates

July 30 – The Scottish Premiership season begins with the EFL Championship, League One and League Two.

August 6 – Start of the Premier League season.

November 12-13 – Last round of Premier League, Championship and Scottish Premiership fixtures ahead of the World Cup.

November 21 – Start of the World Cup.

December 2 – Final round of group stage matches.

December 3-6 – The round of 16 begins.

December 9-10 – The quarter-finals.

December 10 – The championship resumes.

December 13-14 – World Cup semi-finals.

December 17 – The Scottish Premiership resumes.

December 18 – World Cup Final.

December 26 – The Premier League resumes.

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