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When is the World Cup? Teams, schedule, fixtures, kick-off times for Qatar 2022

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The biggest show in football knows most of its players, and now it also knows each team's journey towards glory.

With the World Cup draw complete, the full schedule and fixture list for Qatar 2022 is now also locked in. As of the draw date, 29 of the 32 teams had been confirmed. Three additional sides — Wales, Australia and Costa Rica — joined the party following last-chance qualifying matches in June.

Here are the full list of qualified teams, groups, fixtures and kick-off times for the 2022 World Cup:

When is FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022?

The opening match takes place Nov. 20, with the final set for Dec. 18.

Which teams are in World Cup 2022?

The 32 teams, split into eight groups of four, are:

Group A

  • Qatar
  • Ecuador
  • Senegal
  • Netherlands

Group B

  • England
  • Iran
  • United States
  • Wales

Group C

  • Argentina
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Mexico
  • Poland

Group D

  • France
  • Australia
  • Denmark
  • Tunisia

Group E

  • Spain
  • Costa Rica
  • Germany
  • Japan

Group F

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Morocco
  • Croatia

Group G

  • Brazil
  • Serbia
  • Switzerland
  • Cameroon

Group H

  • Portugal
  • Ghana
  • Uruguay
  • Korea Republic

World Cup 2022 schedule, fixtures, kick-off times

(All times listed are in Arabian Standard Time)

Group Stage

Sunday, November 20

  • Qatar vs. Ecuador, 19:00

Monday, November 21

  • Senegal vs. Netherlands, 13:00
  • England vs. Iran, 16:00
  • USA vs. Wales, 22:00

Tuesday, November 22

  • Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia, 13:00
  • Denmark vs. Tunisia, 16:00
  • Mexico vs. Poland, 19:00
  • France vs. Australia, 22:00 

Wednesday, November 23

  • Morocco vs. Croatia, 13:00
  • Germany vs. Japan, 16:00
  • Spain vs. Costa Rica, 19:00
  • Belgium vs. Canada, 22:00

Thursday, November 24

  • Switzerland vs. Cameroon, 13:00
  • Uruguay vs. Korea Republic. 16:00
  • Portugal vs. Ghana, 19:00
  • Brazil vs. Serbia, 22:00

Friday, November 25

  • Wales vs. Iran, 13:00
  • Qatar vs. Senegal, 16:00
  • Netherlands vs. Ecuador, 19:00
  • England vs. USA, 22:00

Saturday, November 26

  • Tunisia vs. Australia, 13:00
  • Poland vs. Saudi Arabia. 16:00
  • France vs. Denmark, 19:00
  • Argentina vs. Mexico, 22:00

Sunday, November 27

  • Japan vs. Costa Rica, 13:00
  • Belgium vs. Morocco, 16:00
  • Croatia vs. Canada, 19:00
  • Spain vs. Germany, 22:00

Monday, November 28

  • Cameroon vs. Serbia, 13:00
  • Korea Republic vs. Ghana, 16:00
  • Brazil vs. Switzerland. 19:00
  • Portugal vs. Uruguay, 22:00

Tuesday, November 29

  • Ecuador vs. Senegal, 18:00
  • Netherlands vs. Qatar, 18:00
  • Wales vs. England, 22:00
  • Iran vs. USA, 22:00

Wednesday, November 30

  • Australia vs. Denmark, 18:00
  • Tunisia vs. France, 18:00
  • Poland vs. Argentina, 22:00
  • Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico, 22:00

Thursday, December 1

  • Croatia vs. Belgium, 18:00
  • Canada vs. Morocco, 18:00
  • Japan vs. Spain, 22:00
  • Costa Rica vs. Germany, 22:00

Friday, December 2

  • Ghana vs. Uruguay, 18:00
  • Korea Republic vs. Portugal, 18:00
  • Serbia vs. Switzerland, 22:00
  • Cameroon vs. Brazil, 22:00

Round of 16

Saturday, December 3

  • A1 vs. B2, 18:00
  • C1 vs. D2, 22:00

Sunday, December 4

  • D1 vs. C2, 18:00
  • B1 vs. A2, 22:00

Monday, December 5

  • E1 vs. F2, 18:00
  • G1 vs. H2, 19:00

Tuesday, December 6

  • F1 vs. E2, 18:00
  • H1 vs. G2, 22:00

Quarterfinals

Friday, December 9

  • TBD vs. TBD, 18:00
  • TBD vs. TBD, 22:00

Saturday, December 10

  • TBD vs. TBD, 18:00
  • TBD vs. TBD, 22:00

Semifinals

Tuesday, December 13

  • TBD vs. TBD, 22:00

Wednesday, December 14

  • TBD vs. TBD, 22:00

Third-place match

Saturday, December 17

  • TBD vs. TBD, 18:00

Final

Sunday, December 18

  • TBD vs. TBD, 18:00

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