The big match

2022 Fifa World Cup fixtures: a guide to the daily match schedule in Qatar

The opening game of the World Cup is Senegal vs. Netherlands on 21 November

The 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar will be held from 21 November to 18 December. Matches will be played at 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm UK time. 

The opening fixture of the tournament will see Senegal face the Netherlands on 21 November in group A and the final at the 80,000-capacity Lusail Stadium will be on 18 December. 

Match schedule is subject to change and all times below are in GMT. 

1

Monday 21 November

  • Group A: Senegal vs. Netherlands (Al Thumama Stadium; 10am)
  • Group B: England vs. Iran (Khalifa International Stadium; 1pm)
  • Group A: Qatar v Ecuador (Al Bayt Stadium; 4pm)
  • Group B: USA vs. Wales (Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium; 7pm)

2

Tuesday 22 November

  • Group C: Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia (Lusail Stadium; 10am)
  • Group D: Denmark vs. Tunisia (Education City Stadium; 1pm)
  • Group C: Mexico vs. Poland (Stadium 974; 4pm)
  • Group D: France vs. Australia (Al Janoub Stadium; 7pm)

3

Wednesday 23 November

  • Group F: Morocco vs. Croatia (Al Bayt Stadium; 10am)
  • Group E: Germany vs. Japan (Khalifa International Stadium; 1pm)
  • Group E: Spain vs. Costa Rica (Al Thumama Stadium; 4pm)
  • Group F: Belgium vs. Canada (Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium; 4pm)

4

Thursday 24 November

  • Group G: Switzerland vs. Cameroon (Al Janoub Stadium; 10am)
  • Group H: Uruguay vs. South Korea (Education City Stadium; 1pm)
  • Group H: Portugal vs. Ghana (Stadium 974; 4pm)
  • Group G: Brazil vs. Serbia (Lusail Stadium; 7pm)

5

Friday 25 November

  • Group B: Wales vs. Iran (Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium; 10am)
  • Group A: Qatar vs. Senegal (Al Thumama Stadium; 1pm)
  • Group A: Netherlands vs. Ecuador (Khalifa International Stadium; 4pm)
  • Group B: England vs. USA (Al Bayt Stadium; 7pm)

6

Saturday 26 November

  • Group D: Tunisia vs. Australia (Al Janoub Stadium; 10am)
  • Group C: Poland vs. Saudi Arabia (Education City Stadium; 1pm)
  • Group D: France vs. Denmark (Stadium 974; 4pm)
  • Group C: Argentina vs. Mexico (Lusail Stadium; 7pm)

7

Sunday 27 November

  • Group E: Japan vs. Costa Rica (Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium; 10am)
  • Group F: Belgium vs. Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium; 1pm)
  • Group F: Croatia vs. Canada (Khalifa International Stadium; 4pm)
  • Group E: Spain vs. Germany (Al Bayt Stadium; 7pm)

8

Monday 28 November

  • Group G: Cameroon vs. Serbia (Al Janoub Stadium; 10am)
  • Group H: South Korea vs. Ghana (Education City Stadium; 1pm)
  • Group G: Brazil vs. Switzerland (Stadium 974; 4pm)
  • Group H: Portugal vs. Uruguay (Lusail Stadium; 7pm)

9

Tuesday 29 November

  • Group A: Netherlands vs. Qatar (Al Bayt Stadium; 3pm)
  • Group A: Ecuador vs. Senegal (Khalifa International Stadium; 3pm)
  • Group B: Wales vs. England (Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium; 7pm)
  • Group B: Iran vs. USA (Al Thumama Stadium; 7pm)

10

Wednesday 30 November

  • Group D: Tunisia vs. France (Education City Stadium; 3pm)
  • Group D: Australia vs. Denmark (Al Janoub Stadium; 3pm)
  • Group C: Poland vs. Argentina (Stadium 974; 7pm)
  • Group C: Saudi Arabia v Mexico (Lusail Stadium; 7pm)

11

Thursday 1 December

  • Group F: Croatia vs. Belgium (Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium; 3pm)
  • Group F: Canada vs. Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium; 3pm)
  • Group E: Japan vs. Spain (Khalifa International Stadium; 7pm)
  • Group E: Costa Rica vs. Germany (Al Bayt Stadium; 7pm)

12

Friday 2 December

  • Group H: South Korea vs. Portugal (Education City Stadium; 3pm)
  • Group H: Ghana vs. Uruguay (Al Janoub Stadium; 3pm)
  • Group G: Cameroon vs. Brazil (Lusail Stadium; 7pm)
  • Group G: Serbia vs. Switzerland (Stadium 974; 7pm)

13

Round of 16: dates, stadiums and UK kick-off times

Saturday 3 December 
  • Match 49: Group A winners vs. Group B runners-up (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; 3pm)
  • Match 50: Group C winners vs. Group D runners-up (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; 7pm)
Sunday 4 December 
  • Match 51: Group D winners vs. Group C runners-up (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; 3pm) 
  • Match 52: Group B winners vs. Group A runners-up (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; 7pm) 
Monday 5 December 
  • Match 53: Group E winners vs. Group F runners-up (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; 3pm) 
  • Match 54: Group G winners vs. Group H runners-up (Stadium 974, Doha; 7pm) 
Tuesday 6 December 
  • Match 55: Group F winners vs. Group E runners-up (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 3pm) 
  • Match 56: Group H winners vs. Group G runners-up (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 7pm) 

14

Quarter-finals: dates, stadiums and UK kick-off times

Friday 9 December 
  • Match 57: winners of match 53 vs. winners of match 54 (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 3pm) 
  • Match 58: winners of match 49 vs. winners of match 50 (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 7pm) 
Saturday 10 December 
  • Match 59: winners of match 55 vs. winners of match 56 (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; 3pm) 
  • Match 60: winners of match 51 vs. winners of match 52 (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; 7pm) 

15

Semi-finals: dates, stadiums and UK kick-off times

Tuesday 13 December 
  • Match 61: winners of match 57 vs. winners of match 58 (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 7pm) 
Wednesday 14 December 
  • Match 62: winners of match 59 vs. winners of match 60 (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; 7pm)

16

Third-place play-off

Saturday 17 December
  • Match 63: losers of match 61 vs. losers of match 62
  • Where: Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
  • Kick-off: 3pm GMT

17

The 2022 Fifa World Cup final: Sunday 18 December

The Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 final, match 64, will take place at the Lusail Stadium on Sunday 18 December. The final will kick off at 3pm UK time. 

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