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Day-by-day guide to 2022 World Cup fixtures

By Vincent Ashitey
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We now know who plays who and when in this year's World Cup finals in Qatar following Friday's draw in Doha.

The tournament kicks off on 21 November with a match between Senegal and the Netherlands at the Al Thumama Stadium.

When are the group fixtures? What day do the knockout rounds start? And when is the final?

We provide you with all the fixture information available for the first World Cup to be held outside the northern hemisphere summer.

  • Group-stage fixtures

The 2022 World Cup features 32 teams in eight groups of four, although some of the teams remain to be decided with one European and two intercontinental finals still to be played.

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Four games will be played each day during a group stage that runs for 12 days.

The winners and runners-up of each group progress to the last 16.

  • Monday 21 November*


Group A: Senegal v Netherlands (10:00), Qatar v Ecuador (16:00)

Group B: England v Iran (13:00), USA v Scotland/Wales/Ukraine (19:00)

  • Tuesday 22 November


Group C: Argentina v Saudi Arabia (10:00), Mexico v Poland (16:00)

Group D: Denmark v Tunisia (13:00), France v UAE/Australia/Peru (19:00)

  • Wednesday 23 November


Group E: Germany v Japan (13:00), Spain v Costa Rica/New Zealand (16:00)

Group F: Morocco v Croatia (10:00), Belgium v Canada (16:00)

  • Thursday, 24 November


Group G: Switzerland v Cameroon (10:00), Brazil v Serbia (19:00)

Group H: Uruguay v South Korea (13:00), Portugal v Ghana (16:00)

  • Friday, 25 November

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Group A: Qatar vs Senegal (13:00), Netherlands v Ecuador (16:00)

Group B: Scotland/Wales/Ukraine v Iran (10:00), England v USA (19:00)

  • Saturday 26 November


Group C: Poland v Saudi Arabia (13:00), Argentina v Mexico (19:00)

Group D: Tunisia v UAE/Australia/Peru (10:00), France v Denmark (16:00)

  • Sunday 27 November


Group E: Japan v Costa Rica/New Zealand (10:00), Spain v Germany (19:00)

Group F: Belgium v Morocco (13:00), Croatia v Canada (16:00)

  • Monday 28 November


Group G: Cameroon v Serbia (10:00), Brazil v Switzerland (16:00)

Group H: South Korea v Ghana (13:00), Portugal v Uruguay (19:00)

  • Tuesday 29 November


Group A: Netherlands v Qatar (15:00), Ecuador v Senegal (15:00)

Group B: Scotland/Wales/Ukraine v England (19:00), Iran v USA (19:00)

  • Wednesday 30 November


Group C: Poland v Argentina (15:00), Saudi Arabia v Mexico (15:00)

Group D: Tunisia v France (19:00), UAE/Australia/Peru v Denmark (19:00)

  • Thursday 1 December


Group E: Japan v Spain (19:00), Costa Rica/New Zealand v Germany (19:00)

Group F: Croatia v Belgium (15:00), Canada v Morocco (15:00)

  • Friday 2 December


Group G: Cameroon v Brazil (19:00), Serbia v Switzerland (19:00)

Group H: South Korea v Portugal (15:00), Ghana v Uruguay (15:00)

Last 16

  • Saturday 3 December

Game 49: Group A winners v Group B runners-up, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan (15:00)


Game 50: Group C winners v Group D runners-up, Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan (19:00)

  • Sunday 4 December


Game 51: Group D winners v Group C runners-up, Al Thumama Stadium, Doha (15:00)

Game 52: Group B winners v Group A runners-up, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor (19:00)

  • Monday 5 December


Game 53: Group E winners v Group F runners-up, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah (15:00)

Game 54: Group G winners v Group H runners-up, Stadium 974, Doha (19:00)

  • Tuesday 6 December


Game 55: Group F winners v Group E runners-up Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan (15:00)

Game 56: Group H winners v Group G runners-up, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail (19:00)


  • Friday 9 December


Game 57: Winners of game 53 v winners of game 54, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan (15:00)

Game 58: Winners of game 49 v winners of game 50, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail (19:00)

  • Saturday 10 December

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Game 59: Winners of game 55 v winners of game 56, Al Thumama Stadium, Doha (15:00)

Game 60: Winners of game 51 v winners of game 52, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor (19:00)


  • Tuesday 13 December 

Game 61: Winners of game 57 v winners of game 58, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail (19:00)

  • Wednesday 14 December


Game 62: Winners of game 59 v winners of game 60, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor (19:00)

Third-place play-off

  • Saturday 17 December


Game 63: Losers of game 61 v losers of game 62, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan (15:00)


  • Sunday 18 December

Game 64: Winners of game 61 v winners of game 62, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail (15:00)


*Match schedule subject to change. Times in GMT