World Cup Schedule 2022 : Everything About The First Winter World Cup
World Cup schedules 2022 group stage, knockout stage, quarter-finals, semifinals, and the final matchday are being released. Let’s find out everything about the first winter FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Fifa World Cup schedule final rounds 2022
The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be the 22nd football league held in Qatar. The final rounds will take place with 32 national football teams who have qualified, including the host nation of Qatar. This is the second time this big league has been held in Asia since the World Cup in 2002 in Korea and Japan. In addition, this is the first time the biggest football tournament in the world has been hosted by a Middle Eastern nation. And this will be the last season that has 32 teams participating. In 2026, there will be 48 national teams.
The World Cup schedule for 2022 will take place in June and July as usual. However, the weather in Qatar is usually more than 40°C. The extremely hot weather will affect not only the players’ health but also the fans who will come to Qatar. On March 20th, 2018, FIFA officially moved the schedule to winter. So, this is the first time that the World Cup will be held in winter.
Currently, the French national football team is the champion of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. The Brazilian national football team has won the most World Cups in history, five times.
32 teams in the FIFA World Cup 2022
After a tough qualifying round, there are 32 teams who will officially join the group stage of the World Cup 2022. Here is the list of 32 national football teams:
|Group stage||National football teams|
|Group A||Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands|
|Group B||England, Iran, USA, 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, South Korea|
World Cup 2022 schedule and format
Like in previous seasons, there will be four matches each day during the group stage. After 12 days, the top 2 teams from each round will progress to the round of 16 for the knockout stage.
Unlike in UEFA EURO 2020, there will be a third-place playoff match in the FIFA World Cup 2022 scheduled on December 17th, one day before the final match.
Here is the list of the World Cup 2022 schedule for the whole season:
|Group stage||21st, November 2022 – 02nd, December 2022|
|Round of 16||03rd, December 2022 – 06th, December 2022|
|Quarterfinal||09th, December 2022 – 10th, December 2022|
|Semi-finals||13th, December 2022 – 14th, December 2022|
|Third place playoff||17th, December 2022|
|Finals||18th, December 2022|
World Cup match schedule kick-off
FIFA has confirmed the first two rounds of matches for the World Cup 2022 will kick off at 1 pm, 4 pm, 7 pm, and 10 pm local time (10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm, and 7 pm in the United Kingdom).
The knockout stage will be scheduled at 6 pm and 10 pm local time. And the final match will be kicked off at 6 PM local time.
The venues of the World Cup 2022 schedule
There are a total of five stadiums that will be used for the World Cup, which was announced in early March 2010. The stadium will have a cooling technique that will decrease the temperature to 20 °C (36 °F). The upper level of the stadium will be taken off and donated to a nation that has poorer sports infrastructure.
Qatar planned to design the stadium based on the history and cultural aspects of the nation. These stadiums will be built to the highest environmental standards by the German architect Albert Speer and his coworkers.
Other football leagues while the World Cup schedule
In order to help all teams play in comfortable temperatures in Qatar, FIFA moved the staging of the competition from its traditional timing of June and July to November and December. So, every single football league around the globe had to be postponed due to the World Cup 2022 schedule, such as:
English Premier League
The Premier League schedule 2022/23 season will begin on August 6, a week earlier than the last 2021-22 campaign started, and it will finish a week later than in 2022 on May 28, 2023.
The season will resume on December 26, eight days after the World Cup final.
Spanish La Liga
- August 12: La Liga season 2022-23 begins
- November 12-13: Last round of games before the midseason break
- December 29: League action resumes
- June 4: Final round of fixtures for 2022-23 played
- August 5: Bundesliga season 2022-23 begins
- November 13: Last round of games before the midseason break
- January 20: League action resumes
- May 27: Final round of fixtures for 2022-23 played
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