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FIFA World Cup 2022: Full schedule, fixtures and timings in IST

FIFA World Cup 2022

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will have four games every day in a 12-day group stage and matches later in the tournament that goes into extra time will extend past midnight in Qatar.

FIFA released the schedule for the first World Cup to be played in November and December on Wednesday, with kickoff times at 00:30 am IST, 3:30 pm IST, 6:30 pm IST and 9:30 pm IST.

Both semifinals – like some games in the previous rounds – will kick off at 00:30 am IST while the final, along with the third-place match, will kickoff at 8:30 pm IST.

FIFA is looking to stage the draw for the tournament in late March or early April 2022, when 30 of the 32 finalists will be known.

Here’s the full list of FIFA World Cup 2022 fixtures and timings (IST)

FIFA World Cup 2022 Group A match schedule

DateMatchTime (IST)Venue
Mon, Nov. 21Senegal vs. Netherlands15:30Al Thumama
Mon, Nov. 21Qatar vs. Ecuador21:30Al Bayt
Fri, Nov. 25Qatar vs. Senegal18:30Al Thumama
Fri, Nov. 25Netherlands vs. Ecuador21:30Khalifa Int’l
Tues, Nov. 29Netherlands vs. Qatar20:30Al Bayt
Tues, Nov. 29Ecuador vs. Senegal20:30Khalifa Int’l

FIFA World Cup 2022 Group B match schedule

DateMatchTime (IST)Venue
Mon, Nov. 21England vs. Iran18:30Khalifa Int’l
Mon, Nov. 21USA vs. WAL/UKR/SCO24:30Ahmad Bin Ali
Fri, Nov. 25WAL/UKR/SCO vs. Iran15:30Ahmad Bin Ali
Fri, Nov. 25England vs. USA24:30Al Bayt
Tues, Nov. 29WAL/UKR/SCO vs. England24:30Ahmad Bin Ali
Tues, Nov. 29Iran vs. USA24:30Al Thumama

FIFA World Cup 2022 Group C match schedule

DateMatchTime (IST)Venue
Tues, Nov. 22Argentina vs. S. Arabia15:30Lusail
Tues, Nov. 22Mexico vs. Poland21:30Stadium 974
Sat, Nov. 26Poland vs. S. Arabia18:30Education City
Sat, Nov. 26Argentina vs. Mexico24:30Lusail
Wed, Nov. 30Poland vs. Argentina24:30Stadium 974
Wed, Nov. 30S. Arabia vs. Mexico24:30Lusail

FIFA World Cup 2022 Group D match schedule

DateMatchTime (IST)Venue
Tue, Nov. 22Denmark vs. Tunisia18:30Education City
Tue, Nov. 22France vs. AUS/UAE/PER24:30Al Janoub
Sat, Nov. 26Tunisia vs. AUS/UAE/PER15:30Al Janoub
Sat, Nov. 26France vs. Denmark21:30Stadium 974
Wed, Nov. 30Tunisia vs. France20:30Education City
Wed, Nov. 30AUS/UAE/PER vs. Denmark20:30Al Janoub

FIFA World Cup 2022 Group E match schedule

DateMatchTime (IST)Venue
Wed, Nov. 23Germany vs. Japan18:30Khalifa Int’l
Wed, Nov. 23Spain vs. CRC/NZ21:30Al Thumama
Sun, Nov. 27Japan vs. CRC/NZ15:30Ahmad Bin Ali
Sun, Nov. 27Spain vs. Germany24:30Al Bayt
Thurs, Dec. 1Japan vs. Spain24:30Khalifa Int’l
Thurs, Dec. 1CRC/NZ vs. Germany24:30Al Bayt

FIFA World Cup 2022 Group F match schedule

DateMatchTime (IST)Venue
Wed, Nov. 23Morocco vs. Croatia15:30Al Bayt
Wed, Nov. 23Belgium vs. Canada24:30Ahmad Bin Ali
Sun, Nov. 27Belgium vs. Morocco18:30Al Thumama
Sun, Nov. 27Croatia vs. Canada21:30Khalifa Int’l
Thurs, Dec. 1Croatia vs. Belgium20:30Ahmad Bin Ali
Thurs, Dec. 1Canada vs. Morocco20:30Al Thumama

FIFA World Cup 2022 Group G match schedule

DateMatchTime (IST)Venue
Thurs, Nov. 24Switzerland vs. Cameroon15:30Al Janoub
Thurs, Nov. 24Brazil vs. Serbia24:30Lusail
Mon, Nov. 28Cameroon vs. Serbia15:30Al Janoub
Mon, Nov. 28Brazil vs. Switzerland21:30Stadium 974
Fri, Dec. 2Cameroon vs. Brazil24:30Lusail
Fri, Dec. 2Serbia vs. Switzerland24:30Stadium 974

FIFA World Cup 2022 Group H match schedule

DateMatchTime (IST)Venue
Thurs, Nov. 24Uruguay vs. South Korea18:30Education City
Thurs, Nov. 24Portugal vs. Ghana21:30Stadium 974
Mon, Nov. 28South Korea vs. Ghana18:30Education City
Mon, Nov. 28Portugal vs. Uruguay24:30Lusail
Fri, Dec. 2South Korea vs. Portugal20:30Education City
Fri, Dec. 2Ghana vs. Uruguay20:30Al Janoub

World Cup Round of 16

World Cup Round of 16 matches
Sat, Dec. 31A vs. 2B20:30Khalifa Int’l
Sat, Dec. 31C vs. 2D24:30Ahmad Bin Ali
Sun, Dec. 41D vs. 2C20:30Al Thumama
Sun, Dec. 41B vs. 2A24:30Al Bayt
Mon, Dec. 51E vs. 2F20:30Al Janoub
Mon, Dec. 51G vs. 2H24:30Stadium 974
Tues, Dec. 61F vs. 2E20:30Education City
Tues, Dec. 61H vs. 2G24:30Lusail

World Cup Quarterfinals

DateMatchTime (IST)Venue
Fri, Dec. 9QF1: 1E/2F vs. 1G/2H20:30Education City
Fri, Dec. 9QF2: 1A/2B vs. 1C/2D24:30Lusail
Sat, Dec. 10QF3: 1F/2E vs. 1H/2G20:30Al Thumama
Sat, Dec. 10QF4: 1B/2A vs. 1D/2C24:30Al Bayt

World Cup Semifinals

DateMatchTime (IST)Venue
Tues, Dec. 13QF2 vs. QF124:30Lusail
Wed, Dec. 14QF4 vs. QF324:30Al Bayt

World Cup 3rd Place

DateMatchTime (IST)Venue
Sat, Dec. 17Semifinal losers20:30Khalifa Int’l

World Cup Final

DateMatchTime (IST)Venue
Sun, Dec. 18Semifinal winners20:30Lusail

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