World Cup 2022 Schedule

Argentina are the 2022 FIFA World Cup champions after beating previous title holders France 4-2 on penalties in the World Cup Final following a 3–3 draw after extra time

Soccer World Cup Schedule

The FIFA World Cup Schedule lists the soccer fixtures that make up the quadrennial World Cup Finals.

After the World Cup qualifiers, every four years 32 teams take to a selected host nation to face off in the coveted Soccer World Cup.

The schedule of World Cup Finals fixtures or games begin with the Group Stage matches.

The World Cup Final tournament schedule then moves into the Knockout Stage pitting the top two teams from each of the Groups against each other.

2022 FIFA World Cup Schedule

2022 World Cup Match Fixtures

The official 2022 Soccer World Cup Schedule was announced by FIFA in July of 2022.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup schedule is the first not taking place in May, June or July due to the intense heat and humidity in Qatar over their summer and is held over a reduced timeframe of 29 days.

After hosts Qatar successfully lobbied FIFA to allow their World Cup team to open the 2022 tournament, the group stage (originally set to start on November 21) was adjusted. The Qatar vs Ecuador game now kicks off the tournament on November 20.

The first World Cup game takes place on Monday November 21, 2022 Australian time.

  • November 21 (AEDT) sees the start of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Group Stage matches
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  • Australia play in their first 2022 World Cup match against France on Wednesday November 23 at 6am (AEDT)
  • Qatar make their World Cup debut against Ecuador in the opening World Cup match on November 21 (Australian time)
  • Defending World Cup champions France kick off their campaign against Australia on Wednesday November 23 at 6am (AEDT)

Note: All times are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), which is 8 hours ahead of local Qatar time for the duration of the World Cup 2022.


2022 FIFA World Cup Group Stage Fixtures & Results

World Cup 2022 Group A Match Schedule & Results

DateMatchTime (AEDT)Stadium
Mon, Nov. 21Qatar (0) vs. (2) Ecuador3amAl Bayt
Tue, Nov. 22Senegal (0) vs. (2) Netherlands3amAl Thumama
Sat, Nov. 26Qatar (1) vs. (3) Senegal12amAl Thumama
Sat, Nov. 26Netherlands (1) vs. (1) Ecuador3amKhalifa Int’l
Wed, Nov. 30Ecuador (1) vs. (2) Senegal2amKhalifa Int’l
Wed, Nov. 30Netherlands (2) vs. (0) Qatar2amAl Bayt

World Cup 2022 Group B Match Schedule & Results

DateMatchTime (AEDT)Stadium
Tue, Nov. 22England (6) vs. (2) Iran12amKhalifa Int’l
Tue, Nov. 22USA (1) vs. (1) Wales6amAhmad Bin Ali
Fri, Nov. 25Wales (0) vs. (2) Iran9pmAhmad Bin Ali
Sat, Nov. 26England (0) vs. (0) USA6amAl Bayt
Wed, Nov. 30Wales (0) vs. (3) England6amAhmad Bin Ali
Wed, Nov. 30Iran (0) vs. (1) USA6amAl Thumama

World Cup 2022 Group C Match Schedule & Results

DateMatchTime (AEDT)Stadium
Tues, Nov. 22Argentina (1) vs. (2) Saudi Arabia9pmLusail
Wed, Nov. 23Mexico (0) vs. (0) Poland3amStadium 974
Sun, Nov. 27Poland (2) vs. (0) Saudi Arabia12amEducation City
Sun, Nov. 27Argentina (2) vs. (0) Mexico6amLusail
Thur, Dec. 1Poland (0) vs. (2) Argentina6amStadium 974
Thur, Dec. 1Saudi Arabia (1) vs. (2) Mexico6amLusail

World Cup 2022 Group D Match Schedule & Results

DateMatchTime (AEDT)Stadium
Wed, Nov. 23Denmark (0) vs. (0) Tunisia12amEducation City
Wed, Nov. 23France (4) vs. (1) Australia6amAl Janoub
Sat, Nov. 26Tunisia (0) vs. (1) Australia9pmAl Janoub
Sun, Nov. 27France (2) vs. (1) Denmark3amStadium 974
Thur, Dec. 1Tunisia (1) vs. (0) France2amEducation City
Thur, Dec. 1Australia (1) vs. (0) Denmark2amAl Janoub

World Cup 2022 Group E Match Schedule & Results

DateMatchTime (AEDT)Stadium
Thur, Nov. 24Germany (1) vs. (2) Japan12amKhalifa Int’l
Thur, Nov. 24Spain (7) vs. (0) Costa Rica3amAl Thumama
Sun, Nov. 27Japan (0) vs. (1) Costa Rica9pmAhmad Bin Ali
Mon, Nov. 28Spain (1) vs. (1) Germany6amAl Bayt
Fri, Dec. 2Japan (2) vs. (1) Spain6amKhalifa Int’l
Fri, Dec. 2Costa Rica (2) vs. (4) Germany6amAl Bayt

World Cup 2022 Group F Match Schedule & Results

DateMatchTime (AEDT)Stadium
Wed, Nov. 23Morocco (0) vs. (0) Croatia9pmAl Bayt
Thur, Nov. 24Belgium (1) vs. (0) Canada6amAhmad Bin Ali
Mon, Nov. 28Belgium (0) vs. (2) Morocco12amAl Thumama
Mon, Nov. 28Croatia (4) vs. (1) Canada3amKhalifa Int’l
Fri, Dec. 2Croatia (0) vs. (0) Belgium2amAhmad Bin Ali
Fri, Dec. 2Canada (1) vs. (2) Morocco2amAl Thumama

World Cup 2022 Group G Match Schedule & Results

DateMatchTime (AEDT)Stadium
Thur, Nov. 24Switzerland (1) vs. (0) Cameroon9pmAl Janoub
Fri, Nov. 25Brazil (2) vs. (0) Serbia6amLusail
Mon, Nov. 28Cameroon (3) vs. (3) Serbia9pmAl Janoub
Tue, Nov. 29Brazil (1) vs. (0) Switzerland3amStadium 974
Sat, Dec. 3Cameroon (1) vs. (0) Brazil6amLusail
Sat, Dec. 3Serbia (2) vs. (3) Switzerland6amStadium 974

World Cup 2022 Group H Match Schedule & Results

DateMatchTime (AEDT)Stadium
Fri, Nov. 25Uruguay (0) vs. (0) South Korea12amEducation City
Fri, Nov. 25Portugal (3) vs. (2) Ghana3amStadium 974
Tue, Nov. 29South Korea (2) vs. (3) Ghana12amEducation City
Tue, Nov. 29Portugal (2) vs. (0) Uruguay6amLusail
Sat, Dec. 3South Korea (2) vs. (1) Portugal2amEducation City
Sat, Dec. 3Ghana (0) vs. (2) Uruguay2amAl Janoub

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2022 FIFA World Cup Knockout Stage

2022 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 Fixtures & Results

DateMatchTime (AEDT)Stadium
Sun, Dec. 4Netherlands (3) vs. (1) United Stages2amKhalifa Int’l
Sun, Dec. 4Argentina (2) vs. (1) Australia6amAhmad Bin Ali
Mon, Dec. 5France (3) vs. (1) Poland2amAl Thumama
Mon, Dec. 5England (3) vs. (0) Senegal6amAl Khor
Tue, Dec. 6Japan (1 (1)) vs. (1 (3)) Croatia – penalty shoot-out2amAl Wakrah
Tue, Dec. 6Brazil (4) vs. (1) South Korea6am Doha (974)
Wed, Dec. 7Morocco (0 (3)) vs. (0 (0)) Spain – penalty shoot-out2amAl Rayyan (Education)
Wed, Dec. 7Portugal (6) vs. (1) Switzerland6amLusail

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2022 FIFA World Cup Quarter Finals Fixtures & Results

DateMatchTime (AEDT)Stadium
Sat, Dec. 10QF1: Croatia (1 (4)) vs (1 (2))Brazil – penalty shoot-out2amEducation City
Sat, Dec. 10QF2: Netherlands (2 (3)) vs. (2 (4)) Argentina – penalty shoot-out6amLusail
Sun, Dec. 11QF3: Morocco (1) vs. (0) Portugal2amAl Thumama
Sun, Dec. 11QF4: England (1) vs. (2) France6amAl Khor

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2022 FIFA World Cup Semi Finals Fixtures & Results

Date (Australian)MatchTime (AEDT)Stadium
Tuesday December 13, 2022Argentina (3) vs. (0) Croatia6amLusail
Thursday December 15, 2022France (2) vs. (0) Morocco6amAl Khor

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2022 Third Place Playoff Fixture & Results

Date (Australian)MatchTime (AEDT)Stadium
Sunday December 18, 2022Croatia (2) vs (1) Morocco2amKhalifa Int’l

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2022 FIFA World Cup Final Fixture & Results

Date (Australian)MatchTime (AEDT)Stadium
Monday December 19, 2022Argentina (penalty shoot-out) 3 (4) vs 3 (2) France 2amLusail

2022 FIFA World Cup Preview

The 2022 World Cup final between Argentina and France looks close on paper and should be a classic for the ages. Holders France have Kylian Mbappe, but their defence has been vulnerable in the tournament and that spells trouble with Lionel Messi around. Messi has been magical in this World Cup and his presence should ensure goals at both ends.

  • Tip: Both Teams to Score in Regulation Time @ 1.95

Match Betting Facts: 

  • Argentina have lost one of their last 42 matches.
  • Lionel Messi has scored in five of his last six World Cup matches.
  • France have kept only one clean sheet in their last seven matches.
  • France have led at half-time in four of their five wins at this World Cup. 

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*All times quoted are AEDT and 2022 FIFA World Cup odds subject to change