FIFA Council announces the 2022 Qatar World Cup 2022 is set from Nov 20 to 18 Dec 2022 with what time it starts, when, where, what TV channel will host the match today in your country, and everything you need to know. Qatar will open the biggest event to play against Ecuador on Sunday, 20 November at 7:00 pm local time. FOX Sports host the entire event in the United States.
This tournament will begin with 32 qualified national football teams in eight groups of four who compete for the trophy. Here we’ve broken down for billions of football fans in the world who are waiting to stream “The Greatest Show on Earth” from anywhere without cable including times, dates, TV channels, live scores, and more continuous below.
When is the 2022 World cup?
The 2022 World cup event will open with a match between Ecuador vs Qatar on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar, and end after the final on Monday, December 19, 2022, at Lusail stadium.
When do the 2022 World cup playoffs begin?
The 2022 World cup playoffs begin with a match between the group A champ vs group B runner-up on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, at Khalifa Int’l stadium, Qatar.
When is the 2022 FIFA World Cup final?
The 2022 FIFA World Cup Final is the Match no. 64 between two semi-final winners is set to take place on 18 December 2022, at Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail.
What TV does it on?
Fox (English), and Telemundo (Spanish) host the entire event in the United States.
When is the 2026 FIFA World Cup?
The 2026 FIFA World Cup will host three nations, the United States, Canada, and Mexico where 48 teams new format for the first time in history.
2022 FIFA World Cup groups
|Group A||Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands|
|Group B||England, Iran, United States, 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 start times by countries
|Local Time||ET Time||GMT Time|
|1:00 PM||5:00 AM||10:00 AM|
|4:00 PM||8:00 AM||1:00 PM|
|6:00 PM||10:00 AM||3:00 PM|
|7:00 PM||11:00 AM||4:00 PM|
|10:00 PM||2:00 PM||7:00 PM|
2022 World Cup Schedule: Group Match Fixtures
Wednesday, November 23
- Group F: Morocco vs Croatia at 1:00 PM at Al Bayt Stadium
- Group E: Germany vs Japan at 4:00 PM at Khalifa International Stadium
- Group E: Spain vs Costa Rica at 7:00 PM at Al ThumAMa Stadium
- Group F: Belgium vs Canada at 1:00 PM at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
Thursday, November 24
- Group G: Switzerland vs Cameroon at 1:00 PM at Al Janoub Stadium
- Group H: Uruguay vs South Korea at 4:00 PM at Education City Stadium
- Group H: Portugal vs Ghana at 7:00 PM at Stadium 974
- Group G: Brazil vs Serbia at 1:00 PM at Lusail Stadium
Friday, November 25
- Group B: Wales vs Iran at 1:00 PM at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
- Group A: Qatar vs Senegal at 4:00 PM at Al Thumama Stadium
- Group A: Netherlands vs Ecuador at 7:00 PM at Khalifa International Stadium
- Group B: England vs the United States at 1:00 PM at Al Bayt Stadium
Saturday, November 26
- Group D: Tunisia vs Australia at 1:00 PM Al Janoub Stadium
- Group C: Poland vs Saudi Arabia at 4:00 PM at Education City Stadium
- Group C: Argentina vs Mexico at 1:00 PM at Lusail Stadium
- Group D: France vs Denmark at 7:00 PM at Stadium 974
Sunday, November 27
- Group E: Japan vs Costa Rica at 1:00 PM at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
- Group F: Belgium vs Morocco at 4:00 PM at Al Thumama Stadium
- Group F: Croatia vs Canada at 7:00 PM at Khalifa International Stadium
- Group E: Spain vs Germany at 1:00 PM at Al Bayt Stadium
Monday, November 28
- Group G: Cameroon vs Serbia at 1:00 PM at Al Janoub Stadium
- Group H: South Korea vs Ghana at 4:00 PM at Education City Stadium
- Group G: Brazil vs Switzerland at 7:00 PM at Stadium 974
- Group H: Portugal vs Uruguay at 1:00 PM at Lusail Stadium
Tuesday, November 29
- Group A: Netherlands vs Qatar at 6:00 PM at Al Bayt Stadium
- Group A: Ecuador vs Senegal at 6:00 PM at Khalifa International Stadium
- Group B: Wales vs England at 1:00 PM at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
- Group B: Iran vs the United States at 1:00 PM at Al Thumama Stadium
Wednesday, November 30
- Group D: Tunisia vs France at 6:00 PM at Education City Stadium
- Group D: Australia vs Denmark at 6:00 PM at Al Janoub Stadium
- Group C: Poland vs Argentina at 1:00 PM at Stadium 974
- Group C: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico at 1:00 PM at Lusail Stadium
Thursday, December 1
- Group F: Croatia vs Belgium at 6:00 PM at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
- Group F: Canada vs Morocco at 6:00 PM at Al Thumama Stadium
- Group E: Japan vs Spain at 1:00 PM at Khalifa International Stadium
- Group E: Costa Rica vs Germany at 1:00 PM at Al Bayt Stadium
Friday, December 2
- Group H: South Korea vs Portugal at 6:00 PM at Education City Stadium
- Group H: Ghana vs Uruguay at 6:00 PM at Al Janoub Stadium
- Group G: Cameroon vs Brazil at 1:00 PM at Lusail Stadium
- Group G: Serbia vs Switzerland at 1:00 PM at Stadium 974
Round of 16: World Cup playoff schedule
|1A vs 2B||Sunday, Dec. 4||2:00 AM||Khalifa Int’l|
|1C vs 2D||Sunday, Dec. 4||6:00 AM||Ahmad Bin Ali|
|1D vs 2C||Monday, Dec. 5||2:00 AM||Al Thumama|
|1B vs 2A||Monday, Dec. 5||6:00 AM||Al Bayt|
|1E vs 2F||Tuesday, Dec. 6||2:00 AM||Al Janoub|
|1G vs 2H||Tuesday, Dec. 6||6:00 AM||Stadium 974|
|1F vs 2E||Wednesday, Dec. 7||2:00 AM||Education City|
|1H vs 2G||Wednesday, Dec. 7||6:00 AM||Lusail|
Quarterfinals match schedule
|QF1: 1E/2F vs 1G/2H||Saturday, December 10||2:00 AM||Education City|
|QF2: 1A/2B vs 1C/2D||Saturday, December 10||6:00 AM||Lusail|
|QF3: 1F/2E vs 1H/2G||Sunday, December 11||2:00 AM||Al Thumama|
|QF4: 1B/2A vs 1D/2C||Sunday, December 11||6:00 AM||Al Bayt|
|QF1 vs QF2||Wednesday, December 14||6:00 AM||Lusail|
|QF3 vs QF4||Thursday, December 15||6:00 AM||Al Bayt|
World Cup 3rd Place match schedule
|Two Semifinal losers||Sunday, December 18||2:00 AM||Khalifa Int’l|
The 2022 FIFA World Cup final
|Two Semifinal winners||Monday, December 19||2:00 AM||Lusail|
FIFA World Cup Venues in Qatar
The 28 days format World Cup football tournament will be played in selected eight stadiums in five different cities. All stadiums are expected to maintain eco-friendly and their temperature will be controllable. Here are your 2022 Qatar World Cup stadiums lists below:
|Al Khor||Al Bayt Stadium||60,000|
|Lusail||Lusail Iconic Stadium||80,000|
|Doha||Al Thumama Stadium||40,000|
|Al Wakrah||Al Janoub Stadium||40,000|
|Al Rayyan||Education City Stadium||45,350|
|Al Rayyan||Ahmad bin Ali Stadium||44,740|
|Al Rayyan||Khalifa International Stadium||40,000|
How to watch the 2022 World Cup by country:
Live in the USA
Fox Sports official broadcasting rights of World Cup in the USA. While the Spanish people in the U.S.A can stream in Spanish with Telemundo. United States soccer fans enjoy HD streaming with Fox Sports and Telemundo.
Live in the UK
BBC and ITV are the official broadcasting rights for the 2022 World Cup in the UK. Football fans use BBC and ITV for full World Cup streaming coverage in the UK.
Live in Australia
The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is the official broadcaster of the World Cup 2022 in Australia. SBS will cover the whole tournament with five television channels and seven radio networks.