FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™
Official Match Schedule

With just few months until the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ kicks off, and with the announcement of successful – or not – applicants for FIFA’s Random Selection Draw, now is the time to reserve your place at the tournament by contacting us at Expat Sport to learn more about the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Official Hospitality Packages.

Fifteen of the 32 teams have already qualified for the tournament including hosts Qatar.

From Europe, former champions Germany, Spain, England and France have already booked their berths at Qatar 2022™ along with the Netherlands, Croatia, Serbia, Switzerland and Belgium.

Two former champions have also qualified from South America in the form of uber-rivals Brazil and Argentina. And from Asia, Iran and South Korea will also be competing in Qatar.

The final nail-biting qualifying matches resume around the world on 24th March with many nations in with a chance of making the ultimate 32 vying to lift the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy this December.

And with the tournament and your plans to attend coming into sharper focus, you may be wondering about the
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Official Match Schedule.

Qatar is set to kick us off on Monday 21st November 2022 at 13:00 local time (Arabia Standard Time). Their Opening Match will be played at the 60,000 capacity Al Bayt Stadium, which has been inspired by the traditional tents of the nomadic peoples of the Gulf region.

All Qatar 2022™ Group Matches will be played at either 13:00, 16:00, 19:00 or 22:00 AST. Simultaneous kick-off times will be scheduled for the final round of Group Matches and the Knockout stages with matches kicking off at either 18:00 or 22:00.

As the tournament reaches its climax, the Khalifa International Stadium will host the play-off match for third place on 17th December. And one day later, on 18th December, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Final will be played in front of a packed 80,000 capacity Lusail Stadium kicking-off at 18:00 AST.

The organising committee has made every effort to ensure that all teams have ample rest between matches and the Group Matches have been scheduled to fall over a 12-day period with four matches played per day. All Group Matches will be played between Monday, 21st November and Friday, 2nd December 2022. This ensures that fans have an incredibly action-packed opportunity to attend multiple matches per day. This coupled with the very short distances between stadiums mean that the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Official Match Schedule is a chance of a lifetime to be fully immersed in the action every day.

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Official Match Schedule.

Group Matches:

Monday 21st November to Friday 2nd December.

Round Of 16 Matches:

Saturday 3rd December to Tuesday 6th December.

Rest Days:

Wednesday 7th December and Thursday 8th December.


Friday 9th December and Saturday 10th December.

Rest Days:

Sunday 11th December and Monday 12th December.


Tuesday 13th December and Wednesday 14th November.

Rest Days:

Thursday 15th December and Friday 16th December.

3rd Place Play-off:

Saturday 17th December.

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Final:

Sunday 18th December.

And the organisation doesn’t end there. FIFA and Qatar tournament organisers will ensure that Group Match times are optimised to fit with nation-specific time zones for fans watching from afar or within Qatar. This will be organised after all qualification slots have been taken and all teams have been drawn into their respective Group Stage groupings.

This flexibility has been designed into the tournament from the start and is supported by the fact that the climate in November and December in Qatar is perfect whether a team plays at 13:00 or 22:00. This, coupled with the compact nature ensures a smooth and easy transition between matches on the hyper-modern public transport network and a host of other transportation options.

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