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FIFA World Cup 2022 Fixtures Are Ready. Who Will Be Brazil’s Opponents? Will Argentina End Up In The ‘Group Of Death’? Football Fans Have All The Answers Now, As The FIFA World Cup Schedule Is Out. The Four-Year Wait Will End When The Ball Starts Rolling In Al Bayt Stadium On November 20.
FIFA World Cup Fixtures 2022
Qatar will witness the usual suspects – Brazil, Argentina, Germany, France, Spain, etc. – in action. However, the defending UEFA Euro Cup champions, Italy, failed to qualify for a second successive World Cup.
The 2022 edition, which is likely to be the last tournament with 32 teams, is the first World Cup hosted by an Arab nation. The 28-day-long event will be the shortest since the 1978 World Cup. Australia, Iran, Japan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea – will be the Asian representatives in the 22nd edition.
FIFA World Cup Schedule – The Opening Match
Qatar will take on Ecuador in the opening FIFA World Cup fixture on November 20 at Al Bayt Stadium. The host nation will be playing its maiden World Cup match, while the South American side is appearing in a World Cup for the first time since 2014.
‘Group of Death’ in FIFA World Cup 2022
The FIFA 2022 World Cup doesn’t have any ‘Group of Death’ this time. However, Group E – comprising Germany, Spain, Japan, and Costa Rica – could witness some exciting results.
Germany and Spain had a disappointing outing in the 2018 World Cup. Asian outfit Japan went as far as the quarterfinals in Russia. Meanwhile, Costa Rica, who reached the last eight in the 2014 World Cup, can upset the odds.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule
The group stage action in the 2022 edition kicks off with Qatar taking on Ecuador, while the curtains will fall on the league stage with the final two fixtures in Group G – Switzerland-Serbia and Brazil-Cameroon on December 3.
The Round of 16 fixtures will begin with Group A’s winner and Group B’s runner-up on December 4. The quarter-final stage commences a week later, while the semi-finals are scheduled for December 14 and 15. Meanwhile, the title clash will take place on December 18 at Lusail Stadium.
FIFA World Cup Fixtures 2022 – Key Group Stage Clashes
The group stage fixture between Germany and Spain is the most anticipated clash in Qatar. Both teams will be keen to live up to their hype after enduring an ordinary campaign in the previous edition of the World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal faces a stern test against Uruguay, who reached the quarter-finals in the 2018 World Cup. Though Portugal has the edge over the Diego Godin-led South American team, it is likely to be a riveting contest.
In Group B, England meets Wales in a clash of familiar foes. The Three Lions have been impressive under Gareth Southgate, reaching the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup and a runner-up finish in UEFA Euro 2020. Meanwhile, Wales has been a force to be reckoned with ever since its outstanding display in UEFA Euro 2016.
Full FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule
France, the defending champions, opens its campaign against Australia on November 23. Two days later, the tournament favorites Brazil meets Serbia in its tournament opener.
Argentina, who won two World Cups, squares off against Saudi Arabia on November 22. European heavyweights Germany and Spain take on Japan and Costa Rica in their respective opening matches.
Here’s the complete FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule:
FIFA World Cup 2022 Group Stage – Round 1
FIFA World Cup 2022 Group Stage – Round 2
FIFA World Cup 2022 Group Stage – Round 3
FIFA World Cup 2022 Round of 16
FIFA World Cup 2022 Quarter-Finals
FIFA World Cup 2022 Semi-Finals
FIFA World Cup 2022 3rd Place Playoff
FIFA World Cup 2022 Final