World Cup 2022: Dates, confirmed draw, England fixtures and UK kick-off times plus information on rules, weather and stadiums for this winter’s tournament in Qatar

    the qatar world cup 2022 is fast approaching and the main tournament is only a few months away.

    england will take on the united states, iran and wales in the group stage, while spain and germany will square off with a delightful series of ties awaiting us in the winter.

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    Now that all the teams have been confirmed and the draw has been made, here’s everything you need to know about the tournament…

    world cup 2022: key dates for finals

    The tournament will start on Monday, November 21 with the opening match in which the champions of Afcon Senegal will face the Netherlands.

    england vs. iran will be the second match of the tournament, while defending champions qatar will face ecuador. America’s game against Wales will complete a hectic first day.

    The group stage will run until Friday, December 2 with four games each day.

    The first of the qualifying games will begin the following day, Saturday, December 3rd.

    the final will be held at the iconic 80,000 seat lusail stadium on Sunday, December 18.

    • November 21: start of the world cup
    • December 3/6: round of 16
    • December 10/9: quarterfinals
    • December 13/14: semi-finals
    • December 18: world cup final

    There have been reports that the world cup could start a day earlier than planned after a proposal was submitted to fifa requesting that host qatar start the final.

    qatar is scheduled to participate in the third match of the tournament.

    However, it is customary for the hosts to play the opening match and it is understood that FIFA is currently considering a proposal to change the kick-off date to Sunday 20 November.

    that would allow qatar v ecuador to take place at 7 p.m. local time (4pm in the UK), with the only match being played on Sunday.

    The request, which follows the agreement of both teams and CONMEBOL, is now before the FIFA Council, which includes the presidents of the six confederations.

    England’s opening match at the Khalifa International Stadium would not be affected and neither would the other Group B clash in which Wales take on the United States.

    holland v senegal would be moved to the timeslot currently occupied by qatar, meaning it would be sandwiched between the england and wales matches.

    It’s also understood that as things stand, moving the game forward would also have no impact on release dates for your club players.

    Confirmation of the new start date will follow in due course.

    World Cup 2022: Confirmed Group Stage Matches

    england will face the “battle of britain” in a world cup final for the first time.

    the three lions will face wales in the group stage after beating ukraine in the play-off.

    gareth southgate’s men will start pool b on the opening day of the tournament against iran, a team they have never faced in a competitive senior international tournament.

    They will also face the United States, whom they met twice in the World Cup final, in 1950 and 2010, but never won.

    If they get past their group, England would face one of the hosts Qatar, the Netherlands, Ecuador or Senegal in the Round of 16.

    on the other hand, group e faced former world champions spain and germany.

    belgium take on croatia, also a 2018 world cup semi-finalist, in group f, while reigning champions france take on denmark, tunisia and australia.

    • 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

    Qatar time is three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

    Fifa has confirmed that the first two rounds of matches will start at 13:00, 16:00, 19:00 and 22:00 local time (10:00, 13:00, 16:00 and 19:00 in the UK).

    Start times for the final round of pool play and knockout round matches will be 6:00 p.m. m. and 10:00 p.m. local time (3:00 PM and 7:00 PM UK time).

    and the final is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. local time (3pm UK time).

    world cup 2022: england matches

    These are the confirmed dates and times of possible England fixtures…

    group stages

    england vs iran – 4 p. m. local/1 p. m. united kingdom – monday 11/22

    england v usa – 10pm local time/7pm uk – friday 11/25

    Wales v England– 22:00 local/19:00 UK – Tuesday 29/11

    If England finish first

    round of 16– 10 p. m. local/7 p.m. m. united kingdom – sun 4/12 (possibly ecuador or senegal)

    quarterfinals – 10 p.m. m. local/7 p.m. m. united kingdom – saturday 10/12 (possibly france or argentina)

    semi-final– 10 p.m. m. local/7 p.m. m. united kingdom – wednesday 12/14 (potentially belgium, germany, portugal or spain)

    If England finish second

    round of 16 – 6 p.m. m. local/3 p. m. uk – saturday 12/3 (possibly holland)

    quarterfinals– 10 p.m. m. local/7 p.m. m. UK – Friday 9/12 (possibly Argentina or Denmark)

    semi-final– 22:00 local/19:00 UK – Tuesday 12/13 (possibly Spain or Croatia)


    3rd place game – 6 p.m. m. local time/3 p.m. m. united kingdom – saturday 12/17

    end – 6 p. m. local time/3 p.m. m. UK – Sun 12/18

    world cup 2022: time

    weather has been a hot topic ever since the world cup was awarded to the gulf nation of qatar.

    in november, the average temperature in qatar is between 22c and 30c while in december it is between 17c and 25c.

    In the summer months, between May and August, the average temperature is around 37ºC.

    qatar is a peninsular arab country located in the persian gulf. It borders Saudi Arabia and is close to neighbors Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

    world cup 2022: how the tournament works

    There will be 32 countries competing in the world cup, including champion Qatar, who will make their debut in the main tournament.

    Unlike Euro 2020, only the top two teams from the eight groups will advance to the group stage.

    The group winners and runners-up will enter the round of 16 and the tournament will advance to the knockout stage before crowning a champion in the final.

    there will be a playoff match for third place to be held at the khalifa international stadium in al rayyan on saturday 17th december.

    world cup 2022: the venues

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    the tournament will be held in qatar only and most of the games will be played in the capital city of doha.

    The four stadiums in the Doha area include Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Education City Stadium and Khalifa International Stadium.

    Four more venues will be used in the tournament, with the iconic lusail stadium in lusail and al bayt stadium in al khor being the largest.

    Ahmed bin ali stadium in al rayyan and al janoub stadium in al wakrah will also be used.

    The grounds will not be far apart from each other, the longest distance being about 65 km from al bayt stadium to al janoub stadium.

    world cup 2022: how will it affect the 2022/23 season of the premier league

    The new season of the premier league began on August 6 and will have its last day on May 28, 2023.

    the premier league will go on hiatus after the weekend of 12/13 November before matches resume on boxing day.

    Players will have a week of preparation with their national teams before heading to the tournament in the Middle East.

    Then they’ll have just eight days to recover in time for the league’s resumption if they reach the final on December 18.

    There are expected to be only six weekends without Premier League matches.

    and the beer?

    alcohol is not illegal in qatar, but there is zero tolerance for drinking in public and being drunk in public is a crime.

    However, as part of the relaxed rules, alcoholic beverages will be available to fans in Qatar’s stadiums, but so far only for those who purchase hospitality packages.

    For a full explanation of beer rules, click here.

    world cup 2022: full schedule

    group stage

    Monday, November 21:

    group a – senegal vs holland, 10:00 a.m.

    Group B – England v Iran, 1pm

    group a – qatar v ecuador, 4:00 p.m.

    Group B – United States vs Wales, 7pm

    Tuesday, November 22:

    group c – argentina vs saudi arabia, 10:00 a.m.

    group d – denmark vs. tunisia, 1:00 p.m.

    group c – mexico v poland, 4pm

    group d – france v australia, 7pm

    Wednesday, November 23:

    group f – morocco vs croatia, 10:00 a.m.

    group e – germany vs japan, 13:00

    Group E – Spain vs. Costa Rica, 4:00 p.m.

    Group F – Belgium vs Canada, 7pm

    Thursday, November 24:

    Group G – Switzerland vs. Cameroon, 10:00 a.m.

    group h – uruguay v south korea, 1:00 p.m.

    group h – portugal v ghana, 4:00 p.m.

    Group G – Brazil vs Serbia, 7pm

    Friday, November 25:

    group b – iran v wales, 10am

    group a – qatar v senegal, 13:00

    group a – holland v ecuador, 4:00 p.m.

    group b – england vs usa. USA, 7pm

    Saturday, November 26:

    group d – tunisia v australia, 10:00 am

    group c – poland vs saudi arabia, 13:00

    group d – france v denmark, 4:00 p.m.

    Group C – Argentina vs. Mexico, 7pm

    Sunday, November 27:

    group e – japan v costa rica, 10 a.m.

    group f – belgium v ​​morocco, 1:00 p.m.

    group f – croatia vs. canada, 4:00 p.m.

    group e – spain – germany, 7pm

    Monday, November 28:

    Group G – Cameroon vs. Serbia, 10:00 a.m.

    Group H – South Korea v Ghana, 1pm

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    group g – brazil vs. switzerland, 4:00 p.m.

    group h – portugal v uruguay, 7pm

    Tuesday, November 29:

    group a – netherlands vs qatar, 3:00 p.m.

    Group A – Ecuador vs. Senegal, 3:00 p.m.

    Group B – Wales v England, 7pm

    group b – iran vs united states, 7pm

    Wednesday, November 30:

    group d – tunisia v france, 3:00 p.m.

    group d – australia vs denmark, 3:00 p.m.

    Group C – Poland vs. Argentina, 7pm

    group c – saudi arabia v mexico, 7pm

    Thursday, December 1

    group f – croatia vs. belgium, 3:00 p.m.

    group f – canada v morocco, 3:00 p.m.

    group e – japan vs spain, 7pm

    group e – costa rica vs germany, 7pm

    Friday, December 2:

    group h – south korea v portugal, 3:00 p.m.

    group h – ghana v uruguay, 3:00 p.m.

    Group G – Cameroon vs Brazil, 7pm

    Group G – Serbia vs. Switzerland, 7pm

    round of 16

    Saturday, December 3rd:

    match 49 – 1a v 2b – khalifa international stadium, 3pm

    match 50 – 1c v 2d – al rayyan stadium, 7pm

    Sunday, December 4:

    match 52 – 1d against 2c – al thumama stadium, 15:00

    match 51 – 1b v 2a – al bayt stadium, 7pm

    Monday, December 5:

    match 53 – 1e v 2f – al janoub stadium, 15:00

    match 54 – 1g against 2h – ras abu aboud stadium, 7pm

    Tuesday, December 6:

    match 55 – 1f v 2e – stadium of the city of education, 15:00

    match 56 – 1h against 2g – lusail stadium, 19:00


    Friday, December 9:

    match 57 – winner of match 49 vs winner of match 50 – lusail stadium, 19:00

    match 58 – winner of match 53 vs. winner of match 54 – education city stadium, 15:00

    Saturday, December 10:

    match 59 – winner of match 51 vs. winner of match 52 – al bayt stadium, 19:00

    match 60 – winner of match 55 vs. winner of match 56 – al thumama stadium, 15:00


    Tuesday, December 13:

    match 61 – match 57 winner vs match 58 winner – lusail stadium, 7pm

    Wednesday, December 14:

    match 62 – winner of match 59 vs. winner of match 60 – al bayt stadium, 7:00 p.m.

    tiebreaker for third place:

    Saturday, December 17:

    match 63 – khalifa international stadium, 15:00


    Sunday, December 18:

    match 64 – lusail stadium, 15:00

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