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FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule, Group A Draw, Teams, Fixtures, Stadiums & Betting Odds.

FIFA is an association that regulates the football league on an international platform. FIFA World Cup is a football tournament that takes place every 4 years and this year marks the 22nd edition of the tournament, featuring 32 countries as participating teams that will be seen competing against each other to win the title and the trophy. This year FIFA World Cup 2022 is going to be held from 21st November to 18th December.

All the 32 participating teams from 6 confederations will be flying to Qatar, where the competition is going to be hosted. There are 8 venues, where the entire tournament will be planned to take place. Before the tournament begins, there is a qualification round that takes place to shortlist only those teams who have defeated the other in the qualifying stages. SO on 31st march, we had 29 teams qualified for the finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022. France is the current champion of the tournament with 2 titles won. Let’s take a look at the other important notes of FIFA World Cup 2022.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule

Here we have the schedule for the FIFA World Cup 2022. The tournament is scheduled to start on Monday 21 November, at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, with Qatar playing. The final match will be held on 18th December, at Lusail Stadium in Doha.

There are 8 groups that will be playing, with 4 teams in each group. The name of the groups is, Group A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H. Here is the Schedule for Group Stage matches.

DateGroupsTeams Playing
Nov 21AQatar vs Ecuador
Nov 21ASenegal vs the Netherlands
Nov 21BEngland vs Iran
Nov 21BUnited States vs Wales/Scotland/Ukraine
Nov 22CArgentina vs Saudi Arabia
Nov 22CMexico vs Poland
Nov 22DFrance vs Australia/UAE/Peru
Nov 22DDenmark vs Tunisia
Nov 23ESpain vs New Zealand
Nov 23EGermany vs Japan
Nov 23FBelgium vs Canada
Nov 23FMorocco vs Croatia
Nov 24GBrazil vs Serbia
Nov 24GSwitzerland’s vs Cameroon
Nov 24HPortugal vs Ghana
Nov 24HUruguay vs South Korea
Nov 25AQatar vs Senegal
Nov 25ANetherlands vs Ecuador
Nov 25BEngland vs the United States
Nov 25BWales/Scotland/Ukraine vs Iran
Nov 26CArgentina vs Mexico
Nov 26CPoland vs Saudi Arabia
Nov 26DFrance vs Denmark
Nov 26DTunisia vs Wales/Scotland/Ukraine
Nov 27ESpain vs Germany
Nov 27EJapan vs Costa Rica/New Zealand
Nov 27FBelgium vs Morcco
Nov 27FCroatia vs Canada
Nov 28GBrazil vs Switzerland
Nov 28GCameroon vs Serbia
Nov 28HPortugal vs Uruguay
Nov 28HSouth Korea vs Ghana
Nov 29ANetherlands vs Qatar
Nov 29AEcuador vs Senegal
Nov 29BWales/Scotland/Ukraine vs England
Nov 29BIran vs United States
Nov 30CPoland vs Argentina
Nov 30CSaudi Arabia vs Mexico
Nov 30DTunisia vs France
Nov 30DAustralia/UAE/Peru vs Denmark
Dec 1EJapan vs Spain
Dec 1ECosta Rica/New Zealand vs Germany
Dec 1FCroatia vs Belgium
Dec 1FCanada vs Morocco
Dec 2GCameroon vs Brazil
Dec 2GSerbia vs Switzerland
Dec 2HSouth Korea vs Portugal
Dec 2HGhana vs Uruguay

What is the Fixture of the FIFA World Cup 2022?

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After all the group stage matches are concluded the top 16 teams will be facing each other from December 3rd, 2022. The quarter-finals will begin on 9th December and the semi-finals will be held on 13th December.

World Cup Top 16

Day and DateMatch Details Time (ET)Venue
Sat, Dec. 31A vs. 2B10 a.m.Khalifa Int’l
Sat, Dec. 31C vs. 2D2 p.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Sun, Dec. 41D vs. 2C10 a.m.Al Thumama
Sun, Dec. 41B vs. 2A2 p.m.Al Bayt
Mon, Dec. 51E vs. 2F10 a.m.Al Janoub
Mon, Dec. 51G vs. 2H2 p.m.Stadium 974
Tues, Dec. 61F vs. 2E10 a.m.Education City
Tues, Dec. 61H vs. 2G2 p.m.Lusail

World Cup Quarterfinals

Day and DateMatch Details Time (ET)Venue
Fri, Dec. 9QF1: 1E/2F vs. 1G/2H10 a.m.Education City
Fri, Dec. 9QF2: 1A/2B vs. 1C/2D2 p.m.Lusail
Sat, Dec. 10QF3: 1F/2E vs. 1H/2G10 a.m.Al Thumama
Sat, Dec. 10QF4: 1B/2A vs. 1D/2C2 p.m.Al Bayt

World Cup Semifinals

Day and DateMatch DetailsTime (ET)Venue
Tues, Dec. 13QF2 vs. QF12 p.m.Lusail
Wed, Dec. 14QF4 vs. QF32 p.m.Al Bayt

World Cup 3rd Place

Day and DateMatch DetailsTime (ET)Venue
Sat, Dec. 17Semifinals 10 a.m.Khalifa Int’l

World Cup Final

Day and DateMatch Details Time (ET)Venue
Sun, Dec. 18Semifinal winners10 a.m.Lusail

Who are the teams of Group A Draw?

Group A is the category of the team that consists of four teams from each of the four different pots. Qatar which is the host nation for FIFA World Cup 2022, already was selected as the qualifying team that will be playing in Group A as per the World Cup traditions. The concept of categorizing teams is from pots where are teams are ranked as per the FIFA World Cup rankings which were published on 31st March 2022.

The teams of Group A include GROUP A: Qatar (51), Ecuador (46), Senegal (20), Netherlands (10).

What are the stadiums for FIFA World Cup 2022?

As we mentioned earlier, there are going to be 8 stadiums for the World cup 2022 for the matches to take place. Let’s have a look at the name and the capacity of those stadiums. All the matches will be held in Qatar in different cities.

LusailLusail Iconic Stadium80,000
Al KhorAl Bayt Stadium60,000
DohaStadium 97440,000
DohaAl Thumama Stadium40,000
Al RayyanEducation City Stadium45,350
Al RayyanAhmad bin Ali Stadium44,740
Al RayyanKhalifa International Stadium40,000
Al WakrahAl Janoub Stadium40,000

What are the betting odds for FIFA World Cup?

Here is the table below that tells you about the odds of all the teams who might be winning the cup this season.

South Korea+15000
Saudi Arabia+15000
Costa Rica+25000
United Arab Emirates+25000
New Zealand+50000

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