World Cup 2022: Dates, Schedule, UK Kick Off Times, Who Has Qualified, Stadiums, Groups, Tickets, Odds And Much More

The most prestigious international tournament in football is heading to the Middle East.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is not too far away and we have everything that you need to know about the upcoming tournament.

Due to the sheer heat that the Middle Eastern country endures during the summer months, the competition has had to be moved to the winter months so that players can play in cooler conditions.

As a result, this has dramatically affected the 2021/22 schedule, with the Premier League campaign having to take a back seat for a few weeks during November and December 2022 to accommodate it.

With England getting themselves in the hat for the World Cup next year, all eyes will be on Gareth Southgate's men to see if they can bring the trophy home for the first time since 1966.

Scroll down to find out everything you need to know about the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.


World Cup 2022 Dates

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place between Monday 21st November 2022 and Sunday 18th December 2022.


World Cup 2022 Schedule

World Cup trophy

Here is the official schedule for the 2022 World Cup that has been pencilled in by FIFA:

  • Group stage: Monday 21st November until Friday 2nd December 
  • Round of 16: Saturday 3rd December until Tuesday 6th December 
  • Quarter-finals: Saturday 9th December and Sunday 10th December 
  • Semi-finals: Tuesday 13th December and Wednesday 14th December 
  • Third-place Play-off: Saturday 17th December
  • Final: Sunday 18th December 

World Cup 2022 UK Kick Off Times

The UK kick-off times are as follows: 

  • Group stage: 10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm and 7 pm GMT.
  • Final round of Group games and knock-out matches: 3 pm and 7 pm GMT.
  • Final: 3 pm GMT.

Who Has Qualified

Here are the teams that have qualified for the World Cup so far:

  • Qatar
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Brazil
  • England
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Netherlands
  • Argentina
  • Serbia

World Cup 2022 Stadiums

The tournament will take place in the Middle Eastern country of Qatar, hence why the tournament is being played during the British winter for the first time in history.

Eight stadiums have been selected to host games across the competition and are as follows:

Al Khor

Al Bayt Stadium

Capacity: 60,000

Matches: 

  • Group Games x5
  • Round of 16 x1
  • Quarter-Final x1
  • Semi-Final x1

Al Rayyan

Al Rayyan Stadium

Capacity: 40,000

Matches:

  • Group Games x5
  • Round of 16 x1

Al Wakrah

Al Wakrah Stadium

Capacity: 40,000

Matches:

Group Games x5

Round of 16 x1

Doha (Al Thumama Stadium)

Al Thumama Stadium

Capacity: 40,000

Matches

Group Games x5

Round of 16 x1

Quarter-Final x1

Doha (Khalifa International Stadium)

Khalifa International Stadium

Capacity: 40,000

Matches

  • Group Matches x5
  • Round of 16 x1
  • Third-place Play-Off

Doha (Education City Stadium)

Education City Stadium

Capacity: 40,000

Matches

  • Group Games x5
  • Round of 16 x1
  • Quarter-Final x1

Lusail

The Lusail Stadium will host the 2022 World Cup Final.

Capacity: 80,000

Matches

  • Group matches x5
  • Round of 16 x1
  • Quarter-Final x1
  • Semi-Final x1
  • Final

Ras Abu Aboud

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium

Capacity: 40,000

Matches

  • Group Matches x5
  • Round of 16 x1

World Cup 2022 Groups

World Cup 2022 mosaic

The Group Stage draw for the World Cup has yet to be made and will appear here once they are available.


World Cup 2022 Tickets

World Cup 2022 advertising in Qatar.

Fans can purchase tickets from FIFA's official website.

FIFA opened the first and second sales phases for World Cup 2022 tickets on 19th January 2022 where there will be "random selection draws", similar to ballots. The following types of tickets will be available during this sale:

  • Individual Match Tickets (IMTs)
  • Team Specific Ticket Series (TSTs)
  • Four-Stadium Ticket Series (FSTs)

Fans will be given a certain status following application review: successful, partially successful or unsuccessful. If you make it past this stage, FIFA will then send an email with instructions concerning payment, where individuals are allowed to purchase up to six tickets per match or up to 60 tickets across the entire competition.

Click on the link below to find out more about the sales phases and the pricing that has been applied.

Read more: World Cup 2022 Tickets: Everything You Need to Know


World Cup 2022 Odds

Here are some prices that various bookmakers are offering so far (as of 17th November 2021):

Brazil: 33/5

France: 7/1

England: 9/1

Spain: 9/1

Germany: 10/1

Argentina: 12/1

Belgium: 14/1

Italy: 15/1

Netherlands: 35/2

Portugal: 22/1


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