Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule, which is scheduled to begin on November 20 and end on December 18, 2022. The 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place in November due to Qatar’s extreme summer temperatures. The 22nd Football World Cup, which will be held this year, will be Asia’s second hosting of the event. In Qatar, where the cup is being played, there are eight sites where the sixty-four games between the thirty-two qualified teams will be played.
The following countries will compete in the FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands, England, Iran, USA, Wales, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Tunisia, Mexico, Poland, France, Australia, Morocco, Croatia, Spain, Costa Rica, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Cameroon, Uruguay, Korea Republic, Portugal, Ghana, Brazil, Serbia, Japan, and Germany. These countries are all members of Groups A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H.
The Qatari stadiums that will host the FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule include the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Education City Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Lusail Stadium, and Stadium 974. Most of these stadiums were constructed or renovated in advance of the FIFA World Cup in 2022. Here is the Complete FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule dates, time, and venue as per the Australian Time Zone.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule
|Match||Date & Time||Group||Venue|
|Qatar vs Ecuador||21-11-2022 03:00||A||Al Bayt Stadium|
|Senegal vs Netherlands||21-11-2022 21:00||A||Al Thumama Stadium|
|England vs Iran||22-11-2022 00:00||B||Khalifa Int Stadium|
|USA vs Wales||22-11-2022 06:00||B||AB Ali Stadium|
|Argentina vs Saudi Arabia||22-11-2022 21:00||C||Lusail Stadium|
|Denmark vs Tunisia||23-11-2022 00:00||D||Edu City Stadium|
|Mexico vs Poland||23-11-2022 03:00||C||Stadium 974|
|France vs Australia||23-11-2022 06:00||D||Al Janoub Stadium|
|Morocco vs Croatia||23-11-2022 21:00||F||Al Bayt Stadium|
|Germany vs Japan||24-11-2022 00:00||E||Khalifa Int Stadium|
|Spain vs Costa Rica||24-11-2022 03:00||E||Al Thumama Stadium|
|Belgium vs Canada||24-11-2022 06:00||F||AB Ali Stadium|
|Switzerland vs Cameroon||24-11-2022 21:00||G||Al Janoub Stadium|
|Uruguay vs Korea Republic||25-11-2022 00:00||H||Edu City Stadium|
|Portugal vs Ghana||25-11-2022 03:00||H||Stadium 974|
|Brazil vs Serbia||25-11-2022 06:00||G||Lusail Stadium|
|Wales vs Iran||25-11-2022 21:00||B||AB Ali Stadium|
|Qatar vs Senegal||26-11-2022 00:00||A||Al Thumama Stadium|
|Netherlands vs Ecuador||26-11-2022 03:00||A||Khalifa Int Stadium|
|England vs USA||26-11-2022 06:00||B||Al Bayt Stadium|
|Tunisia vs Australia||26-11-2022 21:00||D||Al Janoub Stadium|
|Poland vs Saudi Arabia||27-11-2022 00:00||C||Edu City Stadium|
|France vs Denmark||27-11-2022 03:00||D||Stadium 974|
|Argentina vs Mexico||27-11-2022 06:00||C||Lusail Stadium|
|Japan vs Costa Rica||27-11-2022 21:00||E||AB Ali Stadium|
|Belgium vs Morocco||28-11-2022 00:00||F||Al Thumama Stadium|
|Croatia vs Canada||28-11-2022 03:00||F||Khalifa Int Stadium|
|Spain vs Germany||28-11-2022 06:00||E||Al Bayt Stadium|
|Cameroon vs Serbia||28-11-2022 21:00||G||Al Janoub Stadium|
|Korea Republic vs Ghana||29-11-2022 00:00||H||Edu City Stadium|
|Brazil vs Switzerland||29-11-2022 03:00||G||Stadium 974|
|Portugal vs Uruguay||29-11-2022 06:00||H||Lusail Stadium|
|Ecuador vs Senegal||30-11-2022 02:00||A||Khalifa Int Stadium|
|Netherlands vs Qatar||30-11-2022 02:00||A||Al Bayt Stadium|
|Wales vs England||30-11-2022 06:00||B||AB Ali Stadium|
|Iran vs USA||30-11-2022 06:00||B||Al Thumama Stadium|
|Australia vs Denmark||01-12-2022 02:00||D||Al Janoub Stadium|
|Tunisia vs France||01-12-2022 02:00||D||Edu City Stadium|
|Poland vs Argentina||01-12-2022 06:00||C||Stadium 974|
|Saudi Arabia vs Mexico||01-12-2022 06:00||C||Lusail Stadium|
|Croatia vs Belgium||02-12-2022 02:00||F||AB Ali Stadium|
|Canada vs Morocco||02-12-2022 02:00||F||Al Thumama Stadium|
|Japan vs Spain||02-12-2022 06:00||E||Khalifa Int Stadium|
|Costa Rica vs Germany||02-12-2022 06:00||E||Al Bayt Stadium|
|Ghana vs Uruguay||03-12-2022 02:00||H||Al Janoub Stadium|
|Korea Republic vs Portugal||03-12-2022 02:00||H||Edu City Stadium|
|Serbia vs Switzerland||03-12-2022 06:00||G||Stadium 974|
|Cameroon vs Brazil||03-12-2022 06:00||G||Lusail Stadium|
|1A vs 2B||04-12-2022 02:00||Round of 16||Khalifa Int Stadium|
|1C vs 2D||04-12-2022 06:00||Round of 16||AB Ali Stadium|
|1D vs 2C||05-12-2022 02:00||Round of 16||Al Thumama Stadium|
|1B vs 2A||05-12-2022 06:00||Round of 16||Al Bayt Stadium|
|1E vs 2F||06-12-2022 02:00||Round of 16||Al Janoub Stadium|
|1G vs 2H||06-12-2022 06:00||Round of 16||Stadium 974|
|1F vs 2E||07-12-2022 02:00||Round of 16||Edu City Stadium|
|1H vs 2G||07-12-2022 06:00||Round of 16||Lusail Stadium|
|TBA vs TBA||10-12-2022 02:00||Quarterfinals||Edu City Stadium|
|TBA vs TBA||10-12-2022 06:00||Quarterfinals||Lusail Stadium|
|TBA vs TBA||11-12-2022 02:00||Quarterfinals||Al Thumama Stadium|
|TBA vs TBA||11-12-2022 06:00||Quarterfinals||Al Bayt Stadium|
|TBA vs TBA||14-12-2022 06:00||Semi Finals||Lusail Stadium|
|TBA vs TBA||15-12-2022 06:00||Semi Finals||Al Bayt Stadium|
|TBA vs TBA||18-12-2022 02:00||3rd Place||Khalifa Int Stadium|
|TBA vs TBA||19-12-2022 02:00||Finals||Lusail Stadium|
World Cup 2022 Schedule of Group A
According to the table below of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule, Group A consists of Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, and the Netherlands. Ecuador and Qatar will play a game on November 21 at 03:00 at the Al Bayt Stadium. Senegal will play the Netherlands at 21:00 in the same day at the Al Thumama Stadium. On November 26, Qatar will play Senegal at 00:00 on the same ground, and the Netherlands will play Ecuador at 03:00 at the Khalifa International Stadium. On November 30, at the Al Bayt Stadium, a game between Qatar and the Netherlands will start at 02:00. On November 30, at 02:00, Ecuador and Senegal will square off at the Khalifa International Stadium in Group A’s last match. Below is the FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule for Group A.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule
|21-11-2022||03:00||Qatar vs Ecuador||Al Bayt Stadium|
|21-11-2022||21:00||Senegal vs Netherlands||Al Thumama Stadium|
|26-11-2022||00:00||Qatar vs Senegal||Al Thumama Stadium|
|26-11-2022||03:00||Netherlands vs Ecuador||Khalifa Int’l Stadium|
|30-11-2022||02:00||Netherlands vs Qatar||Al Bayt Stadium|
|30-11-2022||02:00||Ecuador vs Senegal||Khalifa Int’l Stadium|
Since the nation’s independence in 1971, the Qatari national football team has failed to earn a place at even a single FIFA World Cup. Qatar has frequently competed in the AFC Asian Cup, even though the national team has never gotten past the World Cup quarterfinals. Qatar became the second country to compete in the World Cup without being selected, after Italy in the FIFA World Cup of 1934, by hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup and not making the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Check the complete FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule group wise here.
Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, acknowledged the progress made by Qatar in the areas of labour law, worker protection, and minimum wage in January 2022 while also emphasising the need for more advancements. The Qatari government has been attempting to enhance migrant labourers’ working conditions since 2017.
Despite criticism, Qatar has made great progress, one of which was their unexpected victory in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. They can pull off even more surprises during their maiden World Cup appearance, as evidenced by their triumph.
With a fourth trip scheduled for 2022, the Ecuadorian national football team will have participated in three FIFA World Cups, the pinnacle of international play for national football teams. 2002 marked Ecuador’s first World Cup debut. Their finest result came in 2006 when they fell short in the Round of 16.
Ecuador did not try to qualify for the FIFA World Cup between 1930 and 1938. Prior to withdrawal, Ecuador participated in the 1950 World Cup qualifying round. The 1954–1958 tournaments were not attended by Ecuador. Ecuador did not participate in the world’s best football competition from 1962 to 1998. In 2002, they took first place in qualifying after coming in second in South America. In 2006, the competitor qualified for the second round by placing third in South America. Ecuador finished sixth in South America in 2010 and missed the World Cup finals for the third year in a row. Prior to being disqualified from the 2018 competition, Ecuador was once more eligible to compete in 2014.
Senegal has participated in two FIFA World Cups, reaching the quarterfinals in 2002 and 2018, respectively. After being tied with Japan on the first six tiebreakers, they were the only team in World Cup history to be eliminated using the fair play criteria.
The team’s longest World Cup streak three straight competitions was during the 1990s after taking part in two back-to-back World Cup finals in 1974 and 1978. The Netherlands was eliminated by West Germany in the UEFA Euro 1990 Round of 16 two years after winning the European Championship there. In the 1994 tournament’s quarterfinals, Brazil defeated the Netherlands. Brazil defeated the Netherlands in the 1998 semifinals and Croatia in the play-off for third place. When Portugal returned in 2006, they defeated the Netherlands in the Battle of Nuremberg, a Round of 16 games. In 2010, the team advanced to its third World Cup final, but Spain prevailed despite receiving a record twenty-four yellow and one yellow card.
World Cup 2022 Schedule of Group B
As can be seen, Group B matches involve the United States, Iran, Wales, and England. The USA plays Wales on November 22 at 06:00 at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, and one of the opening Group B matchups is England vs. Iran on November 22 at 00:00 at the Khalifa International Stadium. On November 25, at 21:00 a.m., Wales will face Iran at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium. The next day, at 06:00, the Al Bayt Stadium will host England vs. the USA. On November 30 at 06:00, two games are scheduled: Wales vs. England at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, and Iran vs. the United States at the Al Thumama Stadium. Below is the FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule for Group B.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule
|22-11-2022||00:00||England vs Iran||Khalifa Int’l Stadium|
|22-11-2022||06:00||USA vs Wales||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|25-11-2022||21:00||Wales vs Iran||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|26-11-2022||06:00||England vs USA||Al Bayt Stadium|
|30-11-2022||06:00||Wales vs England||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|30-11-2022||06:00||Iran vs USA||Al Thumama Stadium|
Since 1950, the England national football team has participated in the FIFA World Cup. The FIFA World Cup is the biggest international football event. The finals have been held every four years since the game was originally played in 1930, except for 1942 and 1946 because of World War II.
The qualification phase and the final phase are the two stages of the competition (officially called the World Cup Finals). Which teams advance to the finals is decided during the qualification stage, which is presently held three years before the finals. Under their current structure, the finals feature thirty-two teams and take place over the course of around a month at venues throughout the host nation (or nations). The 2006 World Cup Finals was the most watched sporting event in the world, drawing an estimated 715.1 million people.
Since its inception in 1950, England has competed in all eighteen of the league’s events. They failed to go past the group stage in 1950, 1958, and 2014, and they were eliminated in the semifinals in 1974 (against West Germany), 1978 (against Argentina), and 1994. (Against the United States). They performed at their highest level ever in 1966, when they won the cup in the competition held in England. They came in fourth place both in 1990 in Italy and in 2018 in Russia. Nine times in all, the group has made it to the quarterfinals, most recently in 2018. (Russia).
Iran has competed in six FIFA World Cups: 1978, 1998, 2006, 2014, 2018, and 2022. They were never able to get past the group stage.
The men’s national soccer team of the United States has competed in ten World Cups; their best finish was third in their first tournament, in 1930. The United States did not participate in the championship games again until 1990 after the 1950 World Cup, where they defeated England 1-0 in group play. From 1990 until 2014, the United States competed in every World Cup; however, after losing to Trinidad & Tobago in 2018, they were denied entry to the 2018 competition for the first time since 1986. After being selected for the 2022 tournament, they returned to the World Cup.
Wales’ national football team has competed in every World Cup since 1950, however they have only twice advanced to the championship round (in 1958 and 2022). They advanced to the quarterfinals in 1958 before falling to eventual champions Brazil.
World Cup 2022 Schedule of Group C
The table below shows that Group C includes Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Poland. On November 23, one of the firsts matches of Group C will be played at Stadium 974 at 03:00 between Mexico and Poland and at 21:00, that previous evening, on 22 November, between Argentina and Saudi Arabia. On November 27, Argentina will play Mexico at 06:00 at Lusail Stadium, and Poland will take on Saudi Arabia at 00:00 at Education City Stadium. Group C will include Poland vs. Argentina at Stadium 974 and Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico at Lusail Stadium on 1st of December at 06:00. Below is the FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule for Group C.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule
|22-11-2022||21:00||Argentina vs Saudi Arabia||Lusail Stadium|
|23-11-2022||03:00||Mexico vs Poland||Stadium 974|
|27-11-2022||00:00||Poland vs Saudi Arabia||Education City Stadium|
|27-11-2022||06:00||Argentina vs Mexico||Lusail Stadium|
|01-12-2022||06:00||Poland vs Argentina||Stadium 974|
|01-12-2022||06:00||Saudi Arabia vs Mexico||Lusail Stadium|
Having won the Football World Cup in 1978 and 1986, Argentina is one of the most successful national football teams in the world. Argentina came in second place three times, in 1930, 1990, and 2014. After Brazil and Germany in terms of appearances, the group finished third, having taken part in all but four World Cups (with the 2022 edition included, to be played).
Argentina and Uruguay have also won the most Copa América matches overall (15). Argentina also won the gold medal, the Confederations Cup, and the Olympic football events in 2004 and 2008. Argentina has won two silver medals in the past, one each from the Olympic Games in 1928 and 1996. Argentina has claimed victory in the U-20 World Cup six times across several international tournaments. Argentina has not won any FIFA international competitions other than the U-17 World Cup.
Saudi Arabia has participated in six FIFA World Cup competitions, including the 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2018 World Cups, as well as the 2022 World Cup. In 1994, when they advanced to the round of 16, they had their finest showing.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule
Mexico has participated in a total of 16 World Cups since the first one in 1930, but only three of those contests in 1934 (against Italy), 1974 (against West Germany), and 1982 have resulted in a trip to the finals (Spain). Additionally, it withdrew from the finals in 1938 (France) and was prohibited by FIFA from competing in the 1990 World Cup because of using players who were overage during the youth tournament for the 1988 Olympic Games qualifiers (Italy).
By upsetting the reigning World Champions Germany 1-0 in the 2018 World Cup opening match, Mexico pulled off one of the biggest upsets. The straightest appearances in the second round are shared by Mexico and Brazil.
Starting with the first World Cup in 1938, Poland has competed in eight competitions, losing to Brazil in a nail-biting 5-6 thriller. Poland qualified for the World Cup 36 years after their initial attempt, and when they did, they stunned everyone by defeating England in the qualifying and placing third twice in the 1974 and 1982 competitions. After playing in 1986, Poland’s hegemony in international football began to erode.
Poland has been able to qualify for the 2002, 2006, and 2018 FIFA World Cups since the fall of communist government in the country in 1989. The team, however, was unable to repeat the accomplishments of its forerunners, exiting the group stage of all three competitions with two opening defeats before securing a confirming triumph in the decisive match.
World Cup 2022 Schedule of Group D
The table below lists the Group D fixtures, which include Denmark, Tunisia, France, and Australia. On November 23 at 00:00, Denmark will take on Tunisia at Education City Stadium, and at 06:00, France will take on Australia at Al Janoub Stadium. Tunisia will play Australia on November 26 at 21:00, and one day later, on 27 November, at 03:00, France will play Denmark at Stadium 974. At 02:00 on 1st of December, Australia will play Denmark at Al Janoub Stadium, and Tunisia will play France at Education City Stadium. Below is the FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule for Group D.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule
|23-11-2022||00:00||Denmark vs Tunisia||Education City Stadium|
|23-11-2022||06:00||France vs Australia||Al Janoub Stadium|
|26-11-2022||21:00||Tunisia vs Australia||Al Janoub Stadium|
|27-11-2022||03:00||France vs Denmark||Stadium 974|
|01-12-2022||02:00||Tunisia vs France||Education City Stadium|
|01-12-2022||02:00||Australia vs Denmark||Al Janoub Stadium|
Denmark first participated in the competition in the 1958 Swedish edition. However, they were defeated by England and Ireland in each of their four qualification games.
They won all three of their Group Stage matches, including a 2-0 victory over West Germany, to earn their first-ever tournament berth in 1986. However, they were defeated by Spain in the next round. Since then, the Danish national team has participated in the FIFA World Cup Finals, and in Qatar 2022, they will participate in the tournament for the sixth time. The year 1998 saw them compete at their best, reaching the quarterfinals.
Since making their debut in the 1978 tournament, where they placed ninth, Tunisia has taken part in five FIFA World Cup finals, including the one that is taking place today, March 29. They enjoyed a run of three World Cup qualification games between 1998 and 2006. In Qatar in 2022, they will compete in the FIFA World Cup for the sixth time. On the other hand, Tunisia has never made it past the group stage.
In 1998, the French team became the first to win the World Cup. In the final match of the tournament, France won at home against Brazil 3-0. The competition was hosted by France in 1938, however Italy, the current champion, defeated France in the quarterfinals. At the Luzhniki Stadium in Russia, France overcame Croatia 4-2 to win the World Cup for a second time in 2018.
In 2006, Italy overcame France (5-3) on penalties following a 120-minute game that finished in a 1-1 draw. The second-placed nation was France. The team also placed third twice, in 1958 and 1986, and fourth once, in 1982.
Australia qualified for the FIFA World Cup finals six times between 1974 and 2022, in the years 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, and 2022. They have additionally made fifteen attempts to qualify for the FIFA World Cup; their first attempt ended in a loss to North Korea in 1966.
An Australian squad made up exclusively of amateur players competing for the OFC drew without scoring in their opening match against Chile, however they were ousted from the 1974 campaign without scoring. At the 2006 World Cup in Germany, Australia made up for lost time and advanced to the Round of 16, when they were narrowly defeated by eventual champions Italy.
World Cup 2022 Schedule of Group E
Germany, Japan, Spain, and Costa Rica will all be playing in Group E matches, as stated in the table below. Spain will play Costa Rica in the opening encounter, while Germany will take on Japan, both of which are scheduled for November 24 at 03:00 and 00:00, respectively, at the Al Thumama Stadium and Khalifa International Stadium. Japan will play Costa Rica at 21:00 at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on 27 November, while Spain will play Germany on November 28 at 06:00 at the Al Bayt Stadium. At 06:00 on December 2nd, two matches are scheduled, with Costa Rica vs. Germany at the Al Bayt Stadium and Japan vs. Spain at the Khalifa International Stadium. Below is the FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule for Group E.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule
|24-11-2022||00:00||Germany vs Japan||Khalifa Int’l Stadium|
|24-11-2022||03:00||Spain vs Costa Rica||Al Thumama Stadium|
|27-11-2022||21:00||Japan vs Costa Rica||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|28-11-2022||06:00||Spain vs Germany||Al Bayt Stadium|
|02-12-2022||06:00||Japan vs Spain||Khalifa Int’l Stadium|
|02-12-2022||06:00||Costa Rica vs Germany||Al Bayt Stadium|
FIFA only considers the teams led by the Deutscher Fußball-Bund for Germany’s World Cup history, which spans three time periods: West Germany (during the Nazi era), reunified Germany, and Germany (during the period). With four championships, four second- or third-place finishes, four fourth-place finishes, and four victories at the FIFA World Cup, Germany’s national football team is among the most successful teams. Germany has won twelve of the nineteen competitions, which is at least three more than any other country. A campaign is deemed successful if it places third or better.
Japan has made it to the FIFA World Cup finals seven times; the first time was in 1998, when they lost all three of their group games and placed 31st overall. On June 26, 1998, against Jamaica in a 2-1 loss, Masashi Nakayama scored Japan’s first-ever goal in a World Cup Finals match. The only Japanese player to score in three World Cups is Keisuke Honda (2010, 2014, and 2018).
In Qatar in 2022, they will compete in the FIFA World Cup for the ninth time. Japan defeated Colombia 2-1 in the World Cup group stage, becoming the first Asian nation to upset a South American team. The group advanced to the Round of 16.
Spain, who made its first participation in the final in 2010, became one of the eight nations to ever win the FIFA World Cup. The team has taken part in sixteen of the twenty-two tournaments, making it one of the most active at the World Cup finals.
Costa Rica’s participation in the FIFA World Cup is recent given that it did not take part in the competition from its founding in 1930 until its debut in the 1990 edition, which remained its lone appearance in the competition during the 20th century. Costa Rica has qualified for every Football World Cup hosted in the twenty-first century, except for the 2010 World Cup, which they just barely missed.
World Cup 2022 Schedule of Group F
Below is a list of the games between Morocco, Croatia, Belgium, and Canada in Group F. The first two matches are planned for November 24, with Belgium taking on Canada at 06:00 at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium and Morocco playing Croatia at 21:00 at Al Bayt Stadium one day earlier, on 23 November. A few days later, on November 28, Croatia plays Canada at 03:00 at the Khalifa International Stadium, and Belgium plays Morocco at 00:00 at the Al Thumama Stadium. The remaining two games in Group F will take place on December 2nd at 02:00, with one game featuring Croatia and Belgium at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium and the other featuring Canada and Morocco at the Al Thumama Stadium. Below is the FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule for Group F.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule
|23-11-2022||21:00||Morocco vs Croatia||Al Bayt Stadium|
|24-11-2022||06:00||Belgium vs Canada||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|28-11-2022||00:00||Belgium vs Morocco||Al Thumama Stadium|
|28-11-2022||03:00||Croatia vs Canada||Khalifa Int’l Stadium|
|02-12-2022||02:00||Croatia vs Belgium||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|02-12-2022||02:00||Canada vs Morocco||Al Thumama Stadium|
Morocco reached the FIFA World Cup finals six separate times, in 1970, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2018, and 2022. When they advanced to the round of 16, in 1986, they had their greatest showing.
Since achieving independence in 1991, the Croatian national football team has competed in five FIFA World Cups. (In 1998, 2002, 2006, 2014, and 2018). Prior to that, Croatia was a part of Yugoslavia from 1930 to 1990. In the 2018 final, which they lost to France 4-2, they gave their greatest performance to date.
Since their debut at the first World Cup in 1930, when they placed 11th, Belgium has participated in 14 FIFA World Cup finals. John Langenus, a referee from Belgium, officiated the first FIFA World Cup final.
The Netherlands are typically Belgium’s biggest enemy. Two times in the history of the FIFA World Cup, the two nations have faced off, with Belgium winning once (USA 1994) and drawing once (France 1998). The Soviet Union and Belgium squared off five times in the finals, with Belgium coming out on top three times.
In 1986, the Canadian men’s soccer team participated in a FIFA World Cup match. Canada has previously been denied one of the spots allotted for the CONCACAF nations of North America in World Cup tournaments. After a 36-year hiatus, Canada qualified for the 2022 World Cup for the second time ever.
World Cup 2022 Schedule of Group G
Switzerland, Cameroon, Brazil, and Serbia will all be playing in Group G matches, as stated in the table below. The opening two matches are contested on November 24 between Switzerland vs. Cameroon at 21:00 at Al Janoub Stadium, and at 06:00 on Lusail Stadium Brazil vs. Serbia play in the next day, on November 25. A few days later, on November 28, at 21:00 in Al Janoub Stadium, Cameroon will play Serbia, and at 03:00 in Stadium 974, Brazil will play Switzerland on November 29. Both of Group G’s final two matches Serbia vs. Switzerland at Stadium 974 and Cameroon vs. Brazil at Lusail Stadium—will start at 06:00 on December 3. Below is the FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule for Group G.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule
|24-11-2022||21:00||Switzerland vs Cameroon||Al Janoub Stadium|
|25-11-2022||06:00||Brazil vs Serbia||Lusail Stadium|
|28-11-2022||21:00||Cameroon vs Serbia||Al Janoub Stadium|
|29-11-2022||03:00||Brazil vs Switzerland||Stadium 974|
|03-12-2022||06:00||Cameroon vs Brazil||Lusail Stadium|
|03-12-2022||06:00||Serbia vs Switzerland||Stadium 974|
Switzerland made its first of eleven appearances in a World Cup final in 1934’s second finals, where they placed eighth. They participated in the 2018 World Cup in Russia for the ninth time.
In 1982, when Cameroon made its FIFA World Cup debut, they placed 17th overall after drawing all three of their group games. They have participated in the competition eight times since that time. In 1990, Cameroon advanced to the quarterfinals but lost to England 3-2. At the 1994 FIFA World Cup, forty-two-year-old Roger Milla broke the record for the oldest player to ever take part in a World Cup final and still managed to score. Faryd Mondragón of Colombia, who replaced Milla as the oldest player to score at the FIFA World Cup finals, set the record in 2014. In Qatar in 2022, they will compete in the FIFA World Cup for the ninth time.
Brazil has won five World Cups and placed second, third, and fourth twice apiece, making them the most successful national team in tournament history. Brazil joined Argentina, Spain, and Germany as the fourth nation to win the FIFA World Cup outside of their home continents (South Korea/Japan in 2002, Chile in 1962, Mexico in 1970, and the United States in 1994). Brazil is the only nation’s team to have competed in each FIFA World Cup without skipping any games or having to go through a playoff process. Brazil’s record at the World Cup has been the best overall, both proportionally and absolutely, with seventy-three victories out of 109 games played, a goal differential of 124, 237 points, and only eighteen losses.
Serbia was a part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia from the FIFA World Cup in 1930 to the FIFA World Cup in 1938. Serbia was a part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from the 1950 FIFA World Cup to the 1990 FIFA World Cup. Serbia and Montenegro played together at every FIFA World Cup between 1994 and 2006, sharing the field. Serbia has participated as a sovereign nation since 2006. Afterward, Serbia took over all of Yugoslavia’s records after being recognised by FIFA as the team’s successor.
World Cup 2022 Schedule of Group H
As can be seen in the table below, Uruguay, Ghana, Portugal, and Korea Republic are all playing in the final group of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Starting on November 25, Portugal plays Ghana at 03:00 on Stadium 974, while Uruguay plays the Korea Republic at 00:00 at Education City Stadium. On November 29, four days later, Portugal plays Uruguay at 06:00 at Lusail Stadium and Korea Republic plays Ghana at 00:00 at Education City Stadium. The remaining two games in Group H will be contested on December 3 at 02:00; one will feature Ghana and Uruguay at Al Janoub Stadium, and the other will feature Portugal and Korea Republic at Education City Stadium. Below is the FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule for Group H.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule
|25-11-2022||00:00||Uruguay vs Korea Republic||Education City Stadium|
|25-11-2022||03:00||Portugal vs Ghana||Stadium 974|
|29-11-2022||00:00||Korea Republic vs Ghana||Education City Stadium|
|29-11-2022||06:00||Portugal vs Uruguay||Lusail Stadium|
|03-12-2022||02:00||Korea Republic vs Portugal||Education City Stadium|
|03-12-2022||02:00||Ghana vs Uruguay||Al Janoub Stadium|
Four FIFA-sponsored World Football Championships have been won by Uruguay. Before that, only European teams competed in football at the Olympics. They won the first FIFA World Championship, which was put on by the Olympic Committee, as well. Uruguay participated in the FIFA World Cups of 1930 and 1950, which were organised independently of the Olympic Games and had rules defining the distinction between professional and amateur football players (Jules Rimet Trophy). FIFA acknowledges Uruguay as a four-time world champion and permits the squad to wear four stars on their uniforms during legitimate international football matches because the true international competition, controlled by FIFA, started in 1924.
Ten times, South Korea has competed in the FIFA World Cup. Up until 1986, the group participated in every tournament from making its debut in 1954. As the first team from outside of Europe and the Americas to reach to the semifinals, they achieved their best-ever finish of fourth place at the 2002 competition, which South Korea and Japan shared hosting duties with. Seven times, Portugal has advanced to the FIFA World Cup finals; the first time, in 1966, they finished third. Four FIFA World Cup tournaments the 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2022 editions have seen Ghana qualify.
In 2006, they were the only African team to go past the group stage of the FIFA World Cup, marking the continent’s sixth straight victory. Ghana’s team, which had a median age of 23 years and 352 days and won praise for their better play, was the youngest at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. FIFA ranked the thirty-two competing countries, with Ghana coming in at number thirteen.
They were the only African team to advance from the FIFA World Cup’s group stage in 2006, making it the continent’s sixth straight triumph. The youngest squad at the 2006 FIFA World Cup was Ghana, which received plaudits for their superior play and had a median age of 23 years and 352 days. Ghana placed thirteenth out of the thirty-two competing nations in FIFA’s rankings.