The FIFA World Cup 2022 is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 20th November to 18th December 2022, the quadrennial international men’s Football World Cup is contested by the senior national football teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022. This will be the first FIFA World Cup ever to be held in the Arabian country, and the second FIFA World Cup 2022 held entirely in Asia after the 2002 Football World Cup in South Korea and Japan. In addition, the tournament will be the last to involve 32 teams, with an increase to 48 teams scheduled for the FIFA World Cup 2026 in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Due to Qatar’s intense summer heat, this FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held from late November to mid-December, making it the first World Cup not to be held in May, June, or July. It will be played in a reduced timeframe of around 29 days. The opening match will be played at the World Cup and will be contested between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor. The final is due to be held on 18 December 2022.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualification:
FIFA‘s six continental confederations organize their own qualifying contests. All FIFA member associations, of which there are currently 211, were eligible to enter qualification. Qatar, as hosts, qualified automatically for the tournament. However, the AFC obliged Qatar to participate in the Asian qualifying stage as the first two rounds also act as qualifications for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. Since Qatar reached the final stage as winners in their group, Lebanon, the fifth-best second-place team, advanced instead. The reigning World Cup champions France also went through qualifying stages as normal. Of the 32 nations qualified to play at the FIFA World Cup 2022, 24 countries competed at the previous tournament in 2018. Qatar is the only team making its debut in the FIFA World Cup, becoming the first host to make its tournament debut since Italy in 1934. As a result, the 2022 tournament is the first World Cup in which none of the teams that earned a spot through qualification were making their debut. The Netherlands, Ecuador, Ghana, Cameroon, and the United States returned to the tournament after missing the 2018 tournament. Canada returned after 36 years, its only prior appearance being in 1986. Wales made their first appearance in 64 years – a record gap for any team, their only previous participation having been in 1958.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Staduims:
A total of eight stadiums spread across five different Qatari cities will host 32 teams in 64 matches during the FIFA World Cup 2022. The nominated venues for the FIFA World Cup 2022 are Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium and Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah and Stadium 974 and Al Thumama Stadium in Doha. Apart from the Khalifa International Stadium, which has been operational since 1976, all the other football stadiums have been constructed or renovated over the past three years with the 2022 FIFA World Cup in mind. The Khalifa Stadium will host the third-place playoff match.
|Al Bayt Stadium||60,000||Al Khor|
|Al Thumama Stadium||40,000||Doha|
|Khalifa International Stadium||45,400||Al Rayyan|
|Education City Stadium||45,350||Al Rayyan|
|Ahmad bin Ali Stadium||44,750||Al Rayyan|
|Al Janoub Stadium||40,000||Al Wakrah|
With the FIFA World Cup 2022 now fewer than seven weeks away, fans and pundits alike are debating what England’s starting squad should be for their first match, and who should be in the 26-man squad. One place up for debate seems to be in the right forward position, with many torn between Phil Foden and Bukayo Saka for the starting spot. Foden has been a regular for England since breaking onto the scene at Man City Football Club but has struggled to put a run of performances together for his country despite his good form at his club level.
Also See: FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule
79 countries have appeared at least once in the 21 FIFA World Cup tournaments held. Of these, 13 reached the final match and won eight. With five titles, Brazil is the most successful team at the World Cup and is also the only country to have participated in all World Cup finals tournaments. Italy and Germany have four titles. Current champions France along with former champions Uruguay and Argentina each have two titles, England and Spain one each. The team that wins the final will receive the Football World Cup trophy and their name will be engraved on the bottom of the trophy.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Groups:
The FIFA World Cup 2022 is scheduled to take place in Qatar, starting on 20 November, and finishing on 18 December 2022, especially because of the Qatar’s intense summer heat. This year will see the 22nd running of the FIFA World Cup 2022 competition, and the second World Cup held in Asia. The first match of the tournament will be played between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor on 20 November, and the kick-off times are 13:00, 16:00, 19:00, and 22:00 for the first two rounds of the group stage.
For the 2022 FIFA World Cup, there are 32 teams qualified, featuring 8 groups of 4 teams as it does every year. The groups are the following:
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
Football World Cup 2022 Fixtures Group wise
FIFA World Cup 2022 Group A Fixtures
Qualified teams in Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, and Netherlands.
20 November, 19:00 – Qatar vs Ecuador, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
21 November, 19:00 – Senegal vs Netherlands, Al Thumama Stadium, Doha
25 November, 16:00 – Qatar vs Senegal, Al Thumama Stadium, Doha
25 November, 19:00 – Netherlands vs Ecuador, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
29 November, 18:00 – Ecuador vs Senegal, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
29 November, 18:00 – Netherlands vs Ecuador, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
FIFA World Cup 2022 Group B Fixtures
Qualified teams in Group B: England, Iran, United States, and Wales.
21 November, 16:00 – England vs Iran, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
21 November, 22:00 – United States vs Wales, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
25 November, 13:00 – Wales vs Iran, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
25 November, 22:00 – England vs United States, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
29 November, 22:00 – Wales vs England, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
29 November, 22:00 – Iran vs United States, Al Thumama Stadium, Doha
FIFA World Cup 2022 Group C Fixtures
Qualified teams in Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Poland.
22 November, 13:00 – Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
22 November, 19:00 – Mexico vs Poland, Stadium 974, Doha
26 November, 16:00 – Poland vs Saudi Arabia, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
26 November, 22:00 – Argentina vs Mexico, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
30 November, 22:00 – Poland vs Argentina, Stadium 974, Doha
30 November, 22:00 – Saudi Arabia vs Mexico, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
FIFA World Cup Group 2022 D Fixtures
Qualified teams in Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, and Tunisia.
22 November, 16:00 – Denmark vs Tunisia, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
22 November, 22:00 – France vs Australia, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
26 November, 13:00 – Tunisia vs Australia, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
26 November, 19:00 – France vs Denmark, Stadium 974, Doha
30 November, 18:00 – Australia vs Denmark, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
30 November, 18:00 – Tunisia vs France, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
FIFA World Cup 2022 Group E Fixtures
Qualified teams in Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, and Japan.
23 November, 16:00 – Germany vs Japan, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
23 November, 19:00 – Spain vs Costa Rica, Al Thumama Stadium, Doha
27 November, 13:00 – Japan vs Costa Rica, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
27 November, 22:00 – Spain vs Germany, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
1 December, 22:00 – Japan vs Spain, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
1 December, 22:00 – Costa Rica vs Germany, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
FIFA World Cup 2022 Group F Fixtures
Qualified teams for Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, and Croatia.
23 November, 13:00 – Morocco vs Croatia, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
23 November, 22:00 – Belgium vs Canada, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
27 November, 16:00 – Belgium vs Morocco, Al Thumama Stadium, Doha
27 November, 19:00 – Croatia vs Canada, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
1 December, 18:00 – Croatia vs Belgium, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
1 December, 18:00 – Canada vs Morocco, Al Thumama Stadium, Doha
FIFA World Cup 2022 Group G Fixtures
Qualified teams in Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon.
24 November, 13:00 – Switzerland vs Cameroon, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
24 November, 22:00 – Brazil vs Serbia, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
28 November, 13:00 – Cameroon vs Serbia, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
28 November, 19:00 – Brazil vs Switzerland, Stadium 974, Doha
2 December, 22:00 – Serbia vs Switzerland, Stadium 974, Doha
2 December, 22:00 – Cameroon vs Brazil, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
FIFA World Cup 2022 Group H Fixtures
Qualified teams for Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea.
24 November, 16:00 – Uruguay vs South Korea, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
24 November, 19:00 – Portugal vs Ghana, Stadium 974, Doha
28 November, 16:00 – South Korea vs Ghana, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
28 November, 22:00 – Portugal vs Uruguay, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
2 December, 18:00 – Ghana vs Uruguay, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
2 December, 18:00 – South Korea vs Portugal, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
2022 FIFA World Cup Frequently Asked Questions
What is FIFA?
FIFA is Football’s World Governing Body which is founded in 1904. Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) consists of 209 members, rivaling that of the United Nations, and is arguably the most prestigious sports organization in the world.
Who wins the most FIFA World Cups?
With five titles, Brazil is the most successful World Cup team and also the only team to have played in every World Cup finals tournament. Italy and Germany have four titles. The latest champion France, along with past champions Uruguay and Argentina, have two titles each, while England and Spain have one each.
Who is the No 1 football team in the world?
The men’s FIFA World Ranking is a ranking system for men’s national teams in association football, currently led by Brazil. Belgium is standing in second place, Argentina is in third, France is at number four, No. 5 is England and No. 6 is Spain.
Who scored the most goals in World Cup history?
The German striker Miroslav Klose is the top goal scorer at FIFA World Cup tournaments, having scored a total of 16 goals across 4 FIFA World Cups.
Which country has never won the FIFA World Cup title?
The Soviet Union shockingly never won the World Cup, nor did they ever appear in the Final. However, the country did win the Olympics in 1956 and 1988, as well as they won the European Championships in 1960.
Who started the FIFA World Cup?
The FIFA World Cup was first held in 1930, when FIFA, the world’s football governing body, marked to stage an international men’s football tournament under the time of FIFA president Jules Rimet who put this plan into action.
Where to watch the FIFA World Cup 2022 on TV?
The FIFA World Cup Final will be live telecast on FOX, Sunday, Dec. 18 at 10:00 hrs ET from Lusail Stadium. Live coverage will begin at 9:00 AM ET with a special, one-hour edition of FIFA WORLD CUP LIVE. Fox’s main network will telecast 21 group stage matches and 6 round-of-16 matches.
Who are the favorites to win FIFA World Cup 2022?
Brazil may not have enjoyed World Cup glory since 2002, but they are five-time champions and now have the strength deep within – with Neymar, Vinicius Jr and Alisson – to make it happen. He made the 5.50 a favorite in Qatar. The French defending champion is another team well suited to pose a serious challenge for the ultimate prize, with an all-star team including Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba who know what it takes to win, and their team. Didier Deschamps is available at 6th place Where: 5.0. England reached the semi-finals in 2018, before reaching the final at home at Euro 2020, and the Three Lions were also reduced by 6.50 to end a 56-year wait for international success. Right behind them at 9.00, 2010 champions Spain, who have an exciting young squad, while Argentina – who are hoping to see Lionel Messi win the only major honor to date. It outperformed her by an impressive run – it was worth 10.00 a little earlier. The Eternal Challengers of Germany at 12.00.
How can I buy FIFA World Cup 2022 tickets?
If you want to watch the game, there’s one place to check all World Cup ticket sales will take place on the official FIFA ticketing portal. To get a place, you need to create an account and submit an application through the portal. As expected, the demand for tickets will be very high and in order to allow more people to attend the match, ticket sales will be held in three phases, each with a large number of tickets allocated. The first stage, called Sales Phase 1, begins in January. 19. Now is the random lottery period, it doesn’t matter when you apply. As long as you submit your application within this period, it will be counted in the ticket lot allotted for that round. If the portal receives more applications than available tickets, a random draw will be made to allocate tickets. Phase 2 of the sale will follow a similar process, there will also be a last-minute sale phase where tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis, in other words, applying early will give you an advantage.
History of FIFA World Cup Winners
While some teams can overcome all obstacles in the world cup tournament and show exceptional skills in the game, other teams may perform very well in other FIFA tournaments but fail to show their skills in the world cup games. Thus, it is unfair to label the most successful teams in FIFA history based solely on the number of Football World Cup titles each team has won. Some of the most successful teams in FIFA World Cup history are Brazil, Germany, Italy, and Argentina. Brazil lifted the World Cup trophy five times in -1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, and 2002 while Italy and Germany won the World Cup titles 4 times. While Germany won the World Cup finals in 1954, 1974, 1990, and 2014, Italy won the tournament finals in 1934, 1938, 1982, and 2006.
|1930||Uruguay||4-2||Argentina||Estadio Centenario Montevideo|
|1934||Italy||2-1||Czechoslovakia||Stadio Nazionale PNF Rome|
|1938||Italy||4-2||Hungary||Stade Olympique de Colombes Colombes (Paris)|
|1950||Uruguay||2-1||Brazil||Maracanã Stadium Rio de Janeiro|
|1954||West Germany||3-2||Hungary||Wankdorf Stadium Bern|
|1958||Brazil||5-2||Sweden||Råsunda Stadium Solna (Stockholm)|
|1962||Brazil||3-1||Czechoslovakia||Estadio Nacional Santiago|
|1966||England||4-2||West Germany||Wembley Stadium London|
|1970||Brazil||4-1||Italy||Estadio Azteca Mexico City|
|1974||West Germany||2-1||Netherlands||Olympiastadion Munich|
|1978||Argentina||3-1||Netherlands||Estadio Monumental Buenos Aires|
|1982||Italy||3-1||West Germany||Santiago Bernabéu Madrid|
|1986||Argentina||3-2||West Germany||Estadio Azteca Mexico City|
|1990||West Germany||1-0||Argentina||Stadio Olimpico Rome|
|1994||Brazil||0-0||Italy||Rose Bowl Pasadena (Los Angeles)|
|1998||France||3-0||Brazil||Stade de France Saint-Denis (Paris)|
|2002||Brazil||2-0||Germany||International Stadium Yokohama|
|2010||Spain||1-0||Netherlands||Soccer City Johannesburg|
|2014||Germany||1-0||Argentina||Maracanã Stadium Rio de Janeiro|
|2018||France||4-2||Croatia||Luzhniki Stadium Moscow|
|2022||TBA||Score||TBA||Lusail Iconic Stadium Lusail (Doha) Qatar|