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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar

The 22nd edition of FIFA World Cup is also popular as 2022 FIFA World Cup or Football World Cup 2022. Qatar will host the competition from 20 November to 18 December 2022. A total of 32 men’s national teams from 6 confederations to participate in the event. This is the special edition in tournament history as it will be first occasion when FIFA world championship will be played in winter season.

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Host Selection

Originally 11 countries were interested to host the prestigious football world cup championship but as time progresses only five nations Australia, Qatar, Japan, South Korea and United States bid to host the event. In total 4 rounds bid process, Qatar won the rights to host 2022 FIFA world cup with 14 votes to United States’ 8.

Official Emblem

The official emblem of Qatar world cup was revealed on 3rd September 2019 at Qatar’s capital Doha.

Teams Qualification

Qatar was the first team to qualify for FIFA world cup 2022 as they will host the tournament.


32-teams will be playing in 2022 world cup. Being hosts, Qatar qualified for the world cup.

  1. Qatar
  2. Germany
  3. Denmark
  4. Brazil
  5. France
  6. Belgium
  7. Croatia
  8. Spain
  9. Serbia
  10. England
  11. Switzerland
  12. Netherlands
  13. Argentina
  14. Iran
  15. South Korea
  16. Japan
  17. Saudi Arabia
  18. Ecuador
  19. Uruguay
  20. Canada
  21. Ghana
  22. Senegal
  23. Portugal
  24. Poland
  25. Tunisia
  26. Morocco
  27. Cameroon
  28. USA
  29. Mexico
  30. Wales
  31. Australia
  32. Costa Rica

Read more: World Cup 2022 Teams


A total of 12 venues are originally picked to host the event but the number can be reduced to 8. The proposed and expected venues to host 2022 FIFA world cup are:

  1. Lusail Iconic Stadium (Lusail)
  2. Al Thumama Stadium (Doha)
  3. Al Bayt Stadium (Al Khor)
  4. Khalifa International Stadium (Doha)
  5. Education City Stadium (Doha)
  6. Ras Abu Aboud Stadium (Doha)
  7. Al Janoub Stadium (Al Wakrah)
  8. Al Rayyan Stadium (Al Rayyan)


All eight teams group were confirmed on 1st April 2022 as draw took place.

Group A: Qatar, Netherlands, Senegal, Ecuador

Group B: England, USA, Iran, Wales

Group C: Argentina, Mexico, Poland, Saudi Arabia

Group D: France, Denmark, Tunisia, Australia

Group E: Spain, Germany, Japan, Costa Rica

Group F: Belgium, Croatia, Morocco, Canada

Group G: Brazil, Switzerland, Serbia, Cameroon

Group H: Portugal, Uruguay, South Korea, Ghana


The first match of 22nd Football world cup will be played on 20 November. Tournament will conclude on 18 December with a final match.


The fixtures of 2022 world cup were confirmed when the group stage draw of qualified teams took place on 1st April in Doha. Opening match of the event is scheduled to play between Qatar and Ecuador. The complete schedule of all participating 32 teams are as follows.

20 November Match 1 Qatar vs Ecuador Al Bayt Stadium
21 November Match 2 Senegal vs Netherlands Al Thumama Stadium
21 November Match 3 England vs Iran Khalifa International Stadium
21 November Match 4 USA vs Wales Al Rayyan Stadium
22 November Match 5 France vs Australia Al Janoub Stadium
22 November Match 6 Denmark vs Tunisia Education City Stadium
22 November Match 7 Mexico vs Poland Stadium 974
22 November Match 8 Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Lusail Iconic Stadium
23 November Match 9 Belgium vs Canada Al Rayyan Stadium
23 November Match 10 Spain vs Costa Rica Al Thumama Stadium
23 November Match 11 Germany vs Japan Khalifa International Stadium
23 November Match 12 Morocco vs Croatia Al Bayt Stadium
24 November Match 13 Switzerland vs Cameroon Al Janoub Stadium
24 November Match 14 Uruguay vs South Korea Education City Stadium
24 November Match 15 Portugal vs Ghana Stadium 974
24 November Match 16 Brazil vs Serbia Lusail Iconic Stadium
25 November Match 17 Wales vs Iran Al Rayyan Stadium
25 November Match 18 Qatar vs Senegal Al Thumama Stadium
25 November Match 19 Netherlands vs Ecuador Khalifa International Stadium
25 November Match 20 England vs USA Al Bayt Stadium
26 November Match 21 Tunisia vs Australia Al Janoub Stadium
26 November Match 22 Poland vs Saudi Arabia Education City Stadium
26 November Match 23 France vs Denmark Stadium 974
26 November Match 24 Argentina vs Mexico Lusail Iconic Stadium
27 November Match 25 Japan vs Costa Rica Al Rayyan Stadium
27 November Match 26 Belgium vs Morocco Al Thumama Stadium
27 November Match 27 Croatia vs Canada Khalifa International Stadium
27 November Match 28 Spain vs Germany Al Bayt Stadium
28 November Match 29 Cameroon vs Serbia Al Janoub Stadium
28 November Match 30 South Korea vs Ghana Education City Stadium
28 November Match 31 Brazil vs Switzerland Stadium 974
28 November Match 32 Portugal vs Uruguay Lusail Iconic Stadium
29 November Match 33 Wales vs England Al Rayyan Stadium
29 November Match 34 Iran vs USA Al Thumama Stadium
29 November Match 35 Ecuador vs Senegal Khalifa International Stadium
29 November Match 36 Netherlands vs Qatar Al Bayt Stadium
30 November Match 37 Australia vs Denmark Al Janoub Stadium
30 November Match 38 Tunisia vs France Education City Stadium
30 November Match 39 Poland vs Argentina Stadium 974
30 November Match 40 Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Lusail Iconic Stadium
1 December Match 41 Croatia vs Belgium Al Rayyan Stadium
1 December Match 42 Canada vs Morocco Al Thumama Stadium
1 December Match 43 Japan vs Spain Khalifa International Stadium
1 December Match 44 Costa Rica vs Germany Al Bayt Stadium
2 December Match 45 Ghana vs Uruguay Al Janoub Stadium
2 December Match 46 South Korea vs Portugal Education City Stadium
2 December Match 47 Serbia vs Switzerland Stadium 974
2 December Match 48 Cameroon vs Brazil Lusail Iconic Stadium
3 December Match 49 Round of 16: Netherlands vs United States Khalifa International Stadium
3 December Match 50 Round of 16: Argentina vs Australia Al Rayyan Stadium
4 December Match 51 Round of 16: England vs Senegal Al Bayt Stadium
4 December Match 52 Round of 16: France vs Poland Al Thumama Stadium
5 December Match 53 Round of 16: Japan vs Croatia Al Janoub Stadium
5 December Match 54 Round of 16: Brazil vs South Korea Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
6 December Match 55 Round of 16: Morocco vs Spain Education City Stadium
6 December Match 56 Round of 16: Portugal vs Switzerland Lusail Iconic Stadium
9 December Match 57 1st Quarterfinal: Netherlands vs Argentina Lusail Iconic Stadium
9 December Match 58 2nd Quarterfinal: Croatia vs Brazil Education City Stadium
10 December Match 59 3rd Quarterfinal: England vs France Al Bayt Stadium
10 December Match 60 4th Quarterfinal: Morocco vs Portugal Al Thumama Stadium
13 December Match 61 1st Semifinal: Argentina vs Croatia Lusail Iconic Stadium
14 December Match 62 2nd Semifinal: Morocco vs France Al Bayt Stadium
17 December Match 63 3rd Place Match: Croatia vs Morocco Khalifa International Stadium
18 December Match 64 Final: Argentina vs France Lusail Iconic Stadium

Broadcasting Rights

Country Broadcaster
Australia SBS
Brazil SporTV, Rede Globo
Canada TSN, CTV, RDS
Caribbean Sportsmax, International Media Content
India Sony Six
Europe European Broadcasting Union
Germany ZDF, ARD
Middle East beIN Sports
Portugal RTP
Spain MediaPro
United Kingdom ITV, BBC
United States Fox, Telemundo
Qatar Qatar Television

Read More: World Cup 2022 broadcasters list


Adidas, Coca Cola, Wanda, Visa, Hyundai, Qatar Visa are the official FIFA partners for 2022 world cup. The sponsors of this year’s Qatar world cup are Vivo, ByJu’s, Hisense, Budweiser,, McDonalds and Mengnui.

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