Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022: Day-by-day guide to fixtures

Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022: Day-by-day guide to fixtures

France will be defending the World Cup they won in Russia in 2018We now know who plays who and when in this year’s World Cup finals in Qatar following Friday’s draw in Doha.

The tournament kicks off on 21 November with a match between Senegal and the Netherlands at the Al Thumama Stadium.

England are also in action on the opening day against Iran before going on to face the USA and either Wales, Scotland or Ukraine in Group B.

But when are the other group fixtures? What day do the knockout rounds start? And when is the final?

BBC Sport provides you with all the fixture information available for the first World Cup to be held outside the northern hemisphere summer.

Qatar 2022: 10 things to look out for after World Cup drawEngland could face Scotland or Wales in group stageWhat can fans expect at the Qatar World Cup?A guide to the eight World Cup stadiums in QatarGroup-stage fixturesThe 2022 World Cup features 32 teams in eight groups of four, although some of the teams remain to be decided with one European and two intercontinental finals still to be played.

Four games will be played each day during a group stage that runs for 12 days.

The winners and runners-up of each group progress to the last 16.

Monday 21 November*Group A: Senegal v Netherlands (10:00), Qatar v Ecuador (16:00)

Group B: England v Iran (13:00), USA v Scotland/Wales/Ukraine (19:00)

Tuesday 22 NovemberGroup C: Argentina v Saudi Arabia (10:00), Mexico v Poland (16:00)

Group D: Denmark v Tunisia (13:00), France v UAE/Australia/Peru (19:00)

Wednesday 23 NovemberGroup E: Germany v Japan (13:00), Spain v Costa Rica/New Zealand (16:00)

Group F: Morocco v Croatia (10:00), Belgium v Canada (16:00)

Thursday, 24 NovemberGroup G: Switzerland v Cameroon (10:00), Brazil v Serbia (19:00)

Group H: Uruguay v South Korea (13:00), Portugal v Ghana (16:00)

Friday, 25 NovemberGroup A: Qatar vs Senegal (13:00), Netherlands v Ecuador (16:00)

Group B: Scotland/Wales/Ukraine v Iran (10:00), England v USA (19:00)

Saturday 26 NovemberGroup C: Poland v Saudi Arabia (13:00), Argentina v Mexico (19:00)

Group D: Tunisia v UAE/Australia/Peru (10:00), France v Denmark (16:00)

Sunday 27 NovemberGroup E: Japan v Costa Rica/New Zealand (10:00), Spain v Germany (19:00)

Group F: Belgium v Morocco (13:00), Croatia v Canada (16:00)

Monday 28 NovemberGroup G: Cameroon v Serbia (10:00), Brazil v Switzerland (16:00)

Group H: South Korea v Ghana (13:00), Portugal v Uruguay (19:00)

Tuesday 29 NovemberGroup A: Netherlands v Qatar (15:00), Ecuador v Senegal (15:00)

Group B: Scotland/Wales/Ukraine v England (19:00), Iran v USA (19:00)

Wednesday 30 NovemberGroup C: Poland v Argentina (15:00), Saudi Arabia v Mexico (15:00)

Group D: Tunisia v France (19:00), UAE/Australia/Peru v Denmark (19:00)

Thursday 1 DecemberGroup E: Japan v Spain (19:00), Costa Rica/New Zealand v Germany (19:00)

Group F: Croatia v Belgium (15:00), Canada v Morocco (15:00)

Friday 2 DecemberGroup G: Cameroon v Brazil (19:00), Serbia v Switzerland (19:00)

Group H: South Korea v Portugal (15:00), Ghana v Uruguay (15:00)

Watch every goal from England’s run to the 2018 World Cup semi-finalsLast 16Saturday 3 DecemberGame 49: Group A winners v Group B runners-up, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan (15:00)

Game 50: Group C winners v Group D runners-up, Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan (19:00)

Sunday 4 DecemberGame 51: Group D winners v Group C runners-up, Al Thumama Stadium, Doha (15:00)

Game 52: Group B winners v Group A runners-up, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor (19:00)

Monday 5 DecemberGame 53: Group E winners v Group F runners-up, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah (15:00)

Game 54: Group G winners v Group H runners-up, Stadium 974, Doha (19:00)

Tuesday 6 DecemberGame 55: Group F winners v Group E runners-up Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan (15:00)

Game 56: Group H winners v Group G runners-up, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail (19:00)

Quarter-finalsFriday 9 DecemberGame 57: Winners of game 53 v winners of game 54, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan (15:00)

Game 58: Winners of game 49 v winners of game 50, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail (19:00)

Saturday 10 DecemberGame 59: Winners of game 55 v winners of game 56, Al Thumama Stadium, Doha (15:00)

Game 60: Winners of game 51 v winners of game 52, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor (19:00)

Semi-finalsTuesday 13 DecemberGame 61: Winners of game 57 v winners of game 58, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail (19:00)

Wednesday 14 DecemberGame 62: Winners of game 59 v winners of game 60, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor (19:00)

Third-place play-offSaturday 17 DecemberGame 63: Losers of game 61 v losers of game 62, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan (15:00)

FinalSunday 18 DecemberGame 64: Winners of game 61 v winners of game 62, Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail (15:00)

*Match schedule subject to change. Times in GMT

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