World Cup 2022: Group stage schedule, Round of 16 schedule and TV info

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Perhaps the biggest sporting event in the world will kick off later this month, with the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. 48 teams have their sights set on football’s biggest prize, with the group stage set to begin on Sunday, November 20, when Qatar take on Ecuador in the traditional opener featuring the host nation.

This year’s World Cup is full of stories, both on and off the pitch. On the pitch, it’s the last World Cup for Lionel Messi, sometimes disappointing this year for Paris Saint-Germain. There is the return of Christian Eriksen, victim of a heart attack during Euro 2021 while playing for Denmark. Canada, which qualified for its first World Cup since 1986 by winning CONCACAF, has defender Alphonso Davies who can make an impact anywhere on the pitch.

There’s also the schedule, as the World Cup is being played in the middle of the club season due to the weather in Qatar, forcing leagues around the world to take a mid-season break while some of their best players come down to Qatar for the world. Cup.

Finally, there are the stories off the pitch, as the World Cup is hosted by an Arab nation for the first time. Qatar is also the smallest country to ever host a World Cup, and the effort to build and create the infrastructure for the event has only served to highlight the country’s use of migrant workers. country. According to a reportmore than 6,500 migrant workers have died during the construction of stadiums and facilities.

But the matches will continue.

Here’s an overview of the full schedule, along with TV information for each game.

Group stage

Sunday November 20

Group A: Qatar vs Ecuador, 11am ET, FS1

monday november 21

Group B: England vs Iran, 8am ET, FS1

Group A: Senegal vs Netherlands, 11 a.m. ET, FOX

Group B: USA vs Wales, 2:00 p.m. ET, FOX

tuesday november 22

Group C: Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia, 5 a.m. ET, FS1

Group D: Denmark vs Tunisia, 8 a.m. ET, FS1

Group C: Mexico vs Poland, 11 a.m. ET, FOX

Group D: France vs Australia, 2 p.m. ET, FOX

Wednesday, November 23

Group F: Morocco vs Croatia, 5am ET, FS1

Group E: Germany vs Japan, 8am ET, FS1

Group E: Spain vs Costa Rica, 11 a.m. ET, FOX

Group F: Belgium vs Canada, 2 p.m. ET, FOX

Thursday, November 24

Group G: Switzerland vs Cameroon, 5:00 a.m. ET, FS1

Group H: Uruguay vs South Korea, 8am ET, FS1

Group H: Portugal vs Ghana, 11 a.m. ET, FOX

Group G: Brazil vs Serbia, 2 p.m. ET, FOX

Friday, November 25

Group B: Wales vs Iran, 5am ET, FS1

Group A: Qatar vs Senegal, 8 a.m. ET, FS1

Group A: Netherlands vs Ecuador, 11 a.m. ET, FOX

Group B: England vs USA, 2pm ET, FOX

Saturday November 26

Group D: Tunisia vs Australia, 05:00 ET, FS1

Group C: Poland vs Saudi Arabia, 8:00 a.m. ET, FS1

Group D: France vs Denmark, 11 a.m. ET, FS1

Group C: Argentina vs Mexico, 2 p.m. ET, FS1

Sunday November 27

Group E: Japan vs Costa Rica, 5 a.m. ET, FS1

Group F: Belgium vs Morocco, 8am ET, FS1

Group F: Croatia vs Canada, 11 a.m. ET, FS1

Group E: Spain vs Germany, 2 p.m. ET, FS1

monday november 28

Group G: Cameroon vs Serbia, 5:00 a.m. ET, FS1

Group H: South Korea vs Ghana, 8am ET, FS1

Group G: Brazil vs Switzerland, 11 a.m. ET, FOX

Group H: Portugal vs Uruguay, 2 p.m. ET, FOX

tuesday november 29

Group A: Ecuador vs Senegal, 10:00 a.m. ET, FS1

Group A: Netherlands vs Qatar, 10 a.m. ET, FOX

Group B: Iran vs. USA, 2 p.m. ET, FOX

Group B: Wales v England, 2pm ET, FS1

Wednesday, November 30

Group D: Tunisia vs France, 10 a.m. ET, FOX

Group D: Australia vs Denmark, 10:00 a.m. ET, FS1

Group C: Poland vs Argentina, 2 p.m. ET, FOX

Group C: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico, 2 p.m. ET, FS1

Thursday, December 1

Group F: Croatia vs Belgium, 10 a.m. ET, FOX

Group F: Canada vs Morocco, 10 a.m. ET, FS1

Group E: Japan vs Spain, 2 p.m. ET, FOX

Group E: Costa Rica vs Germany, 2 p.m. ET, FS1

Friday, December 2

Group H: South Korea vs Portugal, 10 a.m. ET, FOX

Group H: Ghana vs Uruguay, 10 a.m. ET, FS1

Group G: Serbia vs Switzerland, 2 p.m. ET, FS1

Group G: Cameroon vs Brazil, 2 p.m. ET, FOX

Round of 16

The top two teams from each group will advance to the Round of 16, with matches scheduled as follows:

Saturday, December 3

1A vs. 2B, 10 a.m. ET, FOX

1C vs. 2D, 2 p.m. ET, FOX

Sunday, December 4

1D vs. 2C, 10 a.m. ET, FOX

1B vs. 2A, 2 p.m. ET, FOX

Monday, December 5

1E vs. 2F, 10 a.m. ET, FOX

1G vs. 2AM, 2PM ET, FOX

tuesday 6 december

1F vs. 2E, 10 a.m. ET, FOX

1AM vs. 2G, 2PM ET, FOX

For example, with the United States in Pool B, if they won the pool, they would face the runner-up in Pool A at 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 4. If the United States exit Group B after finishing in second place, they would face the winner of Group A at 10:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, December 3.

Quarter-finals

Friday, December 9

Winner 1A/2B vs Winner 1C/2D, 10 a.m. ET, FOX (Match 57)

Winner 1E/2F vs Winner 1G/2H, 2 p.m. ET, FOX (Match 58)

saturday 10 december

Winner 1B/2A vs Winner 1D/2C, 10 a.m. ET, FOX (Match 59)

Winner 1F/2E vs Winner 1H/2G, 2 p.m. ET, FOX (Match 60)

Semi-finals

tuesday 13 december

Game 57 Winner vs. Game 58 Winner, 2 p.m. ET, FOX (Match 61)

Wednesday, December 14

Winner of Match 59 vs. Winner of Match 60, 2 p.m. ET, FOX (Match 62)

Match for third place

saturday december 17

Game 61 Loser vs. Game 62 Loser, 10 a.m. ET, FOX

World Cup Final

Sunday, December 18

Winner of Match 61 vs. Winner of Match 62, 10 a.m. ET, FOX

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