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FIFA World Cup 2022 Groups and Full Match Schedule Revealed

The Groups for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar were decided on Friday at a glorious Draw ceremony in the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center. Now that the FIFA World Cup 2022 Groups are here, we have the complete fixtures and match schedule. Check everything out here.

The FIFA World Cup is heading to the Middle East for the first time in its history. The most prestigious championship of football will commence in November, instead of the regular June/July slot, due to the scorching heat of the summer in the Middle Eastern region.

A total of 32 teams will participate in the event, which are divided among eight groups, from Group A to Group H. 29 of them have been confirmed while two will be decided with the Intercontinental Play-offs taking place on June 13 and 14, and the last one will be decided by a European play-off between Wales and either Scotland or Ukraine.

The countdown has begun to the global Football tournament to crown the champions of the world. The schedule is out, the theme song is out, and the Official Match Ball- Al Rihla has been revealed.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Groups A to H

The FIFA World Cup 2022 Draw has decided the groups consisting of four teams each from varying regions. 32 teams have been divided into eight groups from A to H. The hosts are drawn into Group A as per the tradition which also consists of the Netherlands, Ecuador, and Senegal.

The USA is drawn against England in Group B, which is one of the front-runners to claim the title this time, while the other team in the group is Iran. Another European team will join the group from Wales, Scotland, or Ukraine.

Group C consists of Argentina, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Poland, while Canada is put into one of the toughest groups, which is Group F consisting of Belgium, Morocco, and Croatia, the runner-ups of the last World Cup.

Take a look at all the Groups for the FIFA World Cup 2022:

Group A:

  • Qatar
  • Netherlands
  • Senegal
  • Ecuador

Group B:

  • England
  • USA
  • Iran
  • Scotland/Wales/Ukraine

Group C

  • Argentina
  • Mexico
  • Poland
  • Saudi Arabia

Group D:

  • France
  • Denmark
  • Tunisia
  • UAE/Australia/Peru

Group E:

  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Costa Rica/NZ

Group F:

  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Morocco
  • Canada

Group G:

  • Brazil
  • Switzerland
  • Serbia
  • Cameroon

Group H:

  • Portugal
  • Uruguay
  • South Korea
  • Ghana

Which Group is the “Group of Death” this time?

At every FIFA World Cup, there is a group that consists of all the toughest teams or rival nations. This is group is informally known as the “Group of Death.” This group often leads to a front-running nation for the championship being booted out of the tournament at the group stage.

At the last FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Group of Death consisted of Germany, Mexico, South Korea, and Sweden. It led to Germany, who had many predicted to be the winners of the tournament, crashing out after only winning just one game in the group stage.

Germany was knocked out of the FIFA World Cup 2018 with a loss to South Korea

This time, Group E is seeming like the Group of Death having Spain, Germany, Japan, and the winner of a play-off between New Zealand and Costa Rica. Another group with some geopolitical tension is Group B including the US, England, Iran, and either Wales, Scotland or Ukraine.

Canada is also stuck in a tougher group having the runner-ups- Croatia, Belgium, and Morocco. We may see The Great White North crash out of the group stage with the courtesy of its groupmates.

Which team has got the Easiest Group?

Group A seems like the easiest group in FIFA World Cup 2022 having the hosts and 52-ranked team Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, and the Netherlands. The Netherlands is certain to move to the next stage unless we see a major upset.

Qatar is being considered a pushover considering the rank, however, it is actually ranked higher than Russia when it hosted the FIFA World Cup in 2018. Russia reached the quarterfinals of the tournament. There are good hopes for Qatar as well.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Fixtures & Full Match Schedule

Now that the FIFA World Cup 2022 Groups are here and the Draw is over, the complete fixtures and match schedule for the tournament have been decided. The World Cup will begin on November 21, 2022, and will go on for 28 days with the final taking place on December 18, 2022.

The Group Stage will run from November 21 to December 2, 2022. Next, the Round of 16 will take place from December 3 to December 6, 2022. After that, Quarterfinals will take place on December 9 and 10, followed by the Semi-finals on December 13 and 14.

Ultimately, the final will be played on December 18 to crown the winner of the prestigious FIFA World Cup who will dethrone France as the current Champions.

Here is a group-wise schedule of the FIFA World Cup 2018 for the Group Stage:

Group A Match Schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Mon, Nov. 21 Senegal vs. the Netherlands 5 a.m. Al Thumama
Mon, Nov. 21 Qatar vs. Ecuador 11 a.m. Al Bayt
Fri, Nov. 25 Qatar vs. Senegal 8 a.m. Al Thumama
Fri, Nov. 25 Netherlands vs. Ecuador 11 a.m. Khalifa Int’l
Tues, Nov. 29 Netherlands vs. Qatar 10 a.m. Al Bayt
Tues, Nov. 29 Ecuador vs. Senegal 10 a.m. Khalifa Int’l

Group B Match Schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Mon, Nov. 21 England vs. Iran 8 a.m. Khalifa Int’l
Mon, Nov. 21 USA vs. WAL/UKR/SCO 2 p.m. Ahmad Bin Ali
Fri, Nov. 25 WAL/UKR/SCO vs. Iran 5 a.m. Ahmad Bin Ali
Fri, Nov. 25 England vs. the USA 2 p.m. Al Bayt
Tues, Nov. 29 WAL/UKR/SCO vs. England 2 p.m. Ahmad Bin Ali
Tues, Nov. 29 Iran vs. the USA 2 p.m. Al Thumama

Group C Match Schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Tues, Nov. 22 Argentina vs. S. Arabia 5 a.m. Lusail
Tues, Nov. 22 Mexico vs. Poland 11 a.m. Stadium 974
Sat, Nov. 26 Poland vs. S. Arabia 8 a.m. Education City
Sat, Nov. 26 Argentina vs. Mexico 2 p.m. Lusail
Wed, Nov. 30 Poland vs. Argentina 2 p.m. Stadium 974
Wed, Nov. 30 S. Arabia vs. Mexico 2 p.m. Lusail

Group D Match Schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Tue, Nov. 22 Denmark vs. Tunisia 8 a.m. Education City
Tue, Nov. 22 France vs. AUS/UAE/PER 2 p.m. Al Janoub
Sat, Nov. 26 Tunisia vs. AUS/UAE/PER 5 a.m. Al Janoub
Sat, Nov. 26 France vs. Denmark 11 a.m. Stadium 974
Wed, Nov. 30 Tunisia vs. France 10 a.m. Education City
Wed, Nov. 30 AUS/UAE/PER vs. Denmark 10 a.m. Al Janoub

Group E Match Schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Wed, Nov. 23 Germany vs. Japan 8 a.m. Khalifa Int’l
Wed, Nov. 23 Spain vs. CRC/NZ 11 a.m. Al Thumama
Sun, Nov. 27 Japan vs. CRC/NZ 5 a.m. Ahmad Bin Ali
Sun, Nov. 27 Spain vs. Germany 2 p.m. Al Bayt
Thurs, Dec. 1 Japan vs. Spain 2 p.m. Khalifa Int’l
Thurs, Dec. 1 CRC/NZ vs. Germany 2 p.m. Al Bayt

Group F Match Schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Wed, Nov. 23 Morocco vs. Croatia 5 a.m. Al Bayt
Wed, Nov. 23 Belgium vs. Canada 2 p.m. Ahmad Bin Ali
Sun, Nov. 27 Belgium vs. Morocco 8 a.m. Al Thumama
Sun, Nov. 27 Croatia vs. Canada 11 a.m. Khalifa Int’l
Thurs, Dec. 1 Croatia vs. Belgium 10 a.m. Ahmad Bin Ali
Thurs, Dec. 1 Canada vs. Morocco 10 a.m. Al Thumama

Group G Match Schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Thurs, Nov. 24 Switzerland vs. Cameroon 5 a.m. Al Janoub
Thurs, Nov. 24 Brazil vs. Serbia 2 p.m. Lusail
Mon, Nov. 28 Cameroon vs. Serbia 5 a.m. Al Janoub
Mon, Nov. 28 Brazil vs. Switzerland 11 a.m. Stadium 974
Fri, Dec. 2 Cameroon vs. Brazil 2 p.m. Lusail
Fri, Dec. 2 Serbia vs. Switzerland 2 p.m. Stadium 974

Group H Match Schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Thurs, Nov. 24 Uruguay vs. South Korea 8 a.m. Education City
Thurs, Nov. 24 Portugal vs. Ghana 11 a.m. Stadium 974
Mon, Nov. 28 South Korea vs. Ghana 8 a.m. Education City
Mon, Nov. 28 Portugal vs. Uruguay 2 p.m. Lusail
Fri, Dec. 2 South Korea vs. Portugal 10 a.m. Education City
Fri, Dec. 2 Ghana vs. Uruguay 10 a.m. Al Janoub

These are all the matches that will take place at the Group Stage and will decide the Round of 16.

Which teams do you think will move to the next stage from each group? Pour down your thoughts in the comments section.

Saquib Hashmi
A simple Netizen on a hunt for stories worth sharing. Presenting them here in a spicy form. I hope they offer you value and knowledge.
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