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FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule In IST

FIFA World Cup 2022 (Sample Image)
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At the FIFA World Cup 2022, 64 matches will be played across 29 days. From November 20 to December 18, the FIFA World Cup 2022 will feature football’s best players across 8 stadiums in Qatar. As 32 teams from 5 confederations compete for the biggest prize in football. The Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 is an event that will be remembered for years. 8 groups of 4 teams (A to H) have been formed, with the top 2 teams advancing to the knockout stage. The FIFA World Cup will feature 64 matches over 29 days. Thus making it the shortest World Cup in history with 32 teams.

There’ll be 4 matches played each day during the group stage except for the 1st 2 days. A round of 16 (Pre-Quarterfinals) is scheduled for December 3 for each of the 32 teams. The group stages will consist of 3 matches per team. Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor will host the inaugural match of the 2022 World Cup between Host Qatar & Ecuador on November 20, 2022. The defending champions, France, will face Australia at 12:30 AM IST on November 23. While the 5-time champions, Brazil, will face Serbia at the same time. The Indian time zone is 2 hours & 30 minutes ahead of Qatar’s.

FIFA World Cup 2022, Semi-Final & Final Itinerary

During the December 14 & 15 Semi-Finals, both games will kick off at 12:30 AM IST. Taking place at the Lusail Iconic Stadium on December 18, the Final will culminate with a thrilling showdown. Consequently, this will be the 1st time the FIFA World Cup will be hosted by a country from the Middle East outside of the typical June-July window.

The FIFA World Cup 2022 schedule. Indian Standard Time (IST) is used throughout.

FIFA World Cup 2022, Group Stage

November 20, Sunday

  • Group A – Qatar VS Ecuador – 9:30 PM IST
  • November 21, Monday
  • Group B – England VS Iran – 6:30 PM IST
  • Group A – Senegal VS Netherlands – 9:30 PM IST
  • November 22, Tuesday
  • Group B – United States VS Wales – 12:30 AM IST
  • Group C – Argentina VS Saudi Arabia – 3:30 PM IST
  • Group D – Denmark VS Tunisia – 6:30 PM IST
  • Group C – Mexico VS Poland – 9:30 PM IST
  • November 23, Wednesday
  • Group D – France VS Australia – 12:30 AM IST
  • Group F – Morocco VS Croatia – 3:30 PM IST
  • Group E – Germany VS Japan – 6:30 PM IST
  • Group E – Spain VS Costa Rica – 9:30 PM IST
  • November 24, Thursday
  • Group F – Belgium VS Canada – 12:30 AM IST
  • Group G – Switzerland VS Cameroon – 3:30 PM IST
  • Group H – Uruguay VS South Korea – 6:30 PM IST
  • Group H – Portugal VS Ghana – 9:30 PM IST
  • November 25, Friday
  • Group G – Brazil VS Serbia – 12:30 AM IST
  • Group B – Wales VS IR Iran – 3:30 PM IST
  • Group A – Qatar VS Senegal – 6:30 PM IST
  • Group A – Netherlands VS Ecuador – 9:30 PM IST

So Many Exciting Games Throughout The Tournament

  • November 26, Saturday
  • Group B – England VS the United States – 12:30 AM IST
  • Group D – Tunisia VS Australia – 3:30 PM IST
  • Group C – Poland VS Saudi Arabia – 6:30 PM IST
  • Group D – France VS Denmark – 9:30 PM IST
  • Sunday, November 27
  • Group C – Argentina VS Mexico – 12:30 AM IST
  • Group E – Japan VS Costa Rica – 3:30 PM IST
  • Group F – Belgium VS Morocco – 6:30 PM IST
  • Group F – Croatia VS Canada – 9:30 PM IST
  • Monday, November 28
  • Group E – Spain VS Germany – 12:30 AM IST
  • Group G – Cameroon VS Serbia – 3:30 PM IST
  • Group H – South Korea VS Ghana – 6:30 PM IST
  • Group G – Brazil VS Switzerland – 9:30 PM IST
  • Tuesday, November 29
  • Group H – Portugal VS Uruguay – 12:30 AM IST
  • Group A – Netherlands VS Qatar – 8:30 PM IST
  • Group A – Ecuador VS Senegal – 8:30 PM IST
  • Wednesday, November 30
  • Group B – Wales VS England – 12:30 AM IST
  • Group B – IR Iran VS United States – 12:30 AM IST
  • Group D – Tunisia VS France – 8:30 PM IST
  • Group D – Australia VS Denmark – 8:30 PM IST

Continuation Of The Group Stage

  • December 1, Thursday
  • Group C – Poland VS Argentina – 12:30 AM IST
  • Group C – Saudi Arabia VS Mexico – 12:30 AM IST
  • Group F – Croatia VS Belgium – 8:30 PM IST
  • Group F – Canada VS Morocco – 8:30 PM IST
  • December 2, Friday
  • Group E – Japan VS Spain – 12:30 AM IST
  • Group E – Costa Rica VS Germany – 12:30 AM IST
  • Group H – South Korea VS Portugal – 8:30 PM IST
  • Group H – Ghana VS Uruguay – 8:30 PM IST 
  • December 3, Saturday
  • Group G – Cameroon VS Brazil – 12:30 AM IST
  • Group G – Serbia VS Switzerland – 12:30 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2022, Knockout Stage

  • Round Of 16
  • December 3, Saturday
  • Group A winner VS Group B runners-up – 8:30 PM IST
  • December 4, Sunday
  • Group C Winner VS Group D Runners-Up – 12:30 AM IST
  • Group D Winner VS Group C Runners-Up – 8:30 PM IST
  • December 5, Monday
  • Group B Winner VS Group A Runners-Up – 12:30 AM IST
  • Group E Winner VS Group F Runners-Up – 8:30 PM IST
  • December 6, Tuesday
  • Group G Winner VS Group H Runners-Up – 12:30 AM IST
  • Group F Winner VS Group E Runners-Up – 8:30 PM IST
  • December 7, Wednesday
  • Group H Winner VS Group G Runners-Up – 12:30 AM IST
  • December 9, Friday 
  • Quarter-Final 1 – 8:30 PM IST
  • December 10, Saturday
  • Quarter-Final 2 – 12:30 AM IST
  • Quarter-Final 3 – 8:30 PM IST
  • December 11, Sunday 
  • Quarter-Final 4 – 12:30 AM IST
  • December 14, Wednesday
  • Semi-Finals 1 – 12:30 AM IST
  • December 15, Thursday
  • Semi-Final 2 – 12:30 AM IST
  • December 17, Saturday
  • 3rd Place Match – 8:30 PM IST
  • December 18, Sunday
  • Final – 8:30 PM IST

2022 FIFA World Cup, Conclusion & Prediction

FIFA World Cup Football Trophy (Sample Image)
FIFA World Cup Football Trophy (Sample Image)
Lionel Messi Image from indianexpress.com
Image Source – Lionel Messi Image from indianexpress.com
Cristiano Ronaldo Image from sports.ndtv.com
Image Source – Cristiano Ronaldo Image from sports.ndtv.com

Which Team will win the FIFA World Cup 2022 ?. Who’ll be the Player of the tournament ?. Which player will get the Golden Boot, Golden Ball & the Golden Glove award ?. Soccer Fans all over the globe are eager to find out the answers. My bet is on Argentina this time. It’s gonna be Argentina who’ll take the World Cup. This will be the last World Cup participation for Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo. Both are legends of this game. But, Lionel Messi will have the last laugh at this greatest show on Earth (World Cup 2022 in Qatar). That’s what I think. Let’s see & I hope I’m not wrong in my prediction.

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