The 2022 Qatar World Cup schedule unveiled by FIFA | Football News


Four games per day to be played in group stages; Kick-off times between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. GMT; Final on December 18, 3:00 p.m. GMT kick-off

Last update: 07/15/20 2:19 p.m.

Four matches will be played each day during the group stage of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, FIFA said.

The group matches will be played over a 12-day period, the matches not being allocated to any particular place before the draw for the finals in March 2022 in order to choose optimal kick-off times adapted to the television audience. in different countries as well as supporters. in Qatar.

The kick-off times for the first two match rounds will be 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. local time (10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. UK), and with stadiums all within 40 miles of each other this will allow supporters and the media to realistically watch two games on the same day.

The kick-off times for the final phase of the group matches and knockout matches will be at 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time (3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. UK time).

For all but three games, there will be a three-day rest period in between.

Lusail stadium still to be built in Doha will host the 2022 World Cup final

Lusail stadium still to be built in Doha will host the 2022 World Cup final

The opening match of the tournament will be played at Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor on Monday November 21 in a match that will feature the host country.

The final venue for 2022 is Lusail Stadium in Doha, with the flagship game to be played on Sunday December 18, kick-off at 6 p.m. local time (3 p.m. UK time).

A start date has not yet been set for the European qualifying section for the World Cup. The announcement comes two years to the day since the 2018 World Cup final.

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