World Cup 2022: Group Stage Fixtures, Knockout Round Fixtures and TV Info

Perhaps the greatest sporting event on earth begins later this month with the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. 48 teams have their sights set on football’s greatest prize. The group stage begins on Sunday 20th November when Qatar take on Ecuador in the traditional opening match with the host country.

This year’s World Cup has no shortage of storylines, both on and off the pitch. On the pitch, this will be the last World Cup for Lionel Messi, who has failed to impress at times for Paris Saint-Germain this year. There is the return of Christian Eriksen, who suffered a heart attack during Euro 2021 while playing for Denmark. Canada, who qualified for their first World Cup since 1986 by winning CONCACAF, have defender Alphonso Davies who can influence play 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 go on a mid-season break while some of their best players head to Qatar for the World Cup.

Finally, there are the off-field storylines as the World Cup will be hosted by an Arab nation for the first time. Qatar is also the smallest nation to ever host a World Cup, and efforts to build and create the infrastructure for the event only shine a bright light on the nation’s use of migrant workers. According to one report, more than 6,500 migrant workers died building stadiums and facilities.

But the games will go on.

Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with TV info for each game.

group stage

Sunday, November 20th

Group A: Qatar v Ecuador, 11:00am ET, FS1

Monday, 11/21

Group B: England v Iran, 8:00am ET, FS1

Group A: Senegal vs Netherlands, 11:00 a.m. ET, FOX

Group B: United States v Wales, 2:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Tuesday, 11/22

Group C: Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia, 5:00 p.m. ET, FS1

Group D: Denmark v Tunisia, 8:00am ET, FS1

Group C: Mexico-Poland, 11:00 a.m. ET, FOX

Group D: France v Australia, 2:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Wednesday, 11/23

Group F: Morocco v Croatia, 5:00 p.m. ET, FS1

Group E: Germany vs Japan, 8:00am ET, FS1

Group E: Spain v Costa Rica, 11:00 a.m. ET, FOX

Group F: Belgium vs. Canada, 2:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Thursday, November 24th

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

Group H: Uruguay vs. South Korea, 8:00 a.m. ET, FS1

Group H: Portugal v Ghana, 11:00 a.m. ET, FOX

Group G: Brazil v Serbia, 2:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Friday, 11/25

Group B: Wales vs. Iran, 5:00 p.m. ET, FS1

Group A: Qatar vs. Senegal, 8:00 a.m. ET, FS1

Group A: Netherlands v Ecuador, 11:00 a.m. ET, FOX

Group B: England v United States, 2:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Saturday, November 26th

Group D: Tunisia vs. Australia, 5:00 p.m. ET, FS1

Group C: Poland v Saudi Arabia, 8:00am ET, FS1

Group D: France vs Denmark, 11:00am ET, FS1

Group C: Argentina vs. Mexico, 2:00 p.m. ET, FS1

Sunday, November 27th

Group E: Japan vs. Costa Rica, 5:00 p.m. ET, FS1

Group F: Belgium-Morocco, 8:00am ET, FS1

Group F: Croatia vs. Canada, 11:00 a.m. ET, FS1

Group E: Spain vs Germany, 2pm ET, FS1

Monday, 11/28

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

Group H: South Korea vs. Ghana, 8:00 a.m. ET, FS1

Group G: Brazil v Switzerland, 11:00 a.m. ET, FOX

Group H: Portugal v Uruguay, 2:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Tuesday, 11/29

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

Group A: Netherlands v Qatar, 10:00 a.m. ET, FOX

Group B: Iran vs. United States, 2:00 p.m. ET, FOX

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

Wednesday, November 30th

Group D: Tunisia vs. France, 10:00 a.m. ET, FOX

Group D: Australia vs Denmark, 10:00am ET, FS1

Group C: Poland v Argentina, 2:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Group C: Saudi Arabia v Mexico, 2:00 p.m. ET, FS1

Thursday December 1st

Group F: Croatia v Belgium, 10:00 a.m. ET, FOX

Group F: Canada-Morocco, 10:00am ET, FS1

Group E: Japan vs. Spain, 2:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Group E: Costa Rica v Germany, 2:00 p.m. ET, FS1

Friday December 2nd

Group H: South Korea v Portugal, 10:00 a.m. ET, FOX

Group H: Ghana vs Uruguay, 10:00am ET, FS1

Group G: Serbia vs. Switzerland, 2:00 p.m. ET, FS1

Group G: Cameroon vs. Brazil, 2:00 p.m. ET, FOX

round of 16

The top two teams in each group advance to the round of 16, with matches scheduled as follows:

Saturday December 3rd

1A vs. 2B, 10:00 a.m. ET, FOX

1C vs. 2D, 2:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Sunday December 4th

1D vs. 2C, 10:00 a.m. ET, FOX

1B vs. 2A, 2:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Monday, December 5th

1E vs. 2F, 10:00 a.m. ET, FOX

1G vs. 2H, 2:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Tuesday December 6th

1F vs. 2E, 10:00 a.m. ET, FOX

1H vs. 2G, 2:00 p.m. ET, FOX

For example, in Group B, if the United States wins Group B, they would play Group A runners-up on Sunday, December 4 at 2:00 PM ET. If the United States gets out of Group B, they have to. After finishing second, they would play the Group A winner on Saturday, December 3 at 10:00 am ET.

quarter finals

Friday December 9th

1A/2B Winners vs. 1C/2D Winners, 10:00 a.m. ET, FOX (Match 57)

1E/2F Winner vs. 1G/2H Winner, 2:00 p.m. ET, FOX (Match 58)

Saturday December 10th

1B/2A Winner vs. 1D/2C Winner, 10:00 a.m. ET, FOX (Match 59)

1F/2E Winner vs. 1H/2G Winner, 2:00 p.m. ET, FOX (Match 60)

semifinals

Tuesday December 13th

Match 57 Winner vs. Match 58 Winner, 2:00 p.m. ET, FOX (Match 61)

Wednesday, December 14th

Match 59 Winner vs. Match 60 Winner, 2:00 p.m. ET, FOX (Match 62)

Match for third place

Saturday, 12/17

Match 61 Loser vs. Match 62 Loser, 10:00 a.m. ET, FOX

World Cup final

Sunday 18 December

Match 61 Winner vs. Match 62 Winner, 10:00 a.m. ET, FOX

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