The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is upon us and England are ready to give it another go at history.
This will be the final time we witness a 32-team World Cup before it expands to 48 nations in 2026.
It will be the first time football’s most prestigious tournament has been held in the winter months, while Premier League fixtures take a backseat.
When is the World Cup draw and when does the tournament start?
- Group stages for the Qatar World Cup will start on Sunday, November 20.
- This was moved a day earlier than planned in order for Qatar to play in the opening fixture.
- Second-round fixtures will be played between December 3 and 6.
- The quarter-finals take place on December 9 and 10.
- Semi-finals are set for December 13 and 14.
- The final of this year’s World Cup will be on December 18, just one week before Christmas.
World Cup 2022 draw and schedule?
Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
England, Iran, USA, Wales
Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea
What TV channel is it on and can it be live streamed?
- ALL World Cup games will be shown live on ITV or on the BBC this winter in the UK.
- You can live stream games from either the ITV Hub or the BBC iPlayer, both of which are available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.
- The World Cup is FREE to watch, so long as you have a TV licence.
World Cup 2022 fixtures
Group stage – all kick-off times in UK
Sunday, November 20
Group A: Qatar vs Ecuador (7pm)
Monday, November 21
Group B: England vs Iran (1pm)
Group A: Senegal vs Netherlands (4pm)
Group B: USA vs Wales (7pm)
Tuesday, November 22
Group C: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia (10am)
Group D: Denmark vs Tunisia (1pm)
Group C: Mexico vs Poland (4pm)
Group D: France vs Australia (7pm)
Wednesday, November 23
Group F: Morocco vs Croatia (10am)
Group E: Germany vs Japan (1pm)
Group E: Spain vs Costa Rica (4pm)
Group F: Belgium vs Canada (7pm)
Thursday, November 24
Group G: Switzerland vs Cameroon (10am)
Group H: Uruguay vs South Korea (1pm)
Group H: Portugal vs Ghana (4pm)
Group G: Brazil vs Serbia (7pm)
Friday, November 25
Group B: Wales vs Iran (10am)
Group A: Qatar vs Senegal (1pm)
Group A: Netherlands vs Ecuador (4pm)
Group B: England vs USA (7pm)
Saturday, November 26
Group C: Tunisia vs Australia (10am)
Group C: Poland vs Saudi Arabia (1pm)
Group D: France vs Denmark (4pm)
Group C: Argentina vs Mexico (7pm)
Sunday, November 27
Group E: Japan vs Costa Rica (10am)
Group F: Belgium vs Morocco (1pm)
Group F: Croatia vs Canada (4pm)
Group E: Spain vs Germany (7pm)
Monday, November 28
Group G: Cameroon vs Serbia (10am)
Group G: South Korea vs Ghana (1pm)
Group H: Brazil vs Switzerland (4pm)
Group H: Portugal vs Uruguay (7pm)
Tuesday, November 29
Group A: Netherlands vs Qatar (3pm)
Group A: Ecuador vs Senegal (3pm)
Group B: Wales vs England (7pm)
Group B: Iran vs USA (7pm)
Wednesday, November 30
Group D: Australia vs Denmark (3pm)
Group D: Tunisia vs France (3pm)
Group C: Poland vs Argentina (7pm)
Group C: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico (7pm)
Thursday, December 1
Group F: Croatia vs Belgium (3pm)
Group F: Canada vs Morocco (3pm)
Group E: Costa Rica vs Germany (7pm)
Group E: Japan vs Spain (7pm)
Friday, December 2
Group G: South Korea vs Portugal (3pm)
Group G: Ghana vs Uruguay (3pm)
Group H: Serbia vs Switzerland (7pm)
Group H: Cameroon vs Brazil (7pm)
Round of 16
Saturday, December 3
49 – Winners of Group A vs. Runners-up of Group B (3pm)
50 – Winners of Group C vs. Runners-up of Group D (7pm)
Sunday, December 4
52 – Winners of Group D vs. Runners-up of Group C (3pm)
51 – Winners of Group B vs. Runners-up of Group A (7pm)
Monday, December 5
53 – Winners of Group E vs. Runners-up of Group F (3pm)
54 – Winners of Group G vs. Runners-up of Group H (7pm)
Tuesday, December 6
55 – Winners of Group F vs. Runners-up of Group E (3pm)
56 – Winners of Group H vs. Runners-up of Group G (7pm)
Friday, December 9
58 – Winners of 53 vs. Winners of 54 (3pm)
57 – Winners of 49 vs. Winners of 50 (3pm)
Saturday, December 10
60 – Winners of 55 vs. Winners of 56 (3pm)
59 – Winners of 51 vs. Winners of 52 (7pm)
Tuesday, December 13
61 – Winners of 57 vs. Winners of 58 (7pm)
Wednesday, December 14
62 – Winners of 59 vs. Winners of 60 (7pm)
Saturday, December 17
63 – Third place play-off (3pm)
Sunday, December 18
64 – The World Cup final (3pm)