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.

The Qatar World Cup will be the first-ever winter World Cup


The Qatar World Cup will be the first-ever winter World CupCredit: Getty

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.
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World Cup 2022 draw and schedule?

Group A

Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands

Group B

England, Iran, USA, Wales

Group C

Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland

Group D

France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia

Group E

Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan

Group F

Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia

Group G

Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon

Group H

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)

Harry Kane applauds England supporters


Harry Kane applauds England supportersCredit: Getty

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)

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Paul Pogba inspired France to World Cup glory in RussiaCredit: Getty Images – Getty


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)

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