2022 FIFA World Cup: schedule, dates, teams, qualification, TV, tickets, all the info – FOOTBALL

It will start again soon!

For the first time in history, the World Cup will take place in Qatar. The tournament has taken place 21 times so far, with the 22nd taking place in November and December 2022. That means exactly: it starts on November 21, the final will be played between the top two teams on December 18. Everything about the schedule, qualification, TV broadcast and all other information can be found here at a glance.

This is how the qualification went

Qualifying started in March 2021 and will continue until September this year. The last remaining match is Brazil-Argentina on September 22.

As hosts, Qatar was already one of 32 participants. Due to qualifying, Europe was entitled to 13 starting places. Ten of them were played in a classic way, the other three came out via play-offs.

World Cup qualifiers in Europe:

Group A: Serbia, Portugal, Ireland, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan

Group B: Spain, Sweden, Greece, Georgia, Kosovo

Group C: Switzerland, Italy, Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, Lithuania

Group D: France, Ukraine, Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan

Group E: Belgium, Wales, Czech Republic, Estonia, Belarus

Group F: Denmark, Scotland, Israel, Austria, Faroe Islands, Moldova

Group G: Netherlands, Turkey, Norway, Montenegro, Latvia, Gibraltar

Group H: Croatia, Russia*, Slovakia, Slovenia, Cyprus, Malta

Group I: England, Poland, Albania, Hungary, Andorra, San Marino

Group J: Germany, North Macedonia, Romania, Armenia, Iceland, Liechtenstein

*Excluded until further notice

Qualified teams: Qatar, Germany, Denmark, Brazil, Belgium, France, Croatia, Serbia, Spain, England, Switzerland, Netherlands, Argentina, Iran, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Canada, Ghana, Senegal, Portugal , Poland, Tunisia, Morocco, Cameroon, Mexico, USA

Here’s how the group draw went

The draw for the 2022 World Cup matches took place in Doha on April 1. There were four pots with eight teams each:

Raffle 1: Qatar (host), Belgium, Brazil, France, Argentina, England, Spain, Portugal

Raffle 2: Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, United States, Switzerland, Croatia, Uruguay

Raffle 3: Iran, Japan, Senegal, Morocco, Serbia, South Korea, Poland, Tunisia

Raffle 4: Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Cameroon, Ghana, Playoff Europe, North America – Oceania, Asia – South America

The result for the German national team: German coach Hansi Flick’s DFB team meet Spain, Japan and the winner of the playoff between Costa Rica and New Zealand in Group E in Qatar. Flick: “The tasks are not that easy, but we have big plans for the tournament. An exciting and interesting group for all of us.

And: “Japan is a team that is always there. They have a lot of players playing in the Bundesliga – so they’re high quality. Actually, we wanted to play a friendly match against Japan, but of course that’s not happening now. Costa Rica was our opening match in 2006, we have good memories of that. All teams have evolved, all teams have something special. We just have to see that we will prevail.

The qualifiers of the DFB selection

March 25, 2021: Germany 3-0 Iceland
March 28, 2021: Romania 0-1 Germany
March 31, 2021: Germany 1-2 North Macedonia
September 2, 2021: Liechtenstein 0-2 Germany
September 5, 2021: Germany 6-0 Armenia
September 8, 2021: Iceland 0-4 Germany
October 8, 2021: Germany 2-1 Romania
October 11, 2021: North Macedonia 0-4 Germany
November 11, 2021: Germany – Liechtenstein 9-0
November 14, 2021: Armenia 1-4 Germany

The game plan

The opening game of the 2022 World Cup is reserved for hosts Qatar and will take place against Ecuador on November 21, 2022. Curious: Officially in the calendar, the game is only the third game. All 64 matches and dates (kick-off time in Germany) can be found here:

November 21, 2022, 11 a.m.: Senegal – Netherlands

November 21, 2022, 2 p.m.: England – Iran

November 21, 2022, 5 p.m.: Qatar – Ecuador

November 21, 2022, 8 p.m.: United States – Wales/Scotland/Ukraine

November 22, 2022, 11 a.m.: Argentina – Saudi Arabia

November 22, 2022, 2 p.m.: Denmark – Tunisia

November 22, 2022, 5 p.m.: Mexico – Poland

22.11.2022, 8 p.m.: France – UAE/Australia/Peru

November 23, 2022, 11 a.m.: Morocco – Croatia

November 23, 2022, 2 p.m.: Germany – Japan

November 23, 2022, 5 p.m.: Spain – Costa Rica/New Zealand

November 23, 2022, 8 p.m.: Belgium – Canada

November 24, 2022, 11 a.m.: Switzerland – Cameroon

November 24, 2022, 2 p.m.: Uruguay – South Korea

November 24, 2022, 5 p.m.: Portugal – Ghana

November 24, 2022, 8 p.m.: Brazil – Serbia

November 25, 2022, 11 a.m.: Wales/Scotland/Ukraine – Iran

November 25, 2022, 2 p.m.: Qatar – Senegal

November 25, 2022, 5:00 p.m.: Netherlands – Ecuador

November 25, 2022, 8 p.m.: England – United States

November 26, 2022, 11 a.m.: Tunisia – UAE/Australia/Peru

November 26, 2022, 2 p.m.: Poland – Saudi Arabia

November 26, 2022, 5 p.m.: France – Denmark

November 26, 2022, 8 p.m.: Argentina – Mexico

November 27, 2022, 11 a.m.: Japan – Costa Rica / New Zealand

November 27, 2022, 2 p.m.: Belgium – Morocco

November 27, 2022, 5 p.m.: Croatia – Canada

November 27, 2022, 8 p.m.: Spain – Germany

November 28, 2022, 11 a.m.: Cameroon – Serbia

November 28, 2022, 2 p.m.: South Korea – Ghana

November 28, 2022, 5 p.m.: Brazil – Switzerland

November 28, 2022, 8 p.m.: Portugal – Uruguay

November 29, 2022, 4 p.m.: Ecuador – Senegal

November 29, 2022, 4:00 p.m.: Netherlands – Qatar

November 29, 2022, 8 p.m.: Iran – USA

November 29, 2022, 8 p.m.: Wales/Scotland/Ukraine – England

November 30, 2022, 4 p.m.: UAE/Australia/Peru – Denmark

November 30, 2022, 4 p.m.: Tunisia – France

November 30, 2022, 8 p.m.: Saudi Arabia – Poland

November 30, 2022, 8 p.m.: Mexico – Argentina

December 1, 2022, 4 p.m.: Canada – Morocco

December 1, 2022, 4 p.m.: Croatia – Belgium

December 1, 2022, 8 p.m.: Costa Rica/New Zealand – Germany

December 1, 2022, 8 p.m.: Japan – Spain

December 2, 2022, 4 p.m.: Ghana – Uruguay

December 2, 2022, 4 p.m.: South Korea – Portugal

December 2, 2022, 8 p.m.: Serbia – Switzerland

December 2, 2022, 8 p.m.: Cameroon – Brazil

December 3, 2022, 4 p.m.: Round of 16 I Winner A – Second B

December 3, 2022, 8 p.m.: Round of 16 II winner C – second D

December 4, 2022, 4 p.m.: Round of 16 III Winner D – Second C

December 4, 2022, 8 p.m.: Round of 16 IIII winner B – second A

December 5, 2022, 4 p.m.: round of 16 V winner E – second W

December 5, 2022, 8 p.m.: round of 16 VI winner G – second H

December 6, 2022, 4 p.m.: Round of 16 VII Winner F – Second E

December 6, 2022, 8 p.m.: Round of 16 VIII winner H – second G

December 9, 2022, 4 p.m.: Quarter-finals I winner E/2nd W – winner G/2nd M

December 9, 2022, 8 p.m.: Quarter-finals II winner A/2nd B – winner C/2nd D

December 10, 2022, 4 p.m.: Quarter-finals III Winner F/Second E – Winner H/Second G

December 10, 2022, 8 p.m.: Quarter-finals IV winner B/second A – winner D/second C

December 13, 2022, 8 p.m.: Semi-finals I Winner on December 9. 8 p.m. – winner 9.12. 4 p.m.

14/12/2022, 8 p.m.: Winner Semi-final II 12/10. 8 p.m. – winner 10.12. 4 p.m.

December 18, 2022, 4 p.m.: Winner semi-final I – Winner semi-final II

These are the stadiums where the matches are played

Six group matches, round of 16, quarter-final, semi-final, final:

Lusial, Lusail stadium

Six group matches, one round of 16, one quarter-final, one semi-final:

Al Khour, al Bayt stadium

Six group matches, round of 16, play-off for third place:

Al Rayyan, Khalifa International Stadium

Six group matches, one round of 16, one quarter-final:

Al-Rayyan, City of Education Stadium

Six group matches, one round of 16:

Al Rayyan, Ahmed bin Ali Stadium

Six group matches, one round of 16, one quarter-final

Doha, al-Thumama Stadium

Six group matches, one round of 16:

Doha, stop 974

Six group matches, one round of 16:

Al-Wakra, al-Janoub stadium


The ticket application window was open until February 8, 2022 during the first sales period. According to Fifa, you will be informed by email on May 31, 2022 at the earliest if you have received tickets.

But one thing is clear: you can order up to six tickets per mailing address and a maximum of 60 for the entire tournament. You could buy tickets for the preliminary round for 60 euros, for the final you are there for 1417 euros.

The 2022 World Cup on TV

As with previous years’ tournaments, viewers can follow the Qatar World Cup in Germany on television. 48 of the total 64 matches can be seen by fans on TV on ARD or ZDF for free. MagentaTV shows the 64 games and those you don’t see on ARD/ZDF.

One thing is certain: ARD and ZDF will show all German World Cup matches in the preliminary round and a possible knockout stage. ZDF will broadcast Germany’s game against Spain on November 27, ARD the game against Japan on November 23 and against Costa Rica or New Zealand on December 1.

World Cup

The FIFA World Cup has been played since 1974. This makes it the successor to the Jules Rimet Cup, which was awarded between 1930 and 1970 and which Germany won once (1954).

The trophy is 36.8 cm high and weighs 6175 grams including 4631 grams of 18 carat gold and two crowns of semi-precious stones of malachite are encrusted on the base. The trophy is worth more than 100,000 euros.

The mascot

In April 2022, the official mascot for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar was unveiled. The character that we see everywhere and who accompanies us all the time: “La’eeb”.

The mascot is meant to be a fantasy figure with a ball and comes from a parallel world. Incidentally, the mascot’s name means “super talented player” in Arabic.

Khalid Ali Al Mawlawi, Deputy General Manager of Marketing, on the mascot: “He comes from the world of the mascot, an indescribable place. We encourage everyone to imagine what it looks like.”

The official song of the World Cup

At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, there shouldn’t be just one official song that fans associate with the tournament. Instead, there will be a series of hits that will be part of the official soundtrack. This will be the first time in history that the tournament soundtrack will consist of multiple songs.

The first song: “Hayya Hayya (Better Together)”. The track is a collaboration between Trinidad Cardona, Davido and Qatari artist Aisha.

The official game ball

As in previous tournaments, sporting goods manufacturer Adidas will once again supply the official match ball in 2022 – for the 14th time in history. The name this time: “al-Rihla” (travel in Arabic). The ball was launched at the end of March 2022 and, according to the official Fifa press release, it would be “faster than any other ball in the history of the tournament”.


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Source: Magenta TV

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