2022 FIFA World Cup

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2022 FIFA World Cup
Qatar 2022
Tournament details
Host countryQatar
Dates21 November – 18 December 2022
Teams32 (from 5 or 6[a] confederations)
Venue(s)8 (in 5 host cities)
2018
2026

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the 22nd FIFA World Cup. It will be hosted in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022. It will be the first World Cup to be held in the Arab world,[1] and the second to be held completely in Asia.[b] The previous champions are France.[2]

There have been suspicions on whether Qatar earned hosting rights fairly. An investigation that was done by FIFA reported that Qatar earned hosting rights fairly. This investigation was criticized by Michael J. Garcia.[3]

Bidding[change | change source]

2022 FIFA bidding
Bidders Votes
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
 Qatar 11 10 11 14
 United States 3 5 6 8
 South Korea 4 5 5
 Japan 3 2
 Australia 1

Qualification[change | change source]

FIFA's six continental confederations have their own qualifying tournaments. All 211 associations are able to enter qualification. Qatar, qualified automatically because they are the hosts. Qatar still plays in the first two rounds of AFC qualification because it is also qualification for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.[4][5] The previous World Cup champions France will participate in qualification as normal.[6] North Korea withdrew from qualification due to safety concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic and all the matches they played were cancelled. Saint Lucia, American Samoa and Samoa also withdrew from the qualifiers.

The amount of available World Cup slots for each confederation was discussed by the FIFA Executive Committee on 30 May 2015 in Zürich.[7] The committee decided that the slots would be the same as 2018.[8]

  • CAF (Africa): 5
  • AFC (Asia): 4 or 5[c] (not including Qatar, the hosts)
  • UEFA (Europe): 13
  • CONCACAF (North and Central America and Caribbean): 3 or 4[c]
  • OFC (Oceania): 0 or 1[c]
  • CONMEBOL (South America): 4 or 5[c]
  • Hosts: 1

Qualified teams[change | change source]

Team Qualified as Qualified on Appearances[d] Best performance[e]
 Qatar Host nation 2 December 2010 0
 Germany UEFA Group J winners 11 October 2021 19 Champions (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014)
 Denmark UEFA Group F winners 12 October 2021 5 Quarter-finals (1998)
 Brazil One of CONMEBOL top four teams 11 November 2021 21 Champions (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
 France UEFA Group D winners 13 November 2021 15 Champions (1998, 2018)
 Belgium UEFA Group E winners 13 November 2021 13 Third place (2018)
 Croatia UEFA Group H winners 14 November 2021 5 Runners-up (2018)
 Spain UEFA Group B winners 14 November 2021 15 Champions (2010)
 Serbia UEFA Group A winners 14 November 2021 12 Fourth place (1930, 1962)
 England UEFA Group I winners 15 November 2021 15 Champions (1966)
  Switzerland UEFA Group C winners 15 November 2021 11 Quarter-finals (1934, 1938, 1954)
 Netherlands UEFA Group G winners 16 November 2021 10 Runners-up (1974, 1978, 2010)
 Argentina One of CONMEBOL top four teams 16 November 2021 17 Champions (1978, 1986)

Venues[change | change source]

Group stage[change | change source]

Group A[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Qatar (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2 A2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 A3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 A4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 21 November 2022. Source: FIFA
(H) Host


Qatar Match 1A2
A3vA4

Qatar vA3
A4vA2

A4v Qatar
A2vA3

Group B[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 B1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2 B2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 B3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 B4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 21 November 2022. Source: FIFA


B1vB2
B3vB4

B1vB3
B4vB2

B4vB1
B2vB3

Group C[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 C1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2 C2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 C3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 C4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 22 November 2022. Source: FIFA


C1vC2
C3vC4

C1vC3
C4vC2

C4vC1
C2vC3

Group D[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 D1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2 D2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 D3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 22 November 2022. Source: FIFA


D1vD2
D3vD4

D1vD3
D4vD2

D4vD1
D2vD3

Group E[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 E1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2 E2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 E3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 E4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 23 November 2022. Source: FIFA


E1vE2
E3vE4

E1vE3
E4vE2

E4vE1
E2vE3

Group F[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 F1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2 F2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 F3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 F4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 23 November 2022. Source: FIFA


F1vF2
F3vF4

F1vF3
F4vF2

F4vF1
F2vF3

Group G[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 G1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2 G2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 G3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 G4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 24 November 2022. Source: FIFA


G1vG2
G3vG4

G1vG3
G4vG2

G4vG1
G2vG3

Group H[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 H1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2 H2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 H3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 H4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 24 November 2022. Source: FIFA


H1vH2
H3vH4

H1vH3
H4vH2

H4vH1
H2vH3

Knockout stage[change | change source]

Bracket[change | change source]

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
3 December – Al Rayyan (Khalifa)
 
 
Winner Group A
 
9 December – Lusail
 
Runner-up Group B
 
Winner Match 49
 
3 December – Al Rayyan (Ahmed bin Ali)
 
Winner Match 50
 
Winner Group C
 
13 December – Lusail
 
Runner-up Group D
 
Winner Match 57
 
5 December – Al Wakrah
 
Winner Match 58
 
Winner Group E
 
9 December – Al Rayyan (Education City)
 
Runner-up Group F
 
Winner Match 53
 
5 December – Doha (974)
 
Winner Match 54
 
Winner Group G
 
18 December – Lusail
 
Runner-up Group H
 
Winner Match 61
 
4 December – Al Khor
 
Winner Match 62
 
Winner Group B
 
10 December – Al Khor
 
Runner-up Group A
 
Winner Match 51
 
4 December – Doha (Al Thumama)
 
Winner Match 52
 
Winner Group D
 
14 December – Al Khor
 
Runner-up Group C
 
Winner Match 59
 
6 December – Al Rayyan (Education City)
 
Winner Match 60Third place match
 
Winner Group F
 
10 December – Doha (Al Thumama)17 December – Al Rayyan (Khalifa)
 
Runner-up Group E
 
Winner Match 55Loser Match 61
 
6 December – Lusail
 
Winner Match 56Loser Match 62
 
Winner Group H
 
 
Runner-up Group G
 

Round of 16[change | change source]

Winner Group AMatch 49Runner-up Group B

Winner Group CMatch 50Runner-up Group D

Winner Group DMatch 52Runner-up Group C

Winner Group BMatch 51Runner-up Group A

Winner Group EMatch 53Runner-up Group F

Winner Group GMatch 54Runner-up Group H

Winner Group FMatch 55Runner-up Group E

Winner Group HMatch 56Runner-up Group G

Quarter-finals[change | change source]

Winner Match 53Match 58Winner Match 54

Winner Match 49Match 57Winner Match 50

Winner Match 55Match 60Winner Match 56

Winner Match 51Match 59Winner Match 52

Semi-finals[change | change source]

Winner Match 57Match 61Winner Match 58

Winner Match 59Match 62Winner Match 60

Third-place match[change | change source]

Loser Match 61Match 63Loser Match 62

Final[change | change source]

Winner Match 61Match 64Winner Match 62

Sponsorship[change | change source]

FIFA partners FIFA World Cup sponsors

Broadcasters[change | change source]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Oceania (OFC) does not have a guaranteed World Cup spot.
  2. The 2018 tournament in Russia had only two host cities in Asia (the rest were in Europe).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Decided by the Inter-Confederation Play-offs.
  4. Not including this tournament.
  5. Not including this tournament.

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