2022 FIFA World Cup Group A

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Group A of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be from 21 to 29 November 2022.[1] The teams in the group are Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal and the Netherlands. The top two teams will go to the round of 16.[2]

Teams[change | change source]

Draw position Team Pot Confederation Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
March 2022[nb 1] October 2022
A1  Qatar 1 AFC Hosts 2 December 2010 1st 51
A2  Ecuador 4 CONMEBOL CONMEBOL Round Robin fourth place 24 March 2022 4th 2014 Round of 16 (2006) 46
A3  Senegal 3 CAF CAF Third Round winners 29 March 2022 3rd 2018 Quarter-finals (2002) 20
A4  Netherlands 2 UEFA UEFA Group G winners 16 November 2021 11th 2014 Runners-up (1974, 1978, 2010) 10

Notes

  1. The rankings of March 2022 were used for seeding for the final draw.

Standings[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  Ecuador 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Senegal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 20 November 2022. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host

In the round of 16:

  • The winners of Group A will play the runners-up of Group B.
  • The runners-up of Group A will play the winners of Group B.

Matches[change | change source]

All times listed are local, AST (UTC+3).[1]

Qatar vs Ecuador[change | change source]

Qatar Match 1 Ecuador
Report

Senegal vs Netherlands[change | change source]

Senegal Match 2 Netherlands
Report

Qatar vs Senegal[change | change source]

Qatar Match 18 Senegal
Report

Netherlands vs Ecuador[change | change source]

Netherlands Match 19 Ecuador
Report

Ecuador vs Senegal[change | change source]

Ecuador Match 35 Senegal
Report

Netherlands vs Qatar[change | change source]

Netherlands Match 36 Qatar
Report

Discipline[change | change source]

Fair play points will be used as tiebreakers if the teams are tied after the overall and head-to-head rules. These points are based on yellow and red cards given to a team. The points are:[2]

  • first yellow card: minus 1 point;
  • indirect red card (second yellow card): minus 3 points;
  • direct red card: minus 4 points;
  • yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points;
Team Match 1 Match 2 Match 3 Points
Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Red card
 Qatar
 Ecuador
 Senegal
 Netherlands

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Match Schedule" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 1 April 2022. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Regulations – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 30 March 2022.

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