2022 FIFA World Cup knockout stage

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The knockout stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup is the second and last stage of the tournament, which is after the group stage. It will start on 3 December with the round of 16 and will end on 18 December 2022 with the final match, in Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail.[1] The top two teams from each group (sixteen in total) will advance to the knockout stage to play in a single-elimination tournament. A third place play-off will be played between the two losing teams of the semi-finals.[2]

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

Format[change | change source]

In the knockout stage, if a match is tied at the end of 90 minutes of normal playing time, extra time will be played (two halves that are 15 minutes each). If it is still tied after extra time, the match will be decided by a penalty shoot-out.[2]

Qualified teams[change | change source]

The top two placed teams from each of the eight groups will qualify for the knockout stage.[2]

Group Winners Runners-up

Bracket[change | change source]

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

Round of 16[change | change source]

Winners Group A vs Runners-up Group B[change | change source]

Winners Group AMatch 49Runners-up Group B

Winners Group C vs Runners-up Group D[change | change source]

Winners Group CMatch 50Runners-up Group D

Winners Group D vs Runners-up Group C[change | change source]

Winners Group DMatch 52Runners-up Group C

Winners Group B vs Runners-up Group A[change | change source]

Winners Group BMatch 51Runners-up Group A

Winners Group E vs Runners-up Group F[change | change source]

Winners Group EMatch 53Runners-up Group F

Winners Group G vs Runners-up Group H[change | change source]

Winners Group GMatch 54Runners-up Group H

Winners Group F vs Runners-up Group E[change | change source]

Winners Group FMatch 55Runners-up Group E

Winners Group H vs Runners-up Group G[change | change source]

Winners Group HMatch 56Runners-up Group G

Quarter-finals[change | change source]

Winners Match 53 vs Winners Match 54[change | change source]

Winners Match 53Match 58Winners Match 54

Winners Match 49 vs Winners Match 50[change | change source]

Winners Match 49Match 57Winners Match 50

Winners Match 55 vs Winners Match 56[change | change source]

Winners Match 55Match 60Winners Match 56

Winners Match 51 vs Winners Match 52[change | change source]

Winners Match 51Match 59Winners Match 52

Semi-finals[change | change source]

Winners Match 57 vs Winners Match 58[change | change source]

Winners Match 57Match 61Winners Match 58

Winners Match 59 vs Winners Match 60[change | change source]

Winners Match 59Match 62Winners Match 60

Third place play-off[change | change source]

Losers Match 61Match 63Losers Match 62

Final[change | change source]

Winners Match 61Match 64Winners Match 62

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 2.2 "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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