Football World Cup 2022 Dates, Places And Updated Information

Here are the full Football World Cup 2022 dates, kick-off times, and final for the Qatar tournament.

From November 20 to December 18, World Cup 2022 takes place in Qatar; 32 teams compete in eight groups; England face Iran on the second day of the tournament while Wales face the USA; Wales vs England on November 29.

1. When will the World Cup 2022 start?

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 The 2022 World Cup in Qatar kicks off on Sunday, November 20 at the Al Bayt Stadium when the hosts take on Ecuador in Group A.

2. Where is the World Cup 2022?

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The tournament was scheduled to begin the next day with Senegal's game against the Netherlands at Al Thumama Stadium, but Qatar's game was moved up to allow them to open their home tournament.

England will now feature on the second day with their Group B match against Iran scheduled to take place on Monday, November 21 with a 1 pm UK time kick-off. The game is just eight days after the Premier League shuts down. After qualifying via the play-offs, Wales' first game will also be on Monday, November 21. Wales will then play England on Tuesday, November 29 in Group B. The final will be played at the Lusail Stadium in Doha a week before Christmas on Sunday, December 18.

3. When will the World Cup squads be announced?

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All 32 countries have until Monday November 14 to submit their 26-player squads with FIFA officially announcing those squads on Tuesday November 15. England boss Gareth Southgate will publicly name his squad at 2pm on Thursday November 10 with Wales' also expected to be named on Wednesday November 9.

4. What is the World Cup 2022 group draw?

World Cup 2022 group draw

The 2022 World Cup will begin with 32 teams in eight groups of four

5. When will the World Cup 2022 matches kick off?

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The first two rounds of matches will kick off at 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm local time (10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm in the United Kingdom). Kick-off times for the final round of group games and knockout-round matches will be 6pm and 10pm local time (3pm and 7pm UK time). The final is scheduled to kick off at 6pm local time (3pm UK time).

6. What are the venues?

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This computer-generated image shows an artist's impression of Ras Abu Aboud Stadium in the host city of Doha The group games will take place across eight stadia: Al Bayt Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Lusail Stadium, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Education City Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium.

7. What will happen with the Premier League?

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The Premier League's final round before the World Cup will take place on the weekend of November 12/13. The Premier League will then resume on Boxing Day. The final match round of the 2022/23 season will be played on May 28 2023.

8. Key World Cup, Premier League, Scottish Premiership dates

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  • July 30 - Scottish Premiership season starts along with the EFL Championship, League One and League Two.

  • August 6 - Premier League season starts.

  • November 12-13 - Final round of Premier League, Championship and Scottish Premiership matches before the World Cup.

  • November 20 - World Cup starts.

  • December 2 - Final set of group-stage matches.

  • December 3-6 - The round of 16 starts.

  • December 9-10 - The quarter-finals.

  • December 10 - The Championship resumes.

  • December 13-14 - World Cup semi-finals.

  • December 17 - The Scottish Premiership resumes.

  • December 18 - World Cup final.

  • December 26 - The Premier League resumes.

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