2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar: Schedule and Live Stream

As the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar is drawing closer, fans all around the world are growing restless. The month-long international football festival is scheduled to start this November 20. This year, Qatar will be the host of the long-awaited quadrennial event filled with passion and excitement.

This month will mark the beginning of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, following multiple controversies. But as the event is only days away, fans have finally started becoming eager to watch the event unfold.

From 5 different confederations, a total of 32 international teams will be participating in the event. This will be the last FIFA World Cup to feature 32 teams. As officially stated, from 2026 FIFA World Cup will feature 48 international teams in group stage.

This will be the first ever FIFA World Cup in history to be hosted in the Arab world. Spending over $220 billion on hosting cost, Qatar have turned the 2022 FIFA World Cup one of the most expensive iterations of the football event. As such, fans are curious to see what the country has to offer within the event.

When will be 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar held?

  • Start Date: Sunday, November 18, 2022
  • End Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022

The 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar is slated to begin this Sunday, November 18, 2022 with a luxurious opening ceremony. The opening ceremony will be held at 04:00 p.m. ET. Following the ceremony, the inauguration match between Qatar and Ecuador will be held at 05:00 p.m. ET. The event will continue for a month, ending on this December 18, 2022.

How to watch the event?

Matches of the upcoming FIFA World Cup will be broadcast live by four different tv channels in the USA. These are:

  • ABC
  • CBS
  • Fox
  • NBC

In addition to those channels, fans will be also able to live the event via their smartphone or android TV. Live streams of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar matches will be available on the Fox Sports app, NBC Peacock, and fuboTV. International fans can use a premium VPN service such as ExpressVPN or NordVPN to bypass live streaming geo-restrictions.

2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar Schedule

Below is the definitive fixture of the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar –

Group Stage

Date Match Time (ET)
November 20 Qatar vs Ecuador 11:00 a.m.
November 21 England vs Iran  08:00 a.m.
Senegal vs Holland 11:00 a.m.
USA vs Wales 02:00 p.m.
November 22 Argentina vs Saudi Arabia 05:00 a.m.
Denmark vs Tunisia 08:00 a.m.
Mexico vs Poland 11:00 a.m.
France vs Australia 02:00 p.m.
November 23 Morocco vs Croatia 05:00 a.m.
Germany vs Japan 08:00 a.m.
Spain vs Costa Rica 11:00 a.m.
Belgium vs Canada 02:00 p.m.
November 24 Switzerland vs Cameroon 05:00 a.m.
Uruguay vs South Korea 08:00 a.m.
Portugal vs Ghana 11:00 a.m.
Brazil vs Serbia 02:00 p.m.
November 25 Wales vs Iran 05:00 a.m.
Qatar vs Senegal 08:00 a.m.
Holland vs Ecuador 11:00 a.m.
England vs USA  02:00 p.m.
November 26 Tunisia vs Australia  05:00 a.m.
Poland vs Saudi Arabia 08:00 a.m.
France vs Denmark  11:00 a.m.
Argentina vs Mexico  02:00 p.m.
November 27 Japan vs Costa Rica 05:00 a.m.
Belgium vs Morocco 08:00 a.m.
Croatia vs Canada  11:00 a.m.
Spain vs Germany 02:00 p.m.
November 28 Cameroon vs Serbia 05:00 a.m.
South Korea vs Ghana 08:00 a.m.
Brazil vs Switzerland 11:00 a.m.
Portugal vs Uruguay 02:00 p.m.
November 29 Ecuador vs Senegal  10:00 a.m.
Netherlands vs Qatar 10:00 a.m.
Iran vs United States 02:00 p.m.
Wales vs England 02:00 p.m.
November 30 Tunisia vs France 10:00 a.m.
Australia vs Denmark 10:00 a.m.
Poland vs Argentina  02:00 p.m.
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico 02:00 p.m. 
December 1 Canada vs Morocco 10:00 a.m.
Croatia vs Belgium 10:00 a.m.
Japan vs Spain 02:00 p.m.
Costa Rica vs Germany  02:00 p.m.
December 2 Ghana vs Uruguay 10:00 a.m.
South Korea vs Portugal 10:00 a.m.
Serbia vs Switzerland  02:00 p.m.
Cameroon vs Brazil 02:00 p.m.

Round of 16

Date Match Time (ET)
December 3 A1 vs B2 10:00 a.m.
C1 vs D2 02:00 p.m.
December 4 D1 vs C2 10:00 a.m.
B1 vs A2 02:00 a.m.
December 5 E1 vs F2 10:00 a.m.
G1 vs H2 02:00 p.m.
December 6 F1 vs E2 10:00 a.m.
H1 vs G2 02:00 p.m.


Date Match Time (ET)
December 9 R16 W5 vs R16 W6  10:00 a.m.
R16 W1 vs R16 W2  02:00 p.m.
December 10 R16 W7 vs R16 W8 10:00 a.m.
R16 W3 vs R16 W4  02:00 a.m.


Date Match Time (ET)
December 13 Qf W1 vs Qf W2 02:00 p.m.
December 14 Qf W3 vs Qf W4 02:00 p.m.

Third Place play-off

Date Match Time (ET)
December 17 Sf1 Loser vs Sf2 Loser 10:00 a.m.


Date Match Time (ET)
December 18 Sf1 Winner vs Sf2 Winner 10:00 a.m.

Which team are you rooting for in this FIFA World Cup? Is your country’s football team participating in the event? Let us know in the comments below and regularly check our website for the latest news and scorecards of the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.

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