The 2022 Qatar World Cup is quick approaching with the showpiece event now simply months away.
England will come up in opposition to USA, Iran and Wales within the group stage, whereas Spain and Germany will face off with a lot of mouthwatering ties awaiting us within the winter.
Now all of the groups have been confirmed and the draw has been made, right here’s every thing you could know in regards to the event…
World Cup 2022: Key dates for finals
The event will kick off on Sunday, November 20 with the opening sport seeing host nation Qatar going through Ecuador.
England v Iran would be the second sport of the event on Monday, November 21 earlier than AFCON champions Senegal tackle the Netherlands and USA face Wales.
The group stage will run till Friday, December 2 with 4 video games being held every day after the opening two days.
The primary of the knockout video games will then begin the next day on Saturday, December 3.
The ultimate shall be held on the 80,000-seater Lusail Iconic Stadium on Sunday, December 18.
- November 20: World Cup begins
- December 3/6: Spherical of 16
- December 9/10: Quarter-finals
- December 13/14: Semi-finals
- December 18: World Cup ultimate
Senegal v Netherlands was set to be the opening conflict however FIFA modified it to Qatar v Ecuador in mid-August.
The change was consistent with long-standing custom of opening matches involving hosts or reigning champions.
World Cup 2022: Confirmed group stage fixtures
England will face a first-ever ‘Battle of Britain’ at a World Cup finals.
The Three Lions shall be up in opposition to Wales within the group stage after they beat Ukraine of their play-off.
Gareth Southgate’s males will kick off Group B in opposition to Iran, a aspect they’ve by no means confronted in a senior aggressive worldwide.
They may also face the US, who they’ve met twice within the World Cup finals – in 1950 and 2010 – however by no means crushed.
In the event that they get by means of their group, England would face one in every of hosts Qatar, Holland, Ecuador or Senegal within the final 16.
Elsewhere, Group E pitted former world champions Spain and Germany in opposition to one another.
Belgium tackle fellow 2018 World Cup semi-finalists Croatia in Group F, whereas reigning champions France tackle Denmark, Tunisia and Australia.
- Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
- Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales
- Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
- Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
- Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
- Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
- Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
- Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea
World Cup 2022: Kick-off occasions
The time in Qatar is three hours forward of Greenwich Imply Time.
FIFA has confirmed the primary two rounds of matches will kick off at 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm native time (10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm within the UK).
Kick-off occasions within the ultimate spherical of group video games and knock-out spherical matches shall be at 6pm and 10pm native time (3pm and 7pm UK time).
And the ultimate is scheduled to kick off at 6pm native time (3pm UK time).
World Cup 2022: England’s fixtures
Listed below are the confirmed dates and occasions of England’s potential fixtures…
England v Iran – 4pm native/1pm UK – Mon 22/11
England v USA – 10pm native/7pm UK – Fri 25/11
Wales v England – 10pm native/7pm UK – Tue 29/11
If England end 1st
Spherical of 16 – 10pm native/7pm UK – Solar 4/12 (probably Ecuador or Senegal)
Quarter ultimate – 10pm native/7pm UK – Sat 10/12 (probably France or Argentina)
Semi ultimate – 10pm native/7pm UK – Wed 14/12 (probably Belgium, Germany, Portugal or Spain)
If England end 2nd
Spherical of 16 – 6pm native/3pm UK – Sat 3/12 (probably Netherlands)
Quarter ultimate – 10pm native/7pm UK – Fri 9/12 (probably Argentina or Denmark)
Semi ultimate – 10pm native/7pm UK – Tue 13/12 (probably Spain or Croatia)
third place play off – 6pm native/3pm UK – Sat 17/12
Remaining – 6pm native/3pm UK – Solar 18/12
World Cup 2022: The climate
The climate has been a scorching subject ever for the reason that World Cup was awarded to the Gulf nation of Qatar.
In November, the common temperature in Qatar is between 22C and 30C whereas in December is it between 17C and 25C.
In the summertime months between Might and August, the common temperature is round 37C.
Qatar is a peninsular Arab nation which is location within the Persian Gulf. It borders Saudi Arabia and is close to neighbours to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.
World Cup 2022: How the event works
There shall be 32 international locations competing within the World Cup together with holders Qatar who shall be making their debut within the showpiece event.
In contrast to at Euro 2020, the group stage will solely see the highest two groups progress from the eight teams.
The group winners and runners-up will enter the spherical of 16 and the event will progress by means of the knockout stage earlier than a champion is topped within the ultimate.
There shall be a third-place play-off match which shall be held on the Khalifa Worldwide Stadium in Al Rayyan on Saturday, December 17.
World Cup 2022: The venues
The event shall be held solely in Qatar with nearly all of video games being performed within the capital metropolis of Doha.
The 4 stadia within the Doha space embody the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, the Al Thumama Stadium, the Training Metropolis Stadium and the Khalifa Worldwide Stadium.
4 extra venues shall be used on the event with the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail and the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor being the most important.
The Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan and the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah may also be used.
The grounds is not going to be far aside from each other with the longest distance being round 65km from the Al Bayt Stadium to the Al Janoub Stadium.
World Cup 2022: The venues
Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 80,000
Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 60,000
Stadium 974, Doha – 40,000
Al Thumama Stadium, Doha – 40,000
Training Metropolis Stadium, Al Rayyan – 45,000
Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 44,740
Khalifa Worldwide Stadium, Al Rayyan – 40,000
Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah – 40,000
World Cup 2022: The way it will have an effect on the 2022/23 Premier League season
The brand new Premier League season received below method on August 6 and can maintain its ultimate day of Might 28, 2023.
The Premier League will break after the weekend of November 12/13 earlier than resuming fixtures once more on Boxing Day.
Gamers could have per week of preparations with their nationwide groups earlier than heading out to the event within the Center East.
They’ll then have solely eight days to recuperate in time for the league’s resumption ought to they attain the ultimate on December 18.
There may be set to be solely six weekends with out Premier League video games.
And what in regards to the beer?
Alcohol isn’t unlawful in Qatar, however there may be zero tolerance for ingesting in public and being drunk in public is a criminal offense.
As a part of relaxed guidelines, although, booze shall be obtainable to followers in stadiums in Qatar, however up to now solely to these buying hospitality packages.
For a full explainer on guidelines for beer, then click on right here.
World Cup 2022: Full schedule record
All occasions are GMT
Sunday, November 20:
Group A – Qatar v Ecuador, 4pm
Monday, November 21:
Group B – England v Iran, 1pm
Group A – Senegal v Holland, 4pm
Group B – USA v Wales, 7pm
Tuesday, November 22:
Group C – Argentina v Saudi Arabia, 10am
Group D – Denmark v Tunisia, 1pm
Group C – Mexico v Poland, 4pm
Group D – France v Australia, 7pm
Wednesday, November 23:
Group F – Morocco v Croatia, 10am
Group E – Germany v Japan, 1pm
Group E – Spain v Costa Rica, 4pm
Group F – Belgium v Canada, 7pm
Thursday, November 24:
Group G – Switzerland v Cameroon, 10am
Group H – Uruguay v South Korea, 1pm
Group H – Portugal v Ghana, 4pm
Group G – Brazil v Serbia, 7pm
Friday, November 25:
Group B – Iran v Wales, 10am
Group A – Qatar v Senegal, 1pm
Group A – Holland v Ecuador, 4pm
Group B – England v USA, 7pm
Saturday, November 26:
Group D – Tunisia v Australia, 10am
Group C – Poland v Saudi Arabia, 1pm
Group D – France v Denmark, 4pm
Group C – Argentina v Mexico, 7pm
Sunday, November 27:
Group E – Japan v Costa Rica, 10am
Group F – Belgium v Morocco, 1pm
Group F – Croatia v Canada, 4pm
Group E – Spain v Germany, 7pm
Monday, November 28:
Group G – Cameroon v Serbia, 10am
Group H – South Korea v Ghana, 1pm
Group G – Brazil v Switzerland, 4pm
Group H – Portugal v Uruguay, 7pm
Tuesday, November 29:
Group A – Holland v Qatar, 3pm
Group A – Ecuador v Senegal, 3pm
Group B – Wales v England, 7pm
Group B – Iran v USA, 7pm
Wednesday, November 30:
Group D – Tunisia v France, 3pm
Group D – Australia v Denmark, 3pm
Group C – Poland v Argentina, 7pm
Group C – Saudi Arabia v Mexico, 7pm
Thursday, December 1
Group F – Croatia v Belgium, 3pm
Group F – Canada v Morocco, 3pm
Group E – Japan v Spain, 7pm
Group E – Costa Rica v Germany, 7pm
Friday, December 2:
Group H – South Korea v Portugal, 3pm
Group H – Ghana v Uruguay, 3pm
Group G – Cameroon v Brazil, 7pm
Group G – Serbia v Switzerland, 7pm
Saturday, December 3:
Match 49 – 1A v 2B – Khalifa Worldwide Stadium, 3pm
Match 50 – 1C v 2D – Al Rayyan Stadium, 7pm
Sunday, December 4:
Match 52 – 1D v 2C – Al Thumama Stadium, 3pm
Match 51 – 1B v 2A – Al Bayt Stadium, 7pm
Monday, December 5:
Match 53 – 1E v 2F – Al Janoub Stadium, 3pm
Match 54 – 1G v 2H – Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, 7pm
Tuesday, December 6:
Match 55 – 1F v 2E – Training Metropolis Stadium, 3pm
Match 56 – 1H v 2G – Lusail Stadium, 7pm
Friday, December 9:
Match 57 – Winner of Match 49 v Winner Match 50 – Lusail Stadium, 7pm
Match 58 – Winner of Match 53 v Winner Match 54 – Training Metropolis Stadium, 3pm
Saturday, December 10:
Match 59 – Winner Match 51 v Winner Match 52 – Al Bayt Stadium, 7pm
Match 60 – Winner Match 55 v Winner Match 56 – Al Thumama Stadium, 3pm
Tuesday, December 13:
Match 61 – Winner Match 57 v Winner Match 58 – Lusail Stadium, 7pm
Wednesday, December 14:
Match 62 – Winner Match 59 v Winner Match 60 – Al Bayt Stadium, 7pm
Saturday, December 17:
Match 63 – Khalifa Worldwide Stadium, 3pm
Sunday, December 18:
Match 64 – Lusail Stadium, 3pm