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FIFA World Cup: FIFA Announces Schedule For 2022 World Cup

FIFA World Cup: The international governing body of Football, FIFA has announced the schedule of the FIFA World  Cup 2022. Host Qatar will open the Middle East’s first World Cup in the 60,000-capacity Al Bayt Stadium at 1 p.m. on November 21, 2022. FIFA announced the schedule of the 2022 World Cup exactly 2 years after tXJhe 2018 World Cup Final that was held in Russia, where France defeated Croatia. This will be the first world cup to be held in Qatar.

FIFA World Cup Schedule

The Al Bayt Stadium which has a capacity of 60,000 people will witness the tournament opener on November 21, 2022, at 13:00 local time (10:30 PM IST). The group stage will last 12 days and, with four matches per day, it promises a full and exciting schedule for fans. The group stage matches will kick off at 1 p.m. (1000 GMT), 4 p.m. (1300 GMT), 7 p.m. (1600 GMT) and 10 p.m. (1900 GMT). FIFA has aimed at providing optimal rest to each team.

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That additional flexibility is possible without affecting any technical aspects since all stadiums are located within a compact radius and the climate is perfect at that time of year in Qatar, whether it is an early or a late kick-off. On top of that, this will potentially give fans the opportunity to attend more than one match a day during the group stage. Once the world cup qualifiers conclude and pairings of team is done, the possibility will be discussed of providing a more beneficial kick-off time for audiences at home, or indeed for fans in Qatar with regard to the stadium allocation.

Khalifa International Stadium will be the setting for the play-off for third place on December 17. The final will kick off one day later on 18th December at the Lusail Stadium in front of an 80,000 crowd.

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Stadiums Location

Host Qatar will host the Middle East’s first World Cup in the 60,000-capacity Al Bayt Stadium at 1 p.m. on Nov. 21. The final will kick off at 6 p.m. on Dec. 18 at the 80,000-capacity Lusail Stadium. Eight venues in close proximity to Doha will be used for the FIFA World Cup tournament, which will be played in 28 days.

Teams and fans will not need to fly around Qatar as stadiums are within a 30-mile radius. Both semifinals will kick off at 10 p.m. and will spill over into the next day if there is extra time or even just long injury and VAR delays in regular time.

Stadium Capacity
Al Bayt Stadium Capacity: 60,000
Al Janoub Stadium Capacity: 40,000
Al Rayyan Stadium Capacity: 44,740
Al Thumama Stadium Capacity: 40,000
Education City Stadium Capacity: 45,350
Khalifa International Stadium Capacity: 40,000
Lusail Stadium Capacity: 80,000
Ras Abu Aboud Stadium Capacity: 40,000

 Previous World Cup Winners

Brazil holds the record of winning most world cups with 5 wins followed by Italy & Germany who have won the world cup 4 times each. Check out the list of all the world cup winners in the list below.

Year Winners Runners-up Venue Location
2018 France Croatia Luzhniki Stadium Moscow, Russia
2014 Germany Argentina Estadio do Maracana Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2010 Spain Netherlands Soccer City Johannesburg, South Africa
2006 Italy France Olympiastadion Berlin, Germany
2002 Brazil Germany International Stadium Yokohama Yokohama, Japan
1998 France Brazil Stade de France Saint-Denis, France
1994 Brazil Italy Rose Bowl Pasadena, California, United States
1990 West Germany Argentina Stadio Olimpico Rome, Italy
1986 Argentina West Germany Estadio Azteca Mexico City, Mexico
1982 Italy West Germany Santiago Bernabéu Madrid, Spain
1978 Argentina Netherlands Estadio Monumental Buenos Aires, Argentina
1974 West Germany Netherlands Olympiastadion Munich, West Germany
1970 Brazil Italy Estadio Azteca Mexico City, Mexico
1966 England West Germany Wembley Stadium London, England
1962 Brazil Czechoslovakia Estadio Nacional Santiago, Chile
1958 Brazil Sweden Råsunda Stadium Solna, Sweden
1954 West Germany Hungary Wankdorf Stadium Bern, Switzerland
1950 Uruguay Brazil Estádio do Maracanã Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1938 Italy Hungary Stade Olympique de Colombes Paris, France
1934 Italy Czechoslovakia Stadio Nazionale PNF Rome, Italy
1930 Uruguay Argentina Estadio Centenario Montevideo, Uruguay

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When will be the FIFA 2022 World held
FIFA World Cup will be held from November 21, 2022 to 18th December 2022.

Q. Which is the host country?
Qatar will be the host of the FIFA 2022 World Cup.

Q. Who is the Defending champions?
France is the defending champions of the FIFA World Cup.

Q. Which country has won the most world cups?
Brazil holds the record of winning most world cups with 5 wins

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