FIFA World Cup - Qatar - 2022
FIFA Region
FIFA
Season
2022
Location
Qatar
Abbreviation
WCUP

Summary

The 2022 FIFA World Cup (WCUP) will be held from 21 Nov 2022 to 18 Dec 2022 at various venues throughout Qatar. Qualifying for this world cup started in 2019. Of the 32 nations participating, only Qatar is competing for the first time. This is the second world cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system. The number of participating nations will increase to 48 in 2026.

After the Group Stage, all matches are "Knockout". If a match is tied after regulation time, two 15-minute overtime periods are played. If the match is still tied after overtime, a best of 5 penalty shoot-out is held.

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2022 World Cup Participants
ConfederationTeams (23 Jun 2022 FIFA Ranking)
AFCAustralia (39), Iran (23), Japan (24), Korea Republic (28), Qatar (49)(hosts), Saudi Arabia (53)
CAFCameroon (38), Ghana (), Morocco (22), Senegal (18), Tunisia (30)
CONCACAFCanada (43), Costa Rica (34), Mexico (12), USA (14)
CONMEBOLArgentina (3), Brazil (1), Ecuador (44), Uruguay (13)
OFCNone Qualfied
UEFABelgium (2), Croatia (15), Denmark (10), England (5), France (4), Germany (11), Netherlands (8), Poland (26), Portugal (9), Serbia (25), Spain (6), Switzerland (16), Wales (19)

Competition Structure

2022 World Cup Structure
Stage# TeamsNew Teams Entering This RoundTeams From Previous RoundFormat
Group3232None8 groups of 4 with 1 match against each team in group, top 2 teams with most points (win = 3 pts, draw = 1 pt) in each group advance
Round of 1616None5 winners from 4th Round8 Knockout matches
Quarterfinals8None8 winners from Round of 164 Knockout matches
Semifinals4None4 winners from Quarterfinals2 Knockout matches
Final2None2 winners from Semifinals1 Knockout match

Group Stage

 Group ALeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Netherlands 21 -1-04-31210 -1-0111011 -0-03202
2Ecuador 21 -1-04-31200 -0-0000021 -1-04312
3Senegal 21 -0-13-33010 -0-1002-211 -0-03312
4Qatar 20 -0-20-15-420 -0-2015-400 -0-00000
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
20.11.22Qatar 02 EcuadorAl Bayt Stadium
21.11.22Senegal 02 NetherlandsAl Thumama Stadium
25.11.22Qatar 13 SenegalAl Thumama Stadium
 Netherlands 11 EcuadorKhalifa International Stadium
29.11.22Netherlands   QatarAl Bayt Stadium
 Ecuador   SenegalKhalifa International Stadium
 Group BLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1England 21 -1-04-62421 -1-0462400 -0-00000
2Iran 21 -0-13-46-200 -0-0000021 -0-1346-2
3United States 20 -2-02-11010 -1-0111010 -1-01000
4Wales 20 -1-11-13-210 -0-1002-210 -1-01110
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
21.11.22England 62 IranKhalifa International Stadium
 United States 11 WalesAhmed Bin Ali Stadium
25.11.22Wales 02 IranAhmed Bin Ali Stadium
 England 00 United StatesAl Bayt Stadium
29.11.22Iran   United StatesAl Thumama Stadium
 Wales   EnglandAhmed Bin Ali Stadium
 Group CLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Poland 21 -1-04-20211 -0-0320210 -1-01000
2Argentina 21 -0-13-32121 -0-1332100 -0-00000
3Saudi Arabia 21 -0-13-23-100 -0-0000021 -0-1323-1
4Mexico 20 -1-11-02-210 -1-0100010 -0-1002-2
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
22.11.22Argentina 12 Saudi ArabiaLusail Iconic Stadium
 Mexico 00 PolandStadium 974
26.11.22Poland 20 Saudi ArabiaEducation City Stadium
 Argentina 20 MexicoLusail Iconic Stadium
30.11.22Poland   ArgentinaStadium 974
 Saudi Arabia   MexicoLusail Iconic Stadium
 Group DLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1France 22 -0-06-62422 -0-0662400 -0-00000
2Australia 21 -0-13-24-200 -0-0000021 -0-1324-2
3Denmark 20 -1-11-12-110 -1-0100010 -0-1012-1
4Tunisia 20 -1-11-01-110 -0-1001-110 -1-01000
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
22.11.22Denmark 00 TunisiaEducation City Stadium
 France 41 AustraliaAl Janoub Stadium
26.11.22Tunisia 01 AustraliaAl Janoub Stadium
 France 21 DenmarkStadium 974
30.11.22Tunisia   FranceEducation City Stadium
 Australia   DenmarkAl Janoub Stadium
 Group ELeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Spain 21 -1-04-81721 -1-0481700 -0-00000
2Japan 21 -0-13-22010 -0-1001-111 -0-03211
3Costa Rica 21 -0-13-17-600 -0-0000021 -0-1317-6
4Germany 20 -1-11-23-110 -0-1012-110 -1-01110
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
23.11.22Germany 12 JapanKhalifa International Stadium
 Spain 70 Costa RicaAl Thumama Stadium
27.11.22Japan 01 Costa RicaAhmed Bin Ali Stadium
 Spain 11 GermanyAl Bayt Stadium
01.12.22Japan   SpainKhalifa International Stadium
 Costa Rica   GermanyAl Bayt Stadium
 Group FLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Croatia 21 -1-04-41311 -0-0341310 -1-01000
2Morocco 21 -1-04-20210 -1-0100011 -0-03202
3Belgium 21 -0-13-12-121 -0-1312-100 -0-00000
4Canada 20 -0-20-15-400 -0-0000020 -0-2015-4
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
23.11.22Morocco 00 CroatiaAl Bayt Stadium
 Belgium 10 CanadaAhmed Bin Ali Stadium
27.11.22Belgium 02 MoroccoAl Thumama Stadium
 Croatia 41 CanadaKhalifa International Stadium
01.12.22Croatia   BelgiumAhmed Bin Ali Stadium
 Canada   MoroccoAl Thumama Stadium
 Group GLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Brazil 11 -0-03-20211 -0-0320200 -0-00000
2Switzerland 11 -0-03-10111 -0-0310100 -0-00000
3Cameroon 20 -1-11-34-110 -1-0133010 -0-1001-1
4Serbia 20 -1-11-35-200 -0-0000020 -1-1135-2
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
24.11.22Switzerland 10 CameroonAl Janoub Stadium
 Brazil 20 SerbiaLusail Iconic Stadium
28.11.22Cameroon 33 SerbiaAl Janoub Stadium
 Brazil   SwitzerlandStadium 974
02.12.22Serbia   SwitzerlandStadium 974
 Cameroon   BrazilLusail Iconic Stadium
 Group HLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Portugal 11 -0-03-32111 -0-0332100 -0-00000
2Uruguay 10 -1-01-00010 -1-0100000 -0-00000
3Korea Republic 10 -1-01-00000 -0-0000010 -1-01000
4Ghana 10 -0-10-23-100 -0-0000010 -0-1023-1
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
24.11.22Uruguay 00 Korea RepublicEducation City Stadium
 Portugal 32 GhanaStadium 974
28.11.22Korea Republic   GhanaEducation City Stadium
 Portugal   UruguayLusail Iconic Stadium
02.12.22Korea Republic   PortugalEducation City Stadium
 Ghana   UruguayAl Janoub Stadium

Intercontinental Playoff

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Mon - 13 Jun 2022
 Australia 00 PerúAhmed Bin Ali Stadium
 Australia advances to 2022 World Cup on PKs (5-4) 
Tue - 14 Jun 2022
 Costa Rica 10 New ZealandAhmed Bin Ali Stadium
 Costa Rica advances to 2022 World Cup