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
1Ecuador 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
2Netherlands 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
3Qatar 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
4Senegal 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
21.11.22Senegal   NetherlandsAl Thumama Stadium
 Qatar   EcuadorAl Bayt Stadium
25.11.22Qatar   SenegalAl Thumama Stadium
 Netherlands   EcuadorKhalifa International Stadium
29.11.22Netherlands   QatarAl Bayt Stadium
 Ecuador   SenegalKhalifa International Stadium
 Group BLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1England 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
2Iran 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
3United States 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
4Wales 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
21.11.22England   IranKhalifa International Stadium
 United States   WalesAhmed Bin Ali Stadium
25.11.22Wales   IranAhmed Bin Ali Stadium
 England   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
1Argentina 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
2Mexico 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
3Poland 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
4Saudi Arabia 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
22.11.22Argentina   Saudi ArabiaLusail Iconic Stadium
 Mexico   PolandStadium 974
26.11.22Poland   Saudi ArabiaEducation City Stadium
 Argentina   MexicoLusail Iconic Stadium
30.11.22Poland   ArgentinaStadium 974
 Saudi Arabia   MexicoLusail Iconic Stadium
 Group DLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Australia 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
2Denmark 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
3France 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
4Tunisia 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
22.11.22Denmark   TunisiaEducation City Stadium
 France   AustraliaAl Janoub Stadium
26.11.22Tunisia   AustraliaAl Janoub Stadium
 France   DenmarkStadium 974
30.11.22Tunisia   FranceEducation City Stadium
 Australia   DenmarkAl Janoub Stadium
 Group ELeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Costa Rica 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
2Germany 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
3Japan 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
4Spain 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
23.11.22Germany   JapanKhalifa International Stadium
 Spain   Costa RicaAl Thumama Stadium
27.11.22Japan   Costa RicaAhmed Bin Ali Stadium
 Spain   GermanyAl Bayt Stadium
01.12.22Japan   SpainKhalifa International Stadium
 Costa Rica   GermanyAl Bayt Stadium
 Group FLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Belgium 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
2Canada 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
3Croatia 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
4Morocco 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
23.11.22Morocco   CroatiaAl Bayt Stadium
 Belgium   CanadaAhmed Bin Ali Stadium
27.11.22Belgium   MoroccoAl Thumama Stadium
 Croatia   CanadaKhalifa International Stadium
01.12.22Croatia   BelgiumAhmed Bin Ali Stadium
 Canada   MoroccoAl Thumama Stadium
 Group GLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Brazil 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
2Cameroon 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
3Serbia 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
4Switzerland 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
24.11.22Switzerland   CameroonAl Janoub Stadium
 Brazil   SerbiaLusail Iconic Stadium
28.11.22Cameroon   SerbiaAl Janoub Stadium
 Brazil   SwitzerlandStadium 974
02.12.22Serbia   SwitzerlandStadium 974
 Cameroon   BrazilLusail Iconic Stadium
 Group HLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Ghana 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
2Korea Republic 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
3Portugal 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
4Uruguay 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
Round of 16
DateHome Status RoadVenue
24.11.22Uruguay   Korea RepublicEducation City Stadium
 Portugal   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