Begin date, fixtures, kick off occasions

The 2022 World Cup schedule, begin date and kick off occasions have been formally launched and it is going to be a soccer feast in Qatar.

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FIFA shall be taking its premier event to the Center East for the primary time in historical past and it’ll kick off in Qatar on November 21.

“A World Cup over Thanksgiving!” I hear you cry. Sure, we all know. It is going to be superior. Effectively, so long as the USMNT qualify for the event this time, as CONCACAF are nonetheless figuring out how the qualifying event will work in North and Central America.

Anyway, let’s cross that bridge after we get to it. Again to the 2022 World Cup schedule, begin date and kick off occasions.

The 60,000 capability Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor will host the opening recreation of the event on Monday, 21 November, as we all know hosts Qatar will characteristic. The World Cup group stage draw shall be held in March 2022, so till then we don’t know which stadiums groups shall be enjoying in.

As for the World Cup remaining, that shall be held on December 18 within the 80,000 capability Lusail Stadium in Doha, with the kick off time 10am ET.

Listed here are extra particulars on the schedule, as groups is not going to need to journey lengthy distances in the course of the event and for all however three video games there shall be a three-day relaxation for every crew.

  • Kick off occasions (EST) for the group video games shall be 5am, 8am, 11am and 2pm
  • There shall be 4 video games per day within the group stage
  • The group stage will happen from Nov. 21 to Dec. 2, a 12-day interval
  • Kick-off occasions within the remaining spherical of group video games and knockout spherical matches shall be at 10am and 2pm EST

Beneath is the schedule and fixture listing in full, because the 2022 World Cup would be the first in historical past to not happen in the summertime.

2022 World Cup schedule

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