After Wales overtook Ukraine to qualify for last place in Europe last week to complete the postponed UEFA qualifiers, the last two places in a pair of intercontinental qualifiers were decided this week in the World Cup host nation.
In an unforgettable penalty shootout win over Peru, Australia booked a return ticket to Qatar for their first playoff match on Monday. while, Costa Rica outperformed 10-man New Zealand, 1-0, in the second and final play-off round a day later to complete the field. Like the US men’s team, which will play Wales in their opening match, France and Spain have been eagerly awaiting the qualifying results to find out who their top opponents are and can now start planning their opening matches in the competition.
The 2022 World Cup kicks off with four matches on November 21 and ends with the final on December 18. Here is a full and complete list of the 32 field, the eight groups and all group stage matches (all times ET):
Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
November 21: Senegal vs the Netherlands 5 am
November 21: Qatar vs Ecuador 11 am
November 25: Qatar vs Senegal 8 am
November 25: Netherlands vs Ecuador, 11am
November 29: Netherlands vs Qatar at 10 am
November 29: Ecuador vs Senegal, 10 a.m.
England, Iran, United States, Wales
November 21: England v Iran, 8 a.m.
November 21: United States v Wales, 2 p.m.
November 25: Wales v Iran, 5 a.m.
November 25: England v USA, 2pm
November 29: Wales vs England, 2pm
November 29: Iran vs. the United States at 2 p.m.
Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
November 22: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia 5am
November 22: Mexico v Poland, 11 a.m.
November 26: Poland vs Saudi Arabia 8 am
November 26: Argentina vs Mexico, 2pm
November 30: Poland and Argentina at 2 pm
November 30: South Arabia vs Mexico, 2pm
France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
November 22: Denmark vs Tunisia, 8 am
November 22: France and Australia at 2 pm
November 26: Tunisia vs Australia 5 am
November 26: France vs Denmark, 11am
November 30: Tunisia vs France at 10 am
November 30: Australia vs Denmark, 10am
Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
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November 23: Germany vs Japan at 8 am
November 23: Spain vs Costa Rica, 11am
November 27: Japan v Costa Rica, 5 a.m.
November 27: Spain vs Germany at 2 pm
December 1: Japan vs Spain at 2 pm
December 1: Costa Rica vs Germany, 2pm
F . group
Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
November 23: Morocco vs Croatia, 5 am
November 23: Belgium vs Canada, 2pm
November 27: Belgium vs Morocco at 8 am
November 27: Croatia vs Canada, 11am
December 1: Croatia vs Belgium, 10am
December 1: Canada – Morocco 10 am
Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
November 24: Switzerland v Cameroon, 5 a.m.
November 24: Brazil vs Serbia, 2pm
November 28: Cameroon vs Serbia, 5 a.m.
November 28: Brazil vs Switzerland, 11am
December 2nd: Cameroon vs Brazil 2pm
December 2: Serbia vs Switzerland, 2pm
Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea
November 24: Uruguay vs South Korea, 8 a.m.
November 24: Portugal vs Ghana, 11am
November 28: South Korea vs Ghana, 8 am
November 28: Portugal vs Uruguay, 2pm
December 2: South Korea vs Portugal, 10am
December 2: Ghana vs Uruguay, 10am
round of 16
December 3rd: 1st place A vs 2nd place B, 10 a.m.
December 3rd: 1C vs 2D, 2PM
December 4th: 1D vs 2C, 10am
December 4th: 1B vs 2A, 2pm
December 5th: 1E vs 2F, 10AM
December 5: 1G vs 2H, 2PM
Dec 6: 1F vs 2E, 10AM
December 6: 1H vs 2G, 2PM
December 9th: Quarter-final 1: 1E/2F winner vs. 1G/2H winner, 10am
December 9: Quarter-final 2: Winner 1A/2B vs Winner 1C/2D, 2pm
December 10: Quarter-final 3: Winner of 1F/2E vs Winner of 1H/2G, 10am
December 10: Quarter-final 4: 1B/2A winner vs. 1D/2C winner, 2pm
December 13: Quarter-finals 2 vs Quarter-finals 1, 2 p.m.
December 14: Quarter-finals 4 vs Quarter-finals 3, 2 p.m.
Third place match
December 17, 10 am
December 18, 10 am
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