World Cup 2022 fixtures: full schedule of games and kick-off times

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Nov 14 (Reuters) – The 2022 World Cup in Qatar — the first edition to be held in the Middle East and second in Asia after Japan and South Korea hosted the 2002 tournament — begins on Nov. 20 with the home side taking on Ecuador.

Brazil are the favourites as they look to capture a record-extending sixth title and first since 2002, with the likes of Argentina and defending champions France also fancied.

Here is a look at the groups and the full schedule for the 32-team tournament which will crown its champions on Dec. 18.

GROUP A: Qatar (hosts), Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands.

GROUP B: England, Iran, United States, Wales.

GROUP C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland.

GROUP D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia.

GROUP E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan.

GROUP F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia.

GROUP G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon.

GROUP H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea.

SCHEDULE (all times GMT)

Nov. 20AQatar v Ecuador1600Al Bayt Stadium
Nov. 21BEngland v Iran1300Khalifa International Stadium
Nov. 21ASenegal v Netherlands1600Al Thumama Stadium
Nov. 21BUnited States v Wales1900Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
Nov. 22CArgentina v Saudi Arabia1000Lusail Iconic Stadium
Nov. 22DDenmark v Tunisia1300Education City Stadium
Nov. 22CMexico v Poland1600Stadium 974
Nov. 22DFrance v Australia1900Al Janoub Stadium
Nov. 23FMorocco v Croatia1000Al Bayt Stadium
Nov. 23EGermany v Japan1300Khalifa International Stadium
Nov. 23ESpain v Costa Rica1600Al Thumama Stadium
Nov. 23FBelgium v Canada1900Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
Nov. 24GSwitzerland v Cameroon1000Al Janoub Stadium
Nov. 24HUruguay v South Korea1300Education City Stadium
Nov. 24HPortugal v Ghana1600Stadium 974
Nov. 24GBrazil v Serbia1900Lusail Iconic Stadium
Nov. 25BWales v Iran1000Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
Nov. 25AQatar v Senegal1300Al Thumama Stadium
Nov. 25ANetherlands v Ecuador1600Khalifa International Stadium
Nov. 25BEngland v United States1900Al Bayt Stadium
Nov. 26DTunisia v Australia1000Al Janoub Stadium
Nov. 26CPoland v Saudi Arabia1300Education City Stadium
Nov. 26DFrance v Denmark1600Stadium 974
Nov. 26CArgentina v Mexico1900Lusail Iconic Stadium
Nov. 27EJapan v Costa Rica1000Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
Nov. 27FBelgium v Morocco1300Al Thumama Stadium
Nov. 27FCroatia v Canada1600Khalifa International Stadium
Nov. 27ESpain v Germany1900Al Bayt Stadium
Nov. 28GCameroon v Serbia1000Al Janoub Stadium
Nov. 28HSouth Korea v Ghana1300Education City Stadium
Nov. 28GBrazil v Switzerland1600Stadium 974
Nov. 28HPortugal v Uruguay1900Lusail Iconic Stadium
Nov. 29ANetherlands v Qatar1500Al Bayt Stadium
Nov. 29AEcuador v Senegal1500Khalifa International Stadium
Nov. 29BIran v United States1900Al Thumama Stadium
Nov. 29BWales v England1900Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
Nov. 30DTunisia v France1500Education City Stadium
Nov. 30DAustralia v Denmark1500Al Janoub Stadium
Nov. 30CSaudi Arabia v Mexico1900Lusail Iconic Stadium
Nov. 30CPoland v Argentina1900Stadium 974
Dec. 1FCanada v Morocco1500Al Thumama Stadium
Dec. 1FCroatia v Belgium1500Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
Dec. 1ECosta Rica v Germany1900Al Bayt Stadium
Dec. 1EJapan v Spain1900Khalifa International Stadium
Dec. 2HSouth Korea v Portugal1500Education City Stadium
Dec. 2HGhana v Uruguay1500Al Janoub Stadium
Dec. 2GCameroon v Brazil1900Lusail Iconic Stadium
Dec. 2GSerbia v Switzerland1900Stadium 974
Dec. 3Group A winner v Group B runner-up1500Khalifa International Stadium
Dec. 3Group C winner v Group D runner-up1900Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
Dec. 4Group D winner v Group C runner-up1500Al Thumama Stadium
Dec. 4Group B winner v Group A runner-up1900Al Bayt Stadium
Dec. 5Group E winner v Group F runner-up1500Al Janoub Stadium
Dec. 5Group G winner v Group H runner-up1900Stadium 974
Dec. 6Group F winner v Group E runner-up1500Education City Stadium
Dec. 6Group H winner v Group G runner-up1900Lusail Iconic Stadium
Dec. 9Quarter-final 11900Lusail Iconic Stadium
Dec. 9Quarter-final 21500Education City Stadium
Dec. 10Quarter-final 31900Al Bayt Stadium
Dec. 10Quarter-final 41500Al Thumama Stadium
Dec. 13Semi-final 11900Lusail Iconic Stadium
Dec. 14Semi-final 21900Al Bayt Stadium
Dec. 17Third place playoff1500Khalifa International Stadium
Dec. 18Final1500Lusail Iconic Stadium

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