Qatar 2022: World cup draw made, group stage fixtures, date and venue

2022 world cup draw

The Qatar 2022 World Cup draw has been made, and the journey to the tournament’s commencement in November has started.

Qatar is geared for the world’s best footballers, but who will be participating, when, and where?

We’ll have to stand in line a while for the first game, as this is the first World Cup to be conducted in the winter months attributed to the hot weather in Qatar during the summer, but we now understand exactly who will face who in the group stage in Qatar after the draw on April 1st.

World cup draw

The United States, Iran, and the winner of the Uefa Path A playoff, which comprises both Wales and Scotland, have been allotted to England. Those teams will be seeded in Group B, thus culminating in a round of 16 ties with the Netherlands.

Spain and Germany have been drawn together in Group E, while Ghana and Uruguay will renew their rivalry in Group H. France, the holders will meet Denmark in a match that promises to be thrilling.

The fill draw and fixtures are all below.

Let’s get acquainted with the result of the Qatar 2022 world cup draw

World Cup Group A

  • Qatar
  • Ecuador
  • Senegal
  • Netherlands
  • 21 November 2022

Qatar vs Ecuador (10:00 GMT) – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor

Senegal vs Netherlands

25 November 2022

Qatar vs Senegal

Netherlands vs Ecuador

29 November 2022

Netherlands vs Qatar

Ecuador vs Senegal

World Cup Group B

  • England
  • Iran
  • United States
  • Wales or Scotland/Ukraine*

UEFA Path A semi-final between Scotland and Ukraine and subsequent final of Wales vs winner of Scotland/Ukraine will take place in June.

21 November 2022

England vs Iran

United States vs Wales or Scotland/Ukraine

25 November 2022

England vs United States

Wales or Scotland/Ukraine vs Iran

29 November 2022

Wales or Scotland/Ukraine vs England

Iran vs United States

World Cup Group C

  • Argentina
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Mexico
  • Poland

22 November 2022

Argentina vs Saudi Arabia

Mexico vs Poland

26 November 2022

Argentina vs Mexico

Poland vs Saudi Arabia

30 November 2022

Poland vs Argentina

Saudi Arabia vs Mexico

World Cup Group D

  • France
  • UAE/Australia or Peru
  • Denmark
  • Tunisia

*AFC playoff between UAE and Australia will take place in June

**Inter-Confederation playoff between Peru and the winner of UAE/Australia will take place in June

22 November 2022

France vs UAE/Australia or Peru

Denmark vs Tunisia

26 November 2022

France vs Denmark

Tunisia vs UAE/Australia or Peru

30 November 2022

Tunisia vs France

UAE/Australia or Peru vs Denmark

World cup Group E

  • Spain
  • Costa Rica
  • New Zealand*Germany
  • Japan

*Inter-Confederation playoff between Costa Rica and New Zealand will hold in June

23 November 2022

Spain vs Costa Rica or New Zealand

Germany vs Japan

27 November 2022

Spain vs Germany

Japan vs Costa Rica or New Zealand

1 December 2022

Japan vs Spain

Costa Rica or New Zealand vs Germany

World Cup Group F

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Morocco
  • Croatia

23 November 2022

Belgium vs Canada

Morocco vs Croatia

27 November 2022

Belgium vs Morocco

Croatia vs Canada

1 December 2022

Croatia vs Belgium

Canada vs Morocco

World Cup Group G

  • Brazil
  • Serbia
  • Switzerland
  • Cameroon

24 November 2022

Brazil vs Serbia

Switzerland vs Cameroon

28 November 2022

Brazil vs Switzerland

Cameroon vs Serbia

2 November 2022

Cameroon vs Brazil

Serbia vs Switzerland

World Cup Group H

  • Portugal
  • Ghana
  • Uruguay
  • South Korea

24 November 2022

Portugal vs Ghana

Uruguay vs South Korea

28 November 2022

Portugal vs Uruguay

South Korea vs Ghana

2 November 2022

South Korea vs Portugal

Ghana vs Uruguay

What are the knockout stage fixtures?

Round of 16

3 December 2022

Match 49 -Winners Group A vs Runners Up Group B (15:00 GMT) – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan

Match 50 – Winners Group C vs Runners Up Group D  (19:00 GMT)- Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan

4 December 2022

Match 51 – Winners Group B vs Runners Up Group A  (15:00 GMT)- Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor

Match 52 – Winners Group D vs Runners Up Group C (19:00 GMT) – Al Thumama Stadium, Doha

5 December 2022

Match 53 -Winners Group E vs Runners Up Group F (15:00 GMT) – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

Match 54 – Winners Group G vs Runners Up Group H (19:00 GMT) – Stadium 974, Doha

6 December 2022

Match 55 – Winners Group F vs Runners Up Group E (15:00 GMT) – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan

Match 56 – Winners Group H vs Runners Up Group G (19:00 GMT) – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail


9 December 2022

Match 57 – Winners Match 49 vs Winners Match 50 (19:00 GMT) – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail

Match 58 – Winners Match 53 vs Winners Match 54 (15:00 GMT) – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan

10 December 2022

Match 59 – Winners Match 51 vs Winners Match 52 (19:00 GMT) – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor

Match 60 – Winners Match 55 vs Winners Match 56 (15:00 GMT) – Al Thumama Stadium, Doha


13 December 2022

Match 61 – Winners Match 57 vs Winners Match 58 (19:00 GMT) – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail

14 December 2022

Match 62 – Winners Match 59 vs Winners Match 60 (19:00 GMT) – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor

Third-place play-off

17 December 2022

Match 63 – Losers Match 61 vs Losers Match 62 (15:00 GMT) – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan


18 December 2022

Match 64 – Winners Match 61 vs Winners Match 62 (15:00 GMT) – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail.

Luis Suarez meets Ghana once again

In Friday’s World Cup draw, the football gods gave up a retribution story worthy for Hollywood screenwriters by pairing Ghana with Uruguay in Group H.

On July 2nd, it will be 12 years since Luis Suarez broke the hearts of a country in South Africa.

The then-Ajax forward purposefully swatted the ball away with his hand to prevent Ghana from scoring a measurable goal that would have put the Black Stars in a World Cup quarterfinal for the first time.

Suarez was sent off for his conduct seconds into the penalty shootout, and Ghana was handed a chance, but Asamoah Gyan bubbled his spot-kick over the crossbar.

Suarez’s wild jubilation on his way to the locker room added salt to Ghana’s wounds as Uruguay eventually won the penalty shootout and advanced to the semifinals.

Suarez is expected to start against Ghana in Qatar unless he sustains an injury. It appears that this will be his final World Cup at the age of 35.

As a result, Ghana has the perfect opportunity to get the last laugh, or for a former tormentor to play the villain for the final time.


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