The 2022 World Cup in Qatar started on 20 November as 32 groups purpose to succeed in the ultimate and change into world champions on 18 December.
The match is the primary to be held within the Arab world and solely the second to happen in Asia, after Japan and South Korea joint-hosted the occasion in 2002. This version would be the final to function simply 32 groups, with the match being expanded from 2026 onwards as a way to function 48 nations.
Reigning champions France are among the many favourites, although no group has efficiently defended the World Cup since Brazil in 1962, alongside fellow European sides England, Spain, and the Netherlands. Brazil and Argentina function within the knockout levels, whereas Senegal may characterize Africa’s largest hopes of profitable for the primary time.
England met play-off winners Wales in Group B with USA advancing alongside them. Germany went out after being drawn in a tough-looking Group E with Spain, Japan and Costa Rica, whereas Portugal and South Korea emerged from Group H forward of Ghana and Uruguay.
Hosts Qatar began their match towards Ecuador, earlier than taking over Senegal and Netherlands – the latter duo have been set to be the primary match of the 2022 World Cup earlier than organisers moved Qatar’s match to be a day earlier. Due to extreme summer season temperatures within the Gulf state, the Qatar World Cup is the primary to be staged in winter quite than summer season.
Try the complete World Cup fixtures and schedule beneath.
When are the subsequent video games?
Croatia tackle Argentina on Tuesday earlier than Morocco play France on Wednesday within the World Cup semi-finals, and each video games are at 7pm GMT.
Group stage: 20 November to 2 December
Spherical of 16: 3-6 December
Quarter-finals: 9-10 December
Semi-finals: 13-14 December
Remaining: 18 December