The 2022 FIFA World Cup (Arabic: 2022 كأس العالم لكرة القدم, Kaʾs al-ʿālam li-kurat al-qadam 2022) is scheduled to be the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international men’s association football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA. World Cup Match Schedule It is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022. This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arab world and the first in a Muslim-majority country. This will be the second World Cup held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan. In addition, the tournament will be the last to involve 32 teams, with an increase to 48 teams scheduled for the 2026 tournament in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The reigning World Cup champions are France.
Due to Qatar’s intense summer heat, this World Cup will be held from late-November to mid-December, making it the first to not be held in May, June, or July. It is to be played in a reduced timeframe of around 28 days. – World Cup Match Schedule
Accusations of corruption have been made relating to how Qatar won the right to host the event. A FIFA internal investigation and report cleared Qatar of any wrongdoing, but chief investigator Michael J. Garcia has since described FIFA’s report on his enquiry as “materially incomplete and erroneous”. On 27 May 2015, Swiss federal prosecutors opened an investigation into corruption and money laundering related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.On 6 August 2018, former FIFA president Sepp Blatter claimed that Qatar had used “black ops”, suggesting that the bid committee had cheated to win the hosting rights.
Additionally, Qatar has faced strong criticism due to the treatment of foreign workers involved in preparation for the World Cup, with Amnesty International referring to “forced labour” and stating that hundreds or thousands of migrant workers have died as a result of human rights abuses, and careless and inhumane work conditions, despite worker welfare standards being drafted in 2014.
It’s time to get really excited: the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ match schedule is here. Now we know that fans will begin their journey in Qatar with a warm welcome at Al Bayt Stadium. This stunning 60,000-seat stadium will be bubbling with anticipation as it hosts the opening match on 21 November 2022.
From then on, four matches will be played each day throughout the 12-day group stage, giving worldwide audiences a daily feast of football. The schedule guarantees optimal rest time for the teams – and top-quality football for fans.
The long-awaited final will take place at the 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium on 18 December: the perfect stage for the biggest match in football.
Thanks to Qatar’s compact nature, all stadiums are located within driving distance, allowing fans to soak up the atmosphere at more than one match per day.
We can’t wait to welcome you to Qatar 2022.