FIFA announces 2022 Qatar World Cup match fixtures

FIFA has announced match fixtures for its 2022 Football World Cup, set to begin in November 2022 in Qatar.

According to Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Group stage games for each match day will only be assigned to a stadium and kick-off time after the final draw, which will be held after the March 2022 international match calendar qualifying window.

The tournament will begin November 21 at Al Bayt Stadium in the northern city of Al Khor with the host nation Qatar’s football team in action.

The group stage, spanning over 12 days will feature four matches per day at three-hour intervals, beginning at 1.00pm local time (1000 GMT), with the late match kicking off at 10:00pm local time.

At the conclusion of group stage, the tournament will jump straight to the final 16 teams competing each other for the title, with two matches per day, followed by quarter-finals and semi-finals phases respectively.

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The final will be played on December 18 at Lusail Stadium in the capital city of Doha.

It is to be noted that all of the stadiums set to host 2022 Football World Cup are located within a 40-mile radius, enabling the fans to attend multiple matches a day.