2022 World Cup announced schedule:starting on November 21st and finals on December 18th
On July 15, 2018, the French team won the World Cup championship trophy at Luzhniki Stadium, fans familiar with the scene Still vivid. Today, two years later, the schedule and time of the next World Cup are officially announced, bringing new expectations to world football.
The Gulf Stadium will host the opening match of the Qatar World Cup at 13:00 on November 21, 2022 local time. The stadium has 60,000 seats. The naming and architectural shape of the stadium are inspired by the tents used by local nomads in the bay. In the group stage, all matches will be kicked off at 4 o’clock, 13 o’clock, 16 o’clock, 19 o’clock and 22 o’clock local time. The knockout stage will be played at 18:00 and 22:00 local time. The Caliph International Stadium will host three or four final venues on December 17. The final will be held at 18:00 local time at the Russell Stadium, which can accommodate 80,000 people.
The Qatar World Cup group stage will last 12 days, with 4 games played each day. This not only ensures that the team is fully adjusted during the game, but also allows fans plenty of time to watch the game. The unique natural advantages of the venue ensure that the venues can be directly reached by land transportation, so that the organizer can better optimize the schedule to ensure that fans, teams and media personnel get the best experience.
After the international competition day in March 2022, all teams will hold a lottery ceremony to determine the final match schedule. After the draw, the organizing committee will further discuss the possibility of adjusting the kick-off time of each game to provide a game time that is beneficial to fans of the home teams of various countries and Qatar.
Due to the close distance between the stadiums, and thanks to Qatar’s excellent climate during the World Cup, it also provides organizers with more convenient time adjustments. Fans also have the opportunity to watch multiple group matches live on the same day.
For fans who plan to visit Qatar live, the hotel reservation is expected to start at the end of 2020. Ticket sales to the public will be conducted through FIFA.com, and details such as schedules, phases, categories, and prices will be released in due course.
At the same time, detailed information about the World Cup qualifiers on all continents can be queried at FIFA.com. Affected by the COVID-19 epidemic and forced to adjust the schedule of related international competitions, the latest schedule can also be found here.