Match schedule for 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar confirmed

Can you believe it's been over two years since the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia finished?

Which means it's just two years until the next FIFA World Cup, in Qatar in 2022!

How exciting. 

And on Wednesday July 15, FIFA revealed a number of match details in relation to the tournament. It's getting real. 

The tournament, which begins at the 60,000-capacity Al Bayt Stadium on Monday 21 November 2022, will have a total of FOUR games per day in the group stages.


The kick-off times for the group stage matches will be 13:00, 16:00, 19:00 and 22:00 local time, which converts to 21:00, 00:00, 03:00 and 06:00 AEDT - with simultaneous kick-offs for the last round of group games and knockout-stage timings being 18:00 and 22:00 (02:00 and 06:00 AEDT). 

The venue for the Final was revealed, with the Lusail Stadium (pictured at the top of the article) - which holds 80,000 people - hosting the biggest match on the global sporting calendar. 

The kick-off time for the Final is 18:00 local time, which is 02:00 AEDT.

In terms of ticketing, FIFA revealed that hospitality sales are scheduled to start in late 2020.

Ticket sales for the general public, however, will be conducted solely via, where "details on the timeline, phases, categories and prices will be communicated in due course". 

Stay tuned to and our social media channels for all the latest information regarding our rescheduled FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.