Group Stage Schedule. World Cup Russia 2018

Group Stage Schedule

The final draw is scheduled to take place in April 2022.

The match schedule was confirmed by FIFA on 15 July 2020. The opening match, featuring the hosts Qatar, will be played on 21 November 2022, 13:00 local time (UTC+3), at the Al Bayt Stadium. During the group stage, four matches will be played each day, with kick-off times being 13:00, 16:00, 19:00, and 22:00 for the first two rounds, and 18:00 and 22:00 for the simultaneous kick-offs of the last round and for knockout stage matches. The third-place match will be played on 17 December 2022 at the Khalifa International Stadium, and the final will be played on 18 December 2022 at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, both at 18:00.

Unlike previous tournaments where the match venues and kick-off times for each fixture are set prior to the draw, the assignment of group fixtures for each matchday to a specific venue and kick-off time will only be made after the group stage draw, which will be held after the March 2022 international match window, and the teams of each specific fixture are known. This is possibly due to the close proximity of the venues, which will allow the organizers to optimize stadium allocation for spectators and kick-off times for television audiences. The group stage matches for each group will be allocated to the following stadiums:

Groups A, B, E, F: Al Bayt Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmed bin Ali Stadium Groups C, D, G, H: Lusail Iconic Stadium, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Education City Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium

 

All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Qatar (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 A2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 A3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 A4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

First match(es) will be played on 21 November 2022. Source: FIFA (H) Host.

 

21 November 2022 Qatar Match 1 A2
13:00      
21 November 2022 A3 V A4
25 November 2022 Qatar V A3
25 November 2022 A4 V A2
29 November 2022 A4 V Qatar
29 November 2022 A2 V A3

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 B1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 B2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 B3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 B4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

First match(es) will be played on 21 November 2022. Source: FIFA

21 November 2022 B1 V B2
21 November 2022 B3 V B4
25 November 2022 B1 V B3
25 November 2022 B4 V B2
29 November 2022 B4 V B1
29 November 2022 B2 V B3

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 C1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage=
2 C2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 C3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 C4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

First match(es) will be played on 22 November 2022. Source: FIFA

22 November 2022 C1 V C2
22 November 2022 C3 V C4
26 November 2022 C1 V C3
26 November 2022 C4 V C2
30 November 2022 C4 V C1
30 November 2022 C2 V C3

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 D1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 D2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 D3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

First match(es) will be played on 22 November 2022. Source: FIFA

22 November 2022 D1 V D2
22 November 2022 D3 V D4
26 November 2022 D1 V D3
26 November 2022 D4 V D2
30 November 2022 D4 V D1
30 November 2022 D2 V D3

Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 E1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 E2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 E3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 E4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

First match(es) will be played on 23 November 2022. Source: FIFA

23 November 2022 E1 V E2
23 November 2022 E3 V E4
27 November 2022 E1 V E3
27 November 2022 E4 V E2
1 December 2022 E4 V E1
1 December 2022 E2 V E3

Group F

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 F1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 F2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 F3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 F4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

First match(es) will be played on 23 November 2022. Source: FIFA

23 November 2022 F1 V F2
23 November 2022 F3 V F4
27 November 2022 F1 V F3
27 November 2022 F4 V F2
1 December 2022 F4 V F1
1 December 2022 F2 V F3

Group G

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 G1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 G2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 G3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 G4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

First match(es) will be played on 24 November 2022. Source: FIFA

24 November 2022 G1 V G2
24 November 2022 G3 V G4
28 November 2022 G1 V G3
28 November 2022 G4 V G2
2 December 2022 G4 V G1
2 December 2022 G2 V G3

Group H

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 H1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 H2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 H3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 H4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

First match(es) will be played on 24 November 2022. Source: FIFA

24 November 2022 H1 V H2
24 November 2022 H3 V H4
28 November 2022 H1 V H3
28 November 2022 H4 V H2
2 December 2022 H4 V H1
2 December 2022 H2 V H3

 

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