When and where does the 2022 FIFA World Cup start and which national football teams have booked their tickets to Qatar? Dates, draw, schedule, kick-off times, final: The tournament kicks off on Monday November 21, 2022 at the Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor/ Qatar, with a match that will feature the host country, Qatar.
The final will be played at the Lusail Stadium in Doha, on December 18.
The final draw is scheduled to take place in Doha, Qatar, on 1 April 2022, prior to the completion of qualification. The two winners of the inter-confederation play-offs will not be known at the time of the draw. 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ qualifying fixtures can be viewed via the below links:
Qatar, who will be making their first appearance at a World Cup, qualified as hosts.
Four-time World Cup winners Germany were the first team to guarantee a spot through the qualification process in October as UEFA Group J winners.
The Euro 2020 semi-finalists clinching first place in Group F when they beat Austria 1-0 on 12 October. The Danes have won nine out of nine in qualifying.
Brazil - the most successful national team in World Cup history with five trophies - became the fourth team to secure qualification as one of the top four teams in South America's groups.
Belgium secured themselves a spot in next year's World Cup finals and kept up their unbeaten qualifying run as they beat Estonia 3-1.
France reached the 2022 World Cup finals with a match to spare after four goals from Kylian Mbappe helped them to an 8-0 home rout of Kazakhstan in their Group D qualifier.
Spain didn’t falter with a World Cup spot on the line and will make its 12th straight appearance at the tournament next year.
Serbia have qualified for the 2022 World Cup after Aleksandar Mitrovic comes off the bench to score a dramatic injury-time winner to stun complacent Portugal. Serbia president Aleksandar Vucic offered the Serbian national team players a one million euro bonus before their game against Portugal.
Croatia laid siege to Russia's goal — on a waterlogged field that quickly turned into a swamp — and was finally rewarded when a Russian defender scored an 81st-minute own-goal, enough for a 1-0 win.
England have qualified for the World Cup after thrashing San Marino 10-0 in their final qualifying group game.
Switzerland overtook Italy after the final game, joining Qatar2022 as an undefeated team!
The Netherlands qualified for next year’s World Cup on its second attempt Tuesday by beating Norway 2-0 in an empty De Kuip stadium.
Argentina joined Brazil in qualifying for next year's World Cup in Qatar despite the arch-rivals playing out a dour 0-0 draw in San Juan on Tuesday/ November 17, 2021.