When is FIFA World Cup 2022 Starting ?

When is FIFA World Cup 2022 Starting ?

FIFA world Cup 2022 will be taking place from 21 November 2022 and will be played through 18th December 2022. During this time all football club leagues around the world will be halted. This is the first time in history of FIFA World cup that the tournament is taking place not in the summer but in Winter. Which is unusual and caused alot of controversy throughout the footballing world. 

FIFA World Cup 2022 Important Dates:

Opening Match: The first match will be played on 21 November 2022 between Qatar vs Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor. This will kick start the group stage which will last till 2 December 2022.

First Knockout Stage: After the group stage is over, we will have 16 teams competing for the first knockout round which will be played from 3rd December to 7th December 2022.

Quarterfinal Stage: The 4 quarterfinal ties will take place on 9th and 10th December. 2 matches on each day.

Semifinal Stage: The semifinal will be take place on 13th and 14th December 2022.

The Big Final: World Cup 2022 final will take place on Sunday, 18th December 2022 at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar.