When and where is the 2022 World Cup?
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar kicks off on Monday November 21 at the Al Thumama Stadium when Senegal take on the Netherlands in Group A followed by hosts Qatar against Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium.
England will also feature on the first day with their Group B match against Iran scheduled to take place just eight days after the Premier League shuts down.
After qualifying via the play-offs, Wales will play England on Tuesday November 29 in Group B.
The final will be played at the Lusail Stadium in Doha a week before Christmas on Sunday December 18
Who has qualified?
After a successful World Cup qualifying campaign, we pick out the best goals from England’s journey to Qatar 2022, featuring strikes from Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka and more!
Finally, all of the 32 nations who will appear at the tournament are now known.
As hosts, Qatar received automatic qualification to next year’s tournament.
Four-time World Cup winners Germany were the first team to guarantee a spot through the qualification process in Europe, while Brazil – the most successful national team in World Cup history with five trophies – secured qualification as one of the top four teams in South America’s groups.
England secured their place in November by topping their qualifying group.
Portugal, Poland and Wales progressed to the finals after winning their play-off finals.
What is the World Cup group draw?
The 2022 World Cup will begin with 32 teams in eight groups of four:
- Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
- Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales
- Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
- Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
- Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
- Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
- Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
- Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea