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FIFA World Cup 2022: Where, when to watch in India and all you need to know about event in Qatar

The FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022 will see 32 teams take part in the carnival of Football in Qatar.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Where, when to watch in India and all you need to know about event in Qatar

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  • Karen Noronha

Last Updated: 09.19 AM, Nov 07, 2022

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The FIFA World Cup 2022 is all set to begin in Qatar and the event will see 32 teams gather for the carnival of Football. This event could also be the last time fans would see stars like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo take field for their country at the World Cup stage.

Ahead of the marquee event in Qatar, here is all you need to know about teams, format and final.

Teams:

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Iran, Japan, Korea Republic, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, United States, Uruguay, Wales

Groups:

Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal and Netherlands 

Group B: England, IR Iran, USA and Wales 

Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland 

Group D: France, Australia, Denmark and Tunisia 

Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany and Japan 

Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco and Croatia 

Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon 

Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay and Korea Republic

When will the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 start?

The FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022 will begin on Sunday, November 20. Hosts Qatar will be playing Ecuador in the curtain-raiser.

What will be the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 format?

The 32 teams from across the globe have been divided into eight groups of four teams each. The top two will be qualifying for the knockout stage.

How will the knockout stage of the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 work?

The eight group winners will play the eight group runners-up and the matches will be determined by a pre-mediated draw in the Round of 16. Winners of the Round of 16 will then play in the quarterfinal which will then lead to the semi-finals and final.

Schedule:

The group phase will be played from November 20 to December 2.

Round of 16: December 3-6

Quarter-finals: December 9-10

Semi-finals: December 13-14 

Third place play-off: December 17

Final: December 18

Will there be a third-place playoff match in the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022?

There will be a third-place playoff match between the two losing semi-finalists on December 17.

When will the final of the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 be held?

The final of the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 will be played on December 20 in Lusail Stadium in Lusail.

How many matches will take place in the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022?

A total of 65 matches, including 48 group stage and 16 knockout stage matches will take place in the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022.

Where can Indian fans watch the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022?

Indian fans can watch the live telecast on Sports18 1SD and HD. Football fans can also watch the live streaming on JioCinema.

What are the venues for the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022?

The Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 matches will be played across eight different venues in five different cities. 

1. Lusail Iconic Stadium

2. Al Bayt Stadium, 

3. Stadium 974 

4. Al Thumama Stadium

5. Khalifa International Stadium, 

6. Education City Stadium 

7. Ahmad bin Ali Stadium 

8. Al Janoub Stadium 

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