Qatar 2022 World Cup Schedule Revealed
- July, 16, 2020 - 08:58
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Four matches will be played each day during the group stage of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, FIFA announced.
The group games will be played over a 12-day period, with matches not being assigned to particular venues until after the finals draw in March 2022 in order to choose optimal kick-off times to suit television audiences in different countries as well as supporters out in Qatar, Sky Sports reported.
Kick-off times for the first two rounds of matches will be 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm local time, and with the stadiums all within a 40-mile radius of each other it will enable supporters and media to realistically attend two games on the same day.
Kick-off times in the final round of group games and knock-out round matches will be at 6pm and 10pm local time.
For all but three games there will be a three-day rest period in between.
The tournament's opening match will be played at the Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor on Monday, November 21 in a match which will feature the host country.
The 2022 final venue is the Lusail Stadium in Doha, with the showpiece game to be played on Sunday December 18, kick-off at 6pm local time.