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Fifa Qatar World Cup 2022: Tickets, Schedule, Fixtures

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As November and December draw closer here is everything you need to know about the Fifa World Cup 2022 Tournament, hosted by Qatar – tickets, schedule, fixtures, controversies, and more.

2022 Fifa World Cup Tickets

The tickets available to attend the Fifa Qatar World Cup 2022 have been divided into four separate categories with Category 1 being the highest-priced ticket. Category 2 and Category 3 offer less optimal views of the games whereas category 4, possessing the lowest price is reserved for Qatar residents only. The same ticket prices apply to both, adults and children regardless of age. The Last Minute Sales Phase will remain open till December 18, 2022, for anyone who wishes to purchase tickets.

The following are the ticket prices for the Qatar World Cup 2022:

Match*Cat. 1Cat. 2Cat. 3Cat. 4
Opening Match225016001100200
Group Matches80060025040
Round of 16100075035070
Quarter Final15501050750300
Semi-Finals348024001300500
3rd Place Match15501100750300
Final585036502200750
Credits: Fifa | *All prices in Qatari Riyal

Important Dates and Venues

The opening ceremony of the world cup is to be held on November 20, 2022, and is said to take place at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.

Four games are to be played each of the 12 days of the group stage before the round of 16 beginning on December 3, 2022. The Quarterfinals are said to take place on December 15, 2022, with the anticipated final taking place on December 18, 2022, at the Lusail Stadium in Doha.

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The 64 matches of the 2022 world cup are to be held across 8 stadiums:

  • Al Bayt Stadium
  • Khalifa International Stadium
  • Al Thumama Stadium
  • Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
  • Lusail Stadium
  • Stadium 974
  • Education City Stadium
  • Al Janoub Stadium

Qatar 2022 World Cup Groups

Qatar World Cup 2022: Latest News, Schedule, Match Tickets, Dates. All You Need To Know

Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands

Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales

Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland

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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

Qatar World Cup 2022 Schedule

Group stage

Sunday, November 20:

  • Group A: Qatar vs Ecuador

Monday, November 21

  • Group B: England vs Iran,
  • Group A: Senegal vs Netherlands
  • Group B: USA vs Wales

Tuesday, November 22

  • Group C: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia
  • Group D: Denmark vs Tunisia
  • Group C: Mexico vs Poland
  • Group D: France vs Australia

Wednesday, November 23

  • Group F: Morocco vs Croatia
  • Group E: Germany vs Japan
  • Group E: Spain vs Costa Rica
  • Group F: Belgium vs Canada

Thursday, November 24

  • Group G: Switzerland vs Cameroon
  • Group H: Uruguay vs South Korea
  • Group H: Portugal vs Ghana
  • Group G: Brazil vs Serbia

Friday, November 25

  • Group B: Wales vs Iran
  • Group A: Qatar vs Senegal
  • Group A: Netherlands vs Ecuador
  • Group B: England vs USA

Saturday, November 26

  • Group D: Tunisia vs Australia
  • Group C: Poland vs Saudi Arabia
  • Group D: France vs Denmark
  • Group C: Argentina vs Mexico

Sunday, November 27

  • Group E: Japan vs Costa Rica
  • Group F: Belgium vs Morocco
  • Group F: Croatia vs Canada
  • Group E: Spain vs Germany

Monday, November 28

  • Group G: Cameroon vs Serbia
  • Group H: South Korea vs Ghana
  • Group G: Brazil vs Switzerland
  • Group H: Portugal vs Uruguay

Tuesday, November 29

  • Group A: Netherlands vs Qatar
  • Group A: Ecuador vs Senegal
  • Group B: Wales vs England
  • Group B: Iran vs USA

Wednesday, November 30

  • Group D: Australia vs Denmark
  • Group D: Tunisia vs France
  • Group C: Poland vs Argentina
  • Group C: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico

Thursday, December 1

  • Group F: Croatia vs Belgium
  • Group F: Canada vs Morocco
  • Group E: Costa Rica vs Germany
  • Group E: Japan vs Spain

Friday, December 2

  • Group G: South Korea vs Portugal
  • Group G: Ghana vs Uruguay
  • Group H: Serbia vs Switzerland
  • Group H: Cameroon vs Brazil

Round of 16

Saturday, December 3

  • Match 49: Winners of Group A vs Runners-up of Group B
  • Match 50: Winners of Group C vs Runners-up of Group D

Sunday, December 4

  • Match 52: Winners of Group D vs Runners-up of Group C
  • Match 51: Winners of Group B vs Runners-up of Group A

Monday, December 5

  • Match 53: Winners of Group E vs Runners-up of Group F
  • Match 54: Winners of Group G vs Runners-up of Group H

Tuesday, December 6

  • Match 55: Winners of Group F vs Runners-up of Group E
  • Match 56: Winners of Group H vs Runners-up of Group G

Quarter-finals

Friday, December 9

  • Match 58: Winners of 53 vs Winners of 54
  • Match 57: Winners of 49 vs Winners of 50

Saturday, December 10

  • Match 60: Winners of 55 vs Winners of 56
  • Match 59: Winners of 51 vs Winners of 52

Semi-finals

Tuesday, December 13

  • Match 61: Winners of 57 vs Winners of 58

Wednesday, December 14

  • Match 62: Winners of 59 vs Winners of 60

Saturday, December 17

  • Match 63: Third place play-off

Final

Sunday, December 18

  • Match 64: The World Cup final

Daily allowance canceled and rising controversies

Earlier this year, in September, Qatar invited certain fans to attend the World Cup 2022 for free. The invitation included free flights, free tickets to the matches, free housing as well as extra spending money. Although the offer seems irresistible it comes with the condition to abide by a contract that necessitates a minimum 14-day stay, appearance at specific events including the opening ceremony on September 20, 2022, and expressing support by “liking” and “re-sharing” third party posts, and most controversially, flagging those who criticize the events of the game.

However, just as fans were preparing for the trip, two days before the opening ceremony, they received a message that their daily allowance of spending money has been canceled:

“Due to the recent developments in the media, we are keen to protect our visiting fans from the erroneous misinformed statements regarding ‘fans receiving payment for the trip’. Accordingly, the daily allowance will unfortunately no longer be issued. The allowance was intended as a small uplift on your own personal funds to assist with refreshments during your stay.”

The Guardian, Fans paid to attend World Cup by Qatar have daily allowance cancelled

Although the cancellation of funds did not deter fans from traveling it is understandably a cause of concern for several who had planned their trip in accordance with the additional funds they expected to receive. Soon after, Fifa released a statement declaring that alcohol would no longer be available for purchase at the World Cup stadium to ensure comfort for everyone at the arena despite initially promising that it would be available for purchase in match venues and fan zones at reasonable prices.

Although their reasoning for the restriction of alcohol is widely understood, such last-minute changes to the event have sparked more political concerns amongst LGBTQ+ fans about their safety since in Qatar, a Muslim nation, homosexuality is illegal. Despite rising concerns, Fifa President Gianni Infantino delivered a speech expressing his support for Qatar: a victim of early scrutiny by the public.

“I think if for three hours a day you cannot drink a beer, you will survive. Especially because the same rules apply in France, Spain, Portugal, and Scotland. Here, has it become a big thing because it is a Muslim country?” says Infantino. In the following monologue, he observably addresses all other concerns and maintains his utter support towards Qatar as the host of the 2022’s world cup.

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Reeva Faisal

First-Year Communications student at UC San Diego.

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