Fifa World Cup Groups 2022 Qatar: Analysis, Matches and Round of 16 Crosses

Fifa World Cup Groups 2022 Qatar

Fifa World Cup Groups 2022 Qatar: We analyze how the teams have been distributed in the group stage of the World Cup that will be played in Qatar, as well as the schedules and subsequent crosses until the final.

The Qatar 2022 World Groups have already been defined, and the winter World Cup event is getting closer and closer. This November will start this atypical and controversial tournament that will not leave anyone indifferent since the World Cup atmosphere can be smelled, the rivalries are already felt and we are already dreaming of the great matches that we will be able to see in this group stage.

For this reason, we wanted to bring a review of the World Cup Groups and everything you need to know about the countries that will participate in the twenty-second edition of the World Cup.

Group A (Ecuador):

Group A of the Qatar 2022 World Cup will be the group in which we can find the host. The Qatari team will share the phase with the Ecuadorian team, with Senegal and with the Dutch team.

Of course, the East will also be one of the most exciting groups, as there are three teams that are at a very high level and have big stars that could make the difference.

Table Group A:

N0TeamCoachCaptain
1Qatar Felix Sanchez BasHassan Al-Haidos
2EcuadorGustavo AlfaroEnner Valencia
3SenegalAliou CisseKalidou Koulibaly
4NetherlandsLouis van GaalVirgil van Dijk

Group A Matches:

Group A MatchesTime And Date
Senegal vs Netherlands 11/21/2022 – 1:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Qatar vs Ecuador 11/21/2022 – 7:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Qatar vs Senegal 11/25/2022 – 4:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Netherlands vs Ecuador 11/25/2022 – 7:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Ecuador vs. Senegal 11/29/2022 – 6:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Netherlands vs Qatar 11/29/2022 – 6:00 p.m. (Qatar)

Group B (United States)

Group B of the World Cup will be one of the lowest collective level since only the England team stands out internationally for recent achievements (Euro finalists). In addition to the Three Lions, Group B will feature Iran, the United States and the last qualifier in the UEFA playoffs is Wales.

Table Group B:

N0TeamCoachCaptain
1EnglandGareth SouthgateHarry Kane
2IranDragan SkocicEhsan Hajsafi
3USAGregg BerhalterChristian Pulisic
4WalesN/AN/A

Group B Matches:

Group B MatchesTime and Date
England vs Iran 11/21/2022 – 4:00 p.m. (Qatar)
USA vs Wales 11/21/2022 – 10:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Wales vs Iran 11/25/2022 – 1:00 p.m. (Qatar)
England vs USA 11/25/2022 – 10:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Wales vs England 11/29/2022 – 10:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Iran vs USA 11/29/2022 – 10:00 p.m. (Qatar)

Group C (Argentina and Mexico):

Group C will be the favorite of many in this World Cup in Qatar 2022. The Argentine team will lead this exceptional phase and arrive as the main favorite to qualify for the next round. However, the Scaloneta will not have it easy at all, since they will have to face the complicated Mexican team, Poland, and Saudi Arabia, which was the least graceful of the draw.

Of course, the main attraction will be the duel between two nations with a rivalry that transcends football, but reaches culture, since Argentina and Mexico will be the Latin protagonists of the group. In addition, there is also the Messi – Lewandowski duel , which promises to be the highlight of the group.

Table Group C

N0TeamCoachCaptain
1ArgentinaLionel ScaloniLionel Messi
2Saudi ArabiaHerve RenardSalman Al-Faraj
3MexicoGerardo “Tata” MartinoAndres Guardado
4PolandCzeslaw MichniewiczRobert Lewandowski

Group C Matches:

Group C MatchesTime And Date
Argentina vs Saudi Arabia 11/22/2022 – 1:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Mexico vs Poland 11/22/2022 – 7:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Poland vs Saudi Arabia 11/26/2022 – 4:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Argentina vs. Mexico 11/26/2022 – 10:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Poland vs. Argentina 11/30/2022 – 10:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico 11/30/2022 – 10:00 p.m. (Qatar)

Group D (France):

Group D, like several others in the World Cup, allows us to elucidate well in advance the countries that start as favorites to qualify for the next round. The France team, led by players of the stature of Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappé, Griezmann, Dembélé, N’Golo Kante, and stop counting, will be the great rival to beat since the Gauls are the current champions of the tournament.

In addition, the team from Denmark and Tunisia will also be in the group, waiting to meet who will be the last classified at this stage. Once the international repechage is played, Australia will be the one that completes group D after beating Peru.

Table Group D:

N0TeamCoachCaptain
1France Didier DeschampsHugo Lloris
2Australia N/AN/A
3Denmark Kasper HjulmandSimon Kjaer
4TunisiaJalal KadriYoussef Msakni

Group D Matches:

Group D MatchesDate And Times
Denmark vs Tunisia 11/22/2022 – 4:00 p.m. (Qatar)
France vs Australia 11/22/2022 – 10:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Tunisia vs Australia 11/26/2022 – 1:00 p.m. (Qatar)
France vs Denmark 11/26/2022 – 7:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Australia vs Denmark 11/30/2022 – 6:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Tunisia vs France 11/30/2022 – 6:00 p.m. (Qatar)

Group E (Spain)

Group E, from Spain! The fifth group of the 2022 Qatar World Cup will feature the 2010 World Champion and the 2014 Champion. Luis Enrique’s Spanish team will have a real litmus test during the group stage since the Asturian coach’s project will have to be measured face to face against the prodigious German team.

In addition to Germany, Spain will also have to face Japan and the winner of the second international playoff, so the last participant in group E will be Costa Rica.

Table Group E:

N0TeamCoachCaptain
1SpainLuis Enrique MartinezSergio Busquets
2Costa RicaN/AN/A
3GermanyHans-Dieter FlickManuel Neuer
4JapanHajime MoriyasuMaya Yoshida

Group E Matches:

Group E MatchesDate And Time
Germany vs Japan 11/23/2022 – 4:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Spain vs Costa Rica 11/23/2022 – 7:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Japan vs Costa Rica 11/27/2022 – 1:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Spain vs Germany 11/27/2022 – 10:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Japan vs Spain 12/01/2022 – 10:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Costa Rica vs Germany 12/01/2022 – 10:00 p.m. (Qatar)

Group F:

Group F will not leave anyone indifferent during this group stage, as it will be one of the most evenly matched, not only for the individual talent of each nation but also for the excellent sporting projects of each one of them. For many, this is the feared group of death, since Belgium, Croatia, Canada, and Morocco will face each other for direct positions in the next round of the World Cup.

Belgium starts as favorites above the rest only because of their individual talent, but we have seen time and time again how the Belgian team is unable to measure up in the big tournaments. In addition, they will have to face the current runner-up in the world, the Croatian team that would be the other candidate to qualify for the round of 16. Canada and Morocco should not be underestimated, as each country has its own thing, and in a World Cup, anything can happen.

Table Group F:

N0TeamCoachCaptain
1BelgiumRoberto MartinezTo be determined – Hazard, Lukaku and de Bruyne
2CanadaJohn HerdmanAtiba Hutchinson
3MoroccoVahid HalilhodzicRomain Saiss
4CroatiaZlatko DalicLuka Modric

Group F Matches:

Group F MatchesDate And Time
Morocco vs Croatia 11/23/2022 – 1:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Belgium vs Canada 11/23/2022 – 10:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Belgium vs Morocco 11/27/2022 – 4:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Croatia vs Canada 11/27/2022 – 7:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Croatia vs Belgium 12/01/2022 – 6:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Canada vs Morocco 12/01/2022 – 6:00 p.m. (Qatar)

Group G (Brazil):

The penultimate group of the World Cup, Group G, will also be one of the most closely fought. However, what will probably be the most disputed will be access to the round of 16 via second place in the table, since the Brazilian team starts as favorites to dominate the group.

Those of Tite will have to face teams that although it is true that they are not of a low level, are not up to the Rio de Janeiro dominance. Serbia, led by young star Vlahovic, Switzerland, and Cameroon will be the countries that will complete this exciting group.

Table Group G:

N0TeamCoachCaptain
1BrazilTiteTo be Determined – Neymar Jr.
2SerbianDragan StojkovicDušan Tadić
3SwissMurat YakinGranit Xhaka
4CameroonRigobert SongVincent Aboubakar

Group G Matches:

Group G MatchesDate And Times
Switzerland vs Cameroon 11/24/2022 – 1:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Brazil vs. Serbia 11/24/2022 – 10:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Cameroon vs Serbia 11/28/2022 – 1:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Brazil vs Switzerland 11/28/2022 – 7:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Serbia vs Switzerland 12/02/2022 – 10:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Cameroon vs Brazil 12/02/2022 – 10:00 p.m. (Qatar)

Group H (Uruguay):

Finally, we close with Group H. However, this is one of those cases where it is fair to say, last but not least, that this will be one of the most closely fought groups of this phase. With respect to the African participant, three of the countries stand out for the quality of the stars that are on their campuses.

Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea will be the main contenders to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup, while Ghana will be the weakest link in the group. The team led by Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Cancelo, and other Portuguese stars will face Uruguay again, which already left them out of the last World Cup.

Table Group H:

N0TeamCoachCaptain
1PortugalFernando SantosCristiano Ronaldo
2GhanaOtto AddoAndre Ayew
3UruguayDiego AlonsoDiego Godín
4South KoreaPaulo BentoSon Heung Min

Group H Matches:

Group H MatchesDates And Times
Uruguay vs South Korea 11/24/2022 – 4:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Portugal vs. Ghana 11/24/2022 – 7:00 p.m. (Qatar)
South Korea vs Ghana 11/28/2022 – 4:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Portugal vs. Uruguay 11/28/2022 – 10:00 p.m. (Qatar)
Ghana vs. Uruguay 12/02/2022 – 6:00 p.m. (Qatar)
South Korea vs Portugal 12/02/2022 – 6:00 p.m. (Qatar)

Qatar 2022 schedules: What time do the group stage matches start?

The Qatar 2022 World Cup group stage will be played at four times confirmed by FIFA. Officially, the group stage matches will be played at 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m. Qatar time (CET+2). Despite the fact that with the current schedule the time difference with Spain would be just one hour, for those dates, this time distance will be two hours due to winter time.

  • 1:00 p.m. (Qatar)
  • 4:00 p.m. (Qatar)
  • 7:00 p.m. (Qatar)
  • 8:00 p.m. (Qatar)

Schedule Qatar 2022 – Group stage Qatar 2022 Schedule – Group Stage

According to the official FIFA calendar, the World Cup group stage will start on November 21, 2022. From the 21st to the 2nd of December, four daily matches corresponding to the group stage will be played.

  • November 21, 2022: 4 matches (Group A and Group B – Date 1)
  • November 22, 2022: 4 matches (Group C and Group D – Date 1)
  • November 23, 2022: 4 matches (Group E and Group F – Date 1)
  • November 24, 2022: 4 matches (Group G and Group H – Date 1)
  • November 25, 2022: 4 matches (Group A and Group B – Date 2)
  • November 26, 2022: 4 matches (Group C and Group D – Date 2)
  • November 27, 2022: 4 matches (Group E and Group F – Date 2)
  • November 28, 2022: 4 matches (Group G and Group H – Date 2)
  • November 29, 2022: 4 matches (Group A and Group B – Date 3)
  • November 30, 2022: 4 games (Group C and Group D – Date 3)
  • December 1, 2022: 4 matches (Group E and Group F – Date 3)
  • December 02, 2022: 4 games (Group G and Group H – Date 3)

Once the group stage is over, what will the round of 16 tie be?

On December 2 the group stage will officially end and a day later the round of 16 stages will begin. The first two matches of the round of 16 will be played on December 3rd and this phase will end on the 6th of the same month.

The first two places in each group will automatically qualify for the round of 16, so that the first in group A would face the second in group B and so on consecutively.

Eighth Match TIME AND DATE:

  • 1st Group A vs 2nd Group B 12/03/2022
  • 1st Group C vs 2nd Group D 12/03/2022
  • 1st Group B vs 2nd Group A 12/04/2022
  • 1st Group D vs 2nd Group C 12/04/2022
  • 1st Group E vs 2nd Group F 12/05/2022
  • 1st Group G vs 2nd Group H 12/05/2022
  • 1st Group F vs 2nd Group E 12/06/2022
  • 1st Group F vs 2nd Group E 12/06/2022

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