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2022 World Cup Schedule: The Matches You Would Not Want to Miss

by Kevin Richard | by Kevin Richard

image 2022 World Cup Schedule: The Matches You Would Not Want to Miss
Want to know about the 2022 World Cup schedule? To know which matches you should not miss, and which ones you should favour for your sports bets? This is where to find out! SportyTrader's writers will reveal the best duels of the group stage.

The complete 2022 World Cup schedule

Before we get to the most exciting matches of the World Cup group stage, which will certainly be a must for your 2022 World Cup predictions, here is a summary of the complete schedule. As you can see, there are plenty of exciting duels on the programme. 

Group Stage: Round 1

Sunday 20 November

  • 19:00 | Qatar-Ecuador

Monday 21 November

  • 13:00 | England-Iran
  • 16:00 | Senegal-Netherlands
  • 19:00 | USA-Wales

Tuesday 22 November

  • 10:00 | Argentina-Saudi Arabia
  • 13:00 | Denmark-Tunisia
  • 16:00 | Mexico-Poland
  • 19:00 | France-Australia

Wednesday 23 November

  • 10:00 | Morocco-Croatia
  • 13:00 | Germany-Japan
  • 16:00 | Spain-Costa Rica
  • 19:00 | Belgium-Canada

Thursday 24 November

  • 10:00 | Switzerland-Cameroon
  • 13:00 | Uruguay-South Korea
  • 16:00 | Portugal-Ghana
  • 19:00 | Brazil-Serbia

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Group Stage: Round 2

Friday 25 November

  • 10:00 | Wales-Iran
  • 13:00 | Qatar-Senegal
  • 16:00 | Netherlands-Ecuador
  • 19:00 | England-USA

Saturday 26 November

  • 10:00 | Tunisia-Australia
  • 13:00 | Poland-Saudi Arabia
  • 16:00 | France-Denmark
  • 19:00 | Argentina-Mexico

Sunday 27 November

  • 10:00 | Japan-Costa Rica
  • 13:00 | Belgium-Morocco
  • 16:00 | Croatia-Canada
  • 19:00 | Spain-Germany

Monday 28 November

  • 10:00 | Cameroon-Serbia
  • 14:00 | South Korea-Ghana
  • 17:00 | Brazil-Switzerland
  • 20:00 | Portugal-Uruguay

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Group Stage: Round 3

Tuesday 29 November

  • 15:00 | Netherlands-Qatar
  • 15:00 | Ecuador-Senegal
  • 19:00 | Wales-England
  • 19:00 | Iran-USA

Wednesday 30 November

  • 15:00 | Tunisia-France
  • 15:00 | Australia-Denmark
  • 19:00 | Poland-Argentina
  • 19:00 | Saudi Arabia-Mexico

Thursday 01 December

  • 15:00 | Croatia-Belgium
  • 15:00 | Canada-Morocco
  • 19:00 | Japan-Spain
  • 19:00 | Costa Rica-Germany

Friday 02 December

  • 15:00 | South Korea-Portugal
  • 15:00 | Ghana-Uruguay
  • 19:00 | Cameroon-Brazil
  • 19:00 | Serbia-Switzerland

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Round of 16

Saturday 03 December

  • 15:00 | Winner of Group A - Runner-up of Group B
  • 19:00 | Winner of Group C - Runner-up of Group D

Sunday 04 December

  • 15:00 | Winner of Group D - Runner-up of Group C
  • 19:00 | Winner of Group B - Runner-up of Group A

Monday 05 December

  • 15:00 | Winner of Group E - Runner-up of Group F
  • 19:00 | Winner of Group G - Runner-up of Group H

Tuesday 06 December

  • 15:00 | Winner of Group F - Runner-up of Group E
  • 19:00 | Winner of Group H - Runner-up of Group G


Friday 09 December

  • 15:00 | Quarter Final n°1
  • 19:00 | Quarter Final n°2

Saturday 10 December

  • 15:00 | Quarter Final n°3
  • 19:00 | Quarter Final n°4


Tuesday 13 December

  • 19:00 | Semi-final n°1

Wednesday 14 December

  • 19:00 | Semi-final n°2

Third place play-off

Saturday 17 December

  • 15:00 | Loser of semi-final n°1 - Loser of semi-final n°2


Sunday 18 December

  • 15:00 | Winner of semi-final n°1 - Winner of semi-final n°2

2022 FIFA World Cup Schedule: The best matches

2022 World Cup Schedule - Best Matches

With matches beginning in November of this year, the draw for the group phase of the World Cup already offers us some great football matches. Here, in our opinion, are the most anticipated matches of the first round. There's going to be a great show for your 2022 World Cup predictions!

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Senegal vs. the Netherlands: A thrilling opening match of the World Cup finals! 

2022 World Cup Schedule - Senegal v The Netherlands

This year is different from tradition, because it will not be the host country Qatar that will kick off the competition. In fact, on Monday 21 November at 1pm, the first match will be kicked off by Senegal and the Netherlands. This is an important match in this group as it is being played between the two countries expected to qualify for the knockout stages. There is bound to be a great crowd for this game. It promises to be an open match between two attacking sides, both eager to finish top of the group. This match should get the competition off to a great start!

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France vs. Denmark: Battle for first place?

2022 World Cup Schedule - France v Denmark

These two countries have been opponents for a long time. The French and the Danes played each other in the group stages of the 2018 World Cup. They will also face each other in the 2022/23 Nations League.Les Bleus were crowned champions four years ago and finished first in the group, but they did not do better than a 0-0 draw against the Danes four years ago after already qualifying for the knockout stages. This time, they face each other in their second match of Group D with all to play for. The match result will go a long way towards deciding the final placings in this group. It will be played on Saturday 26 November at 5pm.

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Argentina-Mexico, American duel

2022 World Cup Schedule - Argentina v Mexico

On paper, this may not be the most attractive match-up. However, we can assure you that this meeting between the North American and South American countries will be worthwhile and should provide a great spectacle. Argentina, with Lionel Messi expected to play in his last World Cup, will be favourites for the top spot in Group C. Nevertheless, Argentina will have to be very serious about their chances, because Mexico has a great generation this year and they always perform very well in the World Cup. In 2018, for example, the Mexicans beat Germany 1-0 and qualified for the last 16 (losing 2-0 to Brazil). Mexico can be a black horse of this group and end up beating more than one team! This match will be for the second day of the group phase on Saturday 26 November at 8pm.

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Spain-Germany: the clash of the titans!

2022 World Cup Schedule - Spain v Germany

Spain versus Germany. This is definitely THE biggest match of this group stage, and the match that will be the most anticipated by football fans and bettors. Should there be one match decisive for the top spot in Group E, it will be this one. The Germans have been ready to take their revenge —- during the last opposition between the two teams (in the Nations League on 17 November 2020), Spain slayed Germany by 6-0. This was a historic defeat for the Germans, so they will be looking for beating the Spaniards and take the first place in the group. During this match, which will be played on Sunday 27 November at 8pm, we will likely see a classic World Cup match.

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Brazil-Switzerland, feels like déjà vu

2022 World Cup Schedule - Brazil v Switzerland

This match-up looks a familiar one. This is because the two teams are meeting again after having previously been paired together in the 2018 World Cup. The Swiss showed us an excellent game four years ago and managed to get a 1-1 draw. Switzerland has evolved even further since then and proved it when knocking France out of Euro 2020. In a very similar Group C with the other two teams being Serbia and Cameroon, this match will go a long way towards determining who will win the group. This is their second match in the group and takes place on Monday 28th November at 5pm.

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Portugal-Uruguay: Portugal out for revenge

2022 World Cup Schedule - Portugal v Uruguay

Another match that brings together two teams that also met in the 2018 World Cup. That saw Uruguay beat Portugal in the last 16 but this time they meet in the group stages.

As this will be Cristiano Ronaldo's last World Cup finals, Portugal are unsurprisingly the favourites to win Group H. Nevertheless, this being the second match for each country in this group, the result will be important in determining the qualifiers. Do not miss this match that takes place on Monday 28 November at 8pm, With a good number of talented players taking part in this match, this is a fascinating match and one on which punters will be placing plenty of bets.

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Croatia-Belgium for an competition between European outsiders

2022 World Cup Schedule - Croatia v Belgium

This is a match that could be very entertaining indeed. Both teams are strong up front but have weaknesses in defence. Croatia were runners up in the 2018 World Cup with Belgium finishing third. Both teams are favourites to qualify from Group F. This will be a key match in determining the group winners. Even so, Morocco and Canada should not be overlooked, as they will be looking to upset the two big boys in the group. This match will also be the third game of the group, so they may both be qualified already or have work to do to get to the knockout stages. It will be played on Thursday 1st December at 6pm.

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Cameroon-Brazil, the revenge eight years later?

2022 World Cup Schedule - Cameroon v Brazil

The two nations meet again after their last official match in 2014, during the group stage of the World Cup in Brazil. The Cameroonians had three defeats including a heavy 4-1 loss to the Brazilians. This time, they will look to get some revenge on Neymar and his teammates! This match will be the last one in the group for both countries. It is being played on Friday, December 2 at 8 pm, with the Africans hoping for a much better result this time.

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