The Fifa World cup 2022 kicks off on Monday 21st November 2022 at the Al Thumama Stadium where Senegal tries to get victory over Netherlands in Group A, and England vs Iran being the second game of the tournament in Al Rayyan stadium. After that the game is followed by hosts Qatar against Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium. The opening games will be followed by grand ceremony.
The knock-out stage will begin on Saturday 3rd December 2022.
The World Cup 2022 is taking place in Qatar in the winter months rather than the usual summer ones, due to the heat. In summer the heat may exceed 42 degree celsius in Qatar which can create problem in the performance of the players. So FIFA decided to postpond it to the winter for the first time in the history of the game.
The World Cup 2022 Qatar edition will be the first tournament hosted in the Middle East . Eight stadiums will host the event across five cities in Qatar: Lusall, Al Khor, Al Rayyan, Al Wakrah and Doha.