FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar is the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup, the international men’s football mega tournament contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA after every four years. The FIFA World Cup 2022 is scheduled to be held in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022. This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arabian nation and the second World Cup entirely contested in Asia. 32 teams will participate in the tournament.
FIFA World Cup 2022 TV Guide, Broadcasting Rights
Viacom18 to broadcast live coverage of FIFA World Cup 2022 in India and its subcontinent (Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Nepal) countries; all these matches also live-streamed in India and its Subcontinent on Jio Cinema. Viacom18 has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights for the 2022 FIFA World Cup held in Qatar.
The BBC will broadcast the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the United Kingdom after signing a new rights deal with FIFA. The new agreement securing the shared exclusive rights for BBC and ITV continues the free to air broadcasting of FIFA World Cup 2022 to UK television viewers, through online live streaming and radio coverage. You can also watch FIFA World Cup 2022 live stream through ITV official website, mobile app and some connected TV apps or on BBC iPlayer, BBC News and BBC Sport.
FIFA has extended the television deal with Fox Sports and Telemundo. Fox Sports and the Spanish-language network Telemundo will telecast the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the USA, and viewers can watch live streaming of matches through Fox Sports official website and App. There are multiple options available if you want to watch FIFA World Cup 2022 matches live stream: You can watch Fox Sports (FS1) live without cable on fuboTV, Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, AT&T TV Now, or YouTube TV.
beIN Sports have secured the exclusive media rights for the FIFA World Cup 2022 across 24 countries of the Middle East and North Africa, beIN Sports will broadcast live coverage of the events to millions of viewers in the MENA region. The 2Sport2 consortium has secured media rights for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar across free-to-air (FTA) and pay-TV in Russia.
Antenna TV bought exclusive media rights to air the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Greece. Greece’s free-to-air broadcaster will cover the tournament daily and live coverage of all 64 matches on its platforms. Ant1TV will telecast at least 32 matches, including the opening match, quarterfinals, semi-finals, and final.
In Italy, Rai has acquired FIFA World Cup 2022 television, digital and radio rights. All 64 matches will be telecasted live on Rai 1 in the territory and viewers can also live stream matches via Fubo TV. At least 28 matches of the tournament, including the opening match, final and both semi-finals, will be shown on the broadcaster’s flagship channel, Rai 1.
FIFA signed an agreement with MEDIAPRO for media rights (TV, internet, mobile) in Spain for FIFA events including FIFA World Cup 2022. MEDIAPRO will broadcast live coverage through a dedicated 24/7 channel in Spain for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
All 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be broadcast live on SuperSport in Sub-Saharan Africa, SuperSport’s pay-TV broadcast rights extended to all platforms, all these matches also streamed live on SuperSport digital platform (Website, App). SuperSport Now available on DStv and GOtv as well as on SuperSport dot com and DStv Now in 50 countries across sub-Saharan Africa.
Bell Media has snagged the Canadian rights to the FIFA World Cup of soccer from 2015 through 2022. Bell Media will cover the FIFA World Cup 2022 using its sports TV channels TSN and TSN2, its TSN Radio network, its TSN dot ca website and its TSN Mobile TV offering. Bell Media will also present French-language coverage on Quebec TV market assets, including its RDS cable sports channel.
ARY Digital Network is the official broadcasters in Pakistan for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, ARY Digital Network own exclusive telecast rights for all matches played in this tournament. For New Zealand audience’s, SKY Sport NZ is the official broadcaster, they can tune to SKY for the live coverage of the event.
The European Broadcasting Union has secured all exclusive media rights for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Europe. The new FIFA/EBU deal covers the rights for 37 countries in Europe. SBS is already the exclusive broadcast rights holder in Australia for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. SBS also offers live streaming of TV channels on your laptop and desktop computer or mobile via SBS On Demand.
Brazil’s largest media company Globo already have broadcasting rights with Fifa to deliver live coverage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. DirecTV, the pay-television operator, has exclusive media rights in the Caribbean for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in the territories of Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago and the Turks and Caicos. Fifa extended its rights deal in the Caribbean region with Sportsmax.
FIFA has signed a broadcast deal with China Central Television (CCTV) to grant CCTV exclusive media rights in China for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Under this agreement, CCTV has acquired all media rights, across all platforms and including live, delay and highlights rights. CCTV is the major state and public broadcaster in China, the FIFA World Cup will be available for viewing on CCTV’s multiple channels as well as on various new media and mobile platforms (OTT).
Al Jazeera has acquired the regional broadcast rights to the FIFA World Cups of 2022. The broadcaster will air games across the MENA region, The deal includes cable TV, satellite, terrestrial, mobile and broadband rights across 23 territories and countries.
TV Channel/Broadcast Rights Country wise
|Afghanistan||ABU Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union|
|Australia||SBS, Fox Sports, SEN|
|Bolivia||Bolivia TV, Red Uno, Unitel|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||BHRT|
|Bangladesh||Avemore PTE LTD via viacom 18|
|Brunei||Astro Measat Malaysia|
|Canada||CTV, TSN, RDS (Bell Media)|
|Central Asia||Saran Media|
|Colombia||RCN Televisión, Caracol Televisión|
|Curaçao||TV Direct 13|
|Czech Republic||ČT, TV Nova|
|Europe||EBU (RTSH – Radiotelevisioni Shqiptar)|
|France||TF1, beIN Sports|
|Germany||ARD, ZDF, Deutsche Telekom|
|Guatemala||TV Azteca, Tigo Sports|
|India & its Subcontinent||Viacom18 (Sports 18), Jio Cinema|
|Latin America||Vrio Corp.|
|Myanmar||Sky Net TV|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport NZ, SEN Sports Radio|
|Norway||NRK, TV 2|
|Nepal||Media Hub Private Limited|
|Pakistan||ARY Digital Network|
|Panama||TVN, RPC TV Canal 4|
|Paraguay||TyC Sports, Tigo Sports|
|Russia||2SPORT2. Channel One, Match TV, VGTRK|
|South Korea||SBS, KBS, MBC|
|South America||DirecTV Latin America|
|Sub-Saharan Africa||SuperSport, New World TV, RFI – Radio France International, SABC|
|Sweden||SVT, TV 4|
|Trinidad and Tobago||CNC3|
|Uruguay||Canal 4/10, Teledoce, TyC Sports, ANTEL|
|United States||Fox Sports, Telemundo, Fútbol de Primera|
|UK||BBC, ITV, talkSPORT|
|Oceania||Digicel, FBC, Fox, Telemundo, beIN Sports France, TF1|
Europe (European Broadcasting Union): Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia; Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland; Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine
Middle East & North Africa Countries (beIN Sports): Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Dijibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestininan Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen; Non-Exclusive: Chad, Dijibouti, Mauritania, Somalia and Sudan
Sub-Saharan Africa (SuperSport, New World TV, RFI – Radio France International): Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Democractic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Socotra, South Africa, St. Helena and Ascension, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe, Non-Exclusive: Chad, Djibouti, Mauritania, Somalia (Somaliland), South Sudan and Sudan
South America (DirecTV Latin America): Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay
Oceania (Digicel, FBC): American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Futuna Island, Kiribatu (Gilbert Islands), Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoan Islands, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Island), Vanuatu, Wallis Island
FIFA Word Cup 2022 Schedule/Fixtures
FIFA World Cup 2022 matches will be played at eight stadiums in Qatar: Lusail Iconic Stadium, Al Bayt Stadium, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Education City Stadium, Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium.
Total 32 qualified teams will participate in the tournament, and will be divided into eight groups of four teams. Total 64 matches will be played in the competition (48 matches in group stage, eight games in Round of 16, four quarter-finals, two semifinal’s, one third-place game and the grand final). Top two sides from each group (16 teams) will advance to the knockout stage, and from the round of 16, eight-team will enter into quarterfinals, and winner team of four quarterfinals will reach into the semifinals. The four teams will compete in the semifinal’s for the final spot and winning teams from both semifinal’s will enter to play the grand final.
Host country: Qatar
Dates: 21 November – 18 December, 2022
The group phase will be played from 21 November to 2 December. The knockout phase will begin with the Round of 16 from 3-6 December.
The quarter-finals will be played on 9 and 10 December, with the semi-finals on 13 and 14 December. The play-off for the third place will unfold on 17 December, one day before the final.
November 20: Qatar vs Ecuador, 9:30 PM, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Kohr
November 21: England vs Iran, 6:30 PM, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
November 21: Senegal vs Netherlands, 9:30 PM, Al Thumama Stadium, Doha
November 22: USA vs Wales, 12:30 AM, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
November 22: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, 3:30 PM, Lusail Stadium, Lusail
November 22: Denmark vs Tunisia, 6:30 PM, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
November 22: Mexico vs Poland, 9:30 PM, Stadium 974, Doha
November 23: France vs Australia, 12:30 AM, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
November 23: Morocco vs Croatia, 3:30 PM, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Kohr
November 23: Germany vs Japan, 6:30 PM, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
November 23: Spain vs Costa Rica, 9:30 PM, Al Thumama Stadium, Doha
November 24: Belgium vs Canada, 12:30 AM, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
November 24: Switzerland vs Cameroon, 3:30 PM, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
November 24: Uruguay vs South Korea, 6:30 PM, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
November 24: Portugal vs Ghana, 9:30 PM, Stadium 974, Doha
November 25: Brazil vs Serbia, 12:30 AM, Lusail Stadium, Lusail
November 25: Wales vs Iran, 3:30 PM, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
November 25: Qatar vs Senegal, 6:30 PM, Al Thumama Stadium, Doha
November 25: Netherlands vs Ecuador, 9:30 PM, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
November 26: England vs USA, 12:30 AM, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Kohr
November 26: Tunisia vs Australia, 3:30 PM, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
November 26: Poland vs Saudi Arabia, 6:30 PM, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
November 26: France vs Denmark, 9:30 PM, Stadium 974, Doha
November 27: Argentina vs Mexico, 12:30 AM, Lusail Stadium, Lusail
November 27: Japan vs Costa Rica, 3:30 PM, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
November 27: Belgium vs Morocco, 6:30 PM, Al Thumama Stadium, Doha
November 27: Croatia vs Canada, 9:30 PM, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
November 28: Spain vs Germany, 12:30 AM, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Kohr
November 28: Cameroon vs Serbia, 3:30 PM, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
November 28: South Korea vs Ghana, 6:30 PM, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
November 28: Brazil vs Switzerland, 9:30 PM, Stadium 974, Doha
November 29: Portugal vs Uruguay, 12:30 AM, Lusail Stadium, Lusail
November 29: Netherlands vs Qatar, 8:30 PM, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Kohr
November 29: Ecuador vs Senegal, 8:30 PM, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
November 30: Wales vs England, 12:30 AM, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
November 30: Iran vs USA, 12:30 AM, Al Thumama Stadium, Doha
November 30: Tunisia vs France, 8:30 PM, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
November 30: Australia vs Denmark, 8:30 PM, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
December 1: Poland vs Argentina, 12:30 AM, Stadium 974, Doha
December 1: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico, 12:30 AM, Lusail Stadium, Lusail
December 1: Croatia vs Belgium, 8:30 PM, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
December 1: Canada vs Morocco, 8:30 PM, Al Thumama Stadium, Doha
December 2: Japan vs Spain, 12:30 AM, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
December 2: Costa Rica vs Germany, 12:30 AM, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Kohr
December 2: South Korea vs Portugal, 8:30 PM, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
December 2: Ghana vs Uruguay, 8:30 PM, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
December 3: Cameroon vs Brazil, 12:30 AM, Lusail Stadium, Lusail
December 3: Serbia vs Switzerland, 12:30 AM, Stadium 974, Doha
FIFA World Cup 2022 Knockout
December 3: 8:30 PM, Round of 16 – 1: Winners Group A vs Runners-up Group; B Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
December 3: 10:30 PM, Round of 16 – 2: Winners Group C vs Runners-up Group; D Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
December 4: 8:30 PM, Round of 16 – 3: Winners Group D vs Runners-up Group C; Al Thumama Stadium, Doha.
December 4: 10:30 PM, Round of 16 – 4: Winners Group B vs Runners-up Group A; Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
December 5: 8:30 PM, Round of 16 – 5: Winners Group E vs Runners-up Group F; Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
December 5: 10:30 PM, Round of 16 – 6: Winners Group G vs Runners-up Group H; Stadium 974, Doha
December 6: 8:30 PM, Round of 16 – 7: Winners Group F vs Runners-up Group E; Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
December 6: 10:30 PM, Round of 16 – 8: Winners Group H vs Runners-up Group G; Lusail Stadium, Lusail
December 9: 8:30 PM, Quarter-final 1: Winners Round of 16 – 5 vs Winners Round of 16 – 6; Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
December 9: 10:30 PM, Quarter-final 2: Winners Round of 16 – 1 vs Winners of Round of 16 -2; Lusail Stadium, Lusail
December 10: 8:30 PM, Quarter-final 3: Winners Round of 16 – 7 vs Winners Round of 16 – 8; Al Thumama Stadium, Doha
December 10: 10:30 PM, Quarter-final 4: Winners Round of 16 – 3 vs Winners Round of 16 – 4; Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
December 13: 10:30 PM, Semi-final 1: Winners Quarterfinal 2 vs Winners Quarterfinal 1; Lusail Stadium, Lusail
December 14: 10:30 PM, Semi-final 2: Winners Quarterfinal 4 vs Winners Quarterfinal 3; Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
December 14: 8:30 PM, Third place play-off: Losers Semifinal 1 vs Losers Semifinal 2; Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
December 18: 8:30 PM, Final: Winners Semifinal 1 vs Winners Semifinal 2; Lusail Stadium, Lusail
Total Matches: 64 Matches (48 group stage matches, eight matches from round of 16, four quarterfinals, two semifinal’s, a third-place game and the final).
Group Stage: 21 November – 2 December, 2022
Round of 16: 3 December – 6 December, 2022
Quarterfinals: 9 December – 10 December, 2022
Semifinals: 13 December – 14 December, 2022
Third Place match: 17 December, 2022
Final: 18 December, 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Teams
210 teams competed in the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualification, from 210 teams 32 teams qualified to play in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
The groups had already been drawn, and all 32 participants are now known. The last three qualified via the play-offs: Wales, Australia and Costa Rica.
Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal and Netherlands
Group B: England, IR Iran, USA and Wales
Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
Group D: France, Australia, Denmark and Tunisia
Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany and Japan
Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, Korea Republic