The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled from November 20, 2022, to December 18, 2022. The Arabic nation Qatar is the host of the tournament. A total of 32 teams will take part in the competition wherein 64 matches will be played over a period of 29 days across 8 stadiums in 5 different cities in Qatar. There were many requests from users for providing the 2022 FIFA World Cup Schedule in Central European Time (CET) so here we are with that. CET is also known as Middle European Time (MET), Amsterdam Time, Berlin Time, Brussels Time, Madrid Time, Paris Time, Rome Time, and Warsaw Time. Central European Time is used in the following countries:
|Albania||Andorra||Austria||Belgium||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Slovakia||Serbia||San Marino||North Macedonia||Norway|
|Slovenia||Spain (except the Canary Islands)||Sweden||Switzerland||Vatican City|
The competition format of the 2022 FIFA World Cup is such that a total of 64 matches will be played over a period of 29 days. These matches will be played in two stages, one being the group stage and the second being the knockout stage. For the Group stage, all the 32 teams that will be taking part in the competition will be divided into 8 groups of 4 teams each and each team in a group will face the other three teams of the group. Accordingly, 48 matches will be played in the group stage and based on the performance of the teams during the group stage, the top two teams from each group will advance to play in the knockout stage. A total of 16 matches will be played during the knockout stage and the format will be single-elimination i.e. team losing any match will be out of contention to win the trophy.
A number of fans from Europe (living in countries that use CET) want to enjoy each and every match of the tournament and especially the matches where their national team is involved. Accordingly, we have provided the complete match schedule for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Central European Time (CET). The tournament will be played in Qatar and the matches will be played as per Arabia Standard Time (AST) which is three hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) while the time used in countries located in the middle of Europe is Central European Time (CET) is one hour ahead of UTC, hence, there is a time difference of two hours between CET and match kick-off time.
|Match Kick-off Time/Local Time||Central European Time (CET)||Time Difference|
|Arabia Standard Time (UTC+03:00)||UTC+01:00||2 Hours|
As per the Central European Time or CET the first match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be played on November 20, 2022, at 5:00 PM between Ecuador and the hosts Qatar at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor. The tournament will end with its final match scheduled on December 18, 2022, at 4:00 PM between the two semi-final winners at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail. The table below provides the complete match schedule of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Central European Time (CET) for all 64 matches:
2022 FIFA World Cup Schedule in Central European Time (CET)
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