2022 FIFA World Cup Schedule in Indian Standard Time (IST)

The 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup which is also known as the 2022 FIFA World Cup, will be played between November 20, 2022, and December 18, 2022. Qatar will be the host of the tournament, and for the second time, the tournament will be hosted in an Asian country (the first being in 2002 when South Korea and Japan co-hosted). The 29-day-long event will feature 32 teams and a total of 64 matches will be played across 8 different stadiums in Qatar.

Generally, FIFA World Cups are organized during the June-July months, however, due to adverse weather conditions in Qatar during those months, the tournament will be held during the November-December months. FIFA World Cups are international football competitions in which top teams from different nations compete to win the World Cup title. So far 21 FIFA World Cups have been organized by FIFA which is the governing body of international football events. The winners of previous World Cups are as follows:

Team No. of times won the World Cup title
Brazil 5 (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
Germany 4 (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014)
Italy 4 (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006)
Argentina 2 (1978, 1986)
France 2 (1998, 2018)
Uruguay 2 (1930, 1950)
England 1 (1966)
Spain 1 (2010)

During the 2022 FIFA World Cup, 32 teams will take part, these teams except host Qatar will be selected after qualifying for the tournament through the qualification process. These teams will be divided into 8 groups of 4 teams each. The tournament will be played in two stages, one will be a group stage which will be in round-robin format while the next stage will be the knockout stage which will be played in a single-elimination format. Know more about the competition format of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Although India has not qualified for the tournament, however, it is a fact that football is a widely popular sport after Cricket in India. Accordingly, a number of football-loving Indian fans would be looking for the complete match schedule of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Indian Standard Time (IST). However, as the tournament is in Qatar, 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 India is Indian Standard Time (IST) is five hours and thirty minutes ahead of UTC, hence, there is a time difference of two hours and thirty minutes between Indian Time and match kick-off time.

Match Kick-off Time/Local Time Indian Standard Time (IST) Time Difference
Arabia Standard Time (UTC+3) UTC+05:30 2 hours and 30 minutes

The tournament will get underway with a match between Ecuador and the hosts Qatar at 9:30 PM Indian Time (IST) on November 20, 2022, at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor and the will culminate with its final match being played on December 18, 2022, between two semi-final winners at 8:30 PM Indian Standard Time at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail. The table below provides the complete match schedule of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Indian Standard Time (IST) for all 64 matches:

2022 FIFA World Cup Schedule in Indian Standard Time (IST)

S.No.
Match No. Date Time (IST) Teams Venue Stage
1. 1. November 20, 2022 9:30 PM Qatar vs Ecuador Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor Group A
2. 3. November 21, 2022 6:30 PM England vs Iran Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan Group B
3. 2. November 21, 2022 9:30 PM Senegal vs Netherlands Al Thumama Stadium, Doha Group A
4. 4. November 22, 2022 12:30 AM USA vs Wales Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan Group B
5. 8. November 22, 2022 3:30 PM Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Group C
6. 6. November 22, 2022 6:30 PM Denmark vs Tunisia Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan Group D
7. 7. November 22, 2022 9:30 PM Mexico vs Poland Stadium 974, Doha Group C
8. 5. November 23, 2022 12:30 AM France vs Australia Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah Group D
9. 12. November 23, 2022 3:30 PM Morocco vs Croatia Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor Group F
10. 11. November 23, 2022 6:30 PM Germany vs Japan Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan Group E
11. 10. November 23, 2022 9:30 PM Spain vs Costa Rica Al Thumama Stadium, Doha Group E
12. 9. November 24, 2022 12:30 AM Belgium vs Canada Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan Group F
13. 13. November 24, 2022 3:30 PM Switzerland vs Cameroon Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah Group G
14. 14. November 24, 2022 6:30 PM Uruguay vs South Korea Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan Group H
15. 15. November 24, 2022 9:30 PM Portugal vs Ghana Stadium 974, Doha Group H
16. 16. November 25, 2022 12:30 AM Brazil vs Serbia Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Group G
17. 17. November 25, 2022 3:30 PM Wales vs Iran Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan Group B
18. 18. November 25, 2022 6:30 PM Qatar vs Senegal Al Thumama Stadium, Doha Group A
19. 19. November 25, 2022 9:30 PM Netherlands vs Ecuador Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan Group A
20. 20. November 26, 2022 12:30 AM England vs USA Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor Group B
21. 21. November 26, 2022 3:30 PM Tunisia vs Australia Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah Group D
22. 22. November 26, 2022 6:30 PM Poland vs Saudi Arabia Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan Group C
23. 23. November 26, 2022 9:30 PM France vs Denmark Stadium 974, Doha Group D
24. 24. November 27, 2022 12:30 AM Argentina vs Mexico Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Group C
25. 25. November 27, 2022 3:30 PM Japan vs Costa Rica Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan Group E
26. 26. November 27, 2022 6:30 PM Belgium vs Morocco Al Thumama Stadium, Doha Group F
27. 27. November 27, 2022 9:30 PM Croatia vs Canada Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan Group F
28. 28. November 28, 2022 12:30 AM Spain vs Germany Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor Group E
29. 29. November 28, 2022 3:30 PM Cameroon vs Serbia Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah Group G
30. 30. November 28, 2022 6:30 PM South Korea vs Ghana Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan Group H
31. 31. November 28, 2022 9:30 PM Brazil vs Switzerland Stadium 974, Doha Group G
32. 32. November 29, 2022 12:30 AM Portugal vs Uruguay Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Group H
33. 35. November 29, 2022 8:30 PM Ecuador vs Senegal Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan Group A
34. 36. November 29, 2022 8:30 PM Netherlands vs Qatar Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor Group A
35. 33. November 30, 2022 12:30 AM Wales vs England Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan Group B
36. 34. November 30, 2022 12:30 AM Iran vs USA Al Thumama Stadium, Doha Group B
37. 37. November 30, 2022 8:30 PM Australia vs Denmark Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah Group D
38. 38. November 30, 2022 8:30 PM Tunisia vs France Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan Group D
39. 39. December 1, 2022 12:30 AM Poland vs Argentina Stadium 974, Doha Group C
40. 40. December 1, 2022 12:30 AM Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Group C
41. 41. December 1, 2022 8:30 PM Croatia vs Belgium Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan Group F
42. 42. December 1, 2022 8:30 PM Canada vs Morocco Al Thumama Stadium, Doha Group F
43. 43. December 2, 2022 12:30 AM Japan vs Spain Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan Group E
44. 44. December 2, 2022 12:30 AM Costa Rica vs Germany Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor Group E
45. 45. December 2, 2022 8:30 PM Ghana vs Uruguay Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah Group H
46. 46. December 2, 2022 8:30 PM South Korea vs Portugal Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan Group H
47. 47. December 3, 2022 12:30 AM Serbia vs Switzerland Stadium 974, Doha Group G
48. 48. December 3, 2022 12:30 AM Cameroon vs Brazil Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Group G
49. 49. December 3, 2022 8:30 PM Winner Group A vs Runner-up Group B Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan Round of 16
50. 50. December 4, 2022 12:30 AM Winner Group C vs Runner-up Group D Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan Round of 16
51 52. December 4, 2022 8:30 PM Winner Group D vs Runner-up Group C Al Thumama Stadium, Doha Round of 16
52. 51. December 5, 2022 12:30 AM Winner Group B vs Runner-up Group A Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor Round of 16
53. 53. December 5, 2022 8:30 PM Winner Group E vs Runner-up Group F Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah Round of 16
54. 54. December 6, 2022 12:30 AM Winner Group G vs Runner-up Group H Stadium 974, Doha Round of 16
55. 55. December 6, 2022 8:30 PM Winner Group F vs Runner-up Group E Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan Round of 16
56. 56. December 7, 2022 12:30 AM Winner Group H vs Runner-up Group G Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Round of 16
57 58. December 9, 2022 8:30 PM Winner Match 53 vs Winner Match 54 Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan Quarter-finals
58. 57. December 10, 2022 12:30 AM Winner Match 49 vs Winner Match 50 Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Quarter-finals
59. 60. December 10, 2022 8:30 PM Winner Match 55 vs Winner Match 56 Al Thumama Stadium, Doha Quarter-finals
60. 59. December 11, 2022 12:30 AM Winner Match 51 vs Winner Match 52 Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor Quarter-finals
61. 61. December 14, 2022 12:30 AM Winner Match 57 vs Winner Match 58 Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Semi-finals
62. 62. December 15, 2022 12:30 AM Winner Match 59 vs Winner Match 60 Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor Semi-finals
63. 63. December 17, 2022 8:30 PM Loser Match 61 vs Loser Match 62 Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan Third place
64. 64. December 18, 2022 8:30 PM Winner Match 61 vs Winner Match 62 Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Final

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