2022 FIFA World Cup Schedule in New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT)

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be hosted by Qatar from November 20, 2022, to December 18, 2022. The tournament will span over a period of 29 days wherein 32 teams will take part and a total of 64 matches will be played. South Korea is also one of the qualified teams for the tournament. There were many requests from users for providing the 2022 FIFA World Cup Schedule in New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), however, during the entire duration of the World Cup Daylight Saving Time i.e. NZDT will be in use in New Zealand, accordingly, we have provided the match schedule of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT).

FIFA World Cups are quadrennial events organized by FIFA, so far 21 tournaments have been organized by FIFA wherein the South American nation Brazil emerged as the most successful team with 5 titles. The tournament is generally organized during the June-July months, however, due to intense heat in Qatar, the matches will be played during the November-December months.

The tournament will feature 32 teams which in total will be playing 64 matches in two stages, the first stage i.e. Group stage will have 48 matches, while the next stage i.e. Knockout stage will have 16 matches. During the group stage, all 32 teams will be divided into 8 groups having 4 teams each, the matches will be played in a round-robin format in which each team will face all other teams of the group. In the knockout stage, matches will be played in a single-elimination format meaning the loser of any match will be out of contention to win the world cup.

There are a number of football lovers in New Zealand who want to enjoy each and every game of the tournament, however, as the world cup is in Qatar which is in a different geographical region, fans might face a slight bit of difficulty in finding the match kick-off time. So here we are for you, we will provide you with the Match Schedule of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT). 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 New Zealand is New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT) is thirteen hours ahead of UTC, hence, there is a time difference of ten hours between NZDT and match kick-off time.

Match Kick-off Time/Local Time New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT) Time Difference
Arabia Standard Time (UTC+3) UTC+13:00 10 hours

The first match of the tournament as per New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT) will be played between Qatar and Ecuador on November 21, 2022, at 5:00 AM at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor and the all-important final match will take place on December 19, 2022, at 4:00 AM 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 New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT) for all 64 matches:

2022 FIFA World Cup Schedule in New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT)

S.No.
Match No. Date Time (NZDT) Teams Venue Stage
1. 1. November 21, 2022 5:00 AM Qatar vs Ecuador Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor Group A
2. 3. November 22, 2022 2:00 AM England vs Iran Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan Group B
3. 2. November 22, 2022 5:00 AM Senegal vs Netherlands Al Thumama Stadium, Doha Group A
4. 4. November 22, 2022 8:00 AM USA vs Wales Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan Group B
5. 8. November 22, 2022 11:00 PM Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Group C
6. 6. November 23, 2022 2:00 AM Denmark vs Tunisia Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan Group D
7. 7. November 23, 2022 5:00 AM Mexico vs Poland Stadium 974, Doha Group C
8. 5. November 23, 2022 8:00 AM France vs Australia Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah Group D
9. 12. November 23, 2022 11:00 PM Morocco vs Croatia Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor Group F
10. 11. November 24, 2022 2:00 AM Germany vs Japan Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan Group E
11. 10. November 24, 2022 5:00 AM Spain vs Costa Rica Al Thumama Stadium, Doha Group E
12. 9. November 24, 2022 8:00 AM Belgium vs Canada Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan Group F
13. 13. November 24, 2022 11:00 PM Switzerland vs Cameroon Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah Group G
14. 14. November 25, 2022 2:00 AM Uruguay vs South Korea Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan Group H
15. 15. November 25, 2022 5:00 AM Portugal vs Ghana Stadium 974, Doha Group H
16. 16. November 25, 2022 8:00 AM Brazil vs Serbia Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Group G
17. 17. November 25, 2022 11:00 PM Wales vs Iran Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan Group B
18. 18. November 26, 2022 2:00 AM Qatar vs Senegal Al Thumama Stadium, Doha Group A
19. 19. November 26, 2022 5:00 AM Netherlands vs Ecuador Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan Group A
20. 20. November 26, 2022 8:00 AM England vs USA Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor Group B
21. 21. November 26, 2022 11:00 PM Tunisia vs Australia Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah Group D
22. 22. November 27, 2022 2:00 AM Poland vs Saudi Arabia Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan Group C
23. 23. November 27, 2022 5:00 AM France vs Denmark Stadium 974, Doha Group D
24. 24. November 27, 2022 8:00 AM Argentina vs Mexico Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Group C
25. 25. November 27, 2022 11:00 PM Japan vs Costa Rica Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan Group E
26. 26. November 28, 2022 2:00 AM Belgium vs Morocco Al Thumama Stadium, Doha Group F
27. 27. November 28, 2022 5:00 AM Croatia vs Canada Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan Group F
28. 28. November 28, 2022 8:00 AM Spain vs Germany Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor Group E
29. 29. November 28, 2022 11:00 PM Cameroon vs Serbia Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah Group G
30. 30. November 29, 2022 2:00 AM South Korea vs Ghana Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan Group H
31. 31. November 29, 2022 5:00 AM Brazil vs Switzerland Stadium 974, Doha Group G
32. 32. November 29, 2022 8:00 AM Portugal vs Uruguay Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Group H
33. 35. November 30, 2022 4:00 AM Ecuador vs Senegal Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan Group A
34. 36. November 30, 2022 4:00 AM Netherlands vs Qatar Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor Group A
35. 33. November 30, 2022 8:00 AM Wales vs England Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan Group B
36. 34. November 30, 2022 8:00 AM Iran vs USA Al Thumama Stadium, Doha Group B
37. 37. December 1, 2022 4:00 AM Australia vs Denmark Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah Group D
38. 38. December 1, 2022 4:00 AM Tunisia vs France Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan Group D
39. 39. December 1, 2022 8:00 AM Poland vs Argentina Stadium 974, Doha Group C
40. 40. December 1, 2022 8:00 AM Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Group C
41. 41. December 2, 2022 4:00 AM Croatia vs Belgium Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan Group F
42. 42. December 2, 2022 4:00 AM Canada vs Morocco Al Thumama Stadium, Doha Group F
43. 43. December 2, 2022 8:00 AM Japan vs Spain Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan Group E
44. 44. December 2, 2022 8:00 AM Costa Rica vs Germany Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor Group E
45. 45. December 3, 2022 4:00 AM Ghana vs Uruguay Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah Group H
46. 46. December 3, 2022 4:00 AM South Korea vs Portugal Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan Group H
47. 47. December 3, 2022 8:00 AM Serbia vs Switzerland Stadium 974, Doha Group G
48. 48. December 3, 2022 8:00 AM Cameroon vs Brazil Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Group G
49. 49. December 4, 2022 4:00 AM Winner Group A vs Runner-up Group B Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan Round of 16
50. 50. December 4, 2022 8:00 AM Winner Group C vs Runner-up Group D Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan Round of 16
51 52. December 5, 2022 4:00 AM Winner Group D vs Runner-up Group C Al Thumama Stadium, Doha Round of 16
52. 51. December 5, 2022 8:00 AM Winner Group B vs Runner-up Group A Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor Round of 16
53. 53. December 6, 2022 4:00 AM Winner Group E vs Runner-up Group F Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah Round of 16
54. 54. December 6, 2022 8:00 AM Winner Group G vs Runner-up Group H Stadium 974, Doha Round of 16
55. 55. December 7, 2022 4:00 AM Winner Group F vs Runner-up Group E Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan Round of 16
56. 56. December 7, 2022 8:00 AM Winner Group H vs Runner-up Group G Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Round of 16
57 58. December 10, 2022 4:00 AM Winner Match 53 vs Winner Match 54 Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan Quarter-finals
58. 57. December 10, 2022 8:00 AM Winner Match 49 vs Winner Match 50 Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Quarter-finals
59. 60. December 11, 2022 4:00 AM Winner Match 55 vs Winner Match 56 Al Thumama Stadium, Doha Quarter-finals
60. 59. December 11, 2022 8:00 AM Winner Match 51 vs Winner Match 52 Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor Quarter-finals
61. 61. December 14, 2022 8:00 AM Winner Match 57 vs Winner Match 58 Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Semi-finals
62. 62. December 15, 2022 8:00 AM Winner Match 59 vs Winner Match 60 Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor Semi-finals
63. 63. December 18, 2022 4:00 AM Loser Match 61 vs Loser Match 62 Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan Third place
64. 64. December 19, 2022 4:00 AM Winner Match 61 vs Winner Match 62 Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Final

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