2022 FIFA World Cup Schedule in West Africa Time (WAT)

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cups, the tournament will be hosted by the Arabic nation Qatar from November 20, 2022, to December 18, 2022. The tournament has been shifted from the June-July period to the November-December period due to intense heat in Qatar. The tournament will be lasting for 29 days wherein 32 teams will take part and a total of 64 matches will be played across 8 stadiums. There were many requests from users for providing the 2022 FIFA World Cup Schedule in West Africa Time (WAT) and so here we are with that. West Africa Time is the time zone for the following countries:

Algeria (as Central European Time) Angola Benin Cameroon Central African Republic
Chad Democratic Republic of the Congo (western side only) Equatorial Guinea Gabon Morocco (as Central European Time)
Niger Nigeria Republic of the Congo Tunisia (as Central European Time) Western Sahara

A total of 32 teams will be taking part in the competition, out of these only Qatar will be selected as host while the other 31 teams will be selected after a qualification process. 8 stadiums have been shortlisted which will host 64 matches. The tournament will be played in two stages, one being the group stage while the other being the knockout stage. In the group stage these 32 teams will be divided into 8 groups of 4 teams each and each team will get three matches during the group stage. Based on the performance of the teams in the group stage, the top two teams from each group will advance to the next stage i.e. Knockout stage. The knockout stage will be played in a single-elimination format. Get the complete details of the competition format of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

A number of fans from West African countries 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 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in West Africa Time (WAT). 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 West African countries is West Africa Time (WAT) is one hour ahead of UTC, hence, there is a time difference of two hours between West Africa Time and match kick-off time.

Match Kick-off Time/Local Time West Africa Time (WAT) Time Difference
Arabia Standard Time (UTC+03:00) UTC+01:00 2 Hours

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will kick off on November 20, 2022, when Qatar take on Ecuador at 5:00 PM West Africa Time at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor while the tournament will culminate with its final match being played on December 18, 2022, at 4:00 PM WAT 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 West Africa Time (WAT) for all 64 matches:

2022 FIFA World Cup Schedule in West Africa Time (WAT)

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

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