World Cup 2022 predictions, schedule, stadiums & TV info
World Cup 2022 predictions, schedule, stadiums & TV info

World Cup 2022 predictions, schedule, stadiums & TV info

All eyes will be on Qatar this winter and we’re posting World Cup 2022 predictions for every match played, plus who will claim outright glory.

The 22nd renewal of this tournament will begin on November 20 and end on December 18, with the final being played at Lusail Iconic Stadium.

There will be 32 teams taking part, split into eight pools for the group stage, with the top two qualifying from each section.

The round of 16 will take place from December 3-6, followed by the quarter-finals on the 9th and 10th, with the semis scheduled for the 13th and 14th.

We rate Brazil the team to beat in our early World Cup 2022 power rankings, ahead of France and England.

World Cup 2022 schedule

Here are the group-stage fixtures, with dates, GMT kick-off times, venues and TV info for UK viewers, plus links to our World Cup predictions for the opening round of games.

GROUP A

November 20, 1600 BBC: Qatar vs Ecuador prediction – Al Bayt Stadium
November 21, 1600 ITV: Senegal vs Netherlands prediction – Al Thumama Stadium
November 25, 1300 BBC: Qatar vs Senegal – Al Thumama Stadium
November 25, 1600 ITV: Netherlands vs Ecuador – Khalifa International Stadium
November 29, 1500 ITV: Ecuador vs Senegal – Khalifa International Stadium
November 29, 1500 ITV: Netherlands vs Qatar – Al Bayt Stadium

GROUP B

November 21, 1300 BBC: England vs Iran prediction – Khalifa International Stadium
November 21, 2200 ITV: United States vs Wales prediction – Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
November 25, 1000 BBC: Wales vs Iran – Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
November 25, 1900 ITV: England vs United States – Al Bayt Stadium
November 29, 1900 BBC: Wales vs England – Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
November 29, 1900 BBC: Iran vs United States – Al Thumama Stadium

GROUP C

November 22, 1000 ITV: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia prediction – Lusail Iconic Stadium
November 22, 1600 BBC: Mexico vs Poland prediction – Stadium 974
November 26, 1300 ITV: Poland vs Saudi Arabia – Education City Stadium
November 26, 1900 ITV: Argentina vs Mexico – Lusail Iconic Stadium
November 30, 1900 BBC: Poland vs Argentina – Stadium 974
November 30, 1900 BBC: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico – Lusail Iconic Stadium

GROUP D

November 22, 1600 ITV: Denmark vs Tunisia prediction – Education City Stadium
November 22, 1900 BBC: France vs Australia prediction – Al Janoub Stadium
November 26, 1000 BBC: Tunisia vs Australia – Al Janoub Stadium
November 26, 1600 ITV: France vs Denmark – Stadium 974
November 30, 1500 BBC: Australia vs Denmark – Al Janoub Stadium
November 30, 1500 BBC: Tunisia vs France – Education City Stadium

GROUP E

November 23, 1300 ITV: Germany vs Japan prediction – Khalifa International Stadium
November 23, 1600 ITV: Spain vs Costa Rica prediction – Al Thumama Stadium
November 27, 1000 ITV: Japan vs Costa Rica – Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
November 27, 1900 BBC: Spain vs Germany – Al Bayt Stadium
December 1, 1900 ITV: Japan vs Spain – Khalifa International Stadium
December 1, 1900 ITV: Costa Rica vs Germany – Al Bayt Stadium

GROUP F

November 23, 1000 ITV: Morocco vs Croatia prediction – Al Bayt Stadium
November 23, 1900 BBC: Belgium vs Canada prediction – Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
November 27, 1300 BBC: Belgium vs Morocco – Al Thumama Stadium
November 27, 1600 BBC: Croatia vs Canada – Khalifa International Stadium
December 1, 1500: Croatia vs Belgium – Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
December 1, 1500: Canada vs Morocco – Al Thumama Stadium

GROUP G

November 24, 1000 ITV: Switzerland vs Cameroon prediction – Al Janoub Stadium
November 24, 1900 BBC: Brazil vs Serbia prediction – Lusail Iconic Stadium
November 28, 1000 ITV: Cameroon vs Serbia – Al Janoub Stadium
November 28, 1600 ITV: Brazil vs Switzerland – Stadium 974
December 2, 1900 ITV: Serbia vs Switzerland – Stadium 974
December 2, 1900 ITV: Cameroon vs Brazil – Lusail Iconic Stadium

GROUP H

November 24, 1300 BBC: Uruguay vs South Korea prediction – Education City Stadium
November 24, 1600 ITV: Portugal vs Ghana prediction – Stadium 974
November 28, 1300 BBC: South Korea vs Ghana – Education City Stadium
November 28, 1900 ITV: Portugal vs Uruguay – Lusail Iconic Stadium
December 2, 1500 BBC: Ghana vs Uruguay – Al Janoub Stadium
December 2, 1500 BBC: South Korea vs Portugal – Education City Stadium

We’ve taken a look at each of those pools in our great World Cup 2022 groups guide.

That infographic includes sections on how teams made it to Qatar, their recent records against the other finalists and their likely routes through the tournament.

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