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The tournament's official logo for the 2022 Qatar World Cup is seen on the Doha Tower, in Doha. Image Credit: REUTERS

Dubai: The FIFA Qatar World Cup is set to begin on November 20, and the football fever has gripped the world with ardent fans and World Cup converts waiting for the kick-off in Doha. In all, 64 matches will be held before the champions lay their hands on the FIFA World Cup trophy.

GROUP STAGE (all kick-off times in UAE)

Sunday, November 20

Group A: Qatar vs Ecuador (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 8pm)

Monday, November 21

Group B: England vs Iran (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 5pm)
Group A: Senegal vs Netherlands (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 8pm)
Group B: USA vs Wales (Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 11pm)

Tuesday, November 22

Group C: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia (Lusail Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 2pm)
Group D: Denmark vs Tunisia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 5pm)
Group C: Mexico vs Poland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 8pm)
Group D: France vs Australia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 11pm)

Wednesday, November 23

Group F: Morocco vs Croatia (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 2pm)
Group E: Germany vs Japan (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 5pm)
Group E: Spain vs Costa Rica (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 8pm)
Group F: Belgium vs Canada (Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 11pm)

Thursday, November 24

Group G: Switzerland vs Cameroon (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 2pm)
Group H: Uruguay vs South Korea (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 5pm)
Group H: Portugal vs Ghana (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 8pm)
Group G: Brazil vs Serbia (Lusail Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 11pm)

Friday, November 25

Group B: Wales vs Iran (Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 2pm)
Group A: Qatar vs Senegal (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 5pm)
Group A: Netherlands vs Ecuador (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 8pm)
Group B: England vs USA (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 11pm)

Saturday, November 26

Group D: Tunisia vs Australia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 2pm)
Group C: Poland vs Saudi Arabia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 5pm)
Group D: France vs Denmark (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 8pm)
Group C: Argentina vs Mexico (Lusail Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 11pm)

Sunday, November 27

Group E: Japan vs Costa Rica (Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 2pm)
Group F: Belgium vs Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 5pm)
Group F: Croatia vs Canada (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 8pm)
Group E: Spain vs Germany (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 11pm)

Monday, November 28

Group G: Cameroon vs Serbia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 2pm)
Group H: South Korea vs Ghana (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 5pm)
Group G: Brazil vs Switzerland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 8pm)
Group H: Portugal vs Uruguay (Lusail Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 11pm)

Tuesday, November 29

Group A: Netherlands vs Qatar (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)
Group A: Ecuador vs Senegal (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)
Group B: Wales vs England (Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 11pm)
Group B: Iran vs USA (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 11pm)

Wednesday, November 30

Group D: Australia vs Denmark (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 7pm)
Group D: Tunisia vs France (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)
Group C: Poland vs Argentina (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 11pm)
Group C: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico (Lusail Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 11pm)

Thursday, December 1

Group F: Croatia vs Belgium (Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)
Group F: Canada vs Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)
Group E: Costa Rica vs Germany (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 11pm)
Group E: Japan vs Spain (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 11pm)

Friday, December 2

Group H: South Korea vs Portugal (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)
Group H: Ghana vs Uruguay (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 7pm)
Group G: Serbia vs Switzerland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 11pm)
Group G: Cameroon vs Brazil (Lusail Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 11pm)

ROUND OF 16

Saturday, December 3

Match 1: Winners of Group A vs Runners-up of Group B (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)
Match 2: Winners of Group C vs Runners-up of Group D (Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 11pm)

Sunday, December 4

Match 3: Winners of Group D vs Runners-up of Group C (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; kick-off 7pm)
Match 4: Winners of Group B vs Runners-up of Group A (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 11pm)

Monday, December 5

Match 5: Winners of Group E vs Runners-up of Group F (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 7pm)
Match 6: Winners of Group G vs Runners-up of Group H (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 11pm)

Tuesday, December 6

Match 7: Winners of Group F vs Runners-up of Group E (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)
Match 8: Winners of Group H vs Runners-up of Group G (Lusail Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 11pm)

QUARTER-FINALS

Friday, December 9

Match 9: Winners of 5 vs Winners of 6 (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)
Match 10: Winners of 1 vs Winners of 2 (Lusail Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 11pm)

Saturday, December 10

Match 11: Winners of 7 vs Winners of 8 (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; kick-off 7pm)
Match 12: Winners of 4 vs Winners of 3 (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 11pm)

SEMI-FINALS

Tuesday, December 13

Winners of 9 vs Winners of 10 (Lusail Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 11pm)

Wednesday, December 14

Winners of 11 vs Winners of 12 (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 11pm)

THIRD PLACE PLAY-OFF

Saturday, December 17

Losers of semi-finals 1 and losers of semi-finals 2 (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)

FINAL

Sunday, December 18

The World Cup final (Lusail Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm)