Qatar 2020 WC: FIFA Reveal Tournament Schedule

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will feature four matches per day during the group stage world football body FIFA revealed on Wednesday.

The schedule for group games shows matches will be played over a 12-day period at stadiums which will be decided when the finals draw for the tournament is made in March 2022.

Kick-off times for the first two rounds of games will be 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm local time with the eight stadiums all within a 40-mile radius of each other.

There will be a three-day rest period in between games for all but three games while kick-off times in the final round of group games and knockout round matches will be at 6pm and 10pm local time.

The tournament’s opening match will be played at the 60,000-seater Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor on Monday, 21 November in a game which will feature hosts Qatar.

The final venue is the 80,000-capacity Lusail Stadium in Doha on Sunday, 18 December at 15:00 GMT.