World Cup qualification: Qatar 2022 group stage table, schedule, tiebreakers when Brazil tournament begins

The World Cup in Qatar officially began on Sunday, November 20, and concludes on Saturday, December 10. Click here for the full schedule of daily matches and make sure print your wall chart. For the first time in the event’s history, games will take place during the winter months, interrupting the club’s football season schedule. It’s the last time we’ll see this format with 32 teams on the field before it expands to 48 in time for 2026 when the United States, Mexico and Canada will host.

Speaking of the United States, the Americans made their long-awaited return to the world’s biggest stage with a tie against wales after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. This marks the 11th World Cup appearance for a United States team that has reached the World Cup in eight of the last nine editions. Gregg Berhalter’s USMNT finished third of eight teams in the Concacaf qualifying group, behind Mexico and Canada.

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The Canadians are making their second World Cup appearance and first since 1986 when the tournament was held in Mexico. They started with a Bad luck loss to Belgium in a group that includes Morocco and 2018 runner-up Croatia. Mexico, meanwhile, tied with Poland in a difficult group where Saudi Arabia already surprised Argentina.

As for the contenders, when the tournament began, no team had lower odds (courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook) of winning it all than Brazil at +360 as Tite searches for the sixth star atop the Seleção crest. Not far behind Brazil in the futures are Argentina (+500), France (+700), Spain (+750), England (+850) and Germany (+1100).

Stay up to date with the schedule, standings and scores here. Before we dive into the rankings, it’s worth noting how the tiebreaker works. There are seven procedures before we get to the point where we need to draw lots to determine which team(s) will advance. In the last men’s World Cup, Japan edged past Senegal to reach the knockout stage thanks to FIFA fair play points. It’s not exactly crazy to imagine history repeating itself in Qatar.

World Cup: group stage tiebreaker procedure

  1. total points
  2. goal difference
  3. goals scored
  4. Points scored in matches between tied teams
  5. Goal difference in matches between tied teams
  6. Goals scored in matches between tied teams
  7. Fair play points in the group stage
    · Yellow card: -1 point
    Indirect red (second yellow): -3 points
    Direct red: -4 points
    Direct yellow and red card: -5 points
  8. lot raffle

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World Cup group stage standings, table

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Knockout stage schedule

(All US/Eastern times)

round of 16

Saturday, December 3

Group A winners vs. Group B runners-up, 10:00 am
Group C winners vs. Group D runners-up, 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 4
Group D winners vs. Group C runners-up, 10:00 a.m.
Group B winners vs. Group A runners-up, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, December 5
Group E winners vs. Group F runners-up, 10:00 am
Group G winners vs. Group H runners-up, 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 6
Group F winners vs. Group E runners-up, 10:00 am
Group H winners vs. Group G runners-up, 2:00 p.m.

Quarter finals

Friday, December 9
Quarterfinals 1, 10 am
Quarterfinals 2, 2 p.m.

Saturday, December 10
Quarterfinals 3, 10 am
Quarterfinals 4, 2 p.m.


Tuesday, December 13
Semifinal 1, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, December 14
Semifinal 2, 2 p.m.

Match for third place

Saturday, December 17
Loser of Semifinal 1 vs. Loser of Semifinal 2, 10 am


Sunday, December 18
Winner of the Semifinal 1 vs. Winner of Semifinal 2, 10 am

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