World Cup standings, bracket 2022: team rankings, favorites, World Cup group table, schedule, tie-breaks

The World Cup in Qatar officially started on Sunday, November 20, and will end on Saturday, December 10. Click here for the full schedule of daily matches. and make sure print the wall chart. For the first time in the tournament’s history, games will take place during the winter months, interrupting the club’s football season. This is the last time we’ll see this format with 32 teams on the field before it expands to 48 by 2026, when the US, Mexico and Canada all take part.

Speaking of the United States, Americans have made a welcome return to the world’s biggest stage with draw against Wales after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. This is the 11th World Cup match for Team USA, who have reached the World Cup in eight of the last nine editions. Gregg Berhalter’s USMNT finished third out of eight teams in the Concacaf qualifying group behind Mexico and Canada.

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This is the second time Canadians have competed at the World Cup and the first time since the tournament was held in Mexico in 1986. They started with heavy defeat by Belgium in a group that includes Morocco and Croatia, which finished second in 2018. Mexico, meanwhile, attracted Poland in a complex group where Saudi Arabia has already stunned Argentina.

In terms of opponents, at the start of the tournament, no team had a lower chance (courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook) of winning than Brazil with +360 as Tite seeks the sixth star above the Selesão crest. Argentina (+500), France (+700), Spain (+750), England (+850) and Germany (+1100) do not lag behind Brazil in terms of futures.

Follow the schedule, standings and results right here. Before we dive into the standings, it’s worth noting how the tiebreak works. There are seven procedures before we get to the point where we need a draw to determine which team(s) will advance. At the last men’s World Cup, Japan passed Senegal to the play-offs due to FIFA fair play points. It’s not exactly crazy to imagine history repeating itself in Qatar.

World Cup: group stage tie-break procedure

  1. Total Points
  2. Goal difference
  3. Goals scored
  4. Points scored in matches between equal teams
  5. Goal difference in matches between equal teams
  6. Goals scored in matches between equal teams
  7. Group Stage Fair Play Points
    Yellow card: -1 point
    Indirect red (second yellow): -3 points
    Direct red: -4 points
    · Yellow card and direct red: -5 points
  8. draw

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World Cup group stage standings, table

Full World Cup draw

Click here to enlarge and print a blank World Cup 2022 wall chart..

Playoff schedule

(All times US/East)

1/8 finals

Saturday, December 3

Group A winners vs. Group B runners-up, 10:00
Group C winners vs Group D runners-up, 14:00

Sunday, December 4
Group D winners vs. Group C runners-up, 10:00
Group B winners vs Group A runners-up, 14:00

Monday, December 5
Group E winners vs. Group F runners-up, 10:00
Group G winners vs Group H runners-up, 14:00

Tuesday, December 6
Group F winners vs. Group E runners-up, 10:00
Group H winners vs Group G runners-up, 14:00


Friday, December 9
Quarter-final 1, 10:00
Quarter-final 2, 14:00

Saturday, December 10
Quarter-final 3, 10:00
Quarter-final 4, 14:00


Tuesday, December 13
Semi-final 13:00

Wednesday, December 14
Semifinal 2, 14:00

Third place match

Saturday, December 17
1 loser in the semi-final vs. 2 losers in the semi-final, 10:00

The final

Sunday, December 18
Winner of semi-final 1 vs. winner of semi-final 2, 10:00

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