ENGLAND will be playing Iran on the opening day of the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
This will be the first time in the tournament’s history that it will be contested for during winter, with the big event starting on November 21.
And it is set to be a condensed schedule with FOUR matches played on the opening match-day of the showpiece event.
However, fans of the competition will not have to miss a single minute of the action with all the details of the encounters detailed below.
What are the most important dates for the World Cup?
- The group stages will open its curtains on November 21.
- Round of 16 will be on December 3 – December 6.
- Quarter-final stages begin on December 9 – December 10.
- Semi-finals are taking place on December 13 – December 14.
- The World Cup final will be participated on December 18.
World Cup full fixture dates
Monday, November 21
Group A: Senegal vs Netherlands (10am)
Group B: England vs Iran (1pm)
Group A: Qatar vs Ecuador (4pm)
Group B: United States vs Wales or Scotland / Ukraine (7pm)
Tuesday, November 22
Group C: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia (10am)
Group D: Denmark vs Tunisia (1pm)
Group C: Mexico vs Poland (4pm)
Group D: France vs Peru or Australia / United Arab Emirates (7pm)
Wednesday, November 23
Group F: Morocco vs Croatia (10am)
Group E: Germany vs Japan (1pm)
Group E: Spain vs Costa Rica or New Zealand (4pm)
Group F: Belgium vs Canada (7pm)
Thursday, November 24
Group G: Switzerland vs Cameroon (10am)
Group H: Uruguay vs South Korea (1pm)
Group H: Portugal vs Ghana (4pm)
Group G: Brazil vs Serbia (7pm)
Friday, November 25
Group B: Wales or Scotland / Ukraine vs Iran (10am)
Group A: Qatar vs Senegal (1pm)
Group A: Netherlands vs Ecuador (4pm)
Group B: England vs United States (7pm)
Saturday, November 26
Group D: Tunisia vs Peru or Australia / United Arab Emirates (10am)
Group C: Poland vs Saudi Arabia (1pm)
Group D: France vs Denmark (4pm)
Group C: Argentina vs Mexico (7pm)
Sunday, November 27
Group E: Japan vs Costa Rica or New Zealand (10am)
Group F: Belgium vs Morocco (1pm)
Group F: Croatia vs Canada (4pm)
Group E: Spain vs Germany (7pm)
Monday, November 28
Group G: Cameroon vs Serbia (10am)
Group H: South Korea vs Ghana (1pm)
Group G: Brazil vs Switzerland (4pm)
Group H: Portugal vs Uruguay (7pm)
Tuesday, November 29
Group A: Netherlands vs Qatar (3pm)
Group A: Ecuador vs Senegal (3pm)
Group B: Wales or Scotland / Ukraine vs England (7pm)
Group B: Iran vs United States (7pm)
Wednesday, November 30
Group D: Tunisia vs France (3pm)
Group D: Peru or Australia / United Arab Emirates vs Denmark (3pm)
Group C: Poland vs Argentina (7pm)
Group C: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico (7pm)
Thursday, December 1
Group F: Croatia vs Belgium (3pm)
Group F: Canada vs Morocco (3pm)
Group E: Japan vs Spain (7pm)
Group E: Costa Rica or New Zealand vs Germany (7pm)
Friday, December 2
Group H: South Korea vs Portugal (3pm)
Group H: Ghana vs Uruguay (3pm)
Group G: Cameroon vs Brazil (7pm)
Group G: Serbia vs Switzerland (7pm)
Saturday, December 3
Match 49: Winners Group A vs Runners-up Group B (3pm)
Match 50: Winners Group C vs Runners-up Group D (7pm)
Sunday, December 4
Match 52: Winners Group D vs Runners-up Group C (3pm)
Match 51: Winners Group A vs Runners-up Group B (7pm)
Monday, December 5
Match 53: Winners Group E vs Runners-up Group F (3pm)
Match 54: Winners Group G vs Runners-up Group H (7pm)
Tuesday, December 6
Match 55: Winners Group F vs Runners-up Group F (3pm)
Match 56: Winners Group H vs Runners-up Group G (7pm)
Friday, December 9
Match 58: Winners of Match 53 vs Winners of Match 54 (3pm)
Match 57: Winners of Match 49 vs Winners of Match 50 (7pm)
Saturday, December 10
Match 60: Winners of Match 55 vs Winners of Match 56 (3pm)
Match 59: Winners of Match 51 vs Winners of Match 52 (7pm)
Tuesday, December 13
Match 61: Winners of Match 57 vs Winners of Match 58 (7pm)
Wednesday, December 14
Match 62: Winners of Match 59 vs Winners of Match 60 (7pm)
Third/Fourth place play-off
Saturday, December 17
Losers of Match 61 vs Losers of Match 62 (3pm)
Sunday, December 18
Winners of Match 61 vs Winners of Match 62 (3pm)
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What are the kick-off times for the World Cup?
The Qatar time zone is three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time which means that games will be played earlier in the UK than locally.
FIFA have stated that the first two rounds of games will kick-off at 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm local time – 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm UK time.
However, the kick-off timings in the final round of group fixtures and knock-out ties will be at 6pm and 10pm local time – 3pm and 7pm UK time.
Leaving the final to be scheduled at 6pm local time – 3pm UK time.