Updated: 03 December 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022: Teams, Schedule, Time Table In IST, Results, Player Of The Match, Prize Money, And What You Need To Know. Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 is creating history. This is the first time the multi-nation football tournament is being hosted in the Middle East and the second time in Asia after 2002 which was organized jointly by Japan and South Korea. The region’s intense summer temperature and humidity led to moving the event to November and December instead of July.
The 22nd FIFA World Cup is being held in Qatar from November 20 to December 18 and this is the first time in the Arab world. A total of 32 national teams from five confederations compete across eight venues to claim the title. The teams are segregated into eight groups from A to H with four teams in each group. The sequence of matches is Group Stage, Round of 16, Quarter-finals, Semi-finals, and Final.
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FIFA 2022 Teams & Groups
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D||Group E||Group F||Group G||Group H|
|Ecuador||United States||Saudi Arabia||Australia||Costa Rica||Canada||Serbia||Ghana|
FIFA 2022: Schedule, Time Table In IST, Results & Player Of The Match
|Date||Match||Game||Time (IST)||Result||Group||Player of the Match|
|Nov. 20||1||Ecuador vs. Qatar||9:30 pm||Ecuador won by 2-0||A||Enner Valencia (Ecu)|
|Nov. 21||2||Netherlands vs. Senegal||9:30 pm||Netherlands won by 2-0||A||Frenkie de Jong (Net)|
|Nov. 21||3||Iran vs. England||6:30 pm||England won by 6-2||B||Bukayo Saka (Eng)|
|Nov. 21||4||Wales vs. United States||12:30 am||Draw by 1-1||B||Tim Weah (USA)|
|Nov. 22||5||France vs Australia||12:30 am||Fran won by 4-1||D||Kylian Mbappe (Fr)|
|Nov. 22||6||Tunisia vs. Denmark||6:30 pm||Draw by 0-0||D||Aissa Laidouni (Tun)|
|Nov. 22||7||Poland vs. Mexico||9:30 pm||Draw by 0-0||C||Guillermo Ochao (Mex)|
|Nov. 22||8||Argentina vs Saudia Arabia||3.30 PM||SA won by 2-1||C||Md al Owais (SA)|
|Nov. 23||9||Belgium vs Canada||12.30 AM||Bel won by 1-0||F||Kevin De Bruyne (Bel)|
|Nov. 23||10||Spain vs Costa Rica||9.30 PM||Spain won by 7-0||E||Gavi (Sp)|
|Nov. 23||11||Germany vs Japan||6:30 pm||Japan won by 2-1||E||Shuichi Gonda (Jap)|
|Nov. 24||12||Morocco vs Croatia||12:30 AM||Draw 0-0||F||Luka Modric (Cro)|
|Nov. 24||13||Switzerland vs Cameroon||03.30 PM||Swi won by 1-0||G||Yann Sommer (Swi)|
|Nov. 24||14||Uruguay vs South Korea||06.30 PM||Match drawn||H||Federico (Uru)|
|Nov. 24||15||Portugal vs Ghana||09.30 PM||Por won by 3-2||H||Ronaldo|
|Nov 25||16||Brazil vs Serbia||12.30 AM||Brazil won by 2-0||G||Richarlison (B)|
|Nov 25||17||Wales vs Iran||03.30 PM||Iran won by 2-0||B||Rouzbeh Cheshmi (Ir)|
|Nov 25||18||Qatar vs Senegal||06.30 PM||Senegal won by 3-1||A||Boulaye Dia (Sen)|
|Nov 25||19||Netherland vs Ecuador||09.30 PM||Drawn by 1-1||A||Frenkie de Jong (Ned)|
|Nov 26||20||Tunisia vs Australia||03.30 PM||Aus won by 1-0||D||Mitchell Duke (Aus)|
|Nov 26||21||Poland vs Saudi Arabia||06.30 PM||Poland won by 2-0||C||Lewandowski (Pol)|
|Nov 26||22||France vs Denmark||09.30 PM||France won by 2-1||D||Kylian Mbappe|
|Nov 27||23||Japan vs Costa Rica||03.30 PM||Costa won by 1-0||E||Keysher Fuller (CR)|
|Nov 27||24||Belgium vs Morocco||06.30 PM||Morocco won by 2-0||F||Hakim Ziyech (Mor)|
|Nov 27||25||Croatia vs Canada||09.30 PM||Croatia won by 4-1||F||Andrej Kramaric (Cro)|
|Nov 28||26||Spain vs Germany||12.30 AM||Drawn by 1-1||E||Alvaro Morata (Sp)|
|Nov 28||27||Cameroon vs Serbia||03.30 PM||Drawn by 3-3||G||Vincent Abubakar (Cam)|
|Nov 28||28||South Korea vs Ghana||06.30 PM||Ghana won by 3-2||H||Md Kudus|
|Nov 28||29||Brazil vs Switzerland||09.30 PM||Brazil won by 1-0||G||Casemiro (Brz)|
|Nov 29||30||Portugal vs Uruguay||12.30 AM||Portugal won by 2-0||H||Bruno Fernandes (Por)|
|Nov 29||31||Ecuador vs Senegal||08.30 PM|
|Nov 29||32||Netherlands vs Qatar||08.30 PM|
|Nov 30||33||Iran vs USA||12.30 AM|
|Nov 30||34||Wales vs England||12.30 AM|
|Nov 30||35||Australia vs Denmark||08.30 PM|
|Dec 01||36||Poland vs Argentina||12.30 AM|
|Dec 01||37||Saudia Arabia vs Mexico||12.30 AM|
|Dec 01||38||Canada vs Morocco||08.30 PM|
|Dec 01||39||Croatia vs Belgium||08. 30 PM|
|Dec 02||40||Costa Rica vs Germany||12.30 AM|
|Dec 02||41||Japan vs Spain||12.30 AM|
|Dec 02||42||Ghana vs Uruguay||08.30 PM|
|Dec 02||43||South Korea vs Portugal||08.30 PM|
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Prize Money
The winning team will be taking home USD 42 million while the runners-up will be eligible for USD 30 million. The team finishing third will be awarded USD 27 million and the fourth team will be getting USD 25 million. Simultaneously, the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth spots will be awarded USD 17 million each. The following ninth to sixteenth-ranked teams will be taking home USD 13 million each.
The remaining participating teams will be getting USD 9 million each. Apart from these, all the teams will be awarded a sum of USD 1.5 million each as preparation costs for reaching the group stages. The total outflow of prize money will be USD 440 million.
FIFA 2022: Players To Watch Out For
Argentinian forward Lionel Messi is one of the greatest players of all time. He is worth watching in the Qatar World Cup because the event could be his last and he would try to make it most memorable. He has lately grabbed the Copa America 2021 award.
Portugal goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo is the second most wanted player in FIFA and his teammates are looking ahead to winning the 2022 World Cup title with his skills. Brazilian player Neymar holds a good name among the fans and the ongoing FIFA could be his last appearance in a multi-nation tournament.
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Kylian Mbappe is a professional French footballer and fans are betting on him to help the team retain the title. Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium is considered to be doing anything to grab the 2022 World Cup title.
Why Qatar World Cup 2022 is the Most Expensive
Qatar has invested heavily in building the World Cup infrastructure. A Bloomberg report reveals the investment could be about $300 billion, which is considered the most expensive in football history. The Minister of finance for the country said in 2017 that Qatar’s weekly spending on capital projects was $500 million.