The 2022 World Cup kicks off on Nov. 20, with hosts Qatar facing a Group A opener against Ecuador in their first-ever World Cup appearance, at the Al Bayt Stadium.
- November 20: Opening match of 2022 World Cup (Qatar v Ecuador)
- December 2: Group stage concludes
- December 3-6: Round of 16
- December 9-10: Quarterfinals
- December 13-14: Semifinals
- December 17: Third Place Match
- December 18: Final