What are the 2022 World Cup schedule?
- Group stage: Nov. 20-Dec.
- Round of 16: Dec. 3-6.
- Quarterfinals: Dec. 9-10.
- Semifinals: Dec. 13-14.
- Third-place match: Dec.
- Final: Dec.
How does the round of 16 work on World Cup 2022?
The top two teams from each group (sixteen in total) will advance to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament. A third place play-off will also be played between the two losing teams of the semi-finals.
Why is the World Cup 2022 in December?
The 2022 World Cup begins Nov. 20 — one day earlier than its original start date — and concludes Dec. 18. FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, made the unprecedented decision to move the tournament out of June and July to avoid Qatar’s scorching summer heat.