Breaking News: World Cup 2022 schedule released

THE 2022 World Cup in Qatar will feature FOUR matches a day – with the final taking place a week before Christmas.

Action will get going on November 21, 2022 – as the world tunes in to the first ever winter World Cup.

For the first fortnight of the tournament, fans will be treated to FOUR games a day – with reasonably favourable kick-off times for a UK audience.

Matches will take place at 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm UK time – with Qatar three hours ahead of Great Britain.

The group stage will finish on December 2, with the round of 16 action taking place between December 3 and 6.

Fans will then get a short rest, before tuning into the quarter-finals on December 9 and 10.

The world will mix football frenzy with ever-increasing Christmas spirit, with the semis played on December 13 and 14.

And the showpiece final will take place in Doha on December 18.

The tournament’s opening match will be played at the 60,000-seater Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor on Monday, 21 November in a game which will feature hosts Qatar.

The final venue is the 80,000-capacity Lusail Stadium in Doha in Qatar’s capital, on Sunday, 18 December at 15:00 GMT.

A start date is yet to be announced for the European section of World Cup qualification.

The Sun