Qatar 2022 draw – The 2022 World Cup is taking place in Qatar, the first in history to be held in November and December. The group stage of the event has come to an end, after a long program that began on Sunday 20 November – the day of the inaugural match between Qatar and Ecuador – and concluded on Friday 2 December, when the Cameroon-Brazil and Serbia-Switzerland matches will be played.
Unlike the other club events we are used to, with the draws defining the pairings for the knockout phase, in the World Cup the draw is already defined at the time of the group stage draw. The winners of each group face the runners-up of the next group, according to a well-identified scheme.
In this way, the national teams already know who to look at as potential opponents in the knockout phase. For the same reason, there are teams who know they can only face each other in the final of the tournament and not before.
Qatar 2022 draw – Pairings for the round of 16
So this – continuously updated – is the World Cup schedule for the round of 16, which will start on December 3, with kick-off at 4 pm:
- Brazil–South Korea
Qatar 2022 draw – The pairings for the quarterfinals
These instead are the pairings for the quarterfinals of the competition (the number next to the matches is used to indicate the possible pairing of the semifinals):
- Japan/Croatia–Brazil or South Korea (58)
- Holland/USA-Argentina (57)
- Morocco/Spain–Portugal/Switzerland (60)
- England-France (59)
Qatar 2022 draw – The pairings for the semifinals
Here are the pairings for the semi-finals of the competition:
- Winning 57-Winning 58 (61)
- England/France-Winning 60 (62)
Qatar 2022 draw – The pairings for the finals
These are the pairings for the finals of the world championship:
- Third place final: Loser 61-Loser 62
- FINAL: Winner 61-Winner 62