The much-awaited 2022 FIFA World Cup commenced on November 20, 2022, adding to the excitement of football fans worldwide. The world cup, this time, is being held in Qatar, as it was chosen after most recommendations were received following the bidding rounds conducted to host the matches. After many big upsets and nail-biting matches, Brazil, Croatia, Netherlands, Argentina, Morocco, Portugal, England and France have secured a place in the quarter-finals. In the first semi-final Argentina clocked a big 3-0 win against Croatia to become the first finalist.
Today, on December 15, we will get the second finalist for the FIFA World Cup 2022. France will be taking on Morocco in this match. Many feel that the underdogs have come a long way and routing for them to go all the way to finals. Indian fans can see this match on TV online starting at 00:30 AM. Here’s how you can catch all the action on Sports 18.
2022 FIFA World Cup – Opening Ceremony
The matches will kickstart on November 20 and continue until December 18, 2022, when the finals will be held. However, before the tournament kicks off, the highly anticipated 2022 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony will be held. The ceremony will air on Sunday, November 20, 2022, and has been planned ahead of the first match between Qatar and Ecuador.
Reports earlier stated that the ceremony was planned for November 21, 2022. However, the organisers preponed the same along with the opening match, keeping up with the actual plans. Popular artists like BTS’ K-pop superstar Kim Jung Kook, Black Eyed Peas, Nora Fatehi and many others will perform at the 2022 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony.
The first match will also be held following the actual traditions of having the host team, and fans will be able to enjoy this at the massive 60,000-seater Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.
2022 FIFA World Cup – Squads and Teams
A total of 32 teams, as shown in the image below, will be playing at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
2022 FIFA World Cup – Schedule
|Teams||2022 FIFA World Cup 2022: Match Date||2022 FIFA World Cup 2022: Match Venue|
|Qatar Vs Ecuador||Nov-20||Al Bayt Stadium|
|England Vs Iran||Nov-21||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Senegal Vs Netherlands||Nov-21||Al Thumama Stadium|
|USA Vs Wales||Nov-22||Al Rayyan Stadium|
|Argentina Vs Saudi Arabia||Nov-22||Lusail Stadium|
|Denmark Vs Tunisia||Nov-22||Education City Stadium|
|Mexico Vs Poland||Nov-22||Stadium 974|
|France Vs Australia||Nov-23||Al Wakrah Sports|
|Morocco Vs Croatia||Nov-23||Al Bayt Stadium|
|Germany Vs Japan||Nov-23||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Spain Vs Costa Rica||Nov-23||Al Thumama Stadium|
|Belgium Vs Canada||Nov-24||Al Rayyan Stadium|
|Switzerland Vs Cameroon||Nov-24||Lusail Stadium|
|Uruguay Vs South Korea||Nov-24||Education City Stadium|
|Portugal Vs Ghana||Nov-24||Stadium 974|
|Brazil Vs Serbia||Nov-25||Al Wakrah Sports|
|Wales Vs Iran||Nov-25||Al Bayt Stadium|
|Qatar Vs Senegal||Nov-25||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Netherlands Vs Ecuador||Nov-25||Al Thumama Stadium|
|England Vs USA||Nov-26||Al Rayyan Stadium|
|Tunisia Vs Australia||Nov-26||Lusail Stadium|
|Poland Vs Saudi Arabia||Nov-26||Education City Stadium|
|France Vs Denmark||Nov-26||Stadium 974|
|Argentina Vs Mexico||Nov-27||Al Wakrah Sports|
|Japan Vs Costa Rica||Nov-27||Al Bayt Stadium|
|Belgium Vs Morocco||Nov-27||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Croatia Vs Canada||Nov-27||Al Thumama Stadium|
|Spain Vs Germany||Nov-28||Al Rayyan Stadium|
|Cameroon Vs Serbia||Nov-28||Lusail Stadium|
|South Korea Vs Ghana||Nov-28||Education City Stadium|
|Brazil Vs Switzerland||Nov-28||Stadium 974|
|Portugal Vs Uruguay||Nov-29||Al Wakrah Sports|
|Ecuador Vs Senegal||Nov-29||Al Bayt Stadium|
|Netherlands Vs Qatar||Nov-29||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Iran Vs USA||Nov-30||Al Thumama Stadium|
|Wales Vs England||Nov-30||Al Rayyan Stadium|
|Tunisia Vs France||Nov-30||Lusail Stadium|
|Australia Vs Denmark||Nov-30||Education City Stadium|
|Poland Vs Argentina||Dec-01||Stadium 974|
|Saudi Arabia Vs Mexico||Dec-01||Al Wakrah Sports|
|Croatia Vs Belgium||Dec-01||Al Bayt Stadium|
|Canada Vs Morocco||Dec-01||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Japan Vs Spain||Dec-02||Al Thumama Stadium|
|Costa Rica Vs Germany||Dec-02||Al Rayyan Stadium|
|South Korea Vs Portugal||Dec-02||Lusail Stadium|
|Ghana Vs Uruguay||Dec-02||Education City Stadium|
|Serbia Vs Switzerland||Dec-03||Stadium 974|
|Cameroon Vs Brazil||Dec-03||Al Wakrah Sports|
|Netherlands Vs USA||Dec-03||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Argentina Vs Australia||Dec-04||Al Rayyan Stadium|
|France Vs Poland||Dec-04||Khalifa International Stadium|
|England Vs Senegal||Dec-05||Al Thumama Stadium|
|Japan Vs Croatia||Dec-05||Al Rayyan Stadium|
|Brazil Vs South Korea||Dec-06||Lusail Stadium|
|Morocco Vs Spain||Dec-06||Education City Stadium|
|Portugal Vs Switzerland||Dec-07||Al Wakrah Sports|
|Brazil vs Croatia||Dec-09||Al Bayt Stadium|
|Netherlands vs Argentina||Dec-10||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Morroco Vs Portugal||Dec-10||Al Thumama Stadium|
|England Vs France||Dec-11||Al Rayyan Stadium|
|Argentina Vs Croatia||Dec-14||Lusail Stadium|
|France Vs Morocco||Dec-15||Education City Stadium|
|To be Decided||Dec-17||Stadium 974|
|To be Decided||Dec-18||Lusail Stadium|
2022 FIFA World Cup – Stadiums
A total of 64 matches will be played at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and these will be held across the below-mentioned eight venues at the host location in Qatar.
- Al Bayt Stadium
- Khalifa International Stadium
- Al Thumama Stadium
- Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
- Lusail Stadium
- Stadium 974
- Education City Stadium
- Al Janoub Stadium
2022 FIFA World Cup – Groups and Stages
- The Netherlands
- IR Iran
- Saudi Arabia
- Costa Rica
- Korea Republic
2022 FIFA World Cup Stages
|Stage(s)||India (IST)||Local (Qatar)||USA & Canada (ET)||UK (GMT)|
|Group stage only||3:30 PM||1:00 PM||5:00 AM||10:00 AM|
|Group stage only||6:30 PM||4:00 PM||8:00 AM||1:00 PM|
|Knockouts only||8:30 PM||6:00 PM||10:00 AM||3:00 PM|
|Group stage only||9:30 PM||7:00 PM||11:00 AM||4:00 PM|
|Group/Knockouts||12:30 AM||10:00 PM||2:00 PM||7:00 PM|
Where to Watch 2022 FIFA World Cup in India – Online and TV
Fans in India 2022 can watch FIFA World Cup on the Jio Cinema website and mobile app. The matches will also be aired on Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV channels
How to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup online in India
JioCinema is the official online streaming platform for 2022 FIFA World Cup 2022. The platform, owned by Reliance Group, is an on-demand video library service where one can watch a range of sports, movies, reality shows, TV shows, etc.
One can download Jio Cinema on iPhone (iOS-11 and above), Android Smartphones ( OS version 5 and above), and Tizen (OS version-2.4 and above). The app is also suitable for Fire TV(OS-6 and above), Android TV(OS-7+ and above), and Apple TV( OS-10 and above).
JioCinema app is also available in telecom services like Jio, Airtel, BSNL, and Vi, and users of all these mobile networks can also watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup matches for free.
How to find the 2022 FIFA World Cup on JioCinema
- 2022 FIFA World Cup matches are available for free on the JioCinema app.
- Users can live stream the matches on the website and mobile app at no cost.
- The app can be downloaded on both Android and iOS devices.
- One can also visit www.jiocinema.com and watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup matches under the ‘Sports’ section
- Click on the sports tab and choose the banner highlighting World Cup live streaming
How to download JioCinema on Android Devices
- Click on Google Play Store app on the Android device
- Search for ‘JioCinema’ on the play store search section
- Click on ‘Install’ and download the first app
- Now, open the Jio Cinema app and use your mobile number to log in.
- Select the prefered content language options.
- Click Done and go to the sports section for 2022 FIFA World Cup details.
- Click and start streaming the 2022 FIFA World Cup online
How to download JioCinema on iOS-based (Apple) Phones
- Go to the App Store application on your apple device
- Search for ‘JioCinema’ in the search section
- Click on ‘Install’ and download the app
- Now, open the Jio Cinema app and use your Jio mobile number to log in. You may use one of the two options as mentioned below
- Using an OTP
- Using Jio SIM, which will auto-detect your mobile number
- Log in and select the prefered content language options.
- Go to the sports section of the JioCinemas app and stream the 2022 FIFA World Cup matches
How to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup on TV in India
Football fans in India can watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup matches on Sports18 and Sports18.
Several DTH operators – Airtel Dish TV, Tata Play (Tata Sky), and Dish TV, and others – have Sports18 and Sports18 DH on their lists. If not available in your package, you may add these channels by sending an SMS or giving a missed call from the registered mobile number, or reaching out to the dedicated app operator service for the same.
As of now, both channels are available in English and Hindi only. However, the network has plans to roll out the channels in other Indian languages too. An official announcement regarding the same is awaited. Meanwhile, the content of these channels can also be found on Viacom18’s digital streaming platform, Voot.
Sports18 and Sports18 HD Channel List
|DD Free Dish||25||NA|
2022 FIFA World Cup – Global Broadcast
|India||Nov. 20||19:00||Sports 18||JioCinema|
|Australia||Nov. 21||1:00||SBS||SBS On Demand|
|Canada||Nov. 20||9:00||CTV, TSN||fuboTV, TSN app|
|Hong Kong||Nov. 20||22:00||BeIN Sports, ITV||Now TV, ViuTV|
|Malaysia||Nov. 20||22:00||RTM, Astro||Astro Go|
|New Zealand||Nov. 21||3:00||Sky Sport||Sky Sport|
|Singapore||Nov. 20||22:00||Mediacorp Channel 5||StarHub TV+, IPTV, Singtel TV|
|UK||Nov. 20||14:00||BBC One||BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Website|
|USA||Nov. 20||9:00||FOX, Telemundo||FuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo|
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- England’s Phil Foden, to transfer his form to the international stage, says, “England have not seen the best of me yet.”
- Makers share nuanced details about the 14th successive ball, Al Rihla, created by Adidas for the FIFA World Cup.
- Reports state that the ball has been designed meticulously to travel faster in flight than any other seen in the previous tournaments.
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