FIFA World Cup 2022: When is England’s first game in Qatar? Three Lions full fixture list and kick off times
Four years have passed which means the next iteration of the world’s biggest international football competition is just around the corner. The World Cup in 2022 will see 32 teams compete to etch their name on the famous trophy, one of them being England.
It will be hosted in Qatar, which will see the arrival of thousands of England fans amarks the first time that the tournament is held in a middle-eastern country. The World Cup will commence on November 20 when the first game between the hosts and Ecuador will kick off.
But when it comes to Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions, who officially revealed their squad on Thursday (November 10) five years on from his first announcement, they will be hoping to continue their international success that saw them finish runners-up to Italy in the Euros 2020. England fans had their hearts in their mouths when their Italian counterparts left Wembley Stadium as victors by 3-2 in a penalty shootout.
With one World Cup title already to their name, despite the 1966 triumph over West Germany now turning into an even more distant memory, England will be hoping that they can finally take advantage of what many regard as the country’s ‘golden generation’. To do so, they must first topple the challenge of Group B, which consists of Wales, Iran and the USA.
Here is everything you need to know about the England national team’s full fixture list for the Qatar World Cup in 2022. As well as the UK kick off times for each of the Three Lions’ games.
England Qatar World Cup 2022 full fixture list and kick off times
Group B fixtures
- England vs Iran - November 21 at 1pm
- England vs USA - November 25 at 7pm
- England vs Wales - November 29 at 7pm
If England finish first in Group B
- Second Round - December 4 at 7pm
- Quarter-Final - December 10 at 7pm
- Semi-Final - December 14 at 7pm
If England finish second in Group B
- Second Round - December 3 at 3pm
- Quarter-Final - December 9 at 7pm
- Semi-Final - December 13 at 7pm
Other Qatar World Cup 2022 fixtures
- Third place play-off - December 17 at 3pm
- FIFA World Cup Final - December 18 at 3pm