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When is the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar?

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For the first time in history, the biggest tournament in the world will be played in the autumn. Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will start in November of this year instead of the customary summertime tournament due to excessive heat. France is eager to defend its 2018 title as soccer's best national team, but nations like Belgium, Brazil, Argentina and others are poised to break their hopes of becoming repeat champions.

Storylines are not in short supply heading into the colossal tournament. The United States - after embarrassingly missing out on the 2018 World Cup - is back in the fold this year and was placed alongside England, Iran and Wales in Group B. After defeating Iran in the final game of the group stage, the United States has advanced to the knockout stages where they will face the Netherlands on December 3.

Elsewhere, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are back to lead their nations (Argentina and Portugal, respectively), in what will likely be their last hurrah at taking home sport's most prestigious award.

Also of note is the fact that Italy, fresh off one of the most dominant runs in country history culminating in the capture of the 2020 EURO tournament championship, failed to qualify for the World Cup this time around. Italy usually poses one of the biggest threats on the international stage but their colors will not be worn in Qatar this year.

 

One of the biggest months in sports is nearly upon us. Here's everything you need to know about the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar How To Watch

What: 2022 FIFA World Cup

Where: The opening match as well as the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final will take place in Lusail Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Other games will take place here as well at other stadiums throughout the country.

When: Sunday, November 20 -- Sunday, December 18

TV Channel: The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be broadcast live across FOX Sports (FOX and FS1) in the English Language as well as on Telemundo in Spanish.

Live Stream: You can live stream the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Peacock, Fubo, SlingTV, and Vidgo.

2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar TV Schedule

(All times are EST)

Sunday, November 20 at 11am -- Friday, December 2 at 2pm: Group stage matches

Sunday, December 3 at 10am -- Tuesday, December 6 at 2pm: Round of 16 knockout matches

Friday, December 9 at 10am -- Saturday, December 10 at 2pm: Quarterfinals

Tuesday, December 13 at 2pm and Wednesday, December 14 at 2pm: Semifinals

Saturday, December 17 at 10am: Third-place match

Sunday, December 18 at 10am: 2022 FIFA World Cup Final

2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar Groups

Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands

Group B: England, Iran, United States, Wales

Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland

Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia

Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan

Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia

Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon

Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea

Team USA FIFA World Cup Schedule

Monday, November 21 FINAL: United States 1, Wales 1

Friday, November 25 FINAL: United States 0, England 0

 

Tuesday, November 29 FINAL: United States 1, Iran 0

Saturday, December 3 at 10:00 a.m. EST: United States vs. Netherlands

Team USA FIFA World Cup Roster

USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter announced the team's roster at a special event in New York City on November 9. There were some surprises both on the lists of players left out and included in the 26-man squad.

Ricardo Pepi, who was a crucial piece of the USMNT's journey to qualification, was left out of the final roster--there lies arguably the biggest surprise of all. On the other side of the coin, certain players like Cristian Roldan and Jordan Morris got surprise call-ups despite inconsistent play for the national team.

Here's the final roster for the United States as they begin making the trek to Qatar for the tournament:

Goalkeepers

Ethan Horvath (Luton Town)
Sean Johnson (NYCFC)
Matt Turner (Arsenal)

Defenders

Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic)
Sergiño Dest (AC Milan)
Aaron Long (NY Red Bulls)
Shaquell Moore (Nashville SC)
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Antonee Robinson (Fulham)
Joe Scally (Borussia Monchengladbach)
DeAndre Yedlin (Inter Miami)
Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)

Midfielders 

Brenden Aaronson (Leeds United)
Kellyn Acosta (LAFC)
Tyler Adams (Leeds United)
Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo)
Weston McKennie (Juventus)
Yunus Musah (Valencia)
Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders)

Attackers

Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas)
Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders)
Christian Pulisic (Chelsea)
Giovanni Reyna (Borussia Dortmund)
Josh Sargent (Norwich City)
Tim Weah (Lille)
Haji Wright (Antalyaspor)