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LIVE. World Cup 2022 : the opening match will start, live info

WORLD CUP 2022. After the opening ceremony opening which took place this Sunday, November 20, the football will begin with the opening match between Qatar and Ecuador.

The Basics

  • Start of the 2022 World Cup this Sunday, November 20 at; 5 p.m., French time, for the first match of the World Cup between Qatar and Ecuador. This meeting starts after the opening ceremony.
  • The first match of the French team, reigning world champions, is scheduled for Tuesday, November 22 against France. Australia, as during the 2018 World Cup. For this first meeting but also for the rest of the competition, Karim Benzema will not be present after an injury contracted at the stadium. training this Saturday, November 19. Didier Deschamps will not replace him as he announced; to Téléfoot this Sunday, November 20.
  • The groups, the calendar, the selected… Follow all the information on this special page.
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16:20 – Marcel Desailly with the 2022 World Cup trophy

Discover the image of Marcel Desailly with the World Cup trophy that he came to present just before the start of the opening ceremony of this World Cup in Qatar.  ;

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4:10 p.m. – Closing fireworks

Opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup ends with a fireworks display. Now it's time for football. The opening match between Qatar and Ecuador will start in about 50 minutes. 

16:07 – The Emir of Qatar takes the floor

Qatar's Mir speaks in this opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup: "We have worked; hard for the competition to be successful. We have invested for the good of humanity. whole. And here is the long-awaited moment. We are going to attend; this great football festival in this atmosphere of human contact. People will come together regardless of ethnicity, orientation or culture. I wish a good competition to; all participating teams. I wish you a period of fun, joy and lots of goodness. and hope. Welcome to; Doha."

16:04 – Morgan Freeman is back

After Jungkook"s performance in this opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup, Morgan Freeman returns to continue his speech. 

4:00 p.m. – Jungkook arrives on stage

To the delight of BTS fans, Jungkook performs one of his titles on the stage placed in the middle of the lawn of the Al-Bayt Stadium. 

15:59 – Place à agrave; the mascot of this 2022 World Cup

After revisiting the previous mascots of the last Worlds, place to; Laa'eeb, that of this 2022 World Cup which represents an immortal character full of energy.

15:57 – The old mascots are back

This opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup continues to bring spectators back to the past. with the mascots of previous editions. 

15:55 – A medley of official songs from previous World Cups

< p>After the songs of the 32 nations that will play this 2022 World Cup, place à; a medley of the official anthems of the previous world. 

15:52 – The flags of the 32 nations are presented

"Allez les Bleus, Allez les Bleus" are chanted at on the occasion of this ceremony as well as the 31 other songs which represent each of the nations which will play in this 2022 World Cup. The flags are also presented. 

15:51 – Music and songs

Place à many songs accompanied by musical instruments including drums installed on the lawn of Al-Bayt Stadium. Light games are also set up. 

15:49 – Morgan Freeman's speech

The American actor finds himself alone and propagates a discourse of unity. for this 2022 World Cup. 

15:45 – Morgan Freeman is present and participates

Morgan Freeman appears on the lawn and participates to the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup. 

15:44 – End of the video

The video has just ended. It is now up to “The Call of Qatar”. The land is occupied; by dancers and a singer.

15:41 – The opening ceremony begins

The opening ceremony begins. 2022 World Cup opening kicks off at Al-Bayt Stadium. A video is launched after a count has been made. 30 second countdown in a submerged stadium in the dark. 

15:40 – Gianni Infantino is in the stands

The FIFA President takes his place in the stands at Al Bayt Stadium alongside Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the emir of Qatar. 

READ MORE < h2>2022 World Cup groups

The draw for the 2022 World Cup has determined all the groups of the group stage and a first sketch of the calendar of this World Cup with the poster of the opening match, Qatar – Ecuador. Here are all the groups resulting from this draw:

Group A Ranking

Group B Ranking

Group C Ranking

Group D Ranking

Group E Ranking

Group F Ranking

Group G Ranking

Group H Ranking

The dates of the competition

To deal with these climatic constraints, FIFA has decided to to organize this World Cup in winter, for the first time in its history. The date of the opening match, Qatar – Ecuador, has thus been set. set for November 20, 2022, while the grand finale will take place on December 18, 2022, the Qatar National Day.

The full calendar at; download

The group stage of the 2022 World Cup will take place from November 20 to December 2. The top two from each group will qualify for the round of 16, scheduled for December 3, 4, 5 and 6. It will then be time for the quarter-finals, scheduled for December 9 and 10, then the semi-finals, on December 13 and 14. The match for third place will take place on December 17 and the final on Sunday, December 18, at a week of Christmas. Here is the group stage schedule:

LIVE. World Cup 2022 : the opening match will start, live info

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Download the 2022 World Cup calendar in PDF 

Calendar group A

Calendar group B

Calendar group C

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Calendar group E

Calendar group F

Group G calendar

Calendar group H

Round of 16

  • December 3, 2022 to; 4 p.m.: 1st in Group A-2nd in Group B (8th final)
  • 3 December 2022  to 8 p.m.: 1st in Group C-2nd in Group D (8th finals)
  • December 4, 2022 at; 4 p.m.: 1st in Group B-2nd in Group A (8th final)
  • December 4, 2022 at 8 p.m.: 1st in Group D-2nd in Group C (8th finals)
  • December 5 at 4 p.m.: 1st in Group E-2nd in Group F (8th final)
  • December 5 at 8 p.m.: 1st  Group G-2nd  Group H (8th final)
  • 6  December  4 p.m.: 1st in Group F-2nd in Group E (8th finals)
  • December 6  8 p.m.: 1st  of Group H-2nd of Group G (8th finals)


  • 9 December at 4pm: 1st in Group A or 2nd in Group B-1st in Group C or 2nd in Group D (quarter-finals)
  • December 9 to ; 8 p.m.: 1st  Group E or 2nd  Group F-1st  Group G or 2nd  Group H (quarter-finals) 4pm: 1st in Group B or 2nd in Group A-1st in Group D or 2nd in Group C (quarter-finals)
  • December 10 to 8 p.m.: 1st Group F or 2nd Group E-1st Group H or 2nd Group G (quarter-finals)


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  • December 13 to; 8 p.m.: Winner Q1-Winner Q2 (semi-final)
  • December 14 at 8 p.m.: Winner Q3-Winner Q4 (semi-final)
  • Final

    • December 17  4 p.m.: match for 3rd place
    • December 18  4 p.m.: 2022 World Cup final

    The TV channels that will broadcast the matches

    If beIN Sports will broadcast the entire game matches of the competition, TF1 unveiled in June the posters it will distribute for the next World Cup in Qatar. Here is the complete list of matches to be played. find on our dedicated paper; :