FIFA World Cup 2022 will start on Monday, 21 November 2022 to 18 December 2022.
The World Cup 2022 in Qatar has been big news lately. With the World Cup starting on Monday 21 November 2022 and will end on December 18, 2022, it's the first time football is played in Qatar. In fact, the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia was not held in Brazil due to bad weather conditions and it was held in Russia for the first time ever.
The schedule is still being finalized, but the host country Qatar will play the opening match against the winner of this year's AFC Asian Cup, most likely Iran.
The schedule has not been finalized yet, but we can confirm that Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. We are working closely with the organizers to finalize the schedule and will publish it as soon as it is finalized.
The official 2018 tournament kick-off date for Russia is Tuesday, 7 June 2018, but we do expect to have a chance to announce FIFA's preliminary plans for the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar before the end of 2017.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 will start on Monday, 21 November 2022 to 18 December 2022.