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The groups for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ are set!

The United States has been drawn into Group B along with England, Iran and the winner of Europe Path A Qualifying (Wales, Scotland/Ukraine). The Europe Path A Qualifying winner will be determined in June.

City fans will also want to keep a close eye on Group A, Group H and potentially Group D. Jhegson Mendez' Ecuador side has been drawn in Group A with the likes of hosts Qatar, as well as, Senegal and the Netherlands. Facundo Torres and Uruguay will be in a competitive Group H along with Portugal, Ghana, and Korea Public. Meanwhile, Group D could be the landing spot for Pedro Gallese and Peru if they progress through the IC Playoff 1 Path against the winner of Australia or the United Arab Emirates. Group D currently consists of defending FIFA World Cup 2018™ Champions France, along with Denmark and Tunisia.

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World Cup schedule

Rather than being held in the summer, the quadrennial event is being held during November and December. Qatar 2022 will be contested at eight stadiums across five cities.

The schedule breakdown is below:

  • Group stage: Nov. 21 to Dec. 2
  • Round of 16: Dec. 3-6
  • Quarterfinals: Dec. 9-10
  • Semifinals: Dec. 13-14
  • Third place: Dec. 17
  • Final: Dec. 18