January 27, 2023

With the World Cup in the quarter-finals, here’s everything you need to know about this year’s tournament, from key dates to starting times.

Match schedule World Cup quarterfinals

Friday December 9
Croatia 1-1 Brazil – Croatia win 4-2 on penalties
Netherlands 2-2 Argentina – Argentina wins 4-3 on penalties

Saturday December 10
Morocco against Portugal – Start at 3 p.m
England against France – Start at 7 p.m

Semi-final match schedule

Tuesday December 13
Argentina against Croatia – Start at 7 p.m

Wednesday December 14
England or France against Morocco or Portugal – Start at 7 p.m

Playoffs for third place

Saturday December 17
Argentina/Croatia against England/France/Morocco/Portugal – Start at 3 p.m

Last

Sunday December 18
Argentina/Croatia against England/France/Morocco/Portugal – Start at 7 p.m

England’s possible route to the World Cup final

Quarterfinals – Saturday, December 10
England against France – Start at 7 p.m

Semifinals – Wednesday, December 14
England vs Morocco or Portugal – Start at 7 p.m

Final – Sunday, December 18
England vs Argentina or Croatia – Start at 7 p.m

Results last 16 World Cup

Saturday December 3
Netherlands 3-1 USA
Argentina 2-1 Australia

Sunday December 4
France 3-1 Poland
England 3-0 Senegal

Monday 5 Dec
Japan 1-1 Croatia – Croatia wins 3-1 on penalties
Brazil 4-1 South Korea

Tuesday December 6
Morocco 0-0 Spain – Morocco wins 3-0 on penalties
Portugal 6-1 Switzerland

Final group tables

World Cup results, fixtures, format and schedule

Group Stage – all UK start times

Sunday 20 Nov

Group A: Qatar 0-2 Ecuador

Monday Nov 21

Group B: England 6-2 Iran
Group A: Senegal 0-2 Netherlands
Group B: USA 1-1 Wales

Tuesday Nov 22

Group C: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia
Group D: Denmark 0-0 Tunisia
Group C: Mexico 0-0 Poland
Group D: France 4-1 Australia

Wednesday Nov 23

Group F: Morocco 0-0 Croatia
Group E: Germany 1-2 Japan
Group E: Spain 7-0 Costa Rica
Group F: Belgium 1-0 Canada

Thursday 24 Nov

Group G: Switzerland 1-0 Cameroon
Group H: Uruguay 0-0 South Korea
Group H: Portugal 3-2Ghana
Group G: Brazil 2-0 Serbia

Friday Nov 25

Group B: Wales 0-2 Iran
Group A: Qatar 1-3 Senegal
Group A: Netherlands 1-1 Ecuador
Group B: England 0-0 USA

Saturday 26 Nov

Group D: Tunisia 0-1 Australia
Group C: Poland 2-0 Saudi Arabia
Group D: France 2-1 Denmark
Group C: Argentina 2-0 Mexico

Sunday Nov 27

Group E: Japan 0-1 Costa Rica
Group F: Belgium 0-2 Morocco
Group F: Croatia 4-1 Canada
Group E: Spain 1-1 Germany

Monday Nov 28

Group G: Cameroon 3-3 Serbia
Group H: South Korea 2-3 Ghana
Group G: Brazil 1-0 Switzerland
Group H: Portugal 2-0Uruguay

Tuesday Nov 29

Group A: Netherlands 2-0 Qatar
Group A: Ecuador 1-2 Senegal
Group B: Wales 0-3 England
Group B: Iran 0-1 USA

Wednesday Nov 30

Group D: Australia 1-0 Denmark
Group D: Tunisia 1-0 France
Group C: Poland 0-2 Argentina
Group C: Saudi Arabia 1-2 Mexico

Thursday December 1

Group F: Croatia 0-0 Belgium
Group F: Canada 1-2 Morocco
Group E: Costa Rica 2-4 Germany
Group E: Japan 2-1 Spain

Friday Dec 2

Group H: South Korea 2-1 Portugal
Group H: Ghana 0-2 Uruguay
Group G: Serbia 2-3 Switzerland
Group G: Cameroon 1-0 Brazil

Round of 16

Saturday December 3
49 – Netherlands 3-1 USA
50 – Argentina 2-1 Australia

Sunday December 4
52 – France 3-1 Poland
51 – England 3-0 Senegal

Monday 5 Dec
53 – Japan 1-1 Croatia – Croatia wins 3-1 on penalties
54 – Brazil 4-1 South Korea

Tuesday December 6
55 – Morocco 0-0 Spain – Morocco wins 3-0 on penalties
56 – Portugal 6-1 Switzerland

Quarterfinals

Friday December 9
58 – Croatia against Brazil (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick off 3pm)
57 – The Netherlands against Argentina (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 7pm)

Saturday December 10
60 – Morocco against Portugal (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; kick off 3pm)
59 – England against France (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick off 7pm)

Semi-finals

Tuesday December 13
61 – Winners of 57 vs Winners of 58 (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick off 7pm)

Wednesday December 14
62 – Winners of 59 vs Winners of 60 (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick off 7pm)

Saturday December 17
63 – Play-off for third place (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3 p.m.)

Last

Sunday December 18
64 – The World Cup Final (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 3 p.m.)

What will happen to domestic football in England and Scotland?

December 3–6 – The World Cup Round of 16 begins.

December 9-10 – The quarter-finals of the World Cup.

December 10 – The championship resumes.

December 13-14 – World Cup semi-finals.

December 17 – The Scottish Premiership resumes.

December 18 – World Cup Final.

26 December – The Premier League resumes.

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