World Cup 2022 Group Stage

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Group Stage

Host country Qatar and Ecuador play the opening match on the 20th of November, and 48 games in Groups A to H are played in the group stage until the 2nd of December. The top 2 in each group advance to the knockout stage.

All 32 teams qualified for the World Cup 2022 finals (More details)

Table of contents

Group A
Group B
Group C
Group D
Group E
Group F
Group G
Group H
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Group A

In Group A, the first place, the Netherlands advanced to the knockout stage along with the second place, Senegal. Host nation Qatar lost all 3 matches and finished at the bottom of the table. Enner Valencia (Ecuador), who scored 3 goals and left the competition, would be missed.

PTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Netherlands32105147
2Senegal32015416
3Ecuador31114314
4Qatar300317-60

20/11/2022.
Al Khor, Qatar
Al Bayt Stadium 
Attendance: 67,372
Qatar 0–2 Ecuador
Goal:
16′ (Ecuador) Enner Valencia (pk)
31′ (Ecuador) Enner Valencia

21/11/2022.
Doha, Qatar
Al Thumama Stadium
Attendance: 41,721
Senegal 0–1 Netherlands
Goal:
84′ (Netherlands) Cody Gakpo
90+9′ (Netherlands) Davy Klaassen

25/11/2022.
Doha, Qatar
Al Thumama Stadium
Attendance: 41,797
Qatar 1–3 Senegal
Goal:
41′ (Senegal) Boulaye Dia
48′ (Senegal) Famara Diédhiou
78′ (Qatar) Mohammed Muntari
84′ (Senegal) Cheikh Dieng

25/11/2022.
Al Rayyan, Qatar
Khalifa International Stadium 
Attendance: 44,833
Netherlands 1–1 Ecuador
Goal:
6′ (Netherlands) Cody Gakpo
49′ (Ecuador) Enner Valencia

29/11/2022.
Al Rayyan, Qatar
Khalifa International Stadium 
Attendance: 44,569
Ecuador 1–2 Senegal
Goal:
44′ (Senegal) Ismaïla Sarr
67′ (Ecuador) Moisés Caicedo
70′ (Senegal) Kalidou Koulibaly

29/11/2022.
Al Khor, Qatar
Al Bayt Stadium 
Attendance: 66,784
Netherlands 2–0 Qatar
Goal:
26′ (Netherlands) Cody Gakpo
49′ (Netherlands) Frenkie de Jong

Group B

In Group B, the first place, England advanced to the knockout stage along with the second place, the United States. The strength of England was evident. The match against Wales was the first Britain derby in World Cup history.

PTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1England32109277
2USA31202115
3Iran310247-33
4Wales301216-51

21/11/2022.
Al Rayyan, Qatar
Khalifa International Stadium 
Attendance: 45,334
England 6–2 Iran
Goal:
35′ (England) Jude Bellingham
43′ (England) Bukayo Saka
45+1′ (England) Raheem Sterling
62′ (England) Bukayo Saka
65′ (Iran) Mehdi Taremi
71′ (England) Marcus Rashford
90′ (England) Jack Grealish
90+13′ (Iran) Mehdi Taremi

21/11/2022.
Al Rayyan, Qatar
Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
Attendance: 43,418
USA 1–1 Wales
Goal:
36′ (USA) Tim Weah
82′ (Wales) Gareth Bale (pk)

25/11/2022.
Al Rayyan, Qatar
Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
Attendance: 40,875
Wales 0–2 Iran
Goal:
90+8′ (Iran) Roozbeh Cheshmi
90+11′ (Iran) Ramin Rezaeian

25/11/2022.
Al Khor, Qatar
Al Bayt Stadium 
Attendance: 68,463
England 0–0 USA
Goal:

29/11/2022.
Al Rayyan, Qatar
Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
Attendance: 44,297
Wales 0–3 England
Goal:
50′ (England) Marcus Rashford
52′ (England) Phil Foden
68′ (England) Marcus Rashford

29/11/2022.
Doha, Qatar
Al Thumama Stadium
Attendance: 42,127
Iran 0–1 USA
Goal:
38′ (USA) Christian Pulisic

Group C

In Group C, the first place, Argentina advanced to the knockout stage along with the second place, Poland. Mexico won 4 points, the same as Poland, but were eliminated by 1 goal difference. Saudi Arabia made one of the biggest upsets in the tournament over Argentina of Lionel Messi, but finished at the bottom of the table.

PTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Argentina32015236
2Poland31112204
3Mexico311123-14
4Saudi Arabia310235-23

22/11/2022.
Lusail, Qatar
Lusail Iconic Stadium
Attendance: 88,012
Argentina 1–2 Saudi Arabia
Goal:
10′ (Argentina) Lionel Messi (pk)
48′ (Saudi Arabia) Saleh Al-Shehri
53′ (Saudi Arabia) Salem Al-Dawsari

22/11/2022.
Lusail, Qatar
Stadium 974, Doha
Attendance: TBC
Mexico 0–0 Poland
Goal:

26/11/2022.
Al Rayyan, Qatar
Education City Stadium 
Attendance: 44,259
Poland 2–0 Saudi Arabia
Goal:
39′ (Poland) Piotr Zielinski
82′ (Poland) Robert Lewandowski

26/11/2022.
Lusail, Qatar
Lusail Iconic Stadium
Attendance: 88,966
Argentina 2–0 Mexico
Goal:
68′ (Argentina) Lionel Messi
87′ (Argentina) Enzo Fernández

30/11/2022.
Lusail, Qatar
Stadium 974, Doha
Attendance: 44,089
Poland 0–2 Argentina
Goal:
46′ (Argentina) Alexis Mac Allister
68′ (Argentina) Julián Álvarez

30/11/2022.
Lusail, Qatar
Lusail Iconic Stadium
Attendance: 84,985
Saudi Arabia 1–2 Mexico
Goal:
48′ (Mexico) Henry Martín
52′ (Mexico) Luis Chávez
90+5′ (Saudi Arabia) Salem Al-Dawsari

Group D

In Group D, the first place, France advanced to the knockout stage along with the second place, Australia. France’s Kylian Mbappé scored 3 goals. Contrary to expectations, Denmark finished at the bottom of the table with 1 point.

PTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1France32016336
2Australia320134-16
3Denmark31111104
4Tunisia301213-21

22/11/2022.
Al Rayyan, Qatar
Education City Stadium
Attendance: 42,925
Denmark 0–0 Tunisia
Goal:

22/11/2022.
Al Wakrah, Qatar
Al Janoub Stadium
Attendance: 40,875
France 4–1 Australia
Goal:
9′ (Australia) Craig Goodwin
27′ (France) Adrien Rabiot
32′ (France) Olivier Giroud
68′ (France) Kylian Mbappé
71′ (France) Olivier Giroud

26/11/2022.
Al Wakrah, Qatar
Al Janoub Stadium
Attendance: 41,823
Tunisia 0–1 Australia
Goal:
23′ (Australia) Mitchell Duke

26/11/2022.
Lusail, Qatar
Stadium 974, Doha
Attendance: 42,860
France 2–1 Denmark
Goal:
61′ (France) Kylian Mbappé
68′ (Denmark) Andreas Christensen
86′ (France) Kylian Mbappé

30/11/2022.
Al Wakrah, Qatar
Al Janoub Stadium
Attendance: 41,232
Australia 1–0 Denmark
Goal:
60′ (Australia) Mathew Leckie

30/11/2022.
Al Rayyan, Qatar
Education City Stadium
Attendance: 43,627
Tunisia 1–1 France
Goal:
58′ (Tunisia) Wahbi Khazri
90+8′ (France) Antoine Griezmann

Group E

In Group E, the first place, Japan advanced to the knockout stage along with the second place, Spain. Germany, who have won the championship 4 times, were eliminated at the group stage for the second consecutive tournament. Japan made a surprise by defeating Germany and Spain.

PTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Japan32014316
2Spain31119364
3Germany31116514
4Costa Rica3102311-83

23/11/2022.
Al Rayyan, Qatar
Khalifa International Stadium 
Attendance: 42,608
Germany 1–2 Japan
Goal:
33′ (Germany) İlkay Gündoğan (pk)
75′ (Japan) Ritsu Doan
83′ (Japan) Takuma Asano

23/11/2022.
Doha, Qatar
Al Thumama Stadium
Attendance: 40,013
Spain 7–0 Costa Rica
Goal:
11′ (Spain) Dani Olmo
21′ (Spain) Marco Asensio
31′ (Spain) Ferran Torres (pk)
54′ (Spain) Ferran Torres
74′ (Spain) Gavi
90′ (Spain) Carlos Soler
90+2′ (Spain) Álvaro Morata

27/11/2022.
Al Rayyan, Qatar
Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
Attendance: 41,479
Japan 0–1 Costa Rica
Goal:
81′ (Costa Rica) Keysher Fuller

27/11/2022.
Al Khor, Qatar
Al Bayt Stadium 
Attendance: 68,895
Spain 1–1 Germany
Goal:
62′ (Spain) Álvaro Morata
83′ (Germany) Niclas Füllkrug

01/12/2022.
Al Rayyan, Qatar
Khalifa International Stadium 
Attendance: 44,851
Japan 2–1 Spain
Goal:
11′ (Spain) Álvaro Morata
48′ (Japan) Ritsu Doan
51′ (Japan) Ao Tanaka

01/12/2022.
Al Khor, Qatar
Al Bayt Stadium 
Attendance: 67,054
Costa Rica 2–4 Germany
Goal:
10′ (Germany) Serge Gnabry
58′ (Costa Rica) Yeltsin Tejeda
70′ (Germany) Manuel Neuer (og)
73′ (Germany) Kai Havertz
85′ (Germany) Kai Havertz
89′ (Germany) Niclas Füllkrug

Group F

In Group F, the first place, Morocco advanced to the knockout stage along with the second place, Croatia. Morocco is undefeated, including in the African qualifiers. Belgium, with the golden generation reaching their peak, were unexpectedly eliminated at the group stage.

PTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Morocco32104137
2Croatia31204135
3Belgium311112-14
4Canada300327-50

23/11/2022.
Al Khor, Qatar
Al Bayt Stadium 
Attendance: 59,407
Morocco 0–0 Croatia
Goal:

23/11/2022.
Al Rayyan, Qatar
Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
Attendance: 40,432
Belgium 1–0 Canada
Goal:
44′ (Belgium) Michy Batshuayi

27/11/2022.
Doha, Qatar
Al Thumama Stadium
Attendance: 43,738
Belgium 0–2 Morocco
Goal:
73′ (Morocco) Abdelhamid Sabiri
90+2′ (Morocco) Zakaria Aboukhlal

27/11/2022.
Al Rayyan, Qatar
Khalifa International Stadium 
Attendance: 44,374
Croatia 4–1 Canada
Goal:
2′ (Canada) Alphonso Davies
36′ (Croatia) Andrej Kramaric
44′ (Croatia) Marko Livaja
70′ (Croatia) Andrej Kramaric
90+4′ (Croatia) Lovro Majer

01/12/2022.
Al Rayyan, Qatar
Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
Attendance: 43,984
Croatia 0–0 Belgium
Goal:

01/12/2022.
Doha, Qatar
Al Thumama Stadium
Attendance: 43,102
Canada 1–2 Morocco
Goal:
4′ (Morocco) Hakim Ziyech
23′ (Morocco) Youssef En-Nesyri
40′ (Morocco) Nayef Aguerd (og)

Group G

In Group G, the first place, Brazil advanced to the knockout stage along with the second place, Switzerland. Cameroon defeated Brazil for the first time in the World Cup. Serbia were at the bottom of the table and still on the way to becoming a football superpower again.

PTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Brazil32013126
2Switzerland32014316
3Cameroon31114404
4Serbia301258-31

24/11/2022.
Al Wakrah, Qatar
Al Janoub Stadium
Attendance: 39,089
Switzerland 1–0 Cameroon
Goal:
48′ (Switzerland) Breel Embolo

24/11/2022.
Lusail, Qatar
Lusail Iconic Stadium
Attendance: 88,103
Brazil 2–0 Serbia
Goal:
62′ (Brazil) Richarlison
73′ (Brazil) Richarlison

28/11/2022.
Al Wakrah, Qatar
Al Janoub Stadium
Attendance: 39,789
Cameroon 3–3 Serbia
Goal:
29′ (Cameroon) Jean-Charles Castelletto
45+1′ (Serbia) Strahinja Pavlović
45+3′ (Serbia) Sergej Milinković-Savić
53′ (Serbia) Aleksandar Mitrović
63′ (Cameroon) Vincent Aboubakar
66′ (Cameroon) Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

28/11/2022.
Lusail, Qatar
Stadium 974, Doha
Attendance: 43,649
Brazil 1–0 Switzerland
Goal:
83′ (Brazil) Casemiro

02/12/2022.
Lusail, Qatar
Stadium 974, Doha
Attendance: 41,378
Serbia 2–3 Switzerland
Goal:
20′ (Switzerland) Xherdan Shaqiri
28′ (Serbia) Aleksandar Mitrović
35′ (Serbia) Dušan Vlahović
44′ (Switzerland) Breel Embolo
48′ (Switzerland) Remo Freuler

02/12/2022.
Lusail, Qatar
Lusail Iconic Stadium
Attendance: 85,986
Cameroon 1–0 Brazil
Goal:
90+2′ (Cameroon) Vincent Aboubakar

Group H

In Group H, the first place, Portugal advanced to the knockout stage along with the second place, South Korea. South Korea scored just before the end of the match to achieve a come-from-behind victory over Portugal. Uruguay were eliminated at the group stage.

PTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Portugal32016426
2South Korea31114404
3Uruguay31112204
4Ghana310257-23

24/11/2022.
Al Rayyan, Qatar
Education City Stadium
Attendance: 41,663
Uruguay 0–0 South Korea
Goal:

24/11/2022.
Lusail, Qatar
Stadium 974, Doha
Attendance: 42,662
Portugal 3–2 Ghana
Goal:
65′ (Portugal) Cristiano Ronaldo (pk)
73′ (Ghana) André Ayew
78′ (Portugal) João Félix
80′ (Portugal) Rafael Leão
89′ (Ghana) Osman Bukari

28/11/2022.
Al Rayyan, Qatar
Education City Stadium
Attendance: 43,983
South Korea 2–3 Ghana
Goal:
24′ (Ghana) Mohammed Salisu
34′ (Ghana) Mohammed Kudus
58′ (South Korea) Gue-sung Cho
61′ (South Korea) Gue-sung Cho
68′ (Ghana) Mohammed Kudus

28/11/2022.
Lusail, Qatar
Lusail Iconic Stadium
Attendance: 88,668
Portugal 2–0 Uruguay
Goal:
54′ (Portugal) Bruno Fernandes
90+3′ (Portugal) Bruno Fernandes

02/12/2022.
Al Wakrah, Qatar
Al Janoub Stadium
Attendance: 43,443
Ghana 0–2 Uruguay
Goal:
26′ (Uruguay) Giorgian de Arrascaeta
32′ (Uruguay) Giorgian de Arrascaeta

02/12/2022.
Al Rayyan, Qatar
Education City Stadium
Attendance: 44,097
South Korea 2–1 Portugal
Goal:
5′ (Portugal) Ricardo Horta
27′ (South Korea) Kim Young-gwon
90+1′ (South Korea) Kim Young-gwon

World Cup 2022 Knockout Stage

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