The fixture list was confirmed by UEFA on 8 December 2020, the day following the draw.    Qatar were partnered with the five-team Group A , which enabled the 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts to play centralised friendlies against these countries on their "spare" match dates.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is the 22nd FIFA World Cup, an international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of FIFA's member associations. It is taking place in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022; it is the first World Cup to be held in the Arab world and Muslim world, and the second held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan.
As a principle, FIFA preferred the 2019 Women's World Cup and the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup to be hosted by the same member association, but reserved the right to award the hosting of the events separately. Initially, five countries indicated interest in hosting the events: France, England, South Korea, New Zealand and South Africa.
Therefore, these draws proceeded as normal per the default access list, and the matches drawn, which were played on 18–19 and 25–26 August 2020, were not changed even though after the semi-finals of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League, which were played on 18–19 August 2020, it was confirmed both finalists, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint ...
On 17 June 2020, UEFA announced the revised match schedule for the tournament in 2021.   All match dates, kick-off times and venues remained identical, but shifted one day earlier so matches would remain on the same day of the week (i.e. from 12 to 11 June for the opening match to remain on a Friday).
The 2018 FIFA World Cup was the 21st FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial world championship for men's national association football teams organized by FIFA. It took place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018, after the country was awarded the hosting rights in 2010. It was the eleventh time the championships had been held in Europe, and the first ...
The fixture list was confirmed by UEFA on 10 October 2022, the day following the draw.    The schedule was initially released on the day of the draw, but was withdrawn shortly after its distribution due to an alleged calendar issue.