FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Schedule, reaction and how to watch

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is a month-long festival of football, packed with drama and excitement. ESPN is there for it all!

Content and fixtures

World Cup knockout bracket
Fixtures, results:
Daily match schedule
Groups: Tables at the 2022 World Cup
Squads: Check out the confirmed squads
Stadiums: All the venues
News and features: ESPN's home for everything World Cup
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How to watch the World Cup (check local listings)

United States: Fox Sports, Telemundo Deportes
Canada: Bell Media
Australia: SBS
Brazil: Globo
Argentina: TVP, TyC Sports
United Kingdom: BBC, ITV
France: TF1, beIN Sports
Germany: ARD, ZDF, Deutsche Telekom
Italy: RAI
Netherlands: NOS
Spain: RTVE, Mediapro, Movistar, Plus+
South Africa: SABC

What to read and watch:

Dec. 18

Ogden: Argentina's World Cup final crowns Lionel Messi's glorious career Read
Johnson: VAR decisions from Argentina-France World Cup final Read
Olley: Qatar 2022 sporting legacy is cemented. Off field, it's less clear Read
Marcotti: Why Messi's legend didn't need the World Cup Read
Ogden: Way-too-early look at 2026 World Cup Read

Dec. 17

Ogden: Tale of the tape -- how Argentina and France match up for final Read
Marcotti: Why World Cup is better at producing 'moments' than quality play Read
Olley: How Messi's anger, desire and leadership took Argentina to final Read
Vickery: Messi has nearly two decades of ups and downs with Argentina Read
France can claim to among elite teams with recent dominance Read
Croatia beat Morocco for third place in a game of what-ifs Read
How 'Muchachos' became World Cup anthem for Messi, Argentina fans Read

Dec. 16

World Cup final preview: How Argentina and France made it this far Read
Wright: World Cup third-place match provides goals and entertainment Read
Why Lionel Messi is the best male athlete of all time (E+) Read
Ogden: Inside Qatar's futuristic but unfinished city of Lusail, host of the final Read

Dec. 15

Dawson: Will this World Cup finally settle the Ronaldo vs. Messi debate? Read
Wright: Messi, Kylian Mbappe battling for Golden Boot, Golden Ball Read
World Cup tactical trends: Better shots, more wide play Read
What the World Cup will look like in 2026 with more teams, games Read
How can Messi and Co. plan against an unplannable France? Read
What must England do and improve upon ahead of Euro '24 Read
Marcotti: Super League takes a hit in court. What it means and what's next. Read
Wright: Bayern Munich, Inter Milan continue streak of World Cup final players Read
Laurens: The secret to France's World Cup success? Don't make mistakes Read

Dec. 14

World Cup daily: France, Argentina set World Cup final; Messi, Mbappe chase history Read
Morocco's World Cup run puts traditional powers on notice Read
Franc beat Morocco as Les Bleus eye back-to-back World Cup wins Read
VAR Review: Why Morocco didn't get a penalty vs. France Read
Wright: Bayern, Inter continue incredible 40-year streak of World Cup finalists Read
Laurens: Croatia needed Modric, but his final World Cup game was one of his worst Read
Johnson: When does European club football return? Read

Dec. 13

Hunter: Yassine Bounou embodies the humility and spirit of Morocco's magical World Cup run Read
Wright: Messi to break Matthaus' World Cup appearance record Read
Laurens: How Morocco's Walid Regragui has brought the Atlas Lions together Read
Echegaray: A tribute to Grant Wahl and his legacy in the soccer world Read
Dawson: Messi leads Argentina to another World Cup final Read

Dec. 12

Vickery: Scaloni's flexibility has helped Argentina, Messi adapt at World Cup Read
Dawson: Croatia, Luka Modric ready to fight for World Cup final spot Read
O'Hanlon: One big question for World Cup losers (E+) Read
Connelly: How can the USMNT improve for 2026 World Cup Read
Aldana: Morocco fans search for tickets to see historic semifinal vs. France Read

Dec. 11

Laurens: France's mental strength sees them through Read
Vickery: What went wrong for Brazil, Tite's tactics? Read
Thompson: Inside Ukraine's soccer team Read
VAR Review: Possible penalty for Kane, Hernandez red card Read
Semifinals preview: Predictions, players to watch and more Read

Dec. 10

World Cup daily: Morocco make history over Portugal; France beat England Read
Penalties doom England again as France advance to semifinals Read
As England exit World Cup, the question is who the orchestrator? Read
Luis Enrique was a divisive manager but Spain won't be the same Read
Hamilton: Morocco make history as World Cup fairy tale continues Read
Marcotti: Ronaldo's likely last World Cup appearance was subdued Read

Dec. 9

World Cup daily: World Cup penalty shoot-out drama reigns Read
Ogden: Messi once more ensured Argentina didn't implode Read
Hamilton: Argentina secure semis spot after wildest win of Qatar 2022 Read
Marcotti: How Brazil and Tite blew their chance at World Cup glory Read
Bonagura, Borden, Carlisle: Will Berhalter be USA coach in 2023? Read
Borden: Croatia stun Brazil with comeback, shootout win to reach semis Read
Laurens: Kylian Mbappe's evolution from Russia 2018 to Qatar 2022 Read
Olley: How Bellingham has become England's most important player Read

Dec. 8

World Cup daily: Messi faces tough test, Neymar nears Pele's record Read
O'Hanlon: The eight most important players of the quarterfinals (E+) Read
Hernandez: How Mexican cuisine is feeding hungry World Cup fans Read
Borden: Brazil vs. Croatia is a battle of iconic kits, deeper meaning Read
The high praise for Brazil defensive midfielder Casemiro Read
Echegaray: Why a Brazil-Argentina semifinal is what we want Read
Dawson: A World Cup penalty shootout? 'No joy, just pure relief' Read
Laurens: Griezmann thriving in France's new midfield role Read
Ogden: England are rewriting their haunted World Cup history Read
Kristian-Karlsen: Why Croatia's Gvardiol is tipped for big things Read
Kirkland: Ronaldo's latest row with Portugal coach is nothing new Read

Dec. 7

World Cup quarterfinals: Key team factors, players, predictions Read
World Cup daily: QF quick hits, latest on Berhalter/USA talks Read
ESPN roundtable: Analyzing the best, worst of USA's World Cup Read
World Cup Best XIs: Stand-out teams of the tournament so far Read
O'Hanlon: Your World Cup 2022 guide to penalty shootouts (E+) Read
Karlsen: Who is Ramos, Portugal's hero who replaced Ronaldo? Read
Hamilton: Van Gaal's last dance? What drives Netherlands boss at 71 Read
Laurens: Ndiaye's remarkable World Cup journey with Senegal Read
Vickery: How Richarlison became Brazil's World Cup star Read
Vickery: Martinez will have big role to play if Argentina lift trophy Read

Dec. 6

World Cup daily: Morocco KOs Spain, Portugal dominate Read
Brazil's won't stop their dancing goal celebrations Read
Connelly: A way-too-early look at the USMNT depth chart for 2026 Read
Olley: Off the bench, Ronaldo can help Portugal unlike Man United Read
Dawson: Ronaldo benched, but Ramos' hat-trick lifts Portugal Read
Ogden: Morocco make history, knock Spain out on penalties Read
Laurens: Bounou the calm presence behind Morocco's success Read

Dec. 5

Dawson: Why Bruno Fernandes is Portugal's key Read
: Do Spain's players match Luis Enrique's desire? Read
Hamilton: Morocco's run to World Cup knockouts is no fluke Read
Carlisle: On board the World Cup booze-fueled cruise ship Read
Borden: Penalty heartbreak for Japan as Croatia reach quarterfinals Read
Marcotti: Croatia resilience, not veterans, key vs. Japan Read
Laurens: Olivier Giroud's journey to French national team Read
Bonagura: Returns of Neymar, Danilo have Brazil dancing into quarterfinals Read
Hamilton: Neymar the catalyst as Brazil produce classic 'jogo bonito' display Read

Dec. 4

Carlisle: Lack of goals doomed USMNT Read
Brazil still tinkering with attacking options Read
Marcotti: Argentina improving, but it's nice to call on Messi Read
Ogden: How Japan's tactics could work against Croatia Read
Ogden: Giroud, Mbappe shine as France reach quarterfinals Read
Wright: How Giroud surpassed Henry's France goal record Read
Toe Poke: Foreign fans in Qatar wear flag-themed thobes Read

Dec. 3

World Cup daily: England and France on alert, best bets Read
USA's World Cup ends as lack of firepower tells Read
US accomplished a lot, and left everyone wanting more Read
Bonagura: What can the USA build upon to prepare for 2026? Read
Dawson: Netherlands win over the US vindicates Van Gaal Read
Lowe: Spain lucky after Japan loss, can they reset? Read
Hamilton: Argentina resist late Australia surge Read
Lynch: Footballing gods, and Messi, send Australia packing Read
Club nemesis revels in Mat Ryan's World Cup howler Read
Dawson: Koulibaly key to Senegal's hopes of shocking England Read
Olley: England's form vs loyalty question Read
Laurens: Relaxing inside the France camp Read
Hamilton: How free agents like Ronaldo handle the World Cup Read

Dec. 2

World Cup daily: Round of 16 set; USA-Netherlands preview Read
The best and worst of South America's sides Read
The remarkable leadership of USA's Adams Read
'Pelvic contusion' won't stop USA's Pulisic Read
World Cup vibes rankings: USA, Japan feeling best Read
Why Germany will be fine despite another exit Read
Uruguay beats Ghana, but both go home Read
Johnson: Why Nunez wasn't given a VAR penalty Read
Rachini: What penalties tell us about shootouts, goalkeepers Read
Dawson: Son Heung-min steps up in South Korea's late win Read
Emotional clash turns thriller as Switzerland beat Serbia Read
Cameroon provide another shock by beating Brazil Read
Olley: Why are subs scoring more than ever in Qatar? Read
Lynch: Australia and Argentina have history ahead of knockout clash Read
Wright: Most humiliating exits of World Cup's biggest teams Read

Dec. 1

World Cup daily: Japan, Spain advance on wild day Read
VAR review:
Why Japan's goal vs. Spain counted Read
Ghana determined for revenge over Suarez Read
Hamilton: Why Serbia-Switzerland is such a big deal Read
Kristian-Karlsen: Gakpo, Musah, Enzo among top young players Read
Wright: What stars like Salah, Haaland, Benzema are up to Read
Croatia move on as Belgium's golden generation falls Read
Bonagura/Ligthart: US vs. Netherlands matchup preview Read
Ogden: Germany ousted once more despite win vs. Costa Rica Read
Hernandez: What's next for Mexico after Martino exit Read
Lynch: Australia daring to dream ahead of Argentina match Read

Nov. 30

Connelly: Why each last-16 team will (or won't) win it all? Read
USMNT star Dest has date with destiny Read
The seven tendencies of Messi vs. Poland Read
Luis Enrique's words of wisdom Read
Deschamps' experiment backfires for France Read
Why VAR disallowed Griezmann's goal Read
World Cup daily:
Argentina advance, deja vu for Germany Read
Mexico's win over Saudi Arabia not enough Read
Saudi Arabia falter due to key absentees vs. Mexico Read
Argentina's supporting cast bails out Messi Read
Messi shouldn't have been given a VAR penalty Read
Canada's Buchanan's journey has just begun Read
Japan's best have found a home in the Bundesliga Read
Bonagura: Australia reach round of 16 with brilliant goal Read
Lynch: Australia's Leckie can inspire a new generation Read
Laurens: Are Belgium wasting their 'Golden Generation'? Read
Marcotti: Iran's Ezatolahi embodied the despair of World Cup defeat Read

Nov. 29

Borden: USA's win over Iran caps off a tense, emotional build-up Read
Pulisic punches USA into knockouts but injury a concern Read
World Cup daily:
USA, England advance; Argentina face a must-win Read
Tan: Iran's exit again, but this will be far more bitter pill to swallow Read
England advance as Rashford enters Golden Boot race Read
Hunter: Why Spain need to get Ansu Fati on the pitch Read
Connelly: Group stage deciders: Teams in trouble, surprise packages Read
Dove: Who is Africa's greatest World Cup team, can a squad do better? Read
Dawson: Lisandro Martinez winning over Argentina, Man Utd fans Read
Vickery: Why Argentina's Enzo Fernandez should start vs. Poland Read
O'Hanlon: France, Brazil remain clear faves at an entertaining tourney Read
Dawson: Senegal advance as Koulibaly shines and sends Ecuador home Read
Hamilton: Netherlands cruise into KOs as Qatar's dull campaign ends Read

Nov. 28

Carlisle/Bonagura: Oral history of USA-Iran at the 1998 World Cup Read
How USA vs. Iran match up on field as tensions rise off it Read
Brazil miss Neymar but advance past Swiss on Casemiro's goal Read
Despite Ronaldo's sneaky attempt, Fernandes powers Portugal Read
Bonagura: Best game so far? Cameroon's comeback stuns Serbia Read
Olley: How Wales fans are making Doha's 'Floor of Fun' feel like home Read
World Cup costumes: Mexico, Japan, Dutch, US fans go all-out Read
World Cup daily: US, prepare for group finale, a worthwhile early game Read
World Cup VAR review:
Why Portugal's handball penalty was wrong Read

Nov. 27

Carlisle: US not feeling the pressure ahead of Iran yet amid flag furor Read
World Cup daily:
Canada head home early, Brazil cope without Neymar Read
Spain, Germany happy to survive World Cup heavyweight bout Read
Fullkrug saves Germany in draw with Spain but issues up top Read
Davies makes history but Canada bounced as Croatia overwhelm Read
Laurens: Belgium have another lethargic display as Morocco shine Read
World Cup VAR review:
Saiss offside on Ziyech goal in Morocco-Belgium Read
Insipid display sees Japan near exit after loss to Costa Rica Read
Is it time for Uruguay to drop Luis Suarez? Read
Karlsen: Why every top club wants to sign Portugal's Leao Read
Lynch: Australia write new page in their history with win over Tunisia Read

Nov. 26

World Cup daily: France progress, Messi's Argentina bounce back Read
World Cup talking points: Argentina, Germany shocks; FIFA, OneLove mess Read
Dawson: The strange case of Uruguay's Facundo Pellistri Read
Lynch: Duke leads Australia to World Cup win over Tunisia Read
Hamilton: Lewandowski ends World Cup goal drought with gutsy display Read
Laurens: France reach last 16 as Mbappe brace beats Denmark Read
Hernandez: Heroic Messi saves Argentina as Mexico's tweaking fails Read
Vickery: How Brazil will cope without Neymar for rest of group stage Read

Nov. 25

World Cup daily: Mexico aim to oust Messi's Argentina Read
England on track for knockouts but face familiar criticism Read
USA's draw with England sets up defining date with Iran Read
Carlisle: USA, England both have work to do after scoreless draw Read
Ogden: Would you sleep in a shipping container to watch soccer? Read
Laurens: Qatar should have done better in defeat to Senegal Read
Bonagura: Valencia eyes Golden Boot as Ecuador hold Dutch Read
Vickery: Argentina can learn lessons from their Italy '90 squad Read
Johnson: How can the USA advance to the round of 16? Read
Tan: Qatar eliminated despite improvement, what was lacking? Read
Hernandez: Mexico's fans making noice, out in full force in Qatar Read
Johnson: How every World Cup team can reach the round of 16 Read
World Cup VAR review: Iran, Senegal, Ecuador disallowed goals Read
Tan: Iran bounce back from humbling to show mettle in win over Wales Read
Ogden: Iran late show breaks 10-man Wales as Gareth Bale struggles Read
Hamilton: Every team's World Cup goal song choices in Qatar Read

Nov. 24

Borden: How USMNT star Musah could have chosen England Read
Bale's World Cup ambition is more than Wales going far Read
Hamilton: Embolo haunts Cameroon as Switzerland claim crucial win Read
Group tiebreakers: What happens when teams are level Read
Wright: Soccer's Black Friday gift guide Read
Arnold: What 2010 US draw vs. England meant to American players Read
Vickery: Ecuador's opening win bodes well for WC campaign Read
Hunter: Spain's "band of brothers" ready for Germany Read
Snavely: FIFA 23 adds USMNT's "denim kit" to game Read
World Cup VAR review: Why Ronaldo's penalty didn't get full review Read
Dawson: Portugal's attack sees Cristiano Ronaldo & Co. past Ghana Read
Marcotti: Richarlison scores stunner for Brazil against Serbia Read
Various: Roundtable discussion: England full of confidence, US less so Read
World Cup daily: Ronaldo makes history, Brazil entertain Read

Nov. 23

World Cup daily: Neymar eyes Pele's mark, Ronaldo talk overtakes Portugal camp Read
Marcotti: Germany deserved to lose against Japan, can they turn it around? Read
Ronaldo circus engulfs Portugal after Man United exit Read
Hamilton: Croatia begin World Cup campaign without any spark Read
Marcotti: Germany suffer shock defeat at the hands of Japan Read
Ogden: Man United sale: What happens next? Read
Wright: Japan fans clean up after themselves Read
Murray: What are the scenarios for U.S. to advance to knockouts? Read
Bonagura: Spain thrash Costa Rica, Gavi makes history Read
Bonagura: Inside USMNT camp ahead of England clash Read
Hernandez: Raul Jimenez's return for Mexico sparks joy Read
World Cup VAR review: Should Canada have had three penalties vs. Belgium? Read

Nov. 22

World Cup daily: Only Ronaldo's Man Utd exit can upstage Messi's bad day Read
O'Hanlon: Unpacking the issue for every World Cup team, so far Read
Laurens: France prove depth, durability in comeback vs. Australia Read
Lynch: Australia given a reality check in loss to France Read
Dawson: Saudi Arabia create one of the biggest-ever shocks Read
Wright: The World Cup's most stunning upsets ever Read
Marsden: Ansu's World Cup journey with Spain began in Guinea-Bissua Read
Connelly: How USMNT vs. England might look Read
Wright: Why has there been so much injury time? Read
World Cup VAR review: Why penalty awarded for Messi's first goal Read
World Cup VAR review: Why Denmark didn't get a penalty for handball Read
What's it like being on the winning team in a World Cup upset? Read
Eckner: Will Jamal Musiala be Germany's X-factor? Read
Hernandez: Ochoa delivers penalty heroics as Mexico draws Poland Read
Marcotti: Why Vincent Kompany believes in Belgium at 2022 World Cup Read

Nov. 21

World Cup daily: USA, Wales draw as England shine Read
Laurens: France need the best of Mbappe with Benzema out Read
Olley: Bellingham shines in England's 6-2 win vs. Iran Read
World Cup VAR review: Why Iran got a penalty and Maguire didn't Read
Grealish's dancing celebration fulfilled a promise to a young fan Read
Ogden: Netherlands edge Senegal as Gakpo shines Read
Carlisle: On brink of winning World Cup opener, USMNT can't close out Wales Read
Explainer: Why did FIFA ban the LGBTQ OneLove armband? Read
Hernandez: Is Mexico's aging squad a good thing or a liability? Read

Nov. 20

World Cup daily: USA begin play, Qatar lose opener Read
Fan experience in Doha: Full fan zone vs. sports bar Read
Marcotti: Billions bought Qatar a World Cup, but not loyal fans Read
Borden: Welcome to a World Cup like no other Read
Social media reaction: Opening ceremony Read
World Cup round-up: Benzema out, Infantino rank Read
ESPN: 10 star players ruled out of 2022 World Cup through injury Read
Hamilton: Netherlands' rising star Gakpo poised for a breakout World Cup Read
Hill Lopez-Menchero: How is a World Cup kit designed? Read

Nov. 19

World Cup daily: Beer sales on hold, Spain's sweet dreams, bets Read
: Pitfalls in Infantino's press conference Read
Molyneux-Carter: Which players need a big World Cup? Read
Welch: What does it mean to be a captain at the World Cup? Read
Fashion and football: Roundup of the arrivals of teams at the World Cup Read
Borden: Berhalter talks World Cup prep, says U.S. 'can beat anyone' in Qatar Read
Carlisle: US stars of old recall their maiden World Cup memories Read

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: One big question for all 32 teams Read
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Toe Poke: Haaland, Salah head best players not at World Cup Read

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Ranking every World Cup from worst to best Read
Kit Ranking: Every jersey in Qatar assessed Read
FC Rank: The 50 best footballers of Qatar 2022 Read
Which player/team records can be broken? Read
O'Hanlon: How to understand the World Cup (E+) Read

Qatar World Cup 2022: Sportswashing, security and soccer Read
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Sportspeople, migrant workers, staff in Qatar Read
What are the elite clubs doing during the World Cup? Read

Ogden: How will the players beat the heat? Read
Borden: Introducing Gregg Berhalter's squad Read
Toe Poke:
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Olley: Southgate talks to ESPN about World Cup challenge Read

Hunter: Busquets key to Spain's World Cup prospects Read
Rae: Moukoko deserves place in Germany squad Read
Who takes Tecatito's spot? Who Mexico rely on? Read
Australia's squad has Arnold's fingerprints all over it Read
Karlsen: How World Cup impacts the transfer window Read
Blatter's comments on Qatar too little, too late Read
Di Maria important for Argentina, as well as Messi Read
Ecuador's young squad needs 'Superman' Valencia Read
Ghana's lack of top 'keeper could be disastrous Read
Qatar can show they belong by doing their talking on the pitch Read
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Evolution of the World Cup ball Read