World Cup standings, bracket 2022: Team rankings, schedule, FIFA World Cup group table, favorites, tiebreakers

The World Cup in Qatar officially started on Sunday, November 20, and ends on Saturday, December 10. Click here for the full daily match schedule and make sure that print your wall chart. For the first time in the event’s history, matches will be held in the winter months, interrupting the schedule of the club football season. This is the last time we’ll see this 32-team format on the field before it expands to 48 in time for 2026 when the United States, Mexico and Canada host.

Speaking of the United States, the Americans made their long-awaited return to the world’s biggest stage with a draw against Wales after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. This is the 11th World Cup appearance for the United States team, which has reached the World Cup in eight of the last nine editions. Greg Berhalter’s USMNT finished third out of eight teams in Concacaf’s qualifying group, behind Mexico and Canada.

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The Canadians are making their second appearance at the World Cup and their first since 1986 when the tournament was held in Mexico. They started with a heavy defeat to Belgium in a group that includes Morocco and 2018 runners-up Croatia. Mexico, meanwhile, drew Poland in a tricky group where Saudi Arabia had already stunned Argentina.

As for the contenders, once the tournament has started, no team is less likely (courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook) to win it all than Brazil at +360 as Tite seeks the sixth star above the Seleção crest. Argentina (+500), France (+700), Spain (+750), England (+850) and Germany (+1100) are not far behind Brazil in the future.

Stay up to date with the schedule, standings and results right here. Before we dive into the standings, it’s worth pointing out how the tiebreaker works. There are seven procedures before we get to the point where we need to draw lots to determine which team(s) will advance. At the last Men’s World Cup, Japan beat Senegal to reach the knockout stage thanks to FIFA fair play points. It’s not too crazy to imagine history repeating itself in Qatar.

World Cup: tie-break group stage procedure

  1. Total points
  2. Goal difference
  3. Goals scored
  4. Points scored in matches between tied teams
  5. Goal difference in matches between tied teams
  6. Goals scored in matches between tied teams
  7. Fair play points in the group stage
    · Yellow card: -1 point
    · Indirect red (second yellow): -3 points
    · Direct red: -4 points
    · Yellow card and direct red: -5 points
  8. Drawing of lots

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World Cup group stage standings, table

Full World Cup bracket

Click here to enlarge and print the blank World Cup 2022 wall map.

Schedule of the knockout stage

(All Time US/Eastern)

Round of 16

Saturday, December 3

Group A winners vs Group B runners-up, 10am
Group C winners vs. Group D runners-up, 2 p.m

Sunday, December 4
Group D winners vs Group C runners-up, 10am
Group B winners vs. Group A runners-up, 2 p.m

Monday, December 5
Group E winners vs Group F runners-up, 10am
Group G winners vs. Group H runners-up, 2 p.m

Tuesday, December 6
Group F winners vs Group E runners-up, 10am
Group H winners vs Group G runners-up, 14:00


Friday, December 9
Quarter-final 1, 10am
Quarterfinal 2, 2 p.m

Saturday, December 10
Quarter-final 3, 10am
Quarterfinal 4, 2 p.m


Tuesday, December 13
Semi-finals 13, 14 hours

Wednesday, December 14
Semi-final 2, 2 p.m

Match for third place

Saturday, December 17
Semi-Final 1 Loser vs Semi-Final 2 Loser, 10am

The final

Sunday, December 18
1st semi-final winner vs 2nd semi-final winner, 10am

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