In this article, we will discuss about the France FIFA World Cup Fixtures 2022: Match Schedule, Kickoff Time, and Venue.

The FIFA World Cup 2022 will come back in Qatar this year. The groups are already drawn, venues are fixed, and fixtures and schedules are set. Here we will check out France’s World Cup Fixtures 2022, match schedule, and venues for the group-stage matches.

Then, we will try to figure out their fixtures and schedules for the Round of 16, Quarter-Final, Semi-Final, and Final, should they go all the way.

The 22nd Football World Cup will be held in Qatar and the journey to lift the dream title will begin on Monday, 21 November 2022. We will find the FIFA World Cup 2022 Champions by Sunday night, 18 December 2022.

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France’s World Cup 2022 Fixtures and Match Schedule

The defending champions France have qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2022 directly from Group D from the UEFA qualifiers. The two-time World Champions France are drawn in Group D along with Denmark, Tunisia, Peru or Australia, or UAE, a 4th team yet to be confirmed.

France’s World Cup 2022 Group

Group D
France
Peru or Australia or UAE
Denmark
Tunisia

Top two teams will qualify for the Round of 16 from each group – group winners and runners-up. Every team will play 3 matches in the Group Stage and 1 with each opponent. A win brings 3 points, draw 1, and no points for a defeat.

France’s World Cup Fixtures: Match Schedule, Kickoff Time, and Venue

[All times are in GMT, so you can convert it easily into your local time]

Match Date Kickoff Time Venue
France vs. Peru or Australia or UAE Tuesday, 22 November 2022 7:00 pm GMT Al Janoub Stadium
France vs. Denmark Saturday, 26 November 2022 4:00 pm GMT Stadium 974
France vs. Tunisia Wednesday, 30 November 2022 3:00 pm GMT Education City

If France finishes Group Stage as the group winners (D1), they will face the runners-up (C2) of Group C in the Round of 16. Poland should finish as C2 according to our pick.

If France finishes Group Stage as the group runners-up (D2), they will face the winners (C1) of Group C. Argentina should finish as C1 according to our pick.

[Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland]

Potential Round of 16 Fixture and Schedule:

Fixture Date Kickoff Time Venue
D1 (France) vs C2 Sunday, 4 December 2022 3:00 pm GMT Al Thumama Stadium
D2 (France) vs C1 Saturday, 3 December 2022 7:00 pm GMT Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium

Potential Quarter-Final Fixture and Schedule:

If France wins their round-of-16 match and goes through to the quarter-finals, their opponent will be either the winners of the A1 vs B2 match, or the winners of the A2 vs B1 match. Our picks are Netherlands and England for these two matches.

[Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands]

[Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales/Scotland/Ukraine]

Fixture Date Kickoff Time Venue
France vs (B1 vs A2) Winners Saturday, 10 December 2022 7:00 pm GMT Al Bayt Stadium
France vs (A1 vs B2) Winners Friday, 9 December 2022 7:00 pm GMT Lusail Stadium

If France finishes Group Stage as the winners (D1) and goes through to the quarter-finals, they will play their quarter-final match on Friday, 9 December 2022, at 7:00 pm GMT, which is 3:00 pm ET, 8:00 pm BST, and 10:00 pm local time in Qatar. It will be held in the Lusail Stadium.

If France finishes Group Stage as the runners-up (D2) and goes through to the quarter-finals, they will play their quarter-final match on Saturday, 10 December 2022, at 7:00 pm GMT, which is 3:00 pm ET, 8:00 pm BST, and 10:00 pm local time in Qatar. It will be held at Al Bayt Stadium.

Potential  Semi-Final Fixture and Schedule:

France’s World Cup bracket involves Groups A, B, C, and D till the quarter-finals. So, they cannot face any team from Groups E, F, G, and H until Semi-Finals.

Let’s check out the date, time, and venue for the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Fixture Date Kickoff Time Venue
Semi-Final 1 Tuesday, 13 December 2022 7:00 pm GMT Lusail Stadium
Semi-Final 2 Wednesday, 14 December 2022 7:00 pm GMT Al Bayt Stadium

 

  • France will play semi-final 1 if they finish Group D as the runners-up (D2) and go all the way to the semi-finals.

 

  • France will play semi-final 2 if they finish Group D as the winners (D1) and go all the way to the semi-finals.

France World Cup Mission:

Defending Champion France faces an effortless and expected group as they strive to keep their crown in Qatar. Didier Deschamps’ Les Bleus will unlock against Australia. And they are the strong betting market’s choice to advance to the knockout phases. But there could be a spellbinding fight after them for the runner-up place.

France triumphed in the 2020/2021 UEFA Nations League by defeating Spain in the final. And suppose they can portray it as a cohesive unit. In that case, they will be among the top competitors for acclaim in Qatar.

  • Current FIFA world ranking: No. 4 (August 2022)
  • Regional ranking: 2nd (UEFA)
  • World Cup titles: 2
  • World Cup appearances (last): 15 (Russia 2018)
  • How qualified: UEFA Group D winners: 5W-0L-3D
  • Coach: Didier Deschamps (France) since July 2012
  • Key players: Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain / France), Paul Pogba (Juventus / Italy), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid / Spain)

France Player To Watch Out

There are many talented players on the France national team, but one player who is especially worth watching is Kylian Mbappe. The 19-year-old striker is already one of the best players in the world, and he is sure to put on a show at the World Cup. Mbappe has blistering speed and superb finishing ability, and he will be a crucial player for France as they look to win the tournament.

When and Where will be the FIFA World Cup 2022 Final?

The FIFA World Cup 2022 Final will be held at the Lusail Stadium, Al Daayen City, Qatar.

The Final match will go underway on Sunday, 18 December 2022, at 3:00 pm GMT, which is 11:00 am ET, 4:00 pm BST, 6:00 pm local time in Qatar.

We hope the “France FIFA World Cup Fixtures: Match Schedule, Kickoff Time, and Venue for 2022” content was helpful to you. 

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Golam Muktadir, chief editor at Surprise Sports (Leading Sports News Website). He is sharing his World Cup Football thoughts, trending news, and real-time Qatar World Cup updates.

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