2021 FIFA World Championship

The 2021 FIFA World Championship was the first FIFA World Championship, a quadrennial international men's football tournament organised by FIFA. It was held in Qatar, from 14 to 30 December 2021, as a prelude to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. However the tournament was postponed and rescheduled at least twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic; the tournament was rescheduled to 10 to 26 February 2022.

2021 FIFA World Championship
بطولة العالم لكرة القدم 2021
Butulat alealam likurat alqadam 2021
Tournament details
Host countryQatar
Dates10–26 February 2022
Teams10 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)

QualificationEdit

Qualified teamsEdit

The following teams qualified for the tournament.

Apart from all eight FIFA national teams which were eligible to enter, FIFA announced that the tournament would instead be played with 10 teams, with the two guest teams being South Korea and Japan from the AFC.

Country Confederation Qualified as Qualified on
  Qatar AFC Hosts
2019 AFC Asian Cup winner
2 February 2019
  France UEFA 2018 FIFA World Cup winners 15 July 2018
  Brazil CONMEBOL 2019 Copa América winners 7 July 2019
TBD 2021 Copa América winners 10 July 2021
TBD CONCACAF 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners 1 August 2021
  New Zealand (withdrew) OFC 2020 OFC Nations Cup (cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in Oceania,
teams were nominated by OFC)
13 December 2020
TBD UEFA UEFA Euro 2020 winners 11 July 2021
TBD CAF 2021 Africa Cup of Nations winners 6 February 2022
Invited guest
  South Korea AFC Invited team 3 April 2021
  Japan Invited team 3 April 2021

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Qatar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 A2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 A3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 A4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 A5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[source?]


Qatar  Match 1A2
A3Match 2A4

Qatar  Match 5A3
A5Match 6A2

Qatar  Match 9A5
A2Match 10A4

Qatar  Match 13A4
A5Match 14A3

A2Match 17A3
A5Match 18A4

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 B1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 B2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 B3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 B4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 B5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 21 November 2022. Source: FIFA


B1Match 3B2
B3Match 4B4

B1Match 7B3
B5Match 8B2

B1Match 11B5
B2Match 12B4

B1Match 15B4
B5Match 16B3

B2Match 19B3
B5Match 20B4

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
21 February – Lusail
 
 
Winner Group A
 
26 February – Lusail
 
Runner-up Group B
 
Winner Match 21
 
22 February – Al Khor
 
Winner Match 22
 
Winner Group B
 
 
Runner-up Group A
 
Third place play-off
 
 
26 February – Al Rayyan (Khalifa)
 
 
Loser Match 21
 
 
Loser Match 22

Semi-finalsEdit

Winner Group AMatch 21Runner-up Group B

Winner Group BMatch 22Runner-up Group A

Third place matchEdit

Loser Match 21Match 23Loser Match 22

FinalEdit

Winner Match 21Match 24Winner Match 22