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The World Cup vibe is around us as the biggest football tournament on the planet is set to come back in November. The draw for the FIFA World Cup 2022 is already done. The fixtures are made and schedules are set. Here we will check out Australia World Cup fixtures 2022, their group opponents, match schedules, and venues.

The Socceroos have confirmed their ticket to Qatar on 13 June after they beat Peru on penalties in the qualifying playoff. It will be their 5th straight World Cup appearance. They will aim to qualify for the Round of 16 ahead of the likes of France and Denmark from the same group.

Australia World Cup

 

In which group Australia will play in the World Cup 2022?

Australia will play in Group D in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. They will compete against France, Denmark, and Tunisia. France and Denmark will be the two familiar foes as Australia played them in the same group in the 2018 World Cup. Australia will be vying to turn the table this time around as France and Denmark qualified from the group in Russia.

Group D
France
Australia
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, a match with every opponent. A win earns 3 points, 1 point for a draw, and no points for a defeat.

 

Australia World Cup Fixtures: Match Schedule, Kickoff Time, and Venue

[All times are in GMT]

Match Date Kickoff Time Venue
Australia vs France Tuesday, 22 November 2022 7:00 pm GMT Al Janoub Stadium
Australia vs Tunisia Saturday, 26 November 2022 10:00 am GMT Al Janoub Stadium
Australia vs Denmark Wednesday, 30 November 2022 3:00 pm GMT Al Janoub Stadium

If Australia finishes Group Stage as the group runners-up (D2), they will face the winners (C1) of Group C in the Round of 16. Argentina  should finish as C1 according to our pick.

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

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

Australia Potential Round of 16 Fixture and Schedule:

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

Potential Quarter-Final Fixture and Schedule:

If Australia 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 B1 vs A2 match. Our picks are Netherlands and England for these two matches.

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

[Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales]

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

Australia will play their quarter-final match on Saturday, 10 December if they finish group stage as the runners-up (D2) and go all the way.

Australia will play their quarter-final match on Friday, 9 December if they finish group stage as the winners (D1) and go all the way.

Potential Semi-Final Fixture and Schedule:

Australia’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

 

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

 

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

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.

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