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England 2022 World Cup fixtures: Three Lions to play ahead of hosts Qatar in Monday opener as FIFA reveal game schedule shake-up


England will advance to the 2022 World Cup stage ahead of tournament hosts Qatar as FIFA have revealed the fixture schedule.

The Three Lions will face Iran at 1pm on Monday November 21, competing on the opening day of the event for the first time since their triumph in 1966.

England hope to do better than the Euros
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Africa Cup of Nations champions Senegal will face the Netherlands in the opening match of this winter’s competition at 10am, meaning the hosts won’t be involved in the curtain-raiser .

It’s the first time this has happened since the 2006 World Cup – with Qatar taking on Ecuador at 4pm, following England’s clash against Iran.

Meanwhile, Three Lions group rivals USA will face either Scotland, Wales or Ukraine in the evening match, which kicks off at 7pm.

England’s remaining group matches will see them face the United States – against whom they lost 1-0 in the 1950 final and drew 1-1 after Rob Green’s howl in 2010 – on Friday 25 November and Scotland, Wales or Ukraine on Tuesday. , Nov. 29 with both games kicking off at 7 p.m.

If Gareth Southgate’s side make it out of their squad, here’s what awaits us…

England 2022 World Cup fixtures: Three Lions to play ahead of hosts Qatar in Monday opener as FIFA reveal game schedule shake-up
Southgate will be happy with the draw of the English group
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If England finish 1st

Round of 16– 10pm local/7pm UK – Sun 4/12 (potentially Ecuador or Senegal)

Quarterfinal– 10pm local/7pm UK – Sat 10/12 (potentially France or Argentina)

Semi final– 10pm local/7pm UK – Wed 14/12 (potentially Belgium, Germany, Portugal or Spain)

If England finish 2nd

Round of 16– 6pm local/3pm UK – Sat 3/12 (potentially Netherlands)

Quarterfinal– 10pm local/7pm UK – Fri 9/12 (potentially Argentina or Denmark)

Semi final– 10pm local/7pm UK – Tue 13/12 (potentially Spain, Canada or Croatia)

Final

Match for 3rd place – 6pm local/3pm UK – Sat 17/12

Final – 6pm local/3pm UK – Sun 18/12

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