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

The World Cup in Qatar officially started on Sunday 20 November and ends on Saturday 10 December. Click here for the full daily race schedule and make sure to print your wall chart. For the first time in the competition’s history, the matches will take place during the winter months, interrupting the club football season. It’s the last time we’ll see this 32-team format in the field before it expands to 48 in time for 2026, when the United States, Mexico and Canada will 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 a United States team that has reached the World Cup in eight of the last nine editions. Gregg 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 World Cup appearance and 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 tough group where Saudi Arabia have already stunned Argentina.

As for the contenders, when the tournament 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’s crest. Not far behind Brazil in the future are Argentina (+500), France (+700), Spain (+750), England (+850) and Germany (+1100).

Stay updated with the schedule, standings and standings here. Before we dive into the standings, it’s worth pointing out how the tiebreaker works. There are seven processes before we get to the point where we have to draw to determine which teams qualify. The last men’s World Cup, Japan overcame Senegal to reach the knockout stage due to FIFA Fair Play points. It’s not exactly crazy to imagine history repeating itself in Qatar.

World Cup: Group stage tiebreak process

  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
    · Straight red: -4 points
    · Yellow card and straight red: -5 points
  8. Lottery draw

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World Cup Group Standings table

Full bracket for the World Cup

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Knockout program

(All times USA/East)

Round 16

Saturday, December 3rd

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

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

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

Tuesday, December 6
Group F winners vs. Group E runners-up, 10 a.m
Group H winners vs. Group G runners-up, 2 p.m


Friday, December 9
Quarterfinal 1, 10 a.m
Quarterfinal 2, 2 p.m

Saturday, Dec. 10
Quarterfinal 3, 10 a.m
Quarterfinal 4, 2 p.m


Tuesday, December 13
Semifinal 1, 2 p.m

Wednesday, December 14
Semi-final 2, 14:00

Race for third place

Saturday, Dec. 17
Semi-final 1 loser vs. Semi-final 2 loser, 10 a.m


Sunday, Dec. 18
Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner, 10 a.m

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