Bundesliga schedule 2021-22, standings, odds


Bayern Munich’s quest for an astonishing 10th straight Bundesliga title and Julian Nagelsmann’s quest to start life In Bavaria with yet another Bayern title was somewhat spoiled by 18-year-old American defender Joe Scally and Gladbach.

Now the rest of Germany has kicked off the 2021-22 schedule with renewed hope that they can be the ones to spoil Bayern’s party.

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The 2021-22 Bundesliga schedule is rolling and it will not end until Saturday, May 14, when Bayern Munich take on Wolfsburg, RB Leipzig visit Arminia Bielefeld, and Borussia Dortmund host Hertha Berlin.

The title race should be decided among three of those sides, but keep an eye out for a surprise entrant that comes out of the starting blocks red-hot.

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2021-22 Bundesliga standings, table

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2021-22 Bundesliga schedule, fixture list

Matchday 1

Borussia Monchengladbach 1-1 Bayern Munich
Arminia Bielefeld 0-0 Freiburg
Augsburg 0-4 Hoffenheim
Stuttgart 5-1 Greuther Fuerth
Union Berlin 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen
Wolfsburg 1-0 Bochum
Borussia Dortmund 5-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Mainz 1-0 RB Leipzig
Koln 3-1 Hertha Berlin

Matchday 2

RB Leipzig 4-0 Stuttgart
Eintracht Frankfurt 0-0 Augsburg
Greuther Furth 1-1 Arminia Bielefeld
Bochum 2-0 Mainz
Hertha Berlin 1-2 Wolfsburg
Freiburg 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 Borussia Monchengladbach
Hoffenheim v Union Berlin — 9:30am ET Sunday
Bayern Munich v Koln — 11:30am ET Sunday

Matchday 3

Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Hoffenheim
Koln 2-1 Bochum
Arminia Bielefeld 1-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
Augsburg 1-4 Bayer Leverkusen
Mainz 3-0 Greuther Fuerth
Stuttgart 2-3 Freiburg
Bayern Munich 5-0 Hertha Berlin
Union Berlin 2-1 Borussia Monchengladbach
Wolfsburg 1-0 RB Leipzig

Matchday 4

Bayer Leverkusen 3-4 Borussia Dortmund
Union Berlin 0-0 Augsburg
Freiburg 1-1 Koln
Greuther Furth 0-2 Wolfsburg
Hoffenheim 0-2 Mainz
RB Leipzig 1-4 Bayern Munich
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Stuttgart
Bochum 1-3 Hertha Berlin
Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 Arminia Bielefeld

Matchday 5 — Sept. 17-19

Hertha Berlin 2-1 Greuther Furth — Friday
Bayern Munich 7-0 Bochum
Augsburg 1-0 Borussia Monchengladbach
Mainz 0-0 Freiburg
Arminia 0-0 Hoffenheim
Koln 1-1 RB Leipzig
Stuttgart v Bayer Leverkusen — 9:30am ET Sunday
Borussia Dortmund v Union Berlin –11:30am ET Sunday
Wolfsburg v Eintracht Frankfurt — 1:30pm ET Sunday

Matchday 6 — Sept. 24-26

Greuther Furth 1-3 Bayern Munich
Hoffenheim 3-1 Wolfsburg
Union Berlin 1-0 Arminia Bielefeld
Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Mainz
RB Leipzig 6-0 Hertha Berlin
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Koln
Borussia Monchengladbach 1-0 Borussia Dortmund
Bochum 0-0 Stuttgart
Freiburg 3-0 Augsburg

Matchday 7 — Oct. 1-3

Koln 3-1 Greuther Furth
Hertha Berlin 1-2 Freiburg
Stuttgart 3-1 Hoffenheim
Wolfsburg 1-3 Borussia Monchengladbach
Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Augsburg
RB Leipzig 3-0 Bochum
Mainz 1-2 Union Berlin
Bayern Munich 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Arminia Bielefeld 0-4 Bayer Leverkusen

Matchday 8 — Oct. 15-17

Hoffenheim 5-0 Koln
Union Berlin 2-0 Wolfsburg
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-2 Hertha Berlin
Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Mainz
Freiburg 1-1 RB Leipzig
Greuther Furth 0-1 Bochum
Borussia Monchengladbach 1-1 Stuttgart
Bayer Leverkusen 1-5 Bayern Munich
Augsburg 1-1 Arminia Bielefeld

Matchday 9 — Oct. 22-24

Mainz 4-1 Augsburg — Friday
Wolfsburg 0-2 Freiburg
RB Leipzig 4-1 Greuther Furth
Arminia Bielefeld 1-3 Borussia Dortmund
Bayern Munich 4-0 Hoffenheim
Hertha Berlin vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Koln 2-2 Bayer Leverkusen
Stuttgart 1-1 Union Berlin
Bochum 2-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

Matchday 10 — Oct. 29-31

Hoffenheim 2-0 Hertha Berlin
Union Berlin 2-5 Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Koln
Bayer Leverkusen 0-2 Wolfsburg
Freiburg 3-1 Greuther Furth
Arminia Bielefeld 1-2 Mainz
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 RB Leipzig
Augsburg 4-1 Stuttgart
Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 Bochum

Matchday 11 — Nov. 5-7

Mainz 1-1 Borussia Monchengladbach
Bayern Munich 2-1 Freiburg
Wolfsburg 1-0 Augsburg
Bochum 2-0 Hoffenheim
Stuttgart 0-1 Arminia Bielefeld
RB Leipzig 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
Hertha Berlin 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen
Koln 2-2 Union Berlin
Greuther Furth 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt

Matchday 12 — Nov. 19-21

Augsburg 2-1 Bayern Munich
Hoffenheim 2-0 RB Leipzig
Arminia Bielefeld 2-2 Wolfsburg
Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Bochum
Borussia Monchengladbach 4-0 Greuther Furth
Borussia Dortmmund 2-1 Stuttgart
Union Berlin 2-0 Hertha Berlin
Freiburg 0-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Mainz 1-1 Koln

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Matchday 13 — Nov. 26-28

Stuttgart 2-1 Mainz
Hertha Berlin 1-1 Augsburg
Bochum 2-1 Freiburg
Koln 4-1 Borussia Monchengladbach
Greuther Furth 3-6 Hoffenheim
Wolfsburg 1-3 Borussia Dortmund
Bayern Munich 1-0 Arminia Bielefeld
Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 Union Berlin
RB Leipzig 1-3 Bayer Leverkusen

Matchday 14 — Dec. 3-5

Union Berlin 2-1 RB Leipzig
Hoffenheim 3-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Augsburg 2-3 Bochum
Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 Greuther Furth
Arminia Bielefeld 1-1 Koln
Mainz 3-0 Wolfsburg
Borussia Dortmund 2-3 Bayern Munich
Stuttgart 2-2 Hertha Berlin
Borussia Monchengladbach 0-6 Freiburg

Golden Boy
Dortmund’s Norwegian forward Erling Braut Haaland (R) and Bayern Munich’s Canadian midfielder Alphonso Davies (Photo by FEDERICO GAMBARINI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Matchday 15 — Dec. 10-12

Koln 0-2 Augsburg — Friday
Hertha Berlin 2-0 Arminia Bielefeld
Freiburg 1-2 HoffenheimUSMNT’s Richards scores 1st Bundesliga goal
RB Leipzig 4-1 Borussia Monchengladbach
Bochum 1-1 Borussia Dortmund
Bayern Munich 2-1 Mainz
Wolfsburg 0-2 Stuttgart
Greuther Furth 1-0 Union Berlin
Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 Bayer Leverkusen

Matchday 16 — Dec. 14-15

Stuttgart 0-5 Bayern Munich
Wolfsburg 2-3 Koln
Mainz 4-0 Hertha Berlin
Arminia Bielefeld 2-0 Bochum
Borussia Monchengladbach 2-3 Eintracht Frankfurt
Union Berlin 0-0 Freiburg
Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Greuther Furth
Bayer Leverkusen 2-2 Hoffenheim
Augsburg 1-1 RB Leipzig

Matchday 17 — Dec. 17-19

Bayern Munich 4-0 Wolfsburg
Bochum 0-1 Union Berlin
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 Mainz
Hoffenheim 1-1 Borussia Monchengladbach
Greuther Furth 0-0 Augsburg
RB Leipzig 0-2 Arminia Bielefeld
Hertha Berlin 3-2 Borussia Dortmund
Freiburg 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen
Koln 1-0 Stuttgart

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Matchday 18 

Bayern Munich 1-2 Borussia Monchengladbach
RB Leipzig 4-1 Mainz
Bayer Leverkusen 2-2 Union Berlin
Hoffenheim 3-1 Augsburg
Freiburg 2-2 Arminia Bielefeld
Greuther Furth 0-0 Stuttgart
Eintracht Frankfurt 2-3 Borussia Dortmund
Hertha Berlin 1-3 Koln
Bochum 1-0 Wolfsburg

Matchday 19

Borussia Dortmund 5-1 Freiburg
Koln 0-4 Bayern Munich
Union Berlin 2-1 Hoffenheim
Wolfsburg 0-0 Hertha Berlin
Mainz 1-0 Bochum
Stuttgart 0-2 RB Leipzig
Borussia Monchengladbach 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen
Augsburg 1-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
Arminia Bielefeld 2-2 Greuther Furth

Matchday 20

Eintracht Frankfurt 0-2 Arminia Bielefeld
Borussia Monchengladbach 1-2 Union Berlin
Greuther Furth 2-1 Mainz
Freiburg 2-0 Stuttgart
Hoffenheim 2-3 Borussia Dortmund
Bayer Leverkusen 5-1 Augsburg
Bochum 2-2 Koln
RB Leipzig 2-0 Wolfsburg
Hertha Berlin 1-4 Bayern Munich

Matchday 21

Hertha Berlin 1-1 Bochum
Augsburg 2-0 Union Berlin
Mainz 2-0 Hoffenheim
Arminia Bielefeld 1-1 Borussia Monchengladbach
Koln 1-0 Freiburg
Stuttgart 2-3 Eintracht Frankfurt
Bayern Munich 3-2 RB Leipzig
Borussia Dortmund 2-5 Bayer Leverkusen
Wolfsburg 4-1 Greuther Furth

Matchday 22

RB Leipzig 3-1 Koln
Bochum 4-2 Bayern Munich
Freiburg 1-1 Mainz
Greuther Furth 2-1 Hertha Berlin
Borussia Monchengladbach 3-2 Augsburg
Eintracht Frankfurt 0-2 Wolfsburg
Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 Stuttgart
Union Berlin 0-3 Borussia Dortmund
Hoffenheim 2-0 Arminia Bielefeld

Matchday 23

Mainz 3-2 Bayer Leverkusen
Augsburg 1-2 Freiburg
Wolfsburg 1-2 Hoffenheim
Arminia Bielefeld 1-0 Union Berlin
Stuttgart 1-1 Bochum
Koln 1-0 Eintracht Franfurt
Bayern Munich 4-1 Greuther Furth
Borussia Dortmund 6-0 Borussia Monchengladbach
Hertha Berlin 1-6 RB Leipzig

Matchday 24

Hoffenheim 2-1 Stuttgart
Greuther Furth 1-1 Koln
Freiburg 3-0 Hertha Berlin
Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 Arminia Bielefeld
Borussia Monchengladbach 2-2 Wolfsburg
Union Berlin 3-1 Mainz
Eintracht Frankfurt 0-1 Bayern Munich
Bochum 0-1 RB Leipzig
Augsburg 1-1 Borussia Dortmund

Matchday 25

Arminia Bielefeld 0-1 Augsburg
Bochum 2-1 Greuther Furth
Wolfsburg 1-0 Union Berlin
Hertha Berlin 1-4 Eintracht Frankfurt
RB Leipzig 1-1 Freiburg
Bayern Munich 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen
Stuttgart 3-2 Borussia Monchengladbach
Mainz 0-1 Borussia Dortmund — 1:30pm ET — Wednesday, March 16
Koln 0-1 Hoffenheim

Matchday 26

Hoffenheim 1-1 Bayern Munich
Freiburg 3-2 Wolfsburg
Union Berlin 1-1  Stuttgart
Augsburg vs Mainz — 1:30pm ET — April 6
Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 Hertha Berlin
Bayer Leverkusen 0-1 Koln
Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 Bochum
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Arminia Bielefeld
Greuther Furth 1-6 RB Leipzig

Matchday 27

Bochum vs Borussia Monchengladbach — abandoned with Gladbach leading 2-0, 68′
Mainz 4-0 Arminia Bielefeld
Stuttgart 3-2 Augsburg
Greuther Furth 0-0 Freiburg
Hertha Berlin 3-0 Hoffenheim
Bayern Munich 4-0 Union Berlin
RB Leipzig vs Eintracht Frankfurt — 10:30am ET Sunday
Wolfsburg vs Bayer Leverkusen — 12:30pm ET Sunday
Koln vs Borussia Dortmund — 2:30pm ET Sunday

Matchday 28

Union Berlin vs Koln
Arminia Bielefeld vs Stuttgart
Hoffenheim vs Bochum
Freiburg vs Bayern Munich
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hertha Berlin
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Greuther Furth
Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig
Augsburg vs Wolfsburg
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Mainz

Matchday 29-34

Coming soon…

Brazil turns on samba style, dances into World Cup quarterfinals


Five-time world champions Brazil turned in a five-star performance as they dismantled South Korea 4-1 in the round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup on Monday.


Up next for Brazil is a quarterfinal clash with Croatia, who survived 120 minutes and penalty kicks to beat Japan earlier on Monday.

The goals came early, they came often, and they came in style.

Vinicius Junior opened the scoring in the 7th, with an exquisite, composed finish through a sea of bodies and Neymar, who returned from the ankle injury he suffered 11 days earlier, made it 2-0 from the penalty spot just six minutes later. That’s when the samba style came out, with the game effectively already in hand and 77 minutes of must-watch television entertainment left to deliver.

Richarlison, who already scored the probable goal of the tournament in Brazil’s opener, perhaps one-upped himself with a sensational piece of flair and skill (and a decent bit of passing from some equally brilliant teammates), making it 3-0 just before the half-hour mark and reminding the rest of the world that Brazil were pre-World Cup favorites for a reason.

Lucas Paqueta got goal no. 4 after another sensational, liquid counter-attack of yellow shirts washing forward in numbers. Vinicius lifted the final ball over a crowd and picked out the West Ham midfielder, who applied the perfect finish with the inside of his right foot.

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Paik Seung-Ho scored a fantastic consolation goal with 15 minutes left in the second half, but that was the extent of South Korea’s joy, as they come up short of reaching the quarterfinals for the first time since co-hosting the World Cup in 2002, when they went to the semifinals.

Brazil vs South Korea
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How to watch Brazil vs South Korea live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 2pm ET, Monday Dec. 5
Stadium: Stadium 974, Doha
TV channels en Español: Telemundo
Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)

Key storylines, players to watch closely

Well, first off: Neymar. One of Brazil’s all-time heroes is missing a World Cup from his resume and rightly or wrongly, that’s a marker as to whether the player will be considered one of the best Brazilians to ever do it. When healthy he’s among the five best attackers in the world. But how healthy is he? And how much can Richarlison, Vinicius Jr. and company take pressure off the oft-fouled Neymar?

South Korea will have hope that Heung-min Son’s slow tournament is on the upswing after the Tottenham star played well late in delivering the win over Portugal to seal a group stage place. Look out for 26-year-old Napoli center back Min-jae Kim, whose name is dancing through the Premier League transfer rumor mill with renewed vigor following strong performances in Qatar.

Brazil quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 1
World Cup titles: 5 (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
World Cup appearances: 22
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from CONMEBOL (1st place)
Coach: Tite
Key players: Neymar, Thiago Silva, Casemiro, Alisson Becker

South Korea quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 28
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 10
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from AFC
Coach: Paulo Bento
Key players: Heung-min Son, Young-gwon Kim, In-beom Hwang, Woo-yeong Jeong

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Croatia eliminates Japan in 2022 World Cup’s first penalty shootout


Croatia is through to the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Cup after defeating Japan in the tournament’s first penalty shootout (1-1 AET, 3-1 PKs) on Monday.


After reaching the knockout rounds just once in their first five World Cup cycles as a nation, Croatia is through to the quarterfinals for the second straight tournament. Japan, meanwhile, will look to 2026 to achieve their first-ever knockout-round victory.

Scoring chances were at a premium in the first half, as each side managed just three shots, but the quality of chances was very high, evidenced by the xG numbers (0.74 for Japan and 0.61 for Croatia, again, on just three shots each). All three of Japan’s shots came from within seven yards of goal, as did two of Croatia’s three.

The breakthrough came, as so many goals have done at this World Cup, in the final moments just before the end of the first half. Japan won a free kick down the right side and though Croatia defended the initial ball in well enough, they didn’t manage to clear it and it fell to Maeda seven yards out.

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Perisic made it 1-1 with a sensational, long-ranger header in the 55th minute. Dejan Lovren played a dipping cross from deep and it found Perisic near the penalty spot, leaving the Tottenham utilityman with so much still to do. The ball bounced once, just in front of the goalkeeper, beating with him both power and precision to the bottom corner.

Dominik Livakovic began the penalty shootout with two straight saves, first denying Takumi Minamino, and then Kaoru Mitoma. 2-0 to Japan after two rounds. Marko Livaja put Croatia’s third attempt off the post, but Livakovic followed that up with save no. 3 against Maya Yoshida. Mario Pasalic converted to make it 3-1 to Croatia after four rounds.

Runners-up in 2018, Croatia into the round of 8 in 2022.

Japan vs Croatia
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How to watch Japan vs Croatia live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10am ET – Monday, December 5
Stadium: Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
TV channels en Español: Telemundo
Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)

Key storylines, players to watch closely

Japan’s comeback wins against Germany and Spain have been a joy to watch and anybody who watched them before this tournament will not be that surprised. Moriyasu has created a squad which has a total ‘team first’ mentality and so many players are stepping up to deliver in midfield and attack. From Maya Yoshida captaining the side and dominating at center back to Mitoma, Doan, Endo and Tanaka dazzling in midfield and attack whenever they feature, this is a joy to watch. The energy Japan plays with is dizzying and they will create plenty of chances against Croatia. The big question: can they be more clinical?

As for Croatia, the likes of Dejan Lovren, Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic have been here before. They exude confidence and Josko Gvardiol is a fine young center back and the likes of Mateo Kovacic and Marcelo Brozovic add extra class. This is a side which always seems to overdeliver and they will be thinking another deep run at the World Cup is on the cards. Surely they can’t get to the final again, right?

Japan quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 24
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 7
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from AFC
Coach: Hajime Moriyasu
Key players: Maya Yoshida, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ritsu Doan
At the 2022 World Cup – Won Group E with 6 points (+1 GD)

Croatia quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 12
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 6
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from UEFA (1st place)
Coach: Zlatko Dalic
Key players: Luka Modric, Andrej Kramaric, Mateo Kovacic
At the 2022 World Cup – Finished second in Group F with 5 points (+3 GD)

World Cup 2022 schedule – how to watch, last 16, calendar, match schedule, brackets, dates


The World Cup 2022 schedule is locked in and this tournament in Qatar has been sensational as the knockout rounds will capture the imagination of the globe.

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Japan, Australia and Morocco made the last 16 with so many huge shocks during the tournament, while Germany, Denmark and Belgium all crashed out in the group stage.

From the USMNT and England getting out of their group to Lionel Messi dragging Argentina through and Mexico just missing out on getting out of the group stages and amid upsets galore, there are plenty of intriguing games in the latter stages.

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We now have the small matter of the Round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, and final to look forward to. Bring. It. On.

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Below is the schedule in full, details on how to watch the games and everything else you need..

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World Cup 2022 schedule, start time, dates, how to watch live

  • When: November 20, 2022 to December 18, 2022
  • Knockout round kick-off times: 10am, 2pm (both ET)
  • Location: Qatar
  • TV channels en Español: Telemundo, Universo, Peacock
  • Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)

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Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F | Group G | Group H | Full tables

Round of 16 schedule

Match 49 – Saturday, December 3: Netherlands 3-1 USA – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan

Match 50 – Saturday, December 3: Argentina 2-1 Australia – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan

Match 52 – Sunday, December 4: France 3-1 Poland – Al Thumama Stadium, Doha

Match 51 – Sunday, December 4: England 3-0 Senegal – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor

Match 53 – Monday, December 5: Japan 1-1 (AET, 1-3 PKs) – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

Match 54 – Monday, December 5: Brazil 4-1 South Korea – Stadium 974, Doha – 2pm

Match 55 – Tuesday, December 6: Morocco vs Spain (preview) – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan – 10am

Match 56 – Tuesday, December 6: Portugal vs Switzerland (preview) – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 2pm

Quarterfinal schedule

Match 58 – Friday, December 9: Winners Match 53 vs Winners Match 54 – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan – 10am

Match 57 – Friday, December 9: Netherlands vs Argentina – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 10am

Match 60 – Saturday, December 10: Winners Match 55 vs Winners Match 56 – Al Thumama Stadium, Doha – 10am

Match 59 – Saturday, December 10: Winners Match 51 vs France – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 2pm

Semifinal schedule

Match 61 – Tuesday, December 13: Winners Match 57 vs Winners Match 58 – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 2pm

Match 62 – Wednesday, December 14: Winners Match 59 vs Winners Match 60 – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 2pm

Third-place play-off

Match 63 – Saturday, December 17: Losers Match 61 vs Losers Match 62 – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 2pm


Match 64 – Sunday, December 18: Winners Match 61 vs Winners Match 62 – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 10am

Group stage results

Group A

Recap/highlights: Qatar 0-2 Ecuador – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Senegal 0-2 Netherlands  – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor – 5am
Recap/highlights: Qatar 1-3 Senegal – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Netherlands 1-1 Ecuador – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Netherlands 2-0 Qatar – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Ecuador 1-2 Senegal –  Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan

Group B

Recap/highlights: England 6-2 Iran – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: USA 1-1 Wales – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: England 0-0 USA – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Wales 0-2 Iran – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Wales 0-3 England – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Iran 0-1 USA – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor

Group C

Recap/highlights: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
Recap/highlights: Mexico 0-0 Poland – Stadium 974, Doha
Recap/highlights: Poland 2-0 Saudi Arabia – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Argentina 2-0 Mexico – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
Recap/highlights: Poland 0-2 Argentina – Stadium 974, Doha
Recap/highlights: Saudi Arabia 1-2 Mexico – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail

Group D

Recap/highlights: France 4-1 Australia – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
Recap/highlights: Denmark 0-0 Tunisia – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: France 2-1 Denmark – Stadium 974, Doha
Recap/highlights: Tunisia 0-1 Australia – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
Recap/highlights: Tunisia 1-0 France –  Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Australia 1-0 Denmark – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

Group E

Recap/highlights: Spain 7-0 Costa Rica – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Germany 1-2 Japan – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Spain 1-1 Germany – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Japan 0-1 Costa Rica – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Japan 2-1 Spain – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Costa Rica 2-4 Germany – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor

Group F

Recap/highlights: Belgium 1-0 Canada – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Morocco 0-0 Croatia – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 5am
Recap/highlights: Belgium 0-2 Morocco – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/highlights: Croatia 4-1 Canada – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Croatia 0-0 Belgium – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights Canada 1-2 Morocco – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor

Group G

Recap/highlights: Brazil 2-0 Serbia – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
Recap/highlights: Switzerland 1-0 Cameroon – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
Recap/highlights: Brazil 1-0 Switzerland – Stadium 974, Doha – 11am
Recap/highlights: Cameroon 3-3 Serbia – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
Recap/highlights: Cameroon 1-0 Brazil – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
Recap/highlights: Serbia 2-3 Switzerland – Stadium 974, Doha

Group H

Recap/highlights: Portugal 3-2 Ghana – Stadium 974, Doha
Recap/highlights: Uruguay 0-0 South Korea – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Portugal 2-0 Uruguay – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
Recap/highlights: South Korea 2-3 Ghana – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: South Korea 2-1 Portugal – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/highlights: Ghana 0-2 Uruguay – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

2026 World Cup venues selected: Which cities will host in USA, Canada, Mexico?


On Thursday, nearly four years to the day after it was announced that the men’s FIFA World Cup would be returning to the United States and Mexico (and coming to Canada for the first time) in 2026, 16 host cities were announced as venues for the first-ever 48-team tournament.

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11 American venues were selected, with five located in the eastern third (despite FIFA’s interpretation of Atlanta), three in the central part of the country and three more out west. Two Canadian cities (Toronto and Vancouver) will host World Cup games for the first time. A pair of Mexican cities (Mexico City and Guadalajara) are set to host the World Cup for the third time (1970 and 1986) while Monterrey was chosen for the second time.

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Below is the full list of cities selected as host venues for the 2026 World Cup in the Unites States, Canada and Mexico…

Which 16 venues were selected as host cities for the 2026 World Cup?

USA (11)

Atlanta – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Boston – Gillette Stadium
Dallas – AT&T Stadium
Houston – NRG Stadium
Kansas City – Arrowhead Stadium
Los Angeles – SoFi Stadium
Miami – Hard Rock Stadium
New York/New Jersey – MetLife Stadium
Philadelphia – Lincoln Financial Field
San Francisco – Levi’s Stadium
Seattle – Lumen Field

Canada (2)

Toronto – BMO Field
Vancouver – BC Place

Mexico (3)

Guadalajara – Estadio Akron
Mexico City – Estadio Azteca
Monterrey – Estadio BBVA

With 23 venues vying for 16 spots, a number of notable cities (and venues) were snubbed. Washington D.C., the nation’s capital (in a joint-bid with Baltimore, where games would have been played), was not chosen.

The Rose Bowl, where the 1994 World Cup final was played, was also not selected with Los Angeles presenting two stadiums as options; SoFi Stadium, home of the NFL’s Rams and Chargers, was selected. Cincinnati, Denver, Nashville and Orlando were the other American cities to miss out as 2026 World Cup venues, alongside Canada’s Edmonton.

2026 World Cup format and qualification

Now that we know the host cities, stadiums and venues for the 2026 World Cup, let’s talk about the tournament itself…

First and foremost, as host nations, it is believed (but not confirmed) that the USA, Canada and Mexico will all automatically qualify for the 2026 World Cup.

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The 2026 World Cup will be the first tournament featuring 48 teams split in 16 groups of three. Each team will play two group stage games (down one from three), with the 1st- and 2nd-place finishers advancing to the round of 32. It will also be the first World Cup played across three different host nations.

The idea behind adding 16 teams is that one round of group stage games is eliminated and replaced by an additional round of win-or-go-home games in the knockout rounds.

Given that the final round of group games can carry very little, or even no, weight pending earlier results, the new format will guarantee that nearly every game at the 2026 World Cup is hugely consequential.

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Yes, FIFA will make a lot more money by changing the format, but fans will also be treated to a better quality product, from beginning to end, with even more global superstars from “lesser” national teams than ever before.

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