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USA World Cup schedule 2022: Complete dates, times for FIFA men’s soccer tournament in Qatar

The United States men’s national team is set to embark on its World Cup 2022 journey, and will have high hopes of making significant progress in Qatar after missing out on the 2018 tournament.

The 2022 event is something of a chance for redemption following the disappointment of four years ago. The USMNT finished fifth in the final group stage of CONCACAF qualifying to lose out. Now, head coach Gregg Berhalter will take his best 26 players to the Middle East with a mandate to seize the moment.

Led by Chelsea forward and national team talisman Christian Pulisic, the USMNT will hope to advance past the group stage and put on a show in the knockout rounds, but a draw with European sides England and Wales, plus Asian nation Iran, in Group B presents a significant challenge.

The Sporting News brings you all the information regarding when and where the United States will play, and how to watch the action at the 2022 World Cup.

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USA 2022 World Cup schedule

The United States will begin its World Cup journey with potentially the most important match of the group stage, as the Stars & Stripes take on Wales. The game against Gareth Bale and company will likely prove critical in the journey towards trying to advance out of Group B, as the Dragons are predicted to be the fiercest competition for the US in the battle for the coveted second qualifying spot.

Next up is a massive game against England on Black Friday, November 25, which will have Americans buzzing with hopes of capturing an enormous upset.

Finally, the US will finish with a game against Iran, which is considered a must-win should Berhalter’s side have any chance of reaching the knockout stage.

Group B match schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium TV Streaming
Mon, Nov. 21 USA vs. Wales 2:00 pm Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium FOX, Telemundo fuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo En Vivo
Fri, Nov. 25 England vs. USA 2:00 pm Al Bayt Stadium FOX, Telemundo fuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo En Vivo
Tues, Nov. 29 Iran vs. USA 2:00 pm Al Thumama Stadium FOX, Telemundo fuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo En Vivo

Potential knockout round schedule — if USA finishes 1st in Group B

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium TV Streaming
Sun, Dec. 4 Round of 16 2:00 pm Al Bayt Stadium FS1 fuboTV, Fox Sports app
Sat, Dec. 10 Quarterfinals 2:00 pm Al Bayt Stadium FOX fuboTV, Fox Sports app
Wed, Dec. 14 Semifinals 2:00 pm Al Bayt Stadium FOX fuboTV, Fox Sports app
Sat, Dec. 17* Third Place Match 10:00 am Khalifa International Stadium FOX fuboTV, Fox Sports app
Sun, Dec. 18 Final 10:00 am Lusail Stadium FOX fuboTV, Fox Sports app

*Only in event of defeat in semifinals

Potential knockout schedule — if USA finishes 2nd in Group B

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium TV Streaming
Sat, Dec. 3 Round of 16 10:00 am Khalifa International Stadium FOX fuboTV, Fox Sports app
Fri, Dec. 9 Quarterfinals 2:00 pm Lusail Stadium FOX fuboTV, Fox Sports app
Tue, Dec. 13 Semifinals 2:00 pm Lusail Stadium FOX fuboTV, Fox Sports app
Sat, Dec. 17* Third Place Match 10:00 am Khalifa International Stadium FOX fuboTV, Fox Sports app
Sun, Dec. 18 Final 10:00 am Lusail Stadium FOX fuboTV, Fox Sports app

*Only in event of defeat in semifinals

USA World Cup group: Group B

The USMNT was drawn into Group B alongside England, Wales and Iran. As a Pot 2 team, the United States were afforded a reasonable draw that brings an opportunity to advance to the knockout stage, but also one that could present challenges and pitfalls along the way.

England, one of the world’s best teams, presents a chance for the United States to prove it belongs amongst the global soccer powers. Beyond that difficult matchup, Wales are a formidable opponent led by a world-class player in Bale. And finally, the draw was kind with Iran as a Pot 3 opponent, but as a nation ranked just outside the world’s top 20 teams, they cannot be taken lightly.

World Cup Group B odds

The pre-tournament betting odds for the USMNT and the other Group B sides are below (odds via Ceasers).

Team To win group To qualify To win World Cup
England -300 -1600 +700
Wales +550 +100 +10000
USA +550 +105 +10000
Iran +2000 +450 +50000

World Cup Group B standings

Team PTS GP W L D GF GA GD
B1: England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B2: Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B3: USA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B4: Wales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

When is USA vs Wales at World Cup 2022?

  • Date: Monday, November 21, 2022
  • Time (ET): 2:00 pm
  • TV channel (English): FOX
  • TV channel (Spanish): Telemundo
  • Streaming: fuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo En Vivo

The USMNT will open its World Cup schedule with a group-stage match against Wales on the second day of competition.

The match will be broadcast in English on FOX in the United States, with streaming available on fuboTV, as well as the Fox Sports app. In Spanish, the match will be available on Telemundo, with streaming available on fuboTV and Telemundo En Vivo.

It’s a critical match for the US right out of the gates, as they face their fiercest competition in Group B for a second qualifying place in the knockout rounds.

When is USA vs England at World Cup 2022?

  • Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
  • Time (ET): 2:00 pm
  • TV channel (English): FOX
  • TV channel (Spanish): Telemundo
  • Streaming: fuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo En Vivo

The USMNT takes on Group B favorites England on Black Friday, November 25, with kickoff at 2:00 pm ET.

The match will be broadcast in English on FOX in the United States, with streaming available on fuboTV as well as the Fox Sports app. In Spanish, the match will be available on Telemundo, with streaming available on fuboTV and Telemundo En Vivo.

It’s a monstrous matchup, as the United States looks to score a massive upset. England will be looking for revenge from their famous defeat to the US in the 1950 World Cup.

When is USA vs Iran at World Cup 2022?

  • Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2022
  • Time (ET): 2:00 pm
  • TV channel (English): FOX
  • TV channel (Spanish): Telemundo
  • Streaming: fuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo En Vivo

The USMNT finishes Group B play against Iran on November 29, with kickoff at 2:00 pm ET.

The match will be broadcast in English on FOX in the United States, with streaming available on fuboTV as well as the Fox Sports app. In Spanish, the match will be available on Telemundo, with streaming available on fuboTV and Telemundo En Vivo.

Depending on previous results, the game will likely be a pivotal part of any potential advancement to the knockout stage for Gregg Berhalter and his squad.

What channel is World Cup 2022 on in USA?

  • Dates: November 20, 2022 — December 18, 2022
  • TV channels (English): FOX, FS1
  • TV channels (Spanish): Telemundo, Universo
  • Streaming: fuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo En Vivo

The 2022 World Cup will be broadcast in the United States in English by Fox, with a programming split between their main FOX network channel and their cable channel, FS1. The network will make all games available to stream on the Fox Sports app.

Fox boasts play-by-play commentators John Strong and Ian Darke, who will lead the network’s match broadcast coverage. Fox will also have studio coverage throughout the tournament on their show ‘World Cup Tonight’, as Kate Abdo hosts alongside two analysts, former USMNT company Maurice Edu and former NFL player Chad Johnson.

In the United States, games will also be available in Spanish on Telemundo, with select group-stage matches broadcast on Universo when there are kickoff conflicts.

Andres Cantor will serve as lead play-by-play broadcaster, set to cover his 12th World Cup. The studio programming will be anchored by Miguel Gurwitz, Ana Jurka, Carlos Hermosillo, and Carlota Vizmanos, who reprise their roles from the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.

Qatar World Cup game times in USA

Qatar residences in the Arabian Standard Time Zonewhich is GMT +3.

  • In comparison to the Eastern Time Zone in the United States, which by the start of the World Cup in November will be GMT -5, the two locations are 8 hours apart.
  • In comparison to the Central Time Zone in the United States, which by the start of the World Cup in November will be GMT -6, the two locations are 9 hours apart.
  • In comparison to the Mountain Time Zone in the United States, which by the start of the World Cup in November will be GMT -7, the two locations are 10 hours apart.
  • In comparison to the Pacific Time Zone in the United States, which by the start of the World Cup in November will be GMT -8, the two locations are 11 hours apart.

World Cup 2022 kickoff times in USA

Group stage (ET):

  • 5:00 am
  • 8:00 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 2:00 pm

Knockout stage (ET):

  • 10:00 am (Round of 16, Quarterfinals, Third Place Match, Final)
  • 2:00 pm (Round of 16, Quarterfinals, Semifinals)

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