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World Cup 2022 end date, schedule for every group game and where to watch live

The FIFA World Cup 2022 is about to kick off in Qatar this weekend - meaning that TV schedules will be packed solid with live football for the next month.

UK viewers will be able to watch events unfold on both the BBC and ITV, with the BBC airing extensive coverage of the tournament across its TV channels and BBC iPlayer as well as its radio, online and social media platforms, and ITV showing games via its TV channels and new streaming service ITVX. During the group stages there will be four games per day on most days, meaning 11 hours of continuous live football across the channels, according to the BBC.

The coverage will of course include all of England's and Wales' matches, from their first games on the second day of the tournament to their last when the two home nations will play against each other on Tuesday 29 November. Here are all the dates and times you need to know for the World Cup group stages.

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When does the World Cup 2022 start and finish?

The World Cup begins on Sunday 20 November , with the opening ceremony in Qatar being followed by the first game as Qatar take on Ecuador. England will face Iran on the second day of the tournament on Monday 21 November, while Wales will play against the USA on the same day.

The tournament will come to a close on Sunday 18 December , when the final match will see the last two teams face off for the trophy. The final game is expected to air live at 6pm in the UK.

Where to watch England group games

England v Iran: Monday 21 November, 1pm, BBC

England v USA: Friday 25 November, 7pm, ITV

England v Wales: Tuesday 29 November, 7pm, BBC

Where to watch Wales group games

Wales v USA: Monday 21 November, 7pm, ITV

Wales v Iran: Friday 25 November, 10am, BBC

Waves v England: Tuesday 29 November, 7pm, BBC

Where to watch all group games

Qatar v Ecuador: Sunday 20 November, 4pm, BBC

England v Iran: Monday 21 November, 1pm, BBC

Senegal v Netherlands: Monday 21 November, 4pm, ITV

USA v Wales: Monday 21 November, 7pm, ITV

Argentina v Saudi Arabia: Tuesday 22 November, 10am, ITV

Denmark v Tunisia: Tuesday 22 November, 1pm, ITV

Mexico v Poland: Tuesday 22 November, 4pm, BBC

France v Australia: Tuesday 22 November, 7pm, BBC

Morocco v Croatia: Wednesday 23 November, 10am, ITV

Germany v Japan: Wednesday 23 November, 1pm, ITV

Spain v Costa Rica: Wednesday 23 November, 4pm, ITV

Belgium v Canada: Wednesday 23 November, 7pm, BBC

Switzerland v Cameroon: Thursday 24 November, 10am, ITV

Uruguay v South Korea: Thursday 24 November, 1pm, BBC

Portugal v Ghana: Thursday 24 November, 4pm, ITV

Brazil v Serbia: Thursday 24 November, 7pm, BBC

Wales v Iran: Friday 25 November, 10am, BBC

Qatar v Senegal: Friday 25 November, 1pm, BBC

Netherlands v Ecuador: Friday 25 November, 4pm, ITV

England v USA: Friday 25 November, 7pm, ITV

Tunisia v Australia: Saturday 26 November, 10am, BBC

Poland v Saudi Arabia: Saturday 26 November, 1pm, ITV

France v Denmark: Saturday 26 November, 4pm, ITV

Argentina v Mexico: Saturday 26 November, 7pm, ITV

Japan v Costa Rica: Sunday 27 November, 10am, ITV

Belgium v Morocco: Sunday 27 November, 1pm, BBC

Croatia v Canada: Sunday 27 November, 4pm, BBC

Spain v Germany: Sunday 27 November, 7pm, BBC

Cameroon v Serbia: Monday 28 November, 10am, ITV

South Korea v Ghana: Monday 28 November, 1pm, BBC

Brazil v Switzerland: Monday 28 November, 4pm, ITV

Portugal v Uruguay: Monday 28 November, 7pm, ITV

Ecuador v Senegal: Tuesday 29 November, 3pm, ITV

Netherlands v Qatar: Tuesday 29 November, 3pm, ITV

Iran v USA; Tuesday 29 November, 7pm, BBC

Wales v England: Tuesday 29 November, 7pm, BBC

Tunisia v France: Tuesday 30 November, 3pm, BBC

Australia v Denmark: Tuesday 30 November, 3pm, BBC

Poland v Argentina: Tuesday 30 November, 7pm, BBC

Saudi Arabia v Mexico: Tuesday 30 November, 7pm, BBC

Canada v Morocco: Wednesday 1 December, 4pm, BBC

Croatia v Belgium: Wednesday 1 December, 4pm, BBC

Japan v Spain: Wednesday 1 December, 7pm, ITV

Costa Rica v Germany: Wednesday 1 December, 7pm, ITV

Ghana v Uruguay: Thursday 2 December, 4pm, BBC

South Korea v Portugal: Thursday 2 December, 4pm, BBC

Serbia v Switzerland: Thursday 2 December, 7pm, ITV

Cameroon v Brazil: Thursday 2 December, 7pm, ITV

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