Complete FIFA World Cup 2022 Bracket and Format

The FIFA council is expected to unveil the 2022 World Cup playoff bracket after match no 48 between Brazil vs Cameroon match on 2 December 2022 at Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail to determine who is in and who is out after the first round.

The 2022 World Cup playoff bracket shows who is playing in the knockout stage and then the next round to the World Cup final that takes place on 18 December 2022 at Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail.

The 2022 World Cup tournament has 8 groups of four teams. Two top teams from each group will earn the knockout stage and the lowest points team will be out of the competition. FIFA sets, Group A top team will play against Group B’s second-placed team, and Group A second team will meet against Group B’s top team. It same works for Group C and Group D, Group E and Group F, and finally, Group G and Group H.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup schedule is set where traditional 32 qualified nations will begin their battle for the trophy on 20 November 2022 a matchup between Qatar vs Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor.

How does the 2022 World Cup bracket work

Round of 16 format

  • Winners Group A vs Runners-up Group B
  • Winners Group B vs Runners-up Group A
  • Winners Group C vs Runners-up Group D
  • Winners Group D vs Runners-up Group C
  • Winners Group E vs Runners-up Group F
  • Winners Group F vs Runners-up Group E
  • Winners Group G vs Runners-up Group H
  • Winners Group H vs Runners-up Group G

Quarter-finals format

  • Game 1: (Winners Group A vs Runners-up Group B) vs (Winners Group C vs Runners-up Group D)
  • Game 2: (Winners Group B vs Runners-up Group A) vs (Winners Group D vs Runners-up Group C)
  • Game 3: (Winners Group E vs Runners-up Group F) vs (Winners Group G vs Runners-up Group H)
  • Game 4: (Winners Group F vs Runners-up Group E) vs (Winners Group H vs Runners-up Group G)

Semi-finals format

Match 1: Quarter-finals Game 1 winners vs Quarter-finals Game 2 winners
Match 2: Quarter-finals Game 3 winners vs Quarter-finals Game 4 winners

How it set Third place match

Semi-finals Match 1 losers vs Semi-finals Match 2 losers

Final format

Semi-finals Match 1 winners vs Semi-finals Match 2 winners