For the first time in competition history, the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in November and December, with Qatar as the host nation.
The United States returns after missing out on qualifying for the 2018 edition in Russia.
It was the first tournament the United States men’s national team missed since 1986, but Gregg Berhalter has led his side back to the World Cup.
The United States is in Group B along with Iran, England and Wales and every match of the tournament will be shown live in the United States.
Here’s everything you need to know:
When is the 2022 FIFA World Cup?
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar from November 20 to December 18.
How can I watch the tournament in the United States?
Viewers in the US can follow the World Cup live on the UKTN Sports network (UKTN and FS1), while matches can also be watched in Spanish on Telemundo. Action from the tournament can be streamed via the UKTN Sports app, with every game from the tournament available in 4K ultra high definition.
The opening match of the tournament between Qatar and Ecuador on Sunday, November 20 and the US Group B opener against Wales will both be broadcast live on UKTN.
England v Iran, the other opening round match of Group B, will be live on FS1.
What is the time difference between Qatar and United States?
Qatar operates on Arabic Standard Time (AST, UTC+03:00).
In the United States, the time difference is eight hours from Eastern Standard Time (EST, UTC -05:00), nine hours from Central Standard Time (CST, UTC -06:00), ten hours from Mountain Standard Time (MST , UTC -07:00) and eleven hours to Pacific Standard Time (PST, UTC -08:00).
What time do the matches start
For the first two rounds of the Group Stage, kick-off times are 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 10:00 PM AST (5:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM EST).
The final round of competition in each group will start simultaneously – these will begin at 6:00 PM AST (10:00 AM EST) and 10:00 PM AST (2:00 PM EST). The knockout rounds also follow these times.
When will the US play in Qatar 2022?
The US has three group matches in Qatar:
- Monday November 21 – USA vs. Wales, 2 p.m. ET on UKTN
- Friday, November 25 – USA vs. England, 2 p.m. ET on UKTN
- Tuesday November 29 – USA vs. Iran, 2 p.m. ET on UKTN
If they progress to the Round of 16, the USA will play their first knockout match on December 3 (as runners-up in Group B) or December 4 (as group winners).