The 2022 World Cup matches will not be played today (7) and tomorrow (8). This Wednesday will be the first day that matches will not be broadcast since the start of the tournament.
The reason is simple: as the competition progresses, fewer teams continue to compete for the title. Consequently, it is no longer possible to guarantee gaming performance on a daily basis and, at the same time, the necessary rest for each election.
The cup began on November 20. In the first stage, the competition had 32 teams divided into 8 groups with four teams each. At this point, matches are held daily, with up to four matches per day.
With the end of the group stage, the number of teams in the tournament was cut in half. The top two teams from each group in the first stage qualified for the round of 16. At this point, and up until the Grand Final, all matches are playoffs.
The round of 16 began on Saturday (3) and ended on Tuesday (6). During this period, daily matches were also played, with two matches per day.
With the end of the round of 16, the number of teams in the World Cup has again halved. Now only eight teams in the tournament continue to play in the quarterfinals. They are: Brazil, Argentina, Holland, Croatia, France, England, Morocco and Portugal.
When are the next matches of the 2022 World Cup?
The matches of the 2022 World Cup will resume only on Friday (9). The Brazilian team will play the first match of the quarterfinals. At 12:00, Brazil will face Croatia.
And the teams from the Netherlands and Argentina still took the field on Friday at four in the afternoon to determine the winner of the match between the Brazilians and the Croatians in the semifinals.
On Saturday (10) another two quarterfinal matches will be played. Morocco and Portugal play at 12:00. France and England at 4:00 p.m. The winners of both matches will meet in the semifinals of the tournament.
After the quarterfinals, the World Cup matches will have a new pause and will only resume on Tuesday (13) and Wednesday (14) of the next week.
What are the dates of the next matches in Brazil?
If they beat Croatia in the quarterfinals, Brazil will necessarily play seven games in the 2022 World Cup. This is because even if they are defeated in the semifinals and knocked out of the grand final, the Brazilian team will still question the decision. from third place. place.
See below the dates of all possible matches for Brazil until the final:
09/12 (Friday) – Quarterfinals – 12 hours
12/13 (Tuesday) – Semifinals – 4 p.m.
12/17 (Saturday) – Dispute for 3rd place – 12 noon
12/18 (Sunday) – Final – 12 noon