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England fixtures at 2022 World Cup: Dates, UK kick-off times and potential route to the final with Three Lions to face France in quarter-finals

England have reached the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup – and now fans are well and truly dreaming of glory in Qatar.

The Three Lions took top spot in Group B as they claimed seven points from their three games.

England are one of the favourites to win the World Cup

England are one of the favourites to win the World Cup

England sealed top spot in Group B by beating Wales 3-0

England sealed top spot in Group B by beating Wales 3-0

After a brilliant display in their opening match to thrash Iran 6-2, England were less impressive in a 0-0 draw with USA, setting up an all-British showdown against Wales to seal qualification.

They duly secured their progression to the knockouts in style by beating Wales 3-0 – making it a record nine goals in the group stage of a tournament for England.

Gareth Southgate’s men then saw off Senegal in the last 16, cruising to 3-0 win thanks to goals from Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka.

The Three Lions now face a quarter-final clash against World Cup holders France on Saturday, December 10 at 7pm UK time.

England beat Senegal 3-0 in the last-16

England beat Senegal 3-0 in the last-16

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If England were to win that and progress beyond the quarter-finals, they would next play on Wednesday, December 14.

And one of Morocco, Switzerland, Spain or Portugal would await in the semi-finals.

And then, finally, if England were to win again, a World Cup final against Argentina, Brazil, Netherlands or Croatia may well await on Sunday, December 18.

All in all, it’s a pretty straightforward route to football coming home… we hope!

Here are details of the fixtures (and potential fixtures) in full…

Group Stages

England route to glory

  • Round of 16 England 3-0 Senegal
  • Quarter-final (France): Saturday, December 10 at 7pm UK time (10pm local time)
  • Semi-final (Portugal/Spain/Morocco/Switzerland): Wednesday, December 14 at 7pm UK time (10pm local time)
  • 3rd place play off: Saturday, December 17 at 3pm UK time (6pm local time)
  • Final: Sunday, December 18 at 3pm UK time (6pm local time)

talkSPORT World Cup 2022 Coverage

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World Cup knockout stage results and fixtures

Last 16:

Saturday 3 December

  • Game 49: Netherlands 3-1 United States
  • Game 50: Argentina 2-1 Australia

Sunday 4 December

  • Game 51: France 3-1 Poland
  • Game 52: England 3-0 Senegal

Monday 5 December

  • Game 53: Japan 1-1 (pens 1-3) Croatia
  • Game 54: Brazil 4-1 South Korea

Tuesday 6 December

  • Game 55: Morocco v Spain, 3pm UK time
  • Game 56: Portugal v Switzerland, 7pm UK time


Friday 9 December

  • Game 57: Croatia v Brazil, 3pm UK time
  • Game 58: Netherlands v Argentina, 7pm UK time

Saturday 10 December

  • Game 59: Winners of game 55 (Morocco/Spain) v winners of game 56 (Portugal/Switzerland), 3pm UK time
  • Game 60: France v England, 7pm UK time


Tuesday 13 December

  • Game 61: Winners of game 57 v winners of game 58, 7pm UK time

Wednesday 14 December

  • Game 62: Winners of game 59 v winners of game 60, 7pm UK time

Third-place play-off

Saturday 17 December

  • Game 63: Losers of game 61 v losers of game 62, 3pm UK time


Sunday 18 December