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WORLD CUP 2022

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Cristiano Ronaldo competes for a header against Ghana's Mohammed Salisu during their opening Group H match. Ronaldo became the first man to score in five different World Cups on Thursday.Matthias Hangst/Getty

The World Cup is finally here.

The group stage — here’s a rundown of each team in each group — will conclude on Friday, Dec. 2. Round of 16 games begin on Dec. 3.

The USMNT drew Wales, 1-1 on Monday, then followed with a 0-0 draw with England on Friday. They will face Iran at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29 needing to win to advance to the round of 16.

Qatar follows Arabian Standard Time, and is eight hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.

Games kick off at the following times in Boston: 5 a.m. (1 p.m. Qatar time), 8 a.m. (4 p.m. Qatar time), 10 a.m. (6 p.m. Qatar time), 11 a.m. (7 p.m. Qatar time), and 2 p.m. (10 p.m. Qatar time).

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Throughout the World Cup, we’ll be updating this article with results from each game. Bookmark this page and come back to get the latest information. All times are EST.


How to watch the World Cup

If you have cable: The World Cup will be broadcast on Fox and Fox Sports 1.

How to stream World Cup games: If you have cable login credentials, you can also watch on the Fox Sports app.

If you don’t, you can also watch on Peacock Premium for a cost.

If you cut the cord: DirecTV Stream, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, Vidgo ,and YouTube TV all have Fox channels as part of their packages.

For Spanish-language broadcast: Games will air on Telemundo and Universo.

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World Cup 2022 schedule and TV info

Saturday, Nov. 26

Australia 1, Tunisia 0

Poland vs. Saudi Arabia, 8 a.m., FS1

France vs. Denmark, 11 a.m., FS1

Argentina vs. Mexico, 2 p.m., FS1


World Cup 2022 scores

Saturday, Nov. 26

Poland 2, Saudi Arabia 0

Robert Lewandowski finally notched his long-awaited World Cup goal, tallying for the first time in the competition as Poland beat Saudi Arabia, 2-0.

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One of the world’s best strikers for the better part of a decade, Lewandowski had never managed to score for his country on the biggest stage until Saturday when he capitalized on a Saudi error at the back and slotted home to seal it for the Poles in the 82nd minute.

Piotr Zielinski scored the opener — assisted by Lewandowksi — in the 39th minute, but the biggest moment of the match came at the gloves of Wojciech Szczesny. Saudi Arabia had a golden chance to equalize just before halftime when they were awarded a penalty kick, but the Polish goalkeeper got down to his right to save the spot kick, before springing to his feet for a stunning double save that helped his nation to a crucial win and the top spot in the group.

Australia 1, Tunisia 0

Mitchell Duke’s first-half header was enough to seal a crucial win for Australia, only the nation’s third at a World Cup and its first since 2010.

Tunisia’s choice to sit back and absorb pressure backfired when Duke looped a glancing header past goalkeeper Aymen Dahmen to open the scoring.

The Tunisians had only conceded in one game from their last 11 — against powerhouse Brazil — but were forced to chase the game and never found the equalizer to land in precarious spot at the bottom of Group D having yet to score a goal.

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Friday, Nov. 25

England 0, United States 0

Loud jeers rang around the stadium. England’s fans were not happy. The United States had frustrated them yet again at a World Cup.

That’s three times and counting that the teams have met on soccer’s biggest stage and England is still waiting for its first win against the Americans after a 0-0 draw on Friday. Read more here.

Iran 2, Wales 0

Rouzbeh Cheshmi scored in the eighth minute of second-half stoppage time to break a scoreless stalemate and Iran went on to defeat Wales 2-0 at the World Cup on Friday.

Cheshmi’s strike from outside the box was just beyond the diving reach of Wales backup goalkeeper Danny Ward, who was pressed into duty when starter Wayne Hennessey was sent off in the 86th minute.

Ramin Rezaeian added a second goal moments later and Iran wildly celebrated while some of the Welsh players dropped in disbelief to the field. — Associated Press

Senegal 3, Qatar 1

Senegal sent host Qatar to another loss at the World Cup on Friday, winning 3-1 after a defensive error gifted the African champion the lead.

Striker Boulaye Dia drilled in that first goal after Qatar defender Boualem Khoukhi tried to make a clearance under no pressure, didn’t connect properly and landed on his backside.

Famara Diedhiou made it 2-0 at the start of the second half with a header from a corner.

Qatar substitute Mohammed Muntari gave the hosts a glimmer of hope with a header to make it 2-1. but the Qatar fightback lasted six minutes before Bamba Dieng put Senegal two goals clear again.

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Netherlands 1, Ecuador 1

Ecuador striker Énner Valencia scored a World Cup-best third goal Friday in a 1-1 draw against the Netherlands that eliminated host nation Qatar from the tournament.

Ecuador dominated much of the game after Cody Gakpo fired the Dutch into a sixth-minute lead with a rising shot from the edge of the penalty area. It was the fastest goal scored so far in Qatar.

Ecuador leveled in the 49th minute when Valencia passed the ball into an empty net after Pervis Estupiñán’s shot was pushed away by goalkeeper Andries Noppert.

Valencia’s third goal in Qatar — after scoring both in a 2-0 win over the host nation on Sunday — extended his streak to scoring all six Ecuador goals at World Cups since the 2014 tournament started.

Thursday, Nov. 24

Switzerland 1, Cameroon 0

Breel Embolo’s goal lifted Switzerland to a 1-0 win over Cameroon at the World Cup on Thursday and he kept his promise not to celebrate scoring against the country where he was born.

The Swiss forward from Yaounde struck with a right-foot shot in the 48th minute, standing all alone eight meters (yards) out in the middle of the goalmouth to take Xherdan Shaqiri’s low pass.

Cameroon’s streak of losses at World Cup finals tournaments extended to eight games dating back to 2002. — Associated Press

Uruguay 0, South Korea 0

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Another favored team has failed to impress in the early stages of the World Cup — this time it was South Korea holding South American power Uruguay to a 0-0 draw on Thursday, a result that probably favors the Asian team.

South Korea, with forward Son Heung-min wearing a mask to protect a broken left eye socket, always looked the more likely to score against the more experienced Uruguayans. The South Koreans were quicker, pressing from the opening whistle.

In a match with few clear scoring chances and South Korea often in control, Uruguay had the best opportunities to score: Diego Godin hit the post with a header in the 43rd minute and Federico Valverde hit it in the 89th. — Associated Press

Portugal 3, Ghana 2

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first male player to score at five World Cups with his 65th-minute penalty in a 3-2 win over Ghana on Thursday.

Ronaldo ended the match with his head in his hands in pure relief after Ghana almost snatched a draw in the ninth minute of stoppage time thanks to a piece of ingenuity.

In the last action of the game, Ghana striker Inaki Williams hid behind Diogo Costa as the Portugal goalkeeper rolled the ball on the ground and prepared to clear it. Williams dispossessed Costa and, despite slipping, managed to poke the ball toward goal.

All the goals came in a wild final half-hour, with Andre Ayew equalizing for Ghana eight minutes after Ronaldo converted his penalty after tumbling under a challenge by Mohammed Salisu.

Joao Felix regained the lead for Portugal in the 78th minute following a through-ball by Bruno Fernandes, who then set up Rafael Leao to add a third. Osman Bukari reduced Ghana’s deficit in the 89th, celebrating in comical fashion by performing Ronaldo’s “SI-UUU” twirl. — Associated Press

Brazil 2, Serbia 0

Neymar sat crying on the bench and later left the stadium limping with a swollen right ankle after Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Serbia at the World Cup on Thursday.

Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said Neymar sprained his ankle.

Brazil coach Tite said he was “confident that Neymar will continue playing at the World Cup,” but Lasmar said it was too early to comment on the extent of the injury.

“The most important thing for us it to have him at 100 percent for the next match,” said Brazil striker Richarlison, who scored both goals on Thursday, including one after a buildup started by Neymar. “When I get to the hotel I’m going to go and see how he is doing.”

Neymar was tackled hard a few times during the match and was limping and grimacing before having to leave the field. He was the most fouled player on the field. — Associated Press

Wednesday, Nov. 23

Morocco 0, Croatia 0

Morocco held 2018 finalist Croatia to a 0-0 draw.

Morocco managed to stifle Croatia captain Luka Modric, who won the best player award at the last World Cup when he led his country to the final before losing to France.

The Moroccans didn’t just defend but also troubled Croatia’s defense, including a thumping second-half shot from Achraf Hakimi that goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic had to punch away with both fists. — Associated Press

Japan 2, Germany 1

Substitutes Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano scored late goals to give Japan a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Germany.

Ilkay Gündogan had given four-time champion Germany the lead with a first-half penalty. But Doan, who plays for German team Freiburg, pounced on a rebound to equalize in the 76th minute after Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer blocked a shot from Takumi Minamino.

Then Asano, who plays for German team Bochum, sprinted clear of Nico Schlotterbeck and beat Neuer from a narrow angle in the 83rd.

It was the first competitive meeting between the two nations.

Before the game, Germany’s players covered their mouths during the team photo in an apparent rebuke to FIFA following its decision to stop plans to wear armbands to protest discrimination in host nation Qatar. — Associated Press

Spain 7, Costa Rica 0

Spain’s young squad got off to a high-scoring start at the World Cup, routing Costa Rica 7-0.

Not long after Japan surprised Germany 2-1 in the other Group E match, Spain avoided any chance of an upset with Dani Olmo, Marco Asensio and Ferran Torres scoring a goal each in the first 31 minutes. Torres, Gavi, Carlos Soler and Álvaro Morata added to the lead in the second half.

Olmo’s goal was the 100th at World Cups for Spain, which became the sixth nation to score more than 100 times in the tournament.

It was the first time Spain has scored seven goals in a World Cup match. — Associated Press

Belgium 1, Canada 0

Thibaut Courtois saved an early penalty and Michy Batshuayi scored the only goal to give Belgium a 1-0 win over Canada at the World Cup on Wednesday, spoiling the North American team’s return to the tournament after 36 years. The Canadians have yet to collect a point or even score a goal in four World Cup matches, which includes the three games from their debut in 1986.

Still, they outplayed second-ranked Belgium at times at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, with Alphonso Davies — the star of Canada’s team — squandering the best chance when his penalty was blocked by Courtois.

With Eden Hazard ineffective and Kevin De Bruyne’s passing unusually awry, Belgium often relied on the long ball from the back and that tactic led to the 44th-minute goal. Center back Toby Alderweireld split the defense with his pass and Batshuayi ran through to guide a left-footed finish into the far corner.

Canada had 21 shots compared to the nine of Belgium. They had 14 shots in the first half alone, the most by a team at the World Cup without scoring in 16 years. — Associated Press

Tuesday, Nov. 22 results

Saudi Arabia 2, Argentina 1

Lionel Messi reacted after missing a chance in Argentina's loss to Saudi Arabia.Ebrahim Noroozi/Associated Press

Saudi Arabia scored one of the biggest World Cup upsets ever by beating Lionel Messi’s Argentina 2-1.

Goals by Saleh Alshehri and Salem Aldawsari in a five-minute span in the second half gave the Saudis their greatest win. Messi rolled in a penalty to give Argentina a 10th-minute lead. Read more here.

Denmark 0, Tunisia 0

Tunisia held European Championship semifinalist Denmark to a 0-0 draw.

Coming three hours after Saudi Arabia beat Argentina in a shocking upset — and before a stadium filled almost entirely with Tunisia supporters — it was another big result for two of the four Arab nations competing at the first World Cup in the Middle East.

Tunisia likely deserved more but an expert save shortly before halftime by goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel helped Denmark preserve the draw.

Schmeichel stuck his hand up to deflect a shot from Issam Jebali, who plays his club ball in Denmark for Odense.

The match marked Christian Eriksen’s return to a major tournament less than a year and a half after his cardiac arrest with Denmark at Euro 2020.

Assuming his customary playmaker position, Eriksen produced a dangerous long-distance shot on goal in the second half that Tunisia goalkeeper Aymen Dahmen had to bat away. — Associated Press

Mexico 0, Poland 0

Robert Lewandowski’s second-half penalty attempt was saved by Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, leaving Poland to settle for a 0-0 draw.

It was Lewandowski’s first penalty miss for the national team. Poland’s all-time leading scorer with 76 goals remains without a World Cup goal.

The Poland forward was awarded the penalty following a VAR review after Hector Moreno got hold of his shirt and pulled him down. Ochoa, playing in his fifth World Cup, came up yelling in celebration after his stop, sending the crowd into chants of “Memo!”

While Mexico dominated possession, Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny turned away all three of El Tri’s shots on goal.

The scoreless draw was good for Argentina, which was upset by Saudi Arabia 2-1 in an earlier Group C match. — Associated Press

France 4, Australia 1

France showed it can cope without its star striker at the World Cup.

Kylian Mbappe scored one and set up the second of Olivier Giroud’s two goals to help the defending champions beat Australia 4-1 Tuesday.

Giroud equaled Thierry Henry’s national record of 51 goals with a header from Mbappe’s cross in the 71st minute.

Moments earlier, Mbappe headed in Ousmane Dembele’s cross from the right to start this World Cup as he finished the last — with a goal. He knelt with one hand behind his back and his finger on his forehead in a new celebration.

Giroud didn’t even score at the last World Cup.

Craig Goodwin gave Australia the lead when he turned in winger Mathew Leckie’s cross in the ninth minute. France midfielder Adrien Rabiot equalized with a powerful header in the 27th and set up Giroud’s first goal shortly after.

France was playing without the injured Karim Benzema, who was ruled out of the World Cup last week. — Associated Press

Monday, Nov. 21 results

United States 1, Wales 1

Tim Weah scored the Americans’ only goal in the 36th minute off an assist by Christian Pulisic. Former Premier League star Gareth Bale, who is now playing for Los Angeles FC in the MLS, drilled a penalty kick past former Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner at the 82nd minute to even up the score at 1-1. Read more here.

England 6, Iran 2

Bukayo Saka and Marcus Rashford put last year’s European Championship loss behind them, combining to score three goals in England’s 6-2 rout of Iran.

It has been a difficult buildup for England, but this was a performance that will provide encouragement to coach Gareth Southgate, who has recently endured the most troubled period of his England tenure.

Jude Bellingham scored the first goal in the 35th minute — his first international goal. Saka then got his first of the match in the 43rd and Raheem Sterling added another in first-half stoppage time. Saka scored his second shortly after the hour, but Mehdi Taremi pulled one back for Iran in the 65th minute.

Rashford struck six minutes later to extend England’s lead to 5-1, and Jack Grealish also stepped off the bench to add a sixth in the 90th. Taremi added another for Iran from the penalty spot deep in injury time. — Associated Press

Netherlands 2, Senegal 0

Cody Gakpo and substitute Davy Klaasen scored late to give the Netherlands a 2-0 victory on Monday. Gakpo rose to glance in a cross by Frenkie de Jong in the 84th minute with the Dutch team’s first effort on target in the Group A game. Klaasen added a second right at the end of eight minutes of stoppage time.

The orange-shirted Dutch fans had been subdued until the late strikes as the Senegalese drums and chants were the dominant sound from the stands for much of the game. But Senegal’s main problem was predictable: Without injured forward Sadio Mané, it couldn’t convert any of its chances. — Associated Press

Sunday, Nov. 20 results

Ecuador 2, Qatar 0

Qatar’s first ever World Cup match ended in dismay for an overmatched team and with a place in unwanted soccer history. The controversy-laced tournament opened with Qatar getting outplayed and embarrassed in a 2-0 loss to Ecuador in front of 67,372 fans at Al Bayt Stadium. In 92 years of soccer’s biggest event, a host team had never lost its opening game. Read more here.


The rest of the World Cup schedule

Sunday, Nov. 27

Japan vs. Costa Rica, 5 a.m., FS1

Belgium vs. Morocco, 8 a.m., FS1

Croatia vs. Canada, 11 a.m., FS1

Spain vs. Germany, 2 p.m., FS1

Monday, Nov. 28

Cameroon vs. Serbia, 5 a.m., FS1

South Korea vs. Ghana, 8 a.m., FS1

Brazil vs. Switzerland, 11 a.m., Fox

Portugal vs. Uruguay, 2 p.m., Fox

Tuesday, Nov. 29

Ecuador vs. Senegal, 10 a.m., Fox

Netherlands vs. Qatar, 10 a.m., Fox

Wales vs. England, 2 p.m., FS1

Iran vs. United States, 2 p.m., Fox

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Australia vs. Denmark, 10 a.m., FS1

Tunisia vs. France, 10 a.m., Fox

Poland vs. Argentina, 2 p.m., Fox

Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico, 2 p.m., FS1

Thursday, Dec. 1

Canada vs. Morocco, 10 a.m., FS1

Croatia vs. Belgium, 10 a.m., Fox

Costa Rica vs. Germany, 2 p.m., FS1

Japan vs. Spain, 2 p.m., Fox

Friday, Dec. 2

South Korea vs. Portugal, 10 a.m., Fox

Ghana vs. Uruguay, 10 a.m., FS1

Cameroon vs. Brazil, 2 p.m., Fox

Serbia vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m., FS1


Round of 16 games

Saturday, Dec. 3

TBD vs. TBD, 10 a.m., Fox

TBD vs. TBD, 2 p.m., Fox

Sunday, Dec. 4

TBD vs. TBD, 10 a.m., Fox

TBD vs. TBD, 2 p.m., Fox

Monday, Dec. 5

TBD vs. TBD, 10 a.m., Fox

TBD vs. TBD, 2 p.m., Fox

Tuesday, Dec. 6

TBD vs. TBD, 10 a.m., Fox

TBD vs. TBD, 2 p.m., Fox

Friday, Dec. 9

TBD vs. TBD, 10 a.m., Fox

TBD vs. TBD, 2 p.m., Fox

Saturday, Dec. 10

TBD vs. TBD, 10 a.m., Fox

TBD vs. TBD, 2 p.m., Fox

Tuesday, Dec. 13

TBD vs. TBD, 2 p.m., Fox

Wednesday, Dec. 14

TBD vs. TBD, 2 p.m., Fox

Saturday, Dec. 17

TBD vs. TBD, 10 a.m., Fox

Sunday, Dec. 18

Final: 10 a.m., Fox