Denmark and Tunisia on the menu for les Bleus
France will face Denmark and Tunisia in the first round of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (November 21st – December 18th). Their third and final group opponent will become apparent in June.
Les Bleus thought that they would learn their three opponents for the group stage of the 22nd FIFA World Cup tonight. They only know two for certain, however: Denmark (11th in the FIFA rankings) and Tunisia (35th). They will now have to wait until mid June to find out who, from the United Arab Emirates (Ranked 68), Australia (Ranked 42) or Peru (Ranked 22), will complete Group D, in which the Friday night draw made in Doha placed them.
- Group A: Qatar (hosts), Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
- Group B: England, Iran, USA, UEFA play-off winner
- Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
- Group D: France (defending champions), winner of the AFC-CONMEBOL* play-off, Denmark, Tunisia.
- Group E: Spain, CONCACAF-AFC play-off winner, Germany, Japan
- Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia.
- Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
- Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea
*The AFC/CONMEBOL Intercontinental Play-off (Asia-South America) will take place on June 13th or 14th in Doha. Peru took 5th place in the South American qualifiers and will face, in the play-off, either the United Arab Emirates or Australia, who meet on June 7th in Doha (4th round of the Asian zone).
France’s Group Fixtures
- Tuesday, November 22nd 2022: France - Play off Winners (8pm Local Time, Al Wakhra, Al Janoub Stadium)
- Saturday November 26th 2022: France - Denmark (5pm Local Time, Doha, Stadium 974)
- Wednesday November 30th 2022: Tunisia - France (4pm Local Time, Al Rayyan, Education City Stadium)
World Cup 2022 Schedule
- Group Stage: Monday 21st November to Friday 2nd December 2022
- Round of 16: Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th, Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th December 2022
- Quarter Finals: Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December 2022
- Semi Finals: Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th December 2022
- Third/Fourth Place Play Off: Saturday December 17th (4pm Local Time)
- Final: Sunday 18th December (4pm Local Time, Lusail stadium)
- Doha: Lusail Stadium (80,000 seats), Al Thumama Stadium (40,000 seats), 974 Stadium (40,000 seats) and Khalifa International Stadium (45,416 seats)
- Al Wakhra: Al Janoub Stadium (40,000 seats)
- Al Khor: Al Bayt Stadium (60,000 seats)
- Al Rayyan: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium (60,000 seats) and Education City Stadium (40,000 seats)