Here’s when Canada will play Belgium, Croatia, Morocco at the World Cup

Apr 1 2022, 7:27 pm

First, Canada clinched an appearance at the World Cup.

Then FIFA drew. 

And now Canada knows both its opponents and its dates for soccer’s biggest tournament. 

Canada will play in Group F at the World Cup, with matches against Belgium, Morocco, and Croatia, it was revealed in Friday’s draw. 

Belgium is ranked No. 2, and lost to Russia in the semi-final four years ago. Croatia is ranked 16th in the world and were a surprise World Cup finalist in 2018. Morocco, ranked 24th, didn’t win a match four years ago.

The World Cup begins on November 21 and concludes December 18.

Canada draws Belgium in its opening match on Wednesday, November 23 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT.

They’ll then play Croatia on Sunday, November 27 at 11 am ET/8 am PT.

Canada will conclude the group stage on Thursday, December 1 against Morocco at 10 am ET/7 am PT. 

Times for Group F matches are to be determined. 

The runner-up of Group F will play the winner of Group E on Sunday, December 4 at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah at 11 am ET/8 am PT. The winner of Group F will play the runner-up of Group E at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan at 11 am ET/8 am PT. 

Canada, ranked No. 38, finished World Cup qualifying in first place in CONCACAF region, punching its ticket to the World Cup for the first time since 1986.

FIFA World Cup groups

The 32 participating countries have been divided into eight groups of four teams each:

  • Group A

    • Qatar 🇶🇦
    • Ecuador 🇪🇨
    • Senegal 🇸🇳
    • Netherlands 🇳🇱
  • Group B

    • England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
    • Iran 🇮🇷
    • USA 🇺🇸
    • European playoff (Wales, Scotland, or Ukraine)
  • Group C

    • Argentina 🇦🇷
    • Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦
    • Mexico 🇲🇽
    • Poland 🇵🇱
  • Group D

    • France 🇫🇷
    • IC playoff 1 (Peru, Australia, or United Arab Emirates)
    • Denmark 🇩🇰
    • Tunisia 🇹🇳
  • Group E

    • Spain 🇪🇸
    • IC playoff 2 (Costa Rica or New Zealand)
    • Germany 🇩🇪
    • Japan 🇯🇵
  • Group F

    • Belgium 🇧🇪
    • Canada 🇨🇦
    • Morocco 🇲🇦
    • Croatia 🇭🇷
  • Group G

    • Brazil 🇧🇷
    • Serbia 🇷🇸
    • Switzerland 🇨🇭
    • Cameroon 🇨🇲
  • Group H

    • Portugal 🇵🇹
    • Ghana 🇬🇭
    • Uruguay 🇺🇾
    • South Korea 🇰🇷

FIFA World Cup schedule

The 32 participating countries have been divided into eight groups of four teams each:


Monday, November 21

Group A: Qatar vs. Ecuador
Group A: Senegal vs. Netherlands
Group B: England vs. Iran
Group B: United States vs. Wales or Scotland / Ukraine

Tuesday, November 22

Group C: Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia
Group C: Mexico vs. Poland
Group D: France vs. Peru or Australia / United Arab Emirates
Group D: Denmark vs. Tunisia

Wednesday, November 23

Group E: Spain vs. Costa Rica or New Zealand
Group E: Germany vs. Japan
Group F: Belgium vs. Canada
Group F: Morocco vs. Croatia

Thursday, November 24

Group G: Brazil vs. Serbia
Group G: Switzerland vs. Cameroon
Group H: Portugal vs. Ghana
Group H: Uruguay vs. South Korea

Friday, November 25

Group A: Qatar vs. Senegal
Group A: Netherlands vs. Ecuador
Group B: England vs. United States
Group B: Wales or Scotland / Ukraine vs. Iran

Saturday, November 26

Group C: Argentina vs. Mexico
Group C: Poland vs. Saudi Arabia
Group D: France vs. Denmark
Group D: Tunisia vs. Peru or Australia / United Arab Emirates

Sunday, November 27

Group E: Spain vs. Germany
Group E: Japan vs. Costa Rica or New Zealand
Group F: Belgium vs. Morocco
Group F: Croatia vs. Canada

Monday, November 28

Group G: Brazil vs. Switzerland
Group G: Cameroon vs. Serbia
Group H: Portugal vs. Uruguay
Group H: South Korea vs. Ghana

Tuesday, November 29

Group A: Netherlands vs. Qatar
Group A: Ecuador vs. Senegal
Group B: Wales or Scotland / Ukraine vs. England
Group B: Iran vs. United States

Wednesday, November 30

Group C: Poland vs. Argentina
Group C: Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico
Group D: Tunisia vs. France
Group D: Peru or Australia / United Arab Emirates vs. Denmark

Thursday, December 1

Group E: Japan vs. Spain
Group E: Costa Rica or New Zealand vs. Germany
Group F: Croatia vs. Belgium
Group F: Canada vs. Morocco

Friday, December 2

Group G: Cameroon vs. Brazil
Group G: Serbia vs. Switzerland
Group H: South Korea vs. Portugal
Group H: Ghana vs. Uruguay


Saturday, December 3

49 – Winners of Group A vs. Runners-up of Group B
50 – Winners of Group C vs. Runners-up of Group D

Sunday, December 4

52 – Winners of Group D vs. Runners-up of Group C
51 – Winners of Group B vs. Runners-up of Group A

Monday, December 5

53 – Winners of Group E vs. Runners-up of Group F
54 – Winners of Group G vs. Runners-up of Group H

Tuesday, December 6

55 – Winners of Group F vs. Runners-up of Group E
56 – Winners of Group H vs. Runners-up of Group G


Friday, December 9

58 – Winners of 53 vs. Winners of 54
57 – Winners of 49 vs. Winners of 50

Saturday, December 10

60 – Winners of 55 vs. Winners of 56
59 – Winners of 51 vs. Winners of 52


Tuesday, December 13

61 – Winners of 57 vs. Winners of 58

Wednesday, December 14

62 – Winners of 59 vs. Winners of 60


Saturday, December 17

63 – Losers of 61 vs. Losers of 62


Sunday, December 18

64 – Winners of 61 vs. Winners of 62

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