With the close of the group stage of the "Qatar 2022" World Cup approaching, the features of the schedule for the second round matches (round of 16) of the World Cup are beginning to become clear, and football fans will have a date with heavy-caliber matches, promising more excitement in the largest sporting event hosted by the region.

The struggle intensified in the 8 groups in the tournament, and only 3 teams secured passage to the next round after the first two rounds.

They are: France, Portugal and Brazil.

How are the qualifying teams for the 2022 World Cup determined?

The champion and runner-up of each group advance to the quarter-finals.

In the event that the number of elected points is equal, the following criteria will be used in order:

  • The difference between goals scored and conceded in all matches.

  • The number of goals scored.

  • The number of points in direct confrontations between the tied teams.

  • Goal difference between tied teams.

  • The number of goals scored for the tied teams.

  • Fair play order (yellow card: 1 point; second yellow card [indirect red]: 3 points; direct red card: 4 points; yellow then direct red: 5 points).

In the event of a tie between the two teams, a lottery will be drawn.

The teams qualified for the round of 16 in the World Cup

So far, France, Portugal, Brazil, the Netherlands and Senegal have secured the passage to the next round.

The Netherlands and Senegal qualified for the first group, while England topped the second group, ahead of the second-placed United States of America.

The two groups determined the first parties to the second round matches, where the Netherlands national team faces its American counterpart, while the other match brings together England in Senegal.

Schedule of matches for the second round of the World Cup

  • 2022-12-3: Netherlands x United States of America (Khalifa Stadium, 18:00 Mecca Al-Mukarramah time).

  • 3-12-2022: England x Senegal (Ahmed Ben Ali Stadium, 22:00).

  • 4-12-2022: The first of the fourth group x the second of the third group (Al-Thumama Stadium, 18:00).

  • 4-12-2022: The first of the second group x the second of the first group (Al-Bayt Stadium, 22:00).

  • 5-12-2022: First Group E x Second Group Six (South Stadium, 18:00).

  • 5-12-2022: First Group Seven x Second Group Eight (Stadium 974, 22:00).

  • 6-12-2022: First Group Six x Second Group Five (Education City Stadium, 18:00).

  • 6-12-2022: First Group Eight x Second Group Seven (Lusail Stadium, 22:00).