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2022 World Cup fixtures, scores, results: All European sides' games, kick-off times and potential knockout opponents

England, France, Spain, the Netherlands and Portugal are among the European teams in action in the 2022 FIFA World Cup knockout stages. Check out all the games.

The Netherlands were the first side through to the quarter-finals
The Netherlands were the first side through to the quarter-finals AFP via Getty Images

The FIFA World Cup kicked off in Qatar on 20 November, with the final to take place on 18 December.

Check out all the European contenders' matches.

When are the World Cup round of 16 games?

Saturday 3 December
Netherlands 3-1 United States
Argentina 2-1 Australia

Sunday 4 December
France vs Poland (18:00)
England vs Senegal (22:00)

Monday 5 December
Japan vs Croatia (18:00)
Brazil vs Korea Republic (22:00)

Tuesday 6 December
Morocco vs Spain (18:00)
Portugal vs Switzerland (22:00)

When are the World Cup quarter-finals?

Friday 9 December
QF1 – Japan/Croatia vs Brazil/Korea Republic (18:00)
QF2 – Netherlands vs Argentina/Australia (22:00)

Saturday 10 December
QF3 – Morocco/Spain vs Portugal/Switzerland (18:00)
QF4 – France/Poland vs England/Senegal (22:00)

When are the World Cup semi-finals?

Tuesday 13 December
SF1 – Winner QF2 vs Winner QF1 (22:00)

Wednesday 14 December
SF2 – Winner QF4 vs Winner QF3 (22:00)

When is the World Cup third-place play-off?

Saturday 17 December
Loser SF1 vs Loser SF2 (18:00)

When is the World Cup final?

Sunday 18 December
Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2 (18:00)

Watch all the qualifying highlights

Europe's hopefuls' World Cup pedigree

Belgium – third 2018 (World Cup best)
Croatia – runners-up 2018
Denmark – quarter-finals 1998
England – winners 1966
France – winners 1998, 2018
Germany – winners 1954, 1974, 1990, 2014
Netherlands – runners-up 1974, 1978, 2010
Poland – third 1974, 1982
Portugal – third 1966
Serbia
– fourth 1930*, 1962*
Spain – winners 2010
Switzerland – quarter-finals 1934, 1938, 1954
Wales – quarter-finals 1958

*As Yugoslavia

World Cup games by European team

*All times are local time; mainland Europe is two hours behind, UK and Portugal three hours behind

Belgium
23 November: 1-0 Canada
27 November: 0-2 Morocco
1 December: 0-0 Croatia

Croatia
23 November: 0-0 Morocco
27 November: 4-1 Canada
1 December: 0-0 Belgium
5 December: vs Japan (18:00)

Denmark
22 November: 0-0 Tunisia
26 November: 1-2 France
30 November: 0-1 Australia

England
21 November: 6-2 Iran
25 November: 0-0 United States
29 November: 3-0 Wales
4 December: vs Senegal (22:00)

England topped their section
England topped their sectionOffside via Getty Images

France
22 November: 4-1 Australia
26 November: 2-1 Denmark
30 November: 0-1 Tunisia
4 December: vs Poland (18:00)

Germany
23 November: 1-2 Japan
27 November: 1-1 Spain
1 December: 4-2 Costa Rica

Netherlands
21 November: 2-0 Senegal
25 November: 1-1 Ecuador
29 November: 2-0 Qatar
3 December: 3-1 United States
9 December: vs Argentina (22:00)

Poland
22 November: 0-0 Mexico
26 November: 2-0 Saudi Arabia
30 November: 0-2 Argentina
4 December: vs France (18:00)

Portugal
24 November: 3-2 Ghana
28 November: 2-0 Uruguay
2 December: 1-2 Korea Republic
6 December: vs Switzerland (22:00)

Portugal finished top of their group
Portugal finished top of their groupFIFA via Getty Images

Serbia
24 November: 0-2 Brazil
28 November: 3-3 Cameroon
2 December: 2-3 Switzerland

Spain
23 November: 7-0 Costa Rica
27 November: 1-1 Germany
1 December: 1-2 Japan
6 December: vs Morocco (18:00)

Switzerland
24 November: 1-0 Cameroon
28 November: 0-1 Brazil
2 December: 3-2 Serbia
6 December: vs Portugal (22:00)

Wales
21 November: 1-1 United States
25 November: 0-2 Iran
29 November: 0-3 England

2022 World Cup groups

Group A: Netherlands, Senegal, Ecuador, Qatar (hosts) 
Group B
: England, United States, Iran, Wales
Group C
: Argentina, Poland, Mexico, Saudi Arabia 
Group D
: France, Australia, Tunisia, Denmark
Group E
: Japan, Spain, Germany, Costa Rica
Group F
: Morocco, Croatia, Belgium, Canada
Group G
: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
Group H
: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, Korea Republic

Europe's World Cup winners

1934 Italy (hosts, Italy)
1938 Italy (France)
1954 West Germany (Switzerland)
1966 England (England)
1974 West Germany (West Germany)
1982 Italy (Madrid)
1990 West Germany (Italy)
1998 France (France)
2006 Italy (Germany)
2010 Spain (South Africa)
2014 Germany (Brazil)
2018 France (Russia)