World Cup Bracket Printable PDF & Schedule

Last Updated: Mar 2, 2023

Every four years, the football/futbol/soccer world becomes enraptured in the World Cup. The 2022 edition of the world’s most popular sporting event takes place in host nation Qatar and runs from Sunday, Nov. 20, to Sunday, Dec. 18.

Soccer fans will be eager to follow along as the best footballers on the planet represent their countries on the grandest stage of the most beautiful game.

In addition to the next generation of talent taking center stage, legends Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will be making what will likely be their final appearance at the World Cup.

Tournament favorites Brazil will be searching for their first World Cup victory in 20 years, while France looks to defend their championship from 2018 in Russia.

Who are your picks to win the 2022 World Cup? Fill your winners by printing out the bracket below.

World Cup Bracket 2024 Printable

World Cup 2022 Bracket-Completed Printable PDF

Download our 2022 World Cup Bracket PDF to relive the tournament

2022 World Cup Format

The World Cup tournament format breaks down the 32-team field into two portions of competition: the group stage and the knockout rounds.

Group Stage

The 32 nations that qualify will first participate in group play, with eight batches of four teams each.

Each side plays the other three members of the group once. After that, the top two teams will advance from each group, based on which teams earn the most points from their win-draw-loss records. (A team is rewarded three points for a win and one for a draw. No points are given for a loss.)

Goal differential will break any ties for total points within the group to determine the 16 teams to qualify for the knockout rounds.

Knockout Stages

After World Cup teams are whittled down to 16, a single-elimination bracket ensues.

Keep up with our World Cup odds throughout each stage of the 2022 tournament.

2022 World Cup Schedule: Fixture Dates & Kickoff Times

All World Cup match kickoffs are listed in Eastern Standard Time.

Third-Place Match

Saturday, Dec. 17

Croatia 2-1 Morocco

World Cup Final

Sunday, Dec. 18

Argentina 3-3 France (Argentina wins 4-2 on PK)


Matt Williams

Matt Williams is the Lead MLB Editor for The Game Day, formerly of The Athletic and NBC Sports. Matt is the former host of the Turn Two Podcast and champion of both Tout Wars and the Kings Classic fantasy expert leagues. He has been nominated for an FSWA award and is known for his analytical breakdown threads on Twitter.

Related articles


Get $1,500 in Bonus Bets

5 stars

Bet $5 & Get $150 in Bonus Bets or First Bet Safety Net

5 stars

Bet $5, Get $150 in Bonus Bets

5 stars

Get A Bonus Bet Up to $1,000

5 stars

Get $150 in Bonus Bets

5 stars

Get up to $250 2nd Chance Free Bet

5 stars

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

21+ and present in OH. Gambling Problem? Call or text 1-800-GAMBLER (CO, DC, IL, IN, LA, MD, MS, NJ, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV, WY).

Call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369) (NY).

Please Gamble Responsibly. Call 1-800-NEXT-STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS, NV), 1-800-327-5050 (MA), 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA), 1-800-270-7117 for confidential help (MI).

All betting content on is exclusively intended for audience members 21 years and older who are permitted to gamble in legal states. The Game Day may earn revenue from site visitor referrals to betting services.

Responsible Gaming: Many sportsbooks offer ways to encourage responsible gaming, including the establishment of limits to deposits, spending, and time dedicated to betting.

The Game Day is a TGD Marketing Ltd. endeavor.