The 2022 FIFA World Cup is currently in full swing in Doha, Qatar after launching on November 20 2022, and the thrilling tournament is shaping up to be exactly how fans were hoping it would be. Here’s your daily recap on all of the developments from the FIFA World Cup, including match highlights and results, the updated points table, and schedule of daily fixtures. Bookmark this page as we’ll be updating it frequently.
In today’s fixtures, Wales will face Iran in Group B. In Group A, hosts Qatar take on Senegal, while Netherlands compete against Ecuador.
From Cristiano Ronaldo making history to Switzerland taking down Cameroon, here are all of the highlights from Day 5 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Switzerland begin #Qatar2022 with three points! 🇨🇭@adidasfootball | #FIFAWorldCup
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 24, 2022

The first match of Day 5 saw Switzerland take on Cameroon. A closely fought contest, Switzerland eventually ended up getting the upper hand and defeated Cameroon 1-0. Also, here’s an interesting point of trivia for you – Breel Embolo, who scored the winning goal for Switzerland, was actually born in Yaounde, Cameroon. Now, we can’t help but respect that.
All action in the opening period ⚡️#FIFAWorldCup | #Qatar2022 pic.twitter.com/aEi6vqsBTu
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 24, 2022

The second fixture of Day 5 was also a closely fought match that resulted in a draw. South Korea’s impressive defence did not give Uruguay any wiggle room to score a goal. Although strong attempts were made by Federico Valverde and Diego Godín, they both ended up hitting the goal post.
Cristiano Ronaldo, considered to be the greatest football player in the world, added another feather to his very illustrious cap. The Portugal captain scored a goal in his fifth FIFA World Cup, becoming the first male player to do so. As for the match, it was the most exciting fixture of the day as Ghana put up a spirited fight against Portugal’s offence.
Portugal first took the lead in the 65th minute thanks to a penalty goal from Ronaldo, followed by André Ayew scoring the equaliser for Ghana. The tied score was short-lived as Portugal again took the lead thanks to João Félix’s and Rafael Leão back to back goals. While Osman Bukari did reduce the deficit by half, Ghana fell short by one goal at the end and went down to Portugal 3-2.
 
 
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The first Brazilian goalscorer of #Qatar2022 🇧🇷#FIFAWorldCup | @richarlison97 pic.twitter.com/T6IhWE6Y4G
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 24, 2022

The last match of the day saw Brazil taking on Serbia and, unlike the other three contests of the day, this one was not close. Brazil decisively defeated Serbia thanks to a spectacular performance from Richarlison. His double whammy put Brazil firmly in the lead and helped them score their first victory of the tournament. Although Neymar did get injured during the match, it remains to be seen how it affects him and the Brazilian team for the rest of the tournament.
From the 2014 Champions Germany losing to Japan in a shocking upset to Costa Rica being thrashed 7-0 by Spain, here are all of the highlights from Day 4 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
M O R O C C O ❤️💚#FIFAWorldCup | #Qatar2022 pic.twitter.com/IOPvBdEvRv
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 23, 2022

The first match of the day saw Morocco taking on Croatia. Morocco goalkeeper Yassine Bounou was truly the star of this evenly fought match as he made some incredible saves, including one against Nikola Vlasic. The Moroccan defence was also able to successfully hold off Luka Modric, Croatia’s captain who was the Man of the Tournament at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
History being made in front of our very eyes 🔥#FIFAWorldCup | #Qatar2022 pic.twitter.com/dMe8EDUzTD
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 23, 2022

It looks like the upsets in this tournament will keep on coming as just a day after Argentina faced a shocking defeat at the hands of Saudi Arabia, Japan just stunned the world by defeating the 2014 champions Germany.
The match was as exciting and dramatic as a FIFA World Cup fixture could get. While Germany took the early lead in the first half thanks to a smooth goal from İlkay Gündoğan, Japan scored the equalizer from Ritsu Doan in the 75th minute. Then, just like the thrilling climax of an action movie, Japan took the lead in the final minutes of the match thanks to a stunning goal from Takuma Asano. Remember that name, as we might be looking at one of the potential stars of the tournament this year.
 
 
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Remember Paul the Octopus? The sea creature who became a global sensation for accurately predicting the 2010 World Cup match results? Funnily enough, it looks like the 2022 tournament is getting its own Paul the Octopus as a tweet went viral about an Otter in Japan that accurately predicting the stunning upset.
An otter has predicted victory for Japan in their upcoming World Cup match against Germany (via @mrjeffu) pic.twitter.com/0Eu3MVmT8q
— Populism Updates (@PopulismUpdates) November 23, 2022
🔥 Spain are on another level right now#FIFAWorldCup | #Qatar2022 pic.twitter.com/Md5RhggK8Y
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 23, 2022

Unlike the 2nd match of the day, the third fixture was an absolute blowout as Spain humiliated Costa Rica by defeating them 7-0. Spain was in complete dominance throughout the match and gave absolutely not wiggle room to Costa Rica to score any goals. Spain’s offence also took advantage of Costa Rica’s weak defence as they kept scoring goal after goal. While Spain’s goal scorers were evenly spread out across the team, Ferran Torres was the top scorer with two goals, including a penalty goal.
 
 
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The last match of the day saw Belgium take on Canada. While Canada tried putting up a decent fight, Belgian’s expertise and skills were visible on the field as they did not let the Canadian players penetrate their tight defence. Michy Batshuayi’s strike in the first half was enough to give Belgium the lead and secure the win.
From Saudi Arabia’s stunning upset to tie results between Denmark and Tunisia and Poland and Mexico, here are all of the highlights from Day 3.
In what was undoubtedly the biggest upset of the tournament so far, Argentina faced a stunning defeat at the hands of Saudi Arabia. While Lionel Messi — who has been dubbed the ‘Messiah’ by ardent fans — scored a goal in the first half, even his divine skills weren’t sufficient to deliver his team to victory, as Saudi Arabian players Al-Shehri and Al-Dawsari bagged goals in the second half to secure the game.
 
 
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However, the player of the match was undoubtedly Mohammed Al Owais as he made FIVE saves against the powerful Argentina offence.
Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed Al Owais is the Player of the Match. He made FIVE saves against Argentina 🧱🏆 pic.twitter.com/m1f5CuvXcb
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 22, 2022

The second match of the day saw Denmark taking on Tunisia. The match was quite evenly fought, which is why it ended up being a draw. The high-octane match also saw Denmark being denied a late penalty that could have potentially led to their victory.
 
 
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Mexico fans always bring their A game 🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/B2XsGZ8oiR
— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 22, 2022

Just like the match between Denmark and Tunisia, the fixture between Mexico and Poland ended up being quite evenly matched as well. The dynamics in Group C have become quite fascinating now with Argentina’s stunning upset and Mexico and Poland’s draw.
 
 
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The last match saw France take on Australia and unlike other fixtures of the day, this one was not evenly matched. As Australia went down to France 4-1, the man of the match was clearly Olivier Giroud who scored two exciting goals. Other goals were scored by Adrien Rabiot and Kylian Mbappé, France is now leading the tally in Group D.
From England thrashing Iran to Gareth Bale’s crutch goal against the United States, here are all of the highlights from Day 2.

The first match of Day 2 so England thrash Iran and defeating them 6-2. The English players were pretty much in control throughout the match, although Iranian player Mehdi Taremi did try putting up a fight. The goal distribution on the English side was quite even, with Buyako Saka scoring a second. Saka and Jude Bellingham were also clearly the stars of the match.
While Iran lost, Taremi also made some history by becoming the first Asian to score two or more World Cup goals against a European team.
 
 
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Before the match even began, a moving (and brave) gesture by the Iran Football Team went viral on social media. The team members refused to sing their country’s national anthem in solidarity with the women protesting and fighting for their fundamental rights in the country. Well done, gentlemen!
Beautiful. In solidarity with the incredible courage and resilience of the women of Iran.pic.twitter.com/ccsqXSdubO
— Jon Stewart (@jonstewart) November 21, 2022

Given the backlash that FIFA has received for hosting the world cup in Qatar – a country known for its human rights violations against the LGBTQ community – it was promising to see the Iranian players not forget about the women in their country leading the fight for freedom.
 
 
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The second match of the day was between The Netherlands and Senegal. While Senegal did go down 2-0, they put up a decent fight and were quite strong in the first half. In fact, it was quite an evenly fought match till the Dutch players were able to secure the win in the second half. The goal scorers for Netherlands were Cody Gakpo and Davy Klassen.
This team never gives up! Great fight from the boys! We look forward to Friday! ❤️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 #FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/1tUJXiqqdX
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) November 21, 2022

Perhaps the most exciting match from Day 2 ended up being the fixture between Wales and the United States. While Wales were down 1-0 for most of the match, Welsh captain Gareth Bale converted a penalty at the 82nd minute to draw the match 1-1. Needless to say, Bale was the highlight of the match, and given the importance of his crutch goal and how he managed to keep his head under pressure, probably the player of Day 2.
From the grand opening ceremony to the exciting first match, here are all the highlights from Day 1 in Qatar.
Fireworks start #Qatar2022 opening ceremony at Al-Bayt stadium ahead of Qatar-Ecuador pic.twitter.com/CiYl6amNwy
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) November 20, 2022

The opening ceremony had all of the razzle dazzle you’d expect from an event of this magnitude. A spectacular display of fireworks greeted spectators and home viewers alike to start off the ceremony.

While it was well-known that BTS member Jungkook was going to be performing at the opening ceremony — and his electrifying performance of ‘Dreamers’ was definitely a highlight — there were some genuine surprises as well. For one, Oscar-winning Actor Morgan Freeman made an appearance and delivered a message that emphasised the importance of unity, tolerance, and hope.
Morgan Freeman at the World Cup opening ceremony! pic.twitter.com/5Yh8wp6CHQ
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 20, 2022

Given the backlash that FIFA has received for hosting the world cup in Qatar — a country known for its human rights violations against the LGBTQ community — Freeman’s remarks were much needed. Also making an grand appearance was La’eeb, the official mascot of the 2022 World Cup.
La’eeb #Qatar2022 | #FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/BmqeDmZAET
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 20, 2022

 
 
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After the opening ceremony was over, the 2022 FIFA World Cup officially began with the opening match between hosts Qatar and Ecuador. Despite having the hometown advantage, the hosts went down in the first game of the tournament.
 
 
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Throughout the match, Qatar was struggling with their formation and didn’t take much for Ecuador to exploit it. The man of the match was undoubtedly the Ecuador skipper Enner Valencia, who not only scored the first goal of the tournament, but also ended up scoring the second goal that cemented his team’s victory.
Keep checking this live blog each day to get an in-depth recap of all of the highlights and results from the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
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Answer: The 2022 FIFA World Cup is taking place in Qatar. Doha, Al Wakrah, Al Rayyan, Al Khor, and Lusail are the cities that will be hosting matches for the World Cup.
Answer: You can either watch the live matches on your DTH provider or you can watch them on streaming apps basis your country. In India, you can watch them on JioCinema.
Answer: Brazil is the highest ranking team participating in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Other high ranking teams are Belgium, Argentina, France, England, and Spain.
Answer: The top players participating at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar include Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Harry Kane, and Sadio Mane.
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