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Harry Kane will be hoping to lead England to glory this winter (Picture: Markus Gilliar/Getty Images)

England now know their opponents for the 2022 World Cup group stage and Metro.co.uk is on hand to let you know what dates you need to book off work in order to watch the Three Lions play.

Following last year’s run to the Euro 2020 final, Gareth Southgate’s side head into the World Cup among the favorites and are hoping to go one better this winter.

England have been drawn in Group B where they’ll face USA, Iran and Wales.

Unlike previous summer tournaments, the heat in Qatar means this year’s competition will get underway on Sunday, November 20 with football fans treated to nearly a month’s worth of action in the lead up to Christmas.

So, just when do you need to don your Three Lions shirt during the World Cup?

When do England play?

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final Draw

Gareth Southgate will be looking to guide the Three Lions to World Cup glory (Picture: Igor Kralj/Pixsell/MB Media/Getty Images)

England will kick off their World Cup campaign against Iran on Monday, November 21 at 1 p.m.

Four days later, England face off against USA on Friday, November 25 at 7pm.

England finish their group stage fixtures against Wales on Tuesday, November 29 at 7pm.

England World Cup group stage fixtures

  • England vs. Iran: Monday, November 21 at 1pm
  • England vs USA: Friday, November 25 at 7pm
  • Wales vs England: Tuesday, November 29 at 7pm

What channel will the England games be on?

The BBC and ITV will once again share live TV coverage of the World Cup.

The BBC will show England’s games against Iran and Wales, while ITV will broadcast England vs USA.

Who could England play in the knockout rounds?

Should England make it out of Group B, they will take on one of Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal or the Netherlands in the last 16.

Depending on if England win their group or finish second, they will play their last-16 match on either December 3 or 4.

The Lusail Iconic Stadium will host the final (Picture: Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

England could then face a grudge match against either Argentina or France in the quarter final on December 9 or 10.

Should Southgate’s men make it through to the semi-final, it is possible they could face Belgium or Portugal on December 13 or 14 for a place in the final.

And if England do indeed make it to their second final in as many years, they could square off against Spain, Brazil or Germany in a fight to become world champions.

The final will take place at the Lusail Iconic Stadium on Sunday, December 18 at 3pm.

World Cup dates

Group stage: November 20 to December 2

Round of 16: December 3-6

Quarter-finals: December 9-10

Semi-finals: December 13-14

End: December 18

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