DOHA/ZURICH: FIFA has published the final tournament match schedule for the World Cup finals in Qatar.

The compact nature of Qatar allowed organisers to assign – for the first time – group stage games to a stadium and kick-off time for each matchday after the final draw. This facilitated a match schedule for benefit and comfort of spectators, teams, media and the global audience.

Fans will have another chance to apply for FIFA World Cup tickets during the next random selection draw sales period, which will launch on on Tuesday, 5 April at 11:00 CET (12:00 Doha time).