Key World Cup dates and deadlines

The World Cup in Qatar kicked off yesterday. To help managers stay abreast of the deadlines here are the key dates and deadlines for the Matchdays.

The World Cup is divided into seven different Matchdays. Each of the Matchdays covers a different round of the tournament.

MatchdayMatchday StageMatchday Dates
Matchday 1Group Stage20th November – 24th November
Matchday 2Group Stage25th November – 28th November
Matchday 3Group Stage29th November – 2nd December
Matchday 4Knockout Stage – R163rd December – 6th December
Matchday 5Knockout Stage – QF9th December – 10th December
Matchday 6Knockout Stage – SF13th December – 14th December
Matchday 7Knockout Stage – 3rd PO/Final17th December – 18th December
Courtesy of FIFA

Managers have the ability to make transfers ahead of each of the deadlines. Ahead of the tournament managers were able to make unlimited transfers. Now that the tournament has started tmanagers have two transfers ahead of Matchday 2. This is true throughout the group stage of the competition.

Tournament StageTransfer Allocation
Matchday 12 transfers
Matchday 22 transfers
Matchday 32 transfers
Before start of Round of 16Unlimited
Round of 164 transfers
Quarter-Finals5 transfers
Semi-Finals5 transfers
Final/ 3rd Place Playoff6 transfers
Courtesy of FIFA

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