The 2022 World Cup is finally here.
Although it comes with its fair share of deserved criticism and controversy, the World Cup is generally a time that brings families and nations together to celebrate the biggest sport in the world.
For better or worse, the World Cup is fully underway now. We may be halfway around the world, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t watch the USA team take on their opponents. In fact, there are plenty of places around the city where you can watch all of the matches.
We’ve got a lot to cover here, so let’s dive right in. First up: the schedule.
Group A schedule (all kick-off times EST)
Monday, November 21: Senegal vs Netherlands – 5 a.m.
Friday, November 25: Qatar vs Senegal – 8 a.m.
Friday, November 25: Netherlands vs Ecuador – 11 a.m.
Tuesday, November 29: Netherlands vs Qatar – 10 a.m.
Tuesday, November 29: Ecuador vs Senegal – 10 a.m.
Group B schedule
Monday, November 21: England vs Iran – 8 a.m.
Monday, November 21: USA vs Wales – 2 p.m.
Friday, November 25: England vs USA – 2 p.m.
Friday, November 25: Wales vs Iran – 5 a.m.
Tuesday, November 29: Wales vs England – 2 p.m.
Tuesday, November 29: Iran vs USA – 2 p.m.
Group C schedule
Tuesday, November 22: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia – 5 a.m.
Tuesday, November 22: Mexico vs Poland – 11 a.m.
Saturday, November 26: Argentina vs Mexico – 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 26: Poland vs Saudi Arabia – 8 a.m.
Wednesday, November 30: Poland vs Argentina – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, November 30: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico – 2 p.m.
Group D schedule
Tuesday, November 22: France vs Australia – 2 p.m.
Tuesday, November 22: Denmark vs Tunisia – 8 a.m.
Saturday, November 26: France vs Denmark – 11 a.m.
Saturday, November 26: Tunisia vs Australia – 5 a.m.
Wednesday, November 30: Tunisia vs France – 10 a.m.
Wednesday, November 30: Australia vs Denmark – 10 a.m.
Group E schedule
Wednesday, November 23: Spain vs Costa Rica – 11 a.m.
Wednesday, November 23: Germany vs Japan – 8 a.m.
Sunday, November 27: Spain vs Germany – 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 27: Japan vs Costa Rica – 5 a.m.
Thursday, December 1: Japan vs Spain – 2 p.m.
Thursday, December 1: Costa Rica vs Germany – 2 p.m.
Group F schedule
Wednesday, November 23: Belgium vs Canada – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, November 23: Morocco vs Croatia – 5 a.m.
Sunday, November 27: Belgium vs Morocco – 8 a.m.
Sunday, November 27: Croatia vs Canada – 11 a.m.
Thursday, December 1: Croatia vs Belgium – 10 a.m.
Thursday, December 1: Canada vs Morocco – 10 a.m.
Group G schedule
Thursday, November 24: Brazil vs Serbia – 2 p.m.
Thursday, November 24: Switzerland vs Cameroon – 5 a.m.
Monday, November 28: Brazil vs Switzerland – 11 a.m.
Monday, November 28: Cameroon vs Serbia – 5 a.m.
Friday, December 2: Cameroon vs Brazil – 2 p.m.
Friday, December 2: Serbia vs Switzerland – 2 p.m.
Group H schedule
Thursday, November 24: Portugal vs Ghana – 11 a.m.
Thursday, November 24: Uruguay vs South Korea – 8 a.m.
Monday, November 28: Portugal vs Uruguay – 2 p.m.
Monday, November 28: South Korea vs Ghana – 8 a.m.
Friday, December 2: South Korea vs Portugal – 10 a.m.
Friday, December 2: Ghana vs Uruguay – 10 a.m.
The Round of 16 goes from December 3-6 followed by the Quarter Finals From December 9-10, with matches at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. The Semi-Finals will be played December 13-14 at 2 p.m. followed by the Third Place Play-off on December 17 at 10 a.m.
Whichever two teams are left will then play in the World Cup final on December 18 at 10 a.m. (Let’s Go USA!)
If you’re looking to watch the World Cup with hoards of other fans, Columbus has tons of places you can grab a beer and watch the game.
Barley’s Brewing Co.
Details: Barley’s will be showing all US matches, so grab a beer, order some delicious pub grub, and enjoy some soccer.
Location: Endeavor Brewing Co., 909 W Fifth Ave.
More info: Barley’s Brewing Co. Facebook
Details: Go watch the USA vs. Wales match on the big screen at Grandview Theater & Drafthouse. There will be food and drinks available to purchase, but the screening itself is free to attend.
Location: 1247 Grandview Ave, Grandview Heights, OH 43212
More info: Grandview Theater & Drafthouse Facebook
Details World of Beer is hosting a watch party for USA vs. England on Friday, November 25. They’ll have $5 Carlsburg drafts and $3 green tea shots available.
Location: 3934 Townsfair Way, Columbus, OH 43219
More info: World of Beer
Details: Land-Grant will be showing select group matches and all of the knock-out matches! They also have free wifi, making it the perfect place to “work from home” while enjoying a game or two. You can view the full list of matches at the link below.
Location: 424 W Town St, Columbus, OH 43215
More info: Land-Grant Brewing Company Facebook
Details: For 22 days of non-stop soccer, The Pub at Lower.com Field will be airing all of the World Cup matches. Additionally, the Pride & Glory event will highlight the USA vs. England Game on Friday, November 25, and the World Cup Final on December 18.
Location: Lower.com Field, 96 Columbus Crew Way, Columbus, OH 43215