FIFA World Cup 2022 preview: Everything you need to know about the tournament's 22nd edition, which will be held in Qatar this winter.

Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup later this year, making it the first Arab country to host the event and the second to be held entirely in Asia.

After losing on penalties to Italy in the European Championship 2020 final, Gareth Southgate's England team will be looking to go one better on the world stage this time.

The tournament kicks off on November 20 with a game between Qatar and Ecuador. The start date has been moved up a day due to the host country, Qatar.

Despite Qatar's bid committee's initial claims that it would be possible, the World Cup will be held in the winter rather than the traditional summer slot.

However, those plans were quickly abandoned, and Fifa agreed to the hosts' request to hold it at the start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

On November 15, England finished their qualification campaign against San Marino. 13 European teams will qualify for the World Cup finals in total.

The tournament is being held in Qatar, the smallest country in terms of size (11,600 km2) and population (2.7 million) to host the World Cup.