When is the World Cup 2022 final? Match date, kick-off time and team predictions
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When is the World Cup 2022 final? Match date, kick-off time and team predictions

When is the World Cup

A total of 32 teams entered the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with high expectations. 64 matches are played before the winner is declared.

Along with Iran, Wales, and the United States, England was placed in Group B. The English kicked off their tournament with a resounding 6-2 triumph against Iran, followed by a lackluster tie with the Americans. With a resounding victory over Wales, they atoned for their mistakes and took first place in the group.

After defeating Senegal 3-0 in the round of 16, they lost to France 2-1 in the quarterfinals.

There are now only Argentina, Croatia, France, and Morocco. Here is everything we currently know regarding the World Cup 2022 championship match.

When is the final?

The last match will take place on Qatar National Day – Sunday December 18, 2022.

What time is kick-off?


The final will kick-off at 3pm GMT (10am EST).

Which stadium will host the final?


The showpiece clash to decide the World Cup winners will be held at the Lusail Stadium. The state-of-the-art 80,000-seater stadium has a futuristic design with a roof that has been “carefully chosen to provide shade” given Qatar’s temperatures.

After the tournament concludes, organisers say the venue “will be transformed into a community space including schools, shops, cafés, sporting facilities and health clinics”.

Construction began in 2017 and was finished in 2021, at an estimated cost of $767 million.

When will the 2022 World Cup final occur?

On Sunday, December 18, 2022—Qatar National Day—will be the last game.

What time does play begin?

At 3 PM GMT, the final will begin (10am EST).

What stadium will host the championship game?

The Lusail Stadium will host the championship game that will determine the World Cup champions. Given the temperatures in Qatar, the roof of the cutting-edge, 80,000-seat stadium was “specifically chosen to provide shade” and features a futuristic style.

The location “shall be turned into a community area with schools, stores, cafés, athletic facilities, and health clinics,” according to the organizers, after the competition.

At an anticipated cost of $767 million, construction started in 2017 and was completed in 2021.

Which teams are likely to be in the final?

Market leaders France and Argentina are far ahead of Croatia and Morocco.

The leading contenders

1. France 11/10

2. Argentina 13/8

3. Croatia 7/1

4. Morocco 8/1

How many times have England been in a final?

England has only ever made it once, in 1966, to the World Cup final.

The next two best showings by England came in the 1990 World Cup in Italy and the 2018 World Cup in Russia, both of which they advanced to the semifinals.

Where is the next World Cup taking place?

The United States, Canada, and Mexico will host the 2026 World Cup in a tournament first after the group’s bid defeated Morocco’s forceful one. The competition matches will be played in 16 cities, including 11 in the United States, 2 in Canada, and 3 in Mexico.

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