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When is the 2022 World Cup final? Date and kick-off time for Qatar’s winter showpiece

By Ben Green

Published: 13:45, 9 September 2022

The 2022 World Cup is creeping up on us which means we are also edging closer to the 2022 World Cup final.

When the draw was made back in April if felt like we had all the time in the world, especially as the full line up wasn’t confirmed with play-offs to come. However, this year’s unprecedented winter competition is less than 100 days away.

There’s still plenty to come until the whistle sounds in Qatar, but get ahead of the curve and read on below to find out exactly when the competition is set to take place — and when the final will be.


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When is the start date of the 2022 World Cup?

The 2022 World Cup is set to start on November 20 (Sunday) at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, with Qatar set to get the ball rolling as the host nation.

When is the 2022 World Cup Final?

This year’s final is scheduled to be played at the Lusail Stadium in Doha on December 18 (Sunday) at 3pm (UK time), a week before Christmas Day.

Who has qualified for the 2022 World Cup?

  • Qatar
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Iran
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Tunisia
  • USA
  • Uruguay
  • Wales

What is the 2022 World Cup schedule?

20-24 November 2022: Group stage match 1
25-28 November 2022: Group stage match 2
29 November – 2 December 2022: Group stage match 3
3-6 December 2022: Round of 16
9/10 December 2022: Quarter-finals
13/14 December 2022: Semi-finals
December 18 2022: Final

2022 World Cup favourites

Team Paddy Power Betfair 888 Sport
Brazil 5/1 5/1 5/1
France 11/2 11/2 11/2
England 13/2 13/2 13/2
Argentina 13/2 13/2 13/2
Spain 15/2 15/2 15/2

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