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2022 Qatar World Cup Final

Qatar World Cup Final 2022: A Brief Overview

The 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup Final will be played in country of Qatar (officially known as the State of Qatar), a small country located in Western Asia, with a population of roughly 2.8 million people. This World Cup event marks the 22nd iteration of the FIFA World Cup competition, which will run from November 20, 2002 until the World Cup Final scheduled for December 18, 2022. For the first time in history, the World Cup will be played in the Arab world and involve a total of 32 teams from around the world, the winner of which will hold up the World Cup Trophy on December 18, 2002 in Doha.

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Qatar World Cup Final Date and Schedule

The World Cup Finals will be played at the Lusail Stadium in Doha one week before Christmas on December 18, 2022 at 16:00 CEST (15:00 UK time). World Cup betting action though will have long started before that crucial date. The road to the World Cup Finals will be a long and arduous one for the two remaining teams out of the thirty-two that will start the tournament. This means that each team has a probability of 5.88% to make it all the way to the Finals while the probability of losing before the Finals is equal to 94.12%! So pick your best long shots and hit the BET NOW buttons above and below this article.

2022 Qatar World Cup Group Breakdown

As mentioned, there are a total of 32 teams qualified. These teams are split into 8 groups of 4 teams each, as follows:

2022 Qatar World Cup Group A

Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands.

2022 Qatar World Cup Group B

England, Iran, USA, Wales.

2022 Qatar World Cup Group C

Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland.

2022 Qatar World Cup Group D

France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia.

2022 Qatar World Cup Group E

Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan.

2022 Qatar World Cup Group F

Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia.

2022 Qatar World Cup Group G

Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon.

2022 Qatar World Cup Group H

Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea.

2022 Qatar World Cup Format and Schedule

The schedule calls for four games to be played daily during the qualifying group stages, which last a total of 12 days until the two winners of each group move onto the round of 16. This means that, out of each group, the two best ranked teams advance while the two lowest-ranked ones will pack their bags and go home. Also, on December 17 (the day before the Qatar World Cup Final), the two teams that will lose their semi-final games will be facing off against each other in a playoff game for third place. This section focus on the long road to the Qatar World Cup Final.

2022 Qatar World Cup: Complete Group Stage Schedule

All kickoff times for these Qatar World Cup Final games are CEST, one hour ahead of UK time.

Sunday November 20 – Group A: Qatar vs Ecuador (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 17:00 CEST).

Monday November 21 – Group B: England vs Iran (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 2pm).

Monday November 21 – Group A: Senegal vs Netherlands (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 5pm).

Monday November 21 – Group B: USA vs Wales (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 8pm).

Tuesday November 22 – Group C: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 11am).

Tuesday November 22 – Group D: Denmark vs Tunisia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 2pm).

Tuesday November 22 – Group C: Mexico vs Poland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 5pm).

Tuesday November 22 – Group D: France vs Australia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 8pm).

Wednesday November 23 – Group F: Morocco vs Croatia (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 11am).

Wednesday November 23 – Group E: Germany vs Japan (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 2pm).

Wednesday November 23 – Group E: Spain vs Costa Rica (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 5pm).

Wednesday November 23 – Group F: Belgium vs Canada (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 8pm).

Thursday November 24 – Group G: Switzerland vs Cameroon (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 11am).

Thursday November 24 – Group H: Uruguay vs South Korea (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 2pm).

Thursday November 24 – Group H: Portugal vs Ghana (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 5pm).

Thursday November 24 – Group G: Brazil vs Serbia (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 8pm).

Friday November 25 – Group B: Wales vs Iran (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 11am).

Friday November 25 – Group A: Qatar vs Senegal (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 2pm).

Friday November 25 – Group A: Netherlands vs Ecuador (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 5pm).

Friday November 25 – Group B: England vs USA (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 8pm).

Saturday November 26 – Group C: Tunisia vs Australia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 11am).

Friday November 25 – Group C: Poland vs Saudi Arabia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 2pm).

Friday November 25 – Group D: France vs Denmark (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 5pm).

Friday November 25 – Group C: Argentina vs Mexico (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 8pm).

Sunday November 27 – Group E: Japan vs Costa Rica (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 11am).

Sunday November 27 – Group F: Belgium vs Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 2pm).

Sunday November 27 – Group F: Croatia vs Canada (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 5pm).

Sunday November 27 – Group E: Spain vs Germany (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 8pm).

Monday November 28 – Group G: Cameroon vs Serbia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 11am).

Monday November 28 – Group G: South Korea vs Ghana (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 2pm).

Monday November 28 – Group H: Brazil vs Switzerland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 5pm).

Monday November 28 – Group H: Portugal vs Uruguay (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 8pm).

Tuesday November 29 – Group A: Netherlands vs Qatar (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 4pm).

Tuesday November 29 – Group A: Ecuador vs Senegal (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm).

Tuesday November 29 – Group B: Wales vs England (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 8pm).

Tuesday November 29 – Group B: Iran vs USA (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 8pm).

Wednesday November 30 – Group D: Australia vs Denmark (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 4pm).

Wednesday November 30 – Group D: Tunisia vs France (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm).

Wednesday November 30 – Group C: Poland vs Argentina (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 8pm).

Wednesday November 30 – Group C: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 8pm).

Thursday December 1 – Group F: Croatia vs Belgium (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm).

Thursday December 1 – Group F: Canada vs Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 4pm).

Thursday December 1 – Group E: Costa Rica vs Germany (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 8pm).

Thursday December 1 – Group E: Japan vs Spain (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 8pm).

Friday, December 2 – Group G: South Korea vs Portugal (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm).

Friday, December 2 – Group G: Ghana vs Uruguay (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 4pm).

Friday, December 2 – Group H: Serbia vs Switzerland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 8pm).

Friday, December 2 – Group H: Cameroon vs Brazil (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 8pm).

2022 Qatar World Cup: Round of 16

This section kicks off the knockout stages that lead to the Qatar World Cup Final. 2 of these last 16 teams will eventually be facing each other during the actual Qatar World Cup Final game.

Saturday December 3

49 – Winners of Group A vs. Runners-up of Group B (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm).

50 – Winners of Group C vs. Runners-up of Group D (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 8pm).

Sunday December 4

52 – Winners of Group D vs. Runners-up of Group C (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; kick-off 4pm).

51 – Winners of Group B vs. Runners-up of Group A (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 8pm).

Monday December 5

53 – Winners of Group E vs. Runners-up of Group F (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 4pm).

54 – Winners of Group G vs. Runners-up of Group H (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 8pm).

Tuesday December 6

55 – Winners of Group F vs. Runners-up of Group E (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm).

56 – Winners of Group H vs. Runners-up of Group G (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 4pm).

2022 Qatar World Cup: Quarterfinals

These games will decide which 4 teams remain in the Qatar World Cup Final stage and will move on to the semi-finals.

Friday December 9

58 – Winners of 53 vs. Winners of 54 (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm).

57 – Winners of 49 vs. Winners of 50 (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 4pm).

Saturday December 10

60 – Winners of 55 vs. Winners of 56 (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; kick-off 4pm).

59 – Winners of 51 vs. Winners of 52 (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 8pm).

2022 Qatar World Cup: Semifinals

The winner of each semi-final game moves on to the Qatar World Cup Final game.

Tuesday December 13

61 – Winners of 57 vs. Winners of 58 (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 8pm).

Wednesday December 14

62 – Winners of 59 vs. Winners of 60 (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 8pm).

Saturday December 17

63 – Third place play-off (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm).

This game is played between the two nations that lost their semi-finals. Neither one of these two teams will move on to the Qatar World Cup Final.

2022 Qatar World Cup Finals

Sunday December 18

64 – The Qatar World Cup final (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 4pm).

Where in Qatar are these Games Being Played?

A total of 8 stadia spread across the country of Qatar will host these games leading up to the grand Qatar World Cup Final:

Al Bayt Stadium, a retractable roof football stadium in Al Khor, Qatar. This stadium will also host the 2022 Qatar World Cup Final.

Khalifa International Stadium, also known as National Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Doha, Qatar.

Al Thumama Stadium, a football stadium in Al Thumama, Qatar.

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar.

Lusail Stadium or Lusail Iconic Stadium, a football stadium in Lusail, Qatar.

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium aka. Stadium 974, a football stadium in Ras Abu Aboud, Doha, Qatar.

Education City Stadium, a football stadium located in Al Rayyan, Qatar.

Al Janoub Stadium, a retractable roof football stadium in Al-Wakrah, Qatar.

World Cup Facts and Factoids

Most World Cup Qualifications without a Win?

Answer: Mexico. 16 World Cup tournament qualifications and not one win! Can this curse be overridden at the Qatar World Cup Final?

How Many National Teams have Qualified for the FIFA World Cup?

Answer: 79 since inception. Out of those 79, only 8 have gone on to win the tournament.

The Smallest Country to ever Compete at the FIFA World Cup

Answer: Iceland, population 366,425 (2020).

Country to Play the Most World Cup Matches

Answer: Germany with 106 total matches played and 224 goals scored (another record).

The Year the FIFA World Cup tournament was Held in Two Countries at the Same Time

Answer: 2002 (South Korea and Japan).

Which was the Only Team to Go Unbeaten in the 2010 World Cup?

Answer: New Zealand! (3 draws)

Which Continent has won the past four World Cups and five of the last six?

Answer: Europe. Will this finally change at the Qatar World Cup Final?

Which is the only country to win two of the last seven World Cups?

Answer: France.

Youngest FIFA World Cup lineup ever?

Answer: Yugoslavia (1930). Average age: 21 years and 258 days.

Oldest FIFA World Cup lineup ever?

Answer: Germany against Iran in 1998 (31 years and 345 days).

Last Host Nation to win the World Cup

Answer: France (1998). Can host nation, Qatar, win the Qatar World Cup Final in 2022? The odds are heavily stacked against them.

How many Host Nations have Won the World Cup?

Answer: 6 out of 20. This stat is also unlikely to change during the Qatar World Cup Final.

Only Host Nation to never reach the second round

Answer: South Africa.

First country to host games in air-conditioned stadia?

Answer: Qatar World Cup Finals (2022).

Record for Most Goals Scored in a Single World Cup?

Answer: Juste Fontaine (France) in 1958 with 13 goals.

Oldest Player  Ever to Play in the World Cup?

Answer: Roger Mila (Cameroon). He was 38 years old in 1990.

Youngest Player Ever to Play in the World Cup?

Answer: Norman Whiteside from Northern Ireland (17 years and 41 days).

First Player to represent two Different Countries in the World Cup?

Answer: Luis Monti (Argentina in 1930 and Italy 1934).

World Cup Record for Most Yellow and Red Cards?

Answer: Zinedine Zidane and Cafu (8 each). Let’s hope this is one record that will not be broken at the Qatar World Cup Final.

Most Goals Conceded by a Goalkeeper in the World Cup?

Answer: Hong Duk-Yung (South Korea) with 16 goals.

First Goalie to Record a Clean Sheet in a FIFA World Cup Final

Answer: Bodo Illgner of West Germany (1990).

CXSports will keep adding content to this article about the Qatar World Cup Final, which includes a lot of tidbits about the World Cup in general.

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