The 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup, hosted in Qatar, is approaching soon, with 32 teams set to compete in 64 matches.
Gareth Southgate’s England have already secured their place in the tournament with a convincing 10-0 win against San Marino, but could this be the year they make it to the final?
Here’s everything we know so far about the final game of the 2022 World Cup.
When is the 2022 World Cup final?
The final match will be on Qatar National Day, Sunday, December 18, 2022.
What time is kick-off?
The final will start in Lusail at 15:00 GMT.
Will fans be allowed in the stadium to watch the final?
Given the evolving nature of the global coronavirus pandemic, no one can guarantee that fans will be allowed to travel to Qatar. The Middle Eastern country has announced it will only allow vaccinated supporters into its stadiums – as it is drastically trying to procure doses of Covid-19 vaccines to inoculate its own supporters.
If all goes according to plan, England fans traveling to the World Cup will have the opportunity to attend as well as “glimpse” in the Qatari desert during the tournament, with organizers looking for ways to cope with demand. ‘accommodation.
Organizers plan to use cruise ships for 175,000 fans to stay in “floating villages” moored at ports, and they have stepped up plans for campsites as an alternative to hotels near the eight final venues.
How can I get tickets for the World Cup final?
FIFA said that “all ticketing information for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will be made available in due course”.
Which teams are likely to be in the final?
Bookmakers are already taking bets on who will be the absolute winner of the tournament. The current favourites, according to William Hill, are:
- Brazil 11/2
- France 6/1
- England 7/1
- Spain 8/1
- Germany 9/1
How many times have England been to a World Cup final?
The last and only time England reached a World Cup final was in 1966.
England’s next best performances were at the 1990 World Cup in Italy and the 2018 World Cup in Russia when they reached the semi-final of the tournament.
This article is regularly updated with the latest information.