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The 22nd FIFA World Cup Finals were awarded to Qatar on 2 December 2010.

In October 2007, FIFA ended its continental rotation policy. The bidding farce to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups began in January 2009, and national associations had until 2 February 2009 to register their interest. During the process, all non-European nations gradually withdrew from the 2018 bid, thus making UEFA nations ineligible for the 2022 bid.
In the end, there were five bids for the 2022 World Cup: Australia, Japan, Qatar, Korea Republic and United States.

Australia were eliminated in the first round after receiving just one vote. Japan were then eliminated from the next round after receiving two votes, one less than they received in the first round. Korea Republic were then eliminated in Round Three, leaving the United States and Qatar to battle it out in the final, after failing to receive the majority twelve votes. Qatar then won by fourteen votes to eight.

Due to Qatar's intense summer heat, this tournament will be held from late-November to mid-December, making it the first to not be held in the summer, in a reduced timeframe of 28 days.


The Draw

The final draw for the 2022 World Cup will be in on 1 April 2022.

Pot 1 (seeded) Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
Qatar Mexico Senegal Cameroon
Brazil Netherlands Iran Canada
Belgium Denmark Japan Ecuador
France Germany Morocco Saudi Arabia
Argentina Uruguay Serbia Ghana
England Switzerland Poland UEFA Play-off A
Spain United States Korea Republic AFC/Conmebol
Portugal Croatia Tunisia Concacaf/OFC


The Build-Up

1 April 2022 - Conducted by England's own Jermain Jenas, the draw is made in Qatar. England are drawn in Group B by Cafu.

First Phase Table
Group B
Team P W D L F A GD Pts  
England 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 7 0
United States 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5 5
Iran 3 1 0 2 4 7 -3 3 6
Wales 3 0 1 2 1 6 -5 1 5 1
21 November 2022 - all AST
4.00pm - England 6 Iran 2 [3-0]
Istād Khalīfah, Al Rayyan (45,334)
Bellingham, Saka (2), Sterling, Rashford, Grealish
Taremi (2 (1 pen)
10.00pm - United States 1 Wales 1 [1-0]
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan (43,418)
Bale (pen)

25 November 2022
1.00pm - Wales 0 Iran 2 [0-0]
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan (40,875)
Cheshmi, Rezaeian
Wayne Hennessey
10.00pm - England 0 United States 0 [0-0]
Āstād āl-Bayt, Al Khawr (68,463)

29 November 2022 - both 10.00pm
Wales 3 England 0 [0-0]
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan (44,297)
Rashford (2), Foden
Iran 0 United States 1 [0-1]
Mal'ab ath-Thumāma Stadium, ad-Dōha (42,127)

The Second Phase

3 December 2022
Netherlands 3 United States 1 [2-0]
Istād Khalīfah, Al Rayyan (tbc)
Depay, Blind, Dumfries
Argentina 2 Australia 1 [1-0]
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan (tbc)
Messi, Alvarez
Fernandez OG
4 December 2022
France vs. Poland
Mal'ab ath-Thumāma Stadium, ad-Dōha (tbc)
England vs. Senegal
Āstād āl-Bayt, Al Khawr (tbc)
5 December 2022
Japan vs. Croatia
Al Janoub Stadium, Al-Wakrah (tbc)
Brazil vs. Korean Republic
'Istād 974, Ra's Abū 'Abbūd (tbc)
6 December 2022
Morocco vs. Spain
Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan (tbc)
Portugal vs. Switzerland
Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail (tbc)

Round of sixteen

Quarter Finals

9 December 2022
Croatia/Japan vs. Brazil/Korean Republic
Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan (tbc)
Netherlands vs. Argentina
Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail (tbc)
10 December 2022
Morocco/Spain vs. Portugal/Switzerland
Mal'ab ath-Thumāma Stadium, ad-Dōha (tbc)
France/Poland vs. England/Senegal
Āstād āl-Bayt, Al Khawr (tbc)

Semi Finals

13 December 2022
Netherlands/Argentina vs. Croatia/Japan/Brazil/Korean Republic
Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail (tbc)
14 December 2022
/Senegal vs. Morocco/Spain/
Āstād āl-Bayt, Al Khawr (tbc)


Third Place Play-off

17 December 2022
SF1 runners-up vs. SF2 runners-up
Istād Khalīfah, Al Rayyan (tbc)


The 2022 Final

18 December 2022
SF1 winners vs. SF2 winners
Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail (tbc)