2022 FIFA World Cup Bracket
32 teams enter the 2022 FIFA World Cup with dreams of securing soccer immortality, with the teams split into eight groups of four and the top two advancing from each.
Do reigning champions France have a shot at a repeat? Oddsmakers seem to think so as Les Bleus are the third favorites in the World Cup odds at +500 entering the Round of 16.. Meanwhile, the World Cup is favored to return to South America for the first time since 2002 when Brazil defeated Germany. Both Brazil (+225) and Argentina (+450) are the top two favorites to win this year’s edition of the tournament.
The World Cup kicks offs on Sunday, November 20 with Qatar vs Ecuador. Once the final group stage match concludes on December 2, the final 16 teams will be placed into the bracket below and advance to the Knockout Rounds and the Round of 16. Those teams will fight it out in single-elimination style until the final takes place on December 18.
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2022 World Cup FAQs
Below you’ll find answers to some of the top questions about World Cup 2022.
When Is the World Cup?
The World Cup kicks off on Sunday, November 20 when the Group Stage begins. Group play will conclude on December 2 after all teams have played three games. From there, the final 16 teams will participate in the Knockout Rounds beginning the next day on December 3. The final will be played on December 18.
Where Is World Cup 2022?
The 2022 World Cup is being played in Qatar.
Who Are the 2022 World Cup Teams?
32 teams have qualified from five FIFA regional confederations. No team qualified from the Oceania (OFC) region.
CONCACAF: Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, USA
CONMEBOL: Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Uruguay
UEFA: Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Wales
CAF: Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Tunisia
AFC: Australia, Iran, Japan, Saudia Arabia, South Korea
When Is the World Cup Final?
The 2022 World Cup Final will be played on Sunday, December 18 at 10:00 am EST at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar.
When Is the Next World Cup?
We are currently in a World Cup year for 2022. Following this tournament, the next World Cup will take place in 2026. It will be jointly-hosted by the USA, Canada and Mexico.
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