When is the World Cup final 2022? Date, kick-off time and stadium | Football

The final is the biggest event in the game (Picture: Maddie Meyer – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

With the World Cup in Qatar set to reach the knock-out stages this weekend, attention will naturally turn to the final looming on the horizon.

England are amongst a handful of teams in with a realistic shot of reaching this year’s final, where they would be 90 minutes away from getting their hands on the most iconic trophy in sport for the first time in over 50 years.

But how long is it until the World Cup final 2022?

Here is everything you need to know…

When is the World Cup final?

The final will take place on Sunday, December 18.

The date is also the Qatar National Day.

England will be eyeing a spot in the final (Picture: FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

What time does the World Cup final kick-off?

The final is scheduled to kick-off at 3pm GMT.

Which stadium is hosting the World Cup final?

The Lusail Stadium has been chosen as the venue for the showpiece final.

The stadium has a capacity of 80,000 and will also host one round of 16 match, one quarter-final and one semi-final.

Construction on the stadium began in 2017, and it was finished last year at an estimated cost of £630million.

Lusail is the second biggest city in Qatar, and is situated just to the north of the capital Doha.

The Lusail Stadium will play host to the match (Picture: Hector Vivas – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Who won the last final?

France won the last World Cup final back in 2018 by beating Croatia 4-2 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

An own goal from Mario Mandzukic own goal put France ahead after just 18 minutes but Croatia equalised 10 minutes later through Ivan Perisic.

Les Bleus then retook the lead courtesy of a penalty by Antoine Griezmann on the stroke of half time.

Goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe put Didier Deschamp’s side 4-1 ahead with 25 minutes left to play, and a Mario Mandzukic strike – this time in the right net – was not enough to prevent France winning their second World Cup.

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How many times have England been in the final?

England’s only appearance in the World Cup final was in 1966, with Sir Alf Ramsey’s side beating West Germany 4-2 after extra-time at Wembley.

The Three Lions have reached the semi-final on two occasions – Italy 1990 and Russia 2018.

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