Only one of the 32 teams who enter will be named global champions by December.
- Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup in 2022. The tournament began with a match between Qatar and Ecuador, and you can find the whole schedule including start times and TV information here. As we get ready to see who will take home one of the most prized trophies in sports, there is no better time to make your predictions. In total, 32 teams will play 64 games throughout the course of the tournament’s 28 days. To see how everyone is doing, check out our most recent Power Rankings here. While you’re there, subscribe to our new newsletter here, which covers the beautiful game in all its beauty and provides daily updates about the World Cup.
- Check out our bracket to predict the outcomes of every match in the final World Cup to feature both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. James Benge’s game-by-game forecasts are available here. Argentina, one of the tournament favorites, has already stated that this will be Messi’s final World Cup. There is no better way to send farewell Messi than with a World Cup victory after Argentina wins the Copa America in 2021 to give him his first international championship. Although Ronaldo hasn’t declared that this will be his final World Cup, he will be 41 by the time the next tournament arrives. It’s safe to say that Father Time has won.
The groups are as follows:
- Group A: Netherlands, Qatar, Ecuador and Senegal.
- Group B: England, Iran, United States and Wales.
- Group C: Argentina, Saudi, Mexico, Arabia and Poland.
- Group D: France, Australia, Denmark and Tunisia.
- Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany and Japan.
- Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco and Croatia.
- Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon.
- Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea.