When is the World Cup final? Date, UK kick-off time and venue as Qatar tournament reaches its climax a week before Christmas

The 2022 World Cup is up and running and all eyes will soon be on the showpiece final.

The 32 teams from across the globe will compete across 64 games for the biggest prize in football in the Middle East this winter. 

The entire city of Lusail is currently in the process of being built and its 80,000 capacity stadium will host the World Cup final.

The entire city of Lusail is currently in the process of being built and its 80,000 capacity stadium will host the World Cup final.

Each team will be dreaming of a place in the World Cup final so when and where will it take place? 

When is the World Cup final?

The World Cup final will take place on Sunday, December 18

It will kick off at 3pm UK time. 

The third place play-off match will take place the day before, also at 3pm.

The entire tournament will be held over just 29 days.

Every game, including all of England’s matches and the final itself, will be live on talkSPORT.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

The World Cup final takes place a week before Christmas

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The World Cup final takes place a week before Christmas


Where will the final be played? 

The final will be played at the Lusail Iconic Stadium just outside Doha.

The venue has a capacity of 80,000 and was given a futuristic look with a roof to help provide shade to supporters in the Qatar heat.

The stadium will hold ten games throughout the tournament including the second quarter-final and the first semi-final.

When will the Premier League return?

The World Cup final takes place a week before Christmas with the Premier League returning on Boxing Day. 

Just over a week after the tournament ends, the top-flight gets back underway with its iconic festive matchday.

There will also be Carabao Cup matches held on December 20 and 21.

Watch the World Cup with talkSPORT

At talkSPORT we are powered by fans, so come and join us for the ultimate World Cup fan experience this winter – at the talkSPORT Fan Zone.

In a huge indoor venue under the arches at Waterloo in London, we’ll bring you live screenings of every World Cup game.

There will be Q&As with talkSPORT talent, you’ll be part of our live broadcasts, and there will be plenty of food and drink on offer too.

Come and enjoy the best World Cup fan experience in London – and enjoy a pint on us – with tickets all games on sale HERE!


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