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World Cup 2022 groups, fixture schedule, results, knockout stage & everything you need to know

It's World Cup time!

After a four-year wait, the best national teams in the world are battling it out again to determine who lifts the coveted trophy after the final on December 18. At Russia 2018, France claimed World Cup glory, with Didier Deschamps - who also won the tournament as a player - seeing his side defeat Croatia 4-2 in the final.

Can the French retain their crown or is it finally Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo's turn to add a World Cup to their enviable list of honours? How about a Neymar-inspired Brazil to come out on top? Eternal favourites Germany and Spain will surely fancy their chances too.

The talent - and fashion - on show in Qatar is simply outrageous and it promises to be yet another phenomenal tournament, but what does each team's schedule look like and where do they sit in the standings?

We've got you covered with all the info you need to stay right on top of everything in Qatar!

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