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When is the World Cup 2022 final? Date, kick-off time, where to watch, venue & teams

Over a billion people tuned in to watch the 2018 World Cup final and FIFA will expect similar viewing figures when the final two teams collide in the Qatar 2022 decider.

The 22nd edition of the competition has seen plenty of upsets so far, with world number two Belgium and four-time winners Germany exiting at the group stage, while Morocco defeated Spain in the last 16 on their way to a historic semi-final finish.

The final isn't too far away now and a festive showpiece is on the cards. GOAL brings you everything you need to ensure that you don't miss the main event.

When is the World Cup 2022 final? Date & kick-off time

Date:December 18, 2022
Kick-off:3pm GMT / 10am ET

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

Kick-off time will be at 3pm GMT for viewers in the United Kingdom and 10am ET for United States-based viewers. The local kick-off time in Qatar is 6pm, meaning the game is being played in early evening conditions.

You can read more about the knockout stage here and the groups here.

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World Cup 2022 final TV channel & live stream

Here's what you need to know.

Where to watch the World Cup final in the UK

You will be able to watch the World Cup final for free on broadcasters ITV and BBC in the UK. Those channels hold exclusive rights to every minute of World Cup action and you can find a full TVguide here.

You can see the channel numbers below.

ProviderBBC Channel NumberITV Channel Number(Scotland) STV Channel Number
Freeview 101 3103
Virgin Media101103113

You will also be able to tune in via their streaming services ITVX and BBC iPlayer, as well as the BBC Sport website.

Scottish free-to-air broadcaster STV will also be streaming the final on STV player.

Where to watch the World Cup final in the U.S.

The FOX network has broadcasting rights for the tournament, however, state-side viewers will need to have a cable subscription in order to tune in.

For Spanish-speaking viewers, Telemundo also has coverage rights.

Find out more details about where to watch World Cup matches in the US here.

There are a wide variety of channels that service Fox, state by state. This handy guide includes all of the relevant channel numbers.

You can watch Telemundo on the Dish channel, number 835.

While there are no free-to-view streaming services, you can also stream the World Cup final with the following providers:

Where is the 2022 World Cup Final being played?

The final will take place at the Lusail Stadium, which is located around 20 kilometres north of Doha.

Lusail Iconic Stadium officially opened in November 2022 and has a capacity of 89,000 for the final.

Which teams are in the World Cup 2022 final?

France will play Argentina in the 2022 World Cup final. The French overcame Morocco in the semi-final and Argentina beat Croatia.

Les Bleus are defending champions, having won the World Cup in 2018, while Argentina are seeking their first title since 1986, when Diego Maradona inspied his country to victory.

Each team can win the World Cup for a third time in their history, with stars such as Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe facing off.