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World Cup Final: Start time, betting odds & TV details

The World Cup final is the pinnacle of the game and the 2022 edition takes place in Lusail, Qatar on Sunday 18th December.

It will be the 64th and final game of the 22nd World Cup and will be held at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, which is the biggest stadium being used for the Qatar Finals, with a tournament capacity of 80,000.

Here is all you need to know about football's biggest international match.

WhatWorld Cup Final
WhenSunday 18th December 2022
How to watchBBC or ITV
OddsArgentina 5/6, France 5/4, Morocco 11/1

When is the World Cup Final?

The World Cup Final is always the closing match of the global showpiece and is usually played on the second weekend in July.

However, the different timing of World Cup 2022 means that, for the first time, the final will be held in December. Sunday 18th December to be precise, with the game set to kick-off at 15:00 UK time.

Where is the World Cup Final?

The World Cup final will be held at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, in Lusail, which is located around 23km north of the Qatari capital Doha.

The stadium was opened in September 2021, with construction having started in April 2017.

The Lusail Iconic Stadium has hosted nine games during the World Cup 2022, with the final being the 10th. The first time it was used was for Argentina's stunning group defeat against Saudi Arabia. How the South Americans will be hoping for better fortunes this time around.

The stadium has hosted a game during each round of the knockout stages and its design is an ‘echo of the intricate decorative motifs on bowls and other vessels characteristic of the golden age of art and craftsmanship in the Arab and Islamic world’.

Can I watch the World Cup Final?

Every game of the World Cup 2022 will be shown on terrestrial television in the UK, with the BBC and ITV sharing rights for the coverage.

That includes the final, with both broadcasters broadcasting the match from 13:30.

How many times has the World Cup Final taken place?

This will be the 22nd edition of the World Cup final. The first match was held at Montevideo's Estadio Centenario and saw hosts Uruguay beat Argentina, who will contest this year's final for a sixth time, 4-2 in 1930.

Pablo Dorado opened the scoring for La Celeste, before their neighbours took the lead thanks to goals from Carlos Peucelle and Guillermo Stabile.

However, Uruguay hit back with goals from Pedro Cea, Santos Iriarte and Hector Castro.

Who has won the World Cup Final on the most occasions?

Brazil's tally of five World Cup titles means they have won the most World Cup Finals, triumphing in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002.

In all, the Selecao have played in seven World Cup Finals, losing out in 1950 and 1998.

Germany are the country that have played the most World Cup Finals, making eight appearances. They won the tournament as West Germany in 1954, 1974 and 1990, before triumphing as a unified nation in 2014. They lost out in 1966, 1982, 1986 and 2002.

Italy have played in six finals, winning the tournament four times, while Argentina are hoping to improve their tally from two wins from five finals, to three from six.

Who are the favourites to win the World Cup Final?

Argentina are the current favourites at 5/6 after sealing their spot in the showpiece fixture against Croatia, courtesy of an emphatic 3-0 success.

France will likely edge in front as the Outright favourites, if they prevail against surprise-package Morocco in Wednesday's second last four encounter.

France are currently available at 5/4, with the African side, the first from the continent to reach the last four, the big outsiders at 11/1.

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