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World Cup 2022 | Odds | Venues | Groups: A B C D E F G H | Knockout: Rd 16 | Quarterfinals | Semifinals | Finals

Lusail Stadium, where nine 2022 World Cup games will be played, including the Final.
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World Cup Information

The World Cup is an International soccer competition that takes place every four years, usually played in the summer. However, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played in the winter (Nov. 21, 2022 through Dec. 18, 2022).

The tournament features 32 teams that went through a thorough qualifying process in order to reach the event. The World Cup is run by FIFA (International Federation of Association Football), who is the international governing body of soccer or what many countries call football. The first World Cup tournament took place in 1930.

Tournament Format

Teams: 32 Nations
Groups: 8 (A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H)

Game Format

Group: Round Robin (6 Matches)
Knockout Round: Field cut from 32 to 16 teams (8 Matches)
Quarterfinals: Four Matches
Semifinals: Two Matches
Championship: One Match

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