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When is the next World Cup and where will it take place?

Football fans won’t have long to wait for the next World Cup (Picture: EWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)

Qualifiers for the next Fifa World Cup are already underway, with some impressive scores seen across the board.

England recently won 4-0 against Hungary in a heated qualifying match, which saw Raheem Sterling subjected to racist abuse at the Puskas Arena.

And there have also been talks of the prominent sporting event happening once every two years, instead of the current four.

Plans are still going ahead with the date despite the pandemic, with the same dates still in place for it.

Read on to find out when the next World Cup is and where it’s being hosted.

When is the next World Cup?

The next Fifa men’s World Cup is taking place in 2022, from November 21 to December 18.

Hungary v England: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

World Cup qualifying matches are underway (Picture: Eddie Keogh – The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

There are four years in between each World Cup tournament.

Normally, there are two years between the European Championships (Euros) and the World Cup. However, due to the pandemic pushing the former back by a year, there is now a mere one-year gap.

Where will the 2022 World Cup take place?

Qatar has been given the opportunity to host the exciting event, but this does mean fans hoping to attend the matches will see some changes.

While the tournament usually takes place in summer, as the dates reflect, it will be a winter World Cup.

This is to avoid the soaring temperatures that the city sees in warmer months, which would make playing and spectating the sport rather uncomfortable.

The country has eight venues, across five locations, planned to host the matches.

Al-Rayyan has three venues, while the city’s capital Doha has two while Lusail, Al Khor, and Al Wakrah have one each. Lusail will also be hosting the final match.

The stadiums can hold anywhere between 40,000 to 80,000 fans.

When was the last World Cup?

Mbappe kisses the World cup trophy

France were victorious in the last World Cup (Picture: Getty)

The last World Cup was held from June 11 to July 14 in the summer of 2018, and took place in Russia.

England were knocked out by Croatia in the semi-final, and lost the third-place playoff to Belgium.

Croatia went on to face France in the final, with France going on to win the tournament by winning 4-2.

The reigning world champions have been deemed the favourites to win the Euros this year as well by the likes of commentator and ex-Man United footballer Gary Neville.


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