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Everything you need to know about the 2022 World Cup

The 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar is the 22nd edition of the biggest sporting event on the planet. The tournament is already at a fever pitch, being held in the winter for the first time since 1930.

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All 32 teams are hoping to secure a spot in the final Dec. 18, but first they'll have to carve a path in the group stage matches. Among the teams looking to punch their ticket to the knockout rounds is the United States in Group B. In 2018, the veteran-heavy USMNT failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986. Now, the youthful Yanks are hoping to make a statement in their return to soccer's biggest stage.

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WORLD CUP
GROUP A
SENEGAL 0-0-1
SEN 0-0-1
0
NETHERLANDS 1-0-0
NED 1-0-0
2
FINAL

Senegal vs. Netherlands, Nov. 21

Reigning African champion Senegal could be something of a dark horse in Qatar, but for Sadio Mane to find the back of the net in their opening match, he’ll need to get past a familiar face in the Netherlands’ back line in Liverpool teammate Virgil van Dijk.

Those two going head-to-head is enough to make this fixture a must-see before you throw in the fact that Senegal also boast a great center back in Kalidou Koulibaly and arguably the world’s best goalkeeper in Edouard Mendy.

WORLD CUP
GROUP B
ENGLAND 1-1-0
ENG 1-1-0
0
UNITED STATES 0-2-0
USA 0-2-0
0
FINAL

United States vs. England, Nov. 25

The soccer gods — or is it football gods? — did us all a favor with this Black Friday showdown. Christian Pulisic is likely to come up against Chelsea teammates Mason Mount and Reece James, and the match will also have special meaning for Manchester City’s Zack Steffen, Arsenal-bound Matt Turner and, most of all, England-born Antonee Robinson.

Back in 1950, the United States pulled off maybe the biggest upset in World Cup history by beating England in Brazil, and in 2010, the two countries played to a 1-1 draw in South Africa. This time around, the Americans will have to contend with 2018 Golden Boot winner Harry Kane.

WORLD CUP
GROUP C
ARGENTINA 1-0-1
ARG 1-0-1
2
MEXICO 0-1-1
MEX 0-1-1
0
FINAL

Argentina vs. Mexico, Nov. 26

Argentina finally put an end to their 28-year trophy drought by capturing the 2021 Copa America crown, a triumph made sweeter by the fact that they lost the 2015 and 2016 finals to Chile on penalties. The manager on the bench for both of those devastating defeats was none other than Tata Martino, who will now lead Mexico against his native country at this World Cup.

Martino must find a way to stop Lionel Messi, who is playing better for country than club for the first time in his career. Messi will be joined by a strong supporting cast that includes the likes of Lautaro Martinez, Rodrigo De Paul and Angel Di Maria. If nothing else, this fixture is an excuse to relive Maxi Rodriguez’s incredible round of 16 goal back in 2006.

WORLD CUP
GROUP C
POLAND 1-1-1
POL 1-1-1
0
ARGENTINA 2-0-1
ARG 2-0-1
2
FINAL

Poland vs. Argentina, Nov. 30

Messi tried his best to be gracious when collecting the 2021 Ballon d’Or by saying that Robert Lewandowski should have been given the award in 2020. But Lewandowski swatted away Messi’s gesture and has since made clear that he believes he was deserving of the prize in 2021 as well.

Lewandowski did win the FIFA Best award, so this matchup actually features two reigning World Players of the Year. And for all the talk about Messi’s World Cup foibles, Lewandowski has plenty to prove as well after being shut out in 2018 as Poland crashed out in the group stage.

WORLD CUP
GROUP D
FRANCE 2-0-0
FRA 2-0-0
2
DENMARK 0-1-1
DEN 0-1-1
1
FINAL

France vs. Denmark, Nov. 26

Just about everyone agrees that defending champions France boast the most talented squad at this World Cup. Kylian Mbappe is an even better player now than in 2018, and in an absurd case of the rich getting richer, Les Blues added Karim Benzema to their attack. The possibility certainly exists for the first repeat winners since Brazil in 1962.

It should make for a mouth-watering clash when France face a Denmark side that might just be this year’s Croatia. The Danes reached the semifinals of the previous Euros, despite losing Christian Eriksen to an incredible health scare in the opening game. Eriksen’s presence in Qatar will be one of the feel-good stories of the tournament.

WORLD CUP
GROUP E
SPAIN 1-1-0
ESP 1-1-0
1
GERMANY 0-1-1
GER 0-1-1
1
FINAL

Spain vs. Germany, Nov. 27

Spain might not possess nearly the same star power as they did when they captured the 2010 World Cup, but they remain committed to their Tiki-Taka style and have played some lovely stuff under Luis Enrique. Barcelona midfielder Pedri will be one of the young players to watch in Qatar.

Germany looked like a spent force after their round of 16 exit at the Euros, but much of that had to do with Joachim Low overstaying his welcome. Hansi Flick has breathed new life into the team, and an attack featuring Thomas Muller, Kai Havertz, Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry will be a handful.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Group Stage
Round of 16
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
3rd Place / Final
Semifinals
Quarterfinals
Round of 16
Group Stage