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FIFA Soccer World Cup 2022 Qatar - Groups, Schedule & Dates, Standings & Live Scores

With the biggest global sports tournament around the corner, excitement levels are slowly rising. The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to start on November 20, giving bettors several weeks to get ready. Come November, 32 teams will be fighting for the highest bragging rights in men's football - the FIFA World Cup. As the competition, to be held in Qatar, inches closer, it's not surprising people want to know about it. For fans who are punters, the event provides great betting opportunities. However, betting on the most prominent football spectacle requires you to know more than a few basics. Here at Oddspedia, we make the learning process seamless. This guide tells you what you need to know.

Qatar World Cup 2022

The 22nd edition of the quadrennial FIFA World Cup promises to be an exciting adventure for both players and fans. For the first time in the tournament's history, the event will be in the Middle East. Qatar won the bid to host the world's biggest football competition in 2010. It beat Australia, Japan, South Korea and, finally, the United States to land the greatest honours for any FIFA member association. The 2022 Qatar World Cup will take place from November 20 to December 18, lasting 29 days. It's the first time the international tournament is not happening between May and July. The reason for this is the intense heat in the host nation, which would affect players. Moving the WC to the end of the year also meant condensing the timeline.

Qatar will kick off the Men's World Cup playing Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor. This edition of FIFA's grand celebration of international football will be the last to have 32 teams. From 2026, 48 national teams will face each other for the prestigious trophy. Although preparations for the tournament are almost complete, they haven't been without criticisms. Allegations of corruption marred the bidding process, leading to various investigations. Nonetheless, fans can't wait to see what the FIFA World Cup Qatar has in store,

Qatar World Cup 2022 Mascot and Official Logo

Every WC comes with a mascot and logo. They are part of the marketing and give people symbolic elements to associate with the competition. The host country takes the opportunity to create mascots that say something about its culture or advocate a cause, like Brazil's Fuleco in 2014. The Qatar World Cup 2022 official mascot was revealed on April 1, 2022, alongside the tournament draw. It's called La'eeb, meaning 'skilled player.' On its website, FIFA describes the mascot as a youthful spirit who spreads joy and confidence. The character looks like the cultural Arab headdress, ghutrah, held in place by an ornate headband (agal). For the emblem, the branding agency came up with a symbol depicting the WC trophy, the number 8 and the infinity symbol. It represents the eight host sites and the interconnectedness of the event.

Financing the FIFA Soccer World Cup

The budget is one of the biggest aspects of a World Cup bid. This edition of the FIFA World Cup is set to be the most expensive, with an estimated budget of $220 billion, almost 20 times more than the previous edition in Russia. Qatar is estimated to have spent between $6 and $10 billion on new stadiums. It had allocated $4 billion in its WC bid. A significant fraction of the budget went to infrastructure, which was part of the Gulf state's 2030 vision. The Qatari government had to guarantee support for the WC bid for the country to be considered as a host. As one of the richest countries in the world, Qatar can afford to splurge on the tournament as it also hopes to benefit from the investment.

Biggest Partners

The World Cup is expected to draw 5 billion viewers, which means enticing advertising opportunities for various brands. However, not many companies have the privilege. Here are the principal advertisers in the tournament.


The FIFA-Coca-Cola collaboration goes back to 1974. Since then, the soft drink manufacturer has been one of the top brands to advertise at FIFA competitions, including the 2022 World Cup. As the biggest FIFA official partner, Coca-Cola also handles the WC trophy tour activation.


India's largest ed-tech firm, Byju's, is one of the official sponsors of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. As an educational content creator, the company will attract young football fans using FIFA-branded videos.

Qatar Airways

Another official FIFA partner, Qatar Airways, closed a deal to sponsor all FIFA competitions until the end of the WC. The Qatari flag carrier has also been FIFA's official airline since 2017. As such, the company has exclusive advertising rights.

Match Venues and Host Cities in Qatar 2022

Due to the country's small size, all 64 games will happen across three host cities, with Doha seeing most of the action. Here are the eight stadiums hosting the FIFA 2022 World Cup.

Lusail Stadium - Lusail

Qatar's largest host stadium has a capacity of 80,000 and will be the venue for the FIFA World Cup 2022 finals. Located about 23 Km from Doha in Lusail, the stadium is owned by the Qatar Football Association. The games to be played at the Lusail Iconic Stadium are:

  • 6x Group Games
  • 1x Round of 16
  • 1x Quarter-Final
  • 1x Semi-Final
  • Final

Al Bayt Stadium - Al Khor

The Al Bayt will have the honour of holding the first game of the 22nd edition of the WC when Qatar plays Ecuador. Situated 35 Km from Doha, the Al Bayt Stadium has a 60,000-seat capacity. It was inaugurated on November 20, 2021, during the opening ceremony of the FIFA Arab Cup 2021. The stadium, designed to resemble a tent, is the second-biggest and is scheduled to host nine matches:

  • 6x Group Games
  • 1x Round of 16
  • 1x Quarter-Final
  • 1x Semi-Final

AL Janoub Stadium - Al Wakrah

Formerly the Al Wakrah stadium, the Al Janoub was the second WC venue to be completed. It was inaugurated in May 2019 during the final of the Amir Cup. Additionally, it hosted the final game of the 2020 AFC Champions League. The retractable roof was inspired by dhow boat sails, referencing the region's culture. Al Janoub holds 40,000 people and is to host seven World Cup games:

  • 6x Group Games
  • 1x Round of 16

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium Al Rayyan

Popularly known as the Al Rayyan, the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium has a capacity of 40,740. The previous structure held slightly over 21,000 seats, requiring it to be demolished and rebuilt to World Cup status. On December 18, 2020, the stadium reopened and was one of the venues for the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup. Seven 2022 World Cup games will be played at the stadium:

  • 6x Group Games
  • 1x Round of 16

Khalifa International Stadium - Doha

Originally opened in 1976, Khalifa International Stadium seats 45,000 people. It was the first Stadium to be completed for the 2022 World Cup. Initial plans were to increase the seating capacity, but they didn't go through. Khalifa International reopened in May 2017 and hosted the 2019 World Athletics Championships. The multi-purpose stadium has a roof on the western side and an arch in the eastern section. It's set to hold eight FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 games:

  • 6x Group Games
  • 1x Round of 16
  • Third place Play-off

Education City Stadium - Doha

The third venue to be completed as Qatar got ready for the World Cup, the Education City Stadium has a capacity of 40,000 seats. Located in Education City on the outskirts of Doha, the stadium is one of the most environmentally sustainable in the world. It has a five-star GSAS rating. The Education City Stadium opened in June 2020, in time to host several 2020 FIFA Club World Cup games, including the third-place match and final. It will see eight 2022 World Cup games:

  • 6x Group Games
  • 1x Round of 16
  • 1x Quarter-Final

Stadium 974 - Doha

Formerly Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Stadium 974 is a temporary site for the FIFA World Cup 2022. It's a first of its kind in the tournament's history. The venue was constructed using 974 recycled containers, hence the name. Also, 974 is Qatar's country code. After the WC, the containers will be dismantled. Stadium 974 launched in November 2021 and hosted its first match during the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup. It seats 40,000 and will be the site for seven WC matches:

  • 6x Group Games
  • 1x Round of 16

Al Thumama Stadium - Doha

One of the sites built from scratch to provide enough venues for the 2022 World Cup is the Al Thumama Stadium. The venue design is inspired by the taqiyah hat, a traditional headpiece worn by men in the Middle East. Seating 40,000, the stadium was inaugurated in October 2021 during the final of the Emir Cup. During the FIFA Arab Cup 2021, the Al Thumana Stadium hosted six games. It is scheduled to host eight games:

  • 6x Group Games
  • 1x Round of 16
  • 1x Quarter-Final

FIFA World Cup History

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA, was established in 1904 as the overall governing body of association football. The organisation's biggest tournament is the FIFA World Cup, held every four years. FIFA's member associations send their men's national teams to compete for the most prestigious trophy in the history of the sport. The World Cup dates back to 1930. It was created to promote international football. After several attempts to organise international tournaments and several competitions at the Olympics, FIFA held the inaugural World Cup in Uruguay. The South American country already had two Olympic championships by then. Due to the long travel, European nations had trouble participating in the competition. The then FIFA president, Jules Rimet, convinced four nations to send teams - Belgium, France, Romania and Yugoslavia. 13 member associations played in the first WC. South America put up seven and North America two.

France - Mexico and USA - Belgium were the first two games of the inaugural tournament. Lucien Laurent of France scored the first goal. Uruguay won the first World Cup trophy when it beat Argentina 4-2 at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo in front of 93,000 spectators. British teams participated in the World Cup for the first time in 1950. Since 1930, the global tournament has occurred quadrennially, except in 1942 and 1946 due to World War II. Between 1934 and 1979, the competition involved 16 teams. The format expanded to 24 teams in 1952 and again to 32 in 1998. This change allowed Africa, Asia and North America to send more teams to a tournament that was dominated by European and South American nations. On January 10, 2017, FIFA announced the 2026 World Cup will have 48 teams. This expansion is meant to give more opportunities to Africa and Oceania. France are the current world champions.

The Country with the Most Hosted World Cup Finals

FIFA chose host nations at congress meetings until they switched to a ballot system after the 1998 World Cup. Several nations have hosted the event multiple times. Brazil, Italy, Mexico and Germany have been hosts twice since the tournament began. Mexico will also partly host the 2027 WC alongside the US and Canada. Although it will not host the final, it will be the only member association to host the World Cup three times.

Participating Soccer Federations

FIFA has six continental confederations governing association football in different regions. All 211 member associations are part of a confederation. Here are the main regional bodies.


The Confederation of North, Central and Caribbean Association Football was founded in 1961 and currently comprises 41 member associations. CONCACAF is considered the third-best confederation and Mexico its most successful nation. Mexico has won the Gold Cup, the region's premier tournament, 11 times. Additionally, it's the top national team in the CONCACAF ranking. Although 11 teams have played in the FIFA World Cup, none has ever won. Although Mexico is the strongest team in CONCACAF, it's not one of the top picks going into Qatar 2022.


10 FIFA member associations from South America make up the Confederation Sudamericana de Fútbol. CONMEBOL was founded in 1916, making it the oldest confederation, but it's also the smallest. The Copa América is the region's biggest tournament. South American teams are some of the most dominant in football, and their confederation is described as having the toughest World Cup qualifiers. CONMEBOL nations have the most World Cup titles - nine, with Brazil holding five, Argentina two and Uruguay two. Brazil and Argentina are bookie favourites from the continent.


Formed in 1954, the Union of European Football Association oversees continental national and club competitions in Europe, Asia and several Eurasian countries. UEFA consists of 55 nations, although Russia is presently banned from all FIFA competitions. The Champions League is the confederation's biggest tournament and the top club tournament in the world. UEFA is considered the strongest of the six confederations, with its member associations collecting 12 WC titles. Having won four World Cups, Germany is the region's most dominant national team and a big favourite to take this year's trophy. England, current champions France, Denmark and Spain are other strong contenders for the grandest prize in men's football.


African member associations are under the governance of the Confederation of African Football. Comprising 54 full members and two associates, CAF is the biggest continental governing body. It was established in 1957 and manages several tournaments, including the Africa Cup of Nations. Egypt is one of the strongest national teams on the continent, but Senegal are currently No. 1 on CAF rankings. 13 African countries have been to the World Cup, but have not won a single title.


47 FIFA nations are part of the Asian Football Confederation. Formed in 1954, the AFC is tasked with football oversight in Asia and Australia. A few territories in Oceania are also in the AFC. The Asian Cup is the top competition in the region, and WC hosts nation Qatar are the current champions. South Korea, Iran and Japan are the teams to watch in the AFC. No member association has even won a World Cup. 


In 1966, Australia and New Zealand, along with two other member associations, formed the Oceania Football Confederation when they couldn't join the AFC. Australia left in 2006. The OFC oversees the game in Oceania. It has 11 full members and two associates unaffiliated with FIFA. Oceanic countries gave never won an international title. For this reason, the teams from the confederation don't have great odds. 

FIFA World Cup Trophy

Winners of the FIFA World Cup receive the FIFA World Cup Trophy. The current trophy is considered one of the most expensive, valued at $20 million. It is made of 18-karat gold, accentuated with malachite bands at the base. The current trophy was introduced in 1974, and Germany was the first country to win it. It's the second trophy in the history of the tournament. The first trophy was used from 1930 to 1970 when Brazil won it outright. Originally named Victory, it was later renamed the Jules Rimet Trophy after the FIFA president. It was made of gold-plated sterling silver and lapis lazuli. Tournament winners don't keep the real trophy; they get a bronze replica. The gold trophy has a plate at the bottom where the champions' names are engraved after every competition.

The Country with the Most World Cup Titles

Brazil is the most successful men's national team in FIFA World Cup history. It has five titles won in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002.

Records and Awards

When the FIFA World Cup ends, football's global governing body gives out several awards to recognise the teams and players that had outstanding performances. Here are the top awards:

The Golden Ball goes to the best player in the tournament since 1982. Players from Italy, Argentina and Brazil have won the award twice.

The Golden Boot, previously the Golden Shoe, is awarded to the top goal scorer since 1982. Italy's Just Fontaine holds the record for the highest number of goals, with 13 at the 1958 WC. Hungary's Sándor Kocsis is second with 11. He was also the first player to hit two hat-tricks in the tournament. The third-highest goal scorer is Gerd Muller, with 10 goals.

FIFA awards the Golden Glove, formerly the Lev Yashin Award, to the best goalkeeper since 1994. Michel Preud'homme from Belgium was the first recipient. Players from Belgium and Germany have won the award twice. German Oliver Kahn, who was the best goalkeeper at the 2002 World Cup, also won the Golden Ball, becoming the only goalkeeper in the tournament's history to get the recognition.

FIFA Rankings and Seeds

The FIFA World Ranking compares the quality of the men's national teams of member associations. It considers a team's performance across various FIFA competitions. The ranking is important because it determines seeding for the group stage in FIFA tournaments, including the World Cup. A team's standing influences who it plays in the group stage, thereby impacting its chances of moving to the next level. Stronger teams playing against lower-ranking teams have an advantage, which is what bookies consider when setting odds.

Format of The FIFA World Cup Qatar

The format of the 2022 World Cup is part of the basics every bettor should know. Learning how the participants are decided helps you make sensible betting decisions. So, here's a quick look at what happens during the tournament.

Qualification - the Road to Qatar

In the FIFA World Cup, the host nation automatically qualifies, leaving member associations to fight for the 31 remaining spots. The qualification process began on June 6, 2019, with the six confederations planning parallel tournaments. 206 teams participated. Unlike previous editions, these qualifications didn't involve a preliminary draw, with each continental body organising individual draws. Mongolia vs Brunei was the first qualifying match. An inter-confederation playoff between Costa Rica (CONMEBOL) and New Zealand (OFC) was the last qualifying game on June 14, 2022. The men's national teams that qualified are, in order of qualification:

Group Stage - Tables and Standings

FIFA draws qualified teams into eight groups, meaning each one has four. Each team plays against the rest once to determine who progresses to the knockout stage. The group stages will happen between November 20 and December 2, with four matches a day. Here are the groups for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022:

Group A

  • Qatar
  • Ecuador
  • Senegal
  • Netherlands

Group B

  • England
  • Iran
  • United States
  • Wales

Group C

  • Argentina
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Mexico
  • Poland

Group D

  • France
  • Australia
  • Denmark
  • Tunisia

Group E

  • Spain
  • Costa Rica
  • Germany
  • Japan

Group F

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Morocco
  • Croatia

Group G

  • Brazil
  • Serbia
  • Switzerland
  • Cameroon

Group H

  • Portugal
  • Ghana
  • Uruguay
  • South Korea

Knockout Round (40-80 Words Max)

The knockout stage will be from December 3 to December 6. In this round, the winners from each group play against the runners-up to determine who advances to the quarter-finals. Here's what the matches look like:

  • Winners Group A vs Runners-up Group B
  • Winners Group C vs Runners-up Group D
  • Winners Group D vs Runners-up Group C
  • Winners Group B vs Runners-up Group A
  • Winners Group E vs Runners-up Group F
  • Winners Group G vs Runners-up Group H
  • Winners Group F vs Runners-up Group E
  • Winners Group H vs Runners-up Group G

Quarter Finals (40-80 Words Max)

The best eight from the Round of 16 will play the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup from December 9 to December 10. Here's a look at the games:

  • Match 53 Winners vs Match 54 Winners
  • Match 49 Winners vs Match 50 Winners
  • Match 55 Winners vs Match 56 Winners
  • Match 51 Winners vs Match 52 Winners


The semi-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be on December 13 and 14, with the winners progressing to the final. Here are the games:

  • Match 57 Winners vs Match 58 Winners
  • Match 59 Winners vs Match 60 Winners

3rd Place Play-Off

On December 18, the losers of Game 61 will meet the losers of match 62 to decide who gets third place in the tournament.


On December 18, the winners of Game 61 and Winners of Game 62 will play the final match of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 to determine the champion. This game will be at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail at 18:00.

World Cup Schedule, Live Scores and Results

When betting on the World Cup, you need as many resources as you can get to guide your decisions. Oddspedia understands this and provides an information-rich platform to keep you updated. Here, you will find fixtures for the FIFA World Cup 2022, so you know how to plan your football betting. Oddspedia updates details in real-time, allowing you to access accurate information. Here is what to expect on the site.

Upcoming Games

With almost 50 matches in the group stage alone, keeping up with who is playing can be tedious. Don't worry, though, we have that covered. At Oddspedia, we make sure you have this information on hand in time for your wagers. We post all the games by week, thus, you don't have to guess the fixtures or wait until the last minute to find out. Additionally, you can find the next three games listed under this section.

Live Scores

Do you want to see scores live? Then you are at the right place. Oddspedia has a live section where we post scores as they happen. Our dedicated live score page lets you keep up with the FIFA World Cup 2022 tournament. Football is a fast-paced game, and you have to be abreast of every moment. Find out how a current match is progressing on our page. We also have scores for past matches, in case you want to compare them.

Live Streams

Several sportsbooks have live streaming tools to bring WC games in real time. Hence, you don't have to leave the website to watch a match. Live streaming is ideal if you intend to bet in-game. With in-play wagering, you stake bets while an event is happening. Therefore, watching the game live prepares you adequately. Oddspedia has links to the most reputable sportsbooks offering live World Cup matches.

Results as They Happen

On our FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 page, you will be able to receive results as they happen. We will have full match details, including the venue, referee, latest team outcomes and other statistics. Oddspedia will update the page as games progress, guaranteeing that the information you are working with is fresh and reliable.

Why Make Oddspedia Your 2022 Soccer World Cup Companion

Given the magnitude of the competition, it's not surprising to see hundreds of pages popping up, promising to offer all the details bettors require. Oddspedia sets itself apart by being dependable, concise and accurate. You can trust us to post valuable content because we have some of the best sports betting experts on our team. Besides live scores, fixtures and live streaming links, we have more resources.

The Best WC Odds Comparison

In sports betting, odds comparison is paramount. Taking the time to find the most competitive odds for a World Cup market can increase potential winnings up to 15%. So, don't settle for the first price you come across. Oddspedia makes odds comparison painless with a reliable tool. We have a special WC page where you can choose the best odds from more than 30 sportsbooks.

WC Stats - Team Statistics and Top Scorers

Knowing how many times England have won the World Cup, how they performed in the qualifying stage and their most effective strikers can help you decide how to bet on them during the tournament. How do you find this information? Oddspedia saves you the time and effort of researching the teams participating in the 2022 World Cup. We have extensive team and player statistics, including scoring records.

Betting Community with Top Tipsters

A little advice goes a long way in sports betting, especially if it's coming from experienced professionals. Oddspedia gives you an edge when punting by availing a vibrant betting community to assist. Our WC page contains tips for every game. Get tips in various betting markets to guide you in choosing the most appropriate wagers.

Knowledge Pages

Betting can be simple, yet complicated. It requires you to keep learning, which is why we make it easy for you. Oddspedia has a comprehensive knowledge base that includes guides, betting systems and strategies. If you are unsure about a betting aspect, contact us, and we will help.

Best Sportsbooks For the Soccer World Cup 2022

Learning about the FIFA World Cup is only half the job when betting on the biggest sporting event on the planet. You need the best sports betting website, as well. Start by looking for registered sportsbooks offering odds for the World Cup Qatar 2022. The reason you should insist on licensed betting sites is that they give you a level of assurance in terms of credibility.

Next, consider a bookie's reputation. Registration doesn't guarantee good service. So, look up an operator's history. Find out how it treats customers by reading testimonials. Reviews are also helpful in weeding out the bad options.

Odds should be high on your criteria. The prices that a sports betting website offers on various markets impact potential returns. Oddspedia compiles the best odds for the World Cup, enabling you to narrow down your selections.

Pick sites that make betting on the WC stress-free. Watch out for features like cash-out, bet builder and live streaming. Expect to see an array of World Cup 2022 bonuses and promotions. Search for bookies with the most exciting offers, such as enhanced odds, free bets and acca insurance.

FIFA World Cup Qatar News and Headlines

Oddspedia will make sure you are well informed during the entire tournament. We have a section for World Cup Qatar 2022 news that compiles articles from all major news sources. Therefore, if anything important happens, you won't miss it as long as you are on the platform. We will provide headlines from the biggest sports publications and editorials from the who's who in the sector. Wherever you are, be confident about finding the latest WC news. Oddspedia brings you social media updates from players, teams, coaches and everyone who matters.

Soccer World Cup FAQ

You should be well informed about the World Cup at this point. Still, here are a few more facts to keep you in the know.

Which Countries Did Qatar Beat to Host WC 2022?

Bidding for hosts of the 2018 and 2022 tournaments started in January 2009. Since a UEFA nation won the bid for the 2018 World Cup, the confederation didn't qualify for the 2022 World Cup bid. Five countries sent bids – Australia, Japan, South Korea, Qatar and the United States. Australia lost in Round 1, Japan was eliminated in Round 2 and South Korea in Round 3. Qatar won the final round with 14 votes against the USA's 11 votes.

Why Is the FIFA World Cup 2022 being held in November?

Qatar has very hot summers, which made it unsuitable to have the games in June-July as in previous tournaments. Holding the competition from late November to mid-December was more convenient for participants. All venues are also fitted with interior cooling systems to keep occupants comfortable.

Where is the 2026 World Cup? 

The 23rd edition of the UFA World Cup will be held in three host nations for the first time – the United States, Canada and Mexico. This tournament will be the first to have 42 teams, hence the need for more venues. 60 games, including the quarter-finals going forward, will be in the United States. Canada will host 10 and Mexico 10, making it the only country to host WC games three times.

Has a Goalkeeper won More than One WC Golden Glove?

No goalkeeper has ever won the Golden Glove more than once. However, two countries have had two players win on separate occasions. Germany’s Oliver Kahn and Manuel Neuer; and Belgium’s Michel Preud’homme and Thibaut Courtois. Oliver Kahn also won the Golden Ball in the same year he was the best goalkeeper. He is the only goalkeeper in WC history to win the Golden Ball.

How Many World Cup Trophies have there been?

Since FIFA held the inaugural World Cup in 1930, there have only been two trophies. The first was the Jules Rimet Trophy, named after FIFA's president. It was originally the Victory Trophy. In 1970, Brazil won the trophy outright after clinching their third world title. However, the original Jules Rimet Trophy was stolen and never found. The second trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, was presented at the 1974 World Cup.

What is the Value of the current World Cup Trophy and is it Made With Real Gold?

Yes, the current FIFA World Cup Trophy, introduced in 1874, is made with real 18-karat gold. The base features malachite bands. It weighs 6.1 kg and measures 36.8 cm in height. The World Cup Trophy is valued at $20 million, making it one of the most expensive in sports.

Who Is the Top Goal Scorer in The History of The World Cup?

Just Fontaine from the French men's national team is the record-holder for the most goals scored by a player in a single World Cup at the 1958 tournament in Sweden. He scored 13 goals in six games. He is the World Cup's fourth top goal scorer. Miroslav Close from Germany is the all-time goal scorer in World Cup history, with 16 goals in four tournaments.

Are the United States in the Group of Death?

No, the USMNT are not in Group E, which is considered the group of death. Group E is viewed as the toughest to advance from due to the strength of the contenders. It consists of four-time WC winner, Germany, another WC title holder, Spain, intercontinental playoff winner Costa Rica and 2019 Asian Cup finalist, Japan. Each team has to play the other three, which should prove to be a tough feat as all are fierce opponents.

Which FIFA Confederation has won the most World Cups?

UEFA is the most successful continental federation in the history of the World Cup, with 12 titles. Germany and Italy have the most wins, with four each. France have two trophies and are the defending champions. Spain and England each have one title.

When is the FIFA Women's World Cup?

The next edition (ninth) of the FIFA Women's World Cup will be in 2023, from July 20 to August 20. Two countries - Australia and New Zealand - will host the tournament. Matches will take place across 10 venues; four in NZ and six in Australia. The 2023 FIAF women's World Cup will have 32 teams, up from 24. The USA are heavy favourites heading into the competition, having won the last two titles.

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