Well, we're finally here. While the start of the tournament saw 17 consecutive days of wall-to-wall World Cup fixtures live on TV, but as things have wound down the matches have become more spread out. Now, it's time for the final.


As we prepare to wave goodbye to the 2022 World Cup, fans are readying themselves for one last hurrah as Argentina take on France, in what is sure to be a show-stopping final.

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe's personal rivalry has been particularly focussed on in the run up to the big game, as sparks are set to fly in an inevitably thrilling contest.

Today's final comes after third place was decided in a play-off yesterday. In that match, it was Croatia who came out on top of Morocco, securing a 2-1 win in what was a lively game.

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We have updated this page one last time so you know when to catch the World Cup 2022 and where you can watch it, as well as with details around the initial World Cup groups and the stadiums the matches have been played in.

RadioTimes.com brings you the round-up of World Cup 2022 matches on today.

For more World Cup features check out: World Cup 2022 TV schedule | World Cup 2022 on radio | World Cup 2022 TV presenters, pundits and commentators | World Cup stadiums | Best players at the World Cup | Best teams at the World Cup

Which World Cup matches are on today? – Sunday 18th December


Sunday 18th December

Argentina v France (3pm) BBC One / BBC iPlayer / ITV1 / ITVX

World Cup 2022 groups

Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands

Group B: England, Iran, USA, 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

World Cup 2022 stadiums

  • Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
  • Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
  • Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
  • Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
  • Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
  • Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
  • Stadium 974, Doha
  • Al Thumama Stadium, Doha

Check out our World Cup hub for all the latest from Qatar 2022, including match previews, predictions and analysis.

If you’re looking for something else to watch, check out our TV Guide and Streaming Guide or visit our Sport hub.


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