It's finally here - almost a month since the World Cup started back on 20th November, we now know exactly which nations will be battling it out to be the 2022 champions.


Today's World Cup final will see Argentina face off against France, in a battle of two heavyweight football nations. This follows the third place play-off which took place yesterday, in which Croatia emerged as the victors.

In the final, Lionel Messi will take on Kylian Mbappe in the most prominent sub-plot, as Argentina hope to end their 36-year wait to lift the trophy for a third time.

France hope to become the first team to successfully defend the title since Brazil achieved the feat in 1962.

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The TV schedule has been confirmed by broadcasters BBC and ITV, with all games to be shown live on free-to-air TV, split between the two traditional homes of international tournament football. But just when will the match kick off and where can fans watch it? has rounded up everything you need to know about the World Cup 2022 TV schedule, channel details and live stream information during Qatar 2022.

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World Cup 2022 TV schedule

Every game will be shown live across BBC and ITV with each of its main TV channels broadcasting every match live for free.

Games will also be available to watch on BBC iPlayer and ITVX so you don't have to miss a moment, even on the move.

All UK times.


Sunday 18th December

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

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 or Streaming Guide, or visit our Sport hub.


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