After four weeks of intense competition between the world’s best national teams, the World Cup 2022 will conclude this weekend, with either France or Argentina crowned champion.
France was fortunate to escape the France vs. Morocco match unscathed, as the African side fought valiantly but couldn’t break through in the final third. France, on the other hand, is a strong team – remember, we’re talking about the current World Cup holders – and will be eager to win back-to-back World Cups for the first time since Brazil in 1958 and 1962.
Argentina, on the other hand, has its own story to tell. Lionel Messi has won almost everything else that is possible for him to win. Now that he’s nearing the end of his career, he’ll have his sights set on winning the World Cup. Argentina came close to defeating Brazil in Rio eight years ago, when Mario Gotze scored an extra-time winner.
So, what are our expectations for this game? Both teams are naturally attack-oriented. That usually means the game will either be spectacular end-to-end excellence or a cagey, cancelled out affair. With much of the game decided, I’d expect both teams to approach this with a little more caution than their semi-final clashes.
2022 WORLD CUP FINAL (ARGENTINA V FRANCE): KICK-OFF TIME AND STADIUM
Argentina vs. France will begin at 3 p.m. GMT. It will be held at Al Daayen’s Lusail Stadium, which has a capacity of 88,966 people.
France is an hour ahead of GMT, so the game will begin at 4 p.m. for fans there. Argentina is three hours behind schedule, resulting in a midday start for fans rooting for their country.
Kickoff is at 2 a.m. AEDT, so anyone in Australia hoping to watch the game will have to stay up late. Fans in the United States can watch the final beginning at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET.
2022 WORLD CUP FINAL (ARGENTINA V FRANCE): HOW TO WATCH IF YOU’RE OUT OF THE COUNTRY
If you happen to be out of the country during the World Cup in 2022, your usual method of watching may not work. But don’t worry: the best VPNs can help you circumvent geo-restrictions and watch as if you were at home.
2022 WORLD CUP FINAL (ARGENTINA V FRANCE): HOW TO WATCH IN THE UK
Fans in the United Kingdom can watch every minute of World Cup 2022 action for free. The BBC and ITV share the broadcast rights, with both showing the final. You’ll also need a TV license.
If you want to watch the games online, you can do so via BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) and ITV Hub (opens in new tab).
Are you currently out of the country?
2022 WORLD CUP FINAL (ARGENTINA V FRANCE): HOW TO WATCH IN THE USA
In the United States, coverage is split between FOX and Fox Sports 1, with FOX showing all knockout games. There are still options if you do not have cable TV.
Sling TV (opens in new tab) has over 30 channels, including FOX and FS1. Another option is Fubo TV(opens in new tab), which is more expensive but has over 100 channels, including FOX and FS1, so you can watch everything.
If you are traveling outside of the country and want to stay up to date on the action, use
2022 WORLD CUP FINAL (ARGENTINA V FRANCE): HOW TO WATCH IN AUSTRALIA
The entire tournament will be broadcast live on SBS and SBS On-Demand in Australia (opens in new tab).
Are you leaving the country for the World Cup? Watch SBS(opens in new tab) as if you were at home with ExpressVPN.