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World Cup 2022 Match for 3rd place - Who wins in the small final?

The match for 3rd place of the 2022 World Cup will be played on 17.12. at the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar Who wins in the small final and occupies 3rd place?

Match for 3rd place

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Match for 3rd place at the 2022 World Cup

The match for 3rd place at a World Cup finals is actually a duel in which no team really wants to compete. Because it means that you missed the entry into the grand final and now have to duel in the game of the two losers for the "golden pineapple". In retrospect, however, third or fourth place can also be a great success.

Also at the Football World Cup 2022 in Qatar there will be again the match for 3rd place. While the World Cup final will be played at Lusail Stadium on 18 December 2022, the day before the two semi-final losers will compete against each other in the unpopular match for third place at the Khalifa International Stadium.

Here you can find all information about the game including betting odds and review of the small final at the last World Cup finals in Russia.

Everything about the match for 3rd place at the 2022 World Cup

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Match for 3rd place of the 2022 World Cup

All times according to German time (CET)

On which day will the World Cup match for 3rd place take place?

The small final of the World Cup in Qatar will be held on 17 December 2022 and will thus take place one day before the big final. The match for 3rd place will - like the final - kick off at 16:00 CET.

Where will the small final of the 2022 World Cup be held?

The venue for the small final at the 2022 World Cup is the Khalifa International Stadium in al-Rayyan, which holds about 45,000 spectators. The arena was previously the venue for six group matches, and a 2022 World Cup knockout round. The final will be played at Lusail Stadium in the planned city of Lusail City. The arena has a capacity of around 80,000 spectators.

Who will play against each other in the match for 3rd place?

In the match for third place, the losers of the two games from the 2022 World Cup semi-finals will meet. The matches will be played on 13 and 14 December. After that, it is clear what the encounter in the small final will be.

As usual, the game will be played in knockout mode. If there is a draw after 90 minutes, the game for 3rd place goes into extra time. If no winner can still be chosen, the small final will be decided on penalties.

Betting on the World Cup 2022 match for 3rd place

Of course, there will also be odds around the small final of the 2022 World Cup, as soon as it is clear which teams will compete against each other. More World Cup 2022 betting odds can be found on the linked page.

Why is there a match for third place at the World Cup?

The match for 3rd place is an integral part of World Cup history. Only at the very first World Cup in 1930 in Uruguay there was no small final. The first third place at the 1934 World Cup in Italy went to Germany.

As unpopular as the match for 3rd place at the World Cup is, the world football association FIFA is still sticking to it. In contrast, the European football association UEFA decided in 1980 not to hold a small final at European Championships from now on.

Review of the small final at the 2018 World Cup

In the match for third place at the 2018 World Cup, Belgium and England surprisingly met. The Red Devils lost in the semi-finals to the eventual world champions France 1-0, the English had to admit defeat to the outsider and later vice-world champion Croatia 2-1 after extra time.

Despite the fact that it was only the small final, both coaches sent numerous top stars onto the field. Among others, England was the later top scorer Harry Kane, Belgium had Thibaut Courtois, who was later named the best goalkeeper of the 2018 World Cup, in the box.

Immediately after four minutes, Thomas Meunier provided a cross from Chadli for the Belgian lead and in the 82nd minute the later Player of the Match Eden Hazard closed the lid with his goal to make it 2-0. For the Three Lions it was only enough for fourth place, the Belgians took 3rd place and were able to celebrate their greatest success in World Cup history.

Which country finished 3rd most often at a World Cup?

Germany was able to secure the unpopular third place most often. In the years 1934, 1970, 2006 and 2010, the DFB team was eliminated in the World Cup semi-finals, but was then able to win the match for 3rd place.

Brazil, France and Poland each finished third twice at a World Cup finals. With the exception of Poland, all the teams mentioned have celebrated a World Championship title at least once.

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