When will Fantasy World Cup 2022 start?

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In 2022, fantasy football enthusiasts can look forward to another competition: World Cup 2022 Fantasy Football. But it is not going to be in the summer, as usual, but during winter. 

Let’s look at what we know about this fantasy football tournament and when it will likely start.

Fifa World Cup 2022 starts on 20 November 2022. The tournament will last for 27 days and the final will take place on December 18. 

Note.: There is going to be a winter break in Premier League, so we will see all best players from top leagues at World Cup 2022. 

Will there be Fantasy Football for World Cup 2022?

It is highly likely that there is going to be Fantasy Football game for Fifa World Cup 2022. When it starts, it should be announced on Official Fifa website.

In last few years, we have seen McDonald’s FIFA World Cup 2018 as well as EURO 2020 Fantasy, so there is likely going to be fantasy football competition for 2022 season, too.  

When will World Cup 2022 fantasy football start?

In 2018, McDonald’s FIFA World Cup 2018 was launched on 7 June 2018 – 7 days before the first kick-off. Similarly, in 2021, EURO 2020 fantasy launched on May 10 – 31 days before te first kick-off.

So, learning from the past, we could expect the World Cup 2022 Fantasy Football to start between 21.10.2022 and 14.11.2022.

Note.: this is just a prediction based on previous international fantasy football competitions.

Update: We think that the Official game launch after the Matchday 6 of UCL Fantasy and probably very soon after the GW16 of FPL, so fantasy managers will have easy transition and hunger for new game.

Update: FIFA World Cup 2022 Fantasy Football launched on 4.11.2022! Matchday 1 start on 20th November!

What are the rules of World Cup fantasy?

The rules of World Cup 2022 fantasy football will be very similar to the rules of Fantasy Champions League. You can read more about them here: UCL Fantasy rules.

World Cup 2022 Groups

If you want to start preparing for World Cup 2022 Fantasy Football, you should get familiar with groups. When the game launch, your strategy could be to target top teams from easier groups as they could score a lot of goals and therefore get a lot of fantasy points. 

Group A

Team
Qatar
Ecuador
Senegal
Netherlands

Read more on World Cup 2022 Group A.

Group B

Read more on World Cup 2022 Group B.

Team
England
Iran
USA
Wales

Group C

Team
Argentina
Saudi Arabia
Mexico
Poland

Read more on World Cup 2022 Group C.

Group D

Team
France
Denmark
Tunisia
Australia

Read more on World Cup 2022 Group D.

Group E

Team
Spain
Germany
Japan
Costa Rica

Read more on World Cup 2022 Group E.

Group F

Team
Belgium
Canada
Morocco
Croatia

Read more on World Cup 2022 Group E.

Group G

Team
Brazil
Serbia
Switzerland
Cameroon

Read more on World Cup 2022 Group E.

Group H

Team
Portugal
Ghana
Uruguay
Korea Republic

Read more on World Cup 2022 Group H.

Other information about World Cup 2022

Which country will organize World Cup 2022?

Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 will feature 32 teams. 

How many teams are on World Cup 2022?

Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 will feature 32 teams. 

How many gamews will be played on World Cup 2022?

There is going to be a total of 64 games played during Fifa World Cup 2022. 48 matches in the group stage and 16 matches in the knock-out round.

Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.

One thought on “When will Fantasy World Cup 2022 start?

  1. Please let me know when the fantasy football leagues teams apps are due and how 🤔 many teams can you have at a time. Kind regards Peter

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