The FIFA World Cup™ is an international soccer competition that brings together the top national soccer teams in the world. The tournament comes around every four years, and the 2022 tournament is the 22nd in history.
The host this year is Qatar, a small country along the Persian Gulf. As one of five bids, Qatar was selected as the host in December 2010. It's the second time a country in Asia has hosted the event after South Korea and Japan hosted in 2002.
Due to the summer heat, the tournament this year is being held later than most. It will run from November 20-December 18. The host country kicks off the tournament with a matchup against Ecuador.
Most matches at the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ will take place between 8AM and 2PM ET, though some start as early as 5AM ET.