The World Cup is the biggest soccer event Earth has to offer every four years. The best soccer players from around the world put their country's hopes and dreams on their backs and try to write their names in the history books.

This 2022 edition is full of legends making their last run at the cup. Names like Messi, Ronaldo, Lewandowski, Modric and more will likely be retired from international competition come 2026. Best to enjoy their brilliance now. With so many greats donning their country's colors for one last go, the pressure is on.

When does the World Cup start, game times

The first game kicks off November 20th with the host nation Qatar taking on Ecuador. The game will kick off at 11:00 AM ET and this will be one of the later start times during this Middle East edition of the World Cup.

The kickoff times of the Group Stage games will be one of the following: 5:00 am ET, 8:00 am ET, 11:00 am ET, 2:00 pm ET. Make sure to set the coffee maker to auto-brew mode.

How to watch the World Cup

Games in English will be aired of Fox and FS1.

Games in Spanish will be aired on Telemundo and streamed on NBC's Peacock network.

What is the World Cup schedule (how many rounds, etc)

The Group Stages occur from November 20 until December 2. At the end of the Group Stage, the 32 teams competing are cut down to 16, and the gripping single-elimination knockout rounds begin.

The round of 16 is held from December 3 to December 6. The kickoff times will either be at 10:00 am ET or 2:00 pm ET.

The quarterfinals are held from December 9 to December 10. The kickoff times will either be at 10:00 am ET or 2:00 pm ET.

The semifinals will be held from December 13 to December 14. The kickoff time for both will be 2:00 pm ET.

The final will be held on December 17. The kickoff time will be 10:00 am ET.