GETTYWhen is the 2022 World Cup? When does Qatar tournament kick off? England will be hoping to be at the 2022 World Cup after going agonisingly close this year. Gareth Southgate’s side gave it everything as they fell to Croatia in the semi-finals on Wednesday night. England went ahead through Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier, who curled home an outstanding free-kick. But Croatia bit back through Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic. Fans are already looking forward to the 2022 tournament in Qatar - so we’ll give you all the information you need to know. Related articles England: Southgate needed to pick one player to reach final - Dixon Harry Kane reacts to England World Cup exit: ‘We worked so hard’ Emotional England fans watch semi final showdown Wed, July 11, 2018 The national mood veered from hope to bitter disappointment Play slideshow REUTERS 1 of 43 Tearful fans react to the loss Is the 2022 World Cup in the summer or winter? If you’ve been to Qatar, you’ll know its hot. So hot, in fact, that FIFA have had to move the tournament. Instead of the summer, the matches will be played in the winter to avoid players frying in the heat.When is the 2022 World Cup? The 2022 World cup kicks off on November 21 2022. It will then run until 18 December 2022 - meaning one country will have a very special Christmas present. Will England be in it? Yes. If they play like they did in Russia. But England, like every other nation, will have to go through the qualifying rounds to ensure they make the cut.