The instant Halloween finished, aisles in supermarkets up and down the country were suddenly filled with Christmas decorations. However, for the first time ever, they were displayed alongside St George’s flags and England supporters’ tops. It feels quite surreal to be thinking about Gareth Southgate and his team preparing for a World Cup whilst autumn leaves continue to fall and theatres are getting ready to perform Pantos.
However, just four months after the Lionesses secured their place in history with a monumental victory in the Women’s World Cup, the Lions now have their chance to do the same in Qatar. Whether you’re a huge football fan, support your local team or only get excited when England’s playing we have wall paper murals perfect for your home, as well as all the low down on what to expect from the competition over the next few weeks.
The Opening Ceremony
The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicked off on Sunday, 20th November at 2pm GMT and was held at the Al Bayt Stadium, one of seven new stadiums built specifically for the tournament, with BTS member Jung Kook performing his song “Dreamers”.
The Group Stages
Countries have been placed into groups ranging from A – H, with England paying in Group B alongside Iran, the United States and Wales. For those passionately supporting Cymru who want to show their true colours, our patriotic dragon may be just what you’re looking for to really get into the spirit of the games.
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The winners of Group B will go on to play the runners up of Group A (Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal or the Netherlands).on 4th December, whilst the runners up of Group B will face the winners of Group A the day before.
Once teams reach the Round of 16 stage the tournament reverts to a simple knock-out process, with winners progressing to the quarter finals held on 9th and 10th December, semi finals on 13th and 14th December and the finale to be played on 18th December.
A third place play off is also scheduled to take place on 17th December.
For a bit of fun, we’ve pulled together our predictions for how we think England are going to fare in this year’s tournament.
The Mural Wallpaper team are confident England will win their Group, and face Ecuador in the Round of 16, securing a place in the Quarter Finals, where they will face France. It will be tough to continue the journey from here, but we have faith!
Time will tell how much we know about football scores and predictions, but one thing you can be sure we’re confident of is our fantastic range of wallpaper murals. Whether you’re looking for something artistic or perhaps a bit more action packed, we have something for you.