IT’S almost time for the match which all teams participating in the World Cup hope to avoid – the third place play-off.
Croatia were the first team to book their spot having fell victim to a remarkable Argentina side inspired by Lionel Messi.
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And the Croats will be keeping an eye on France’s mouth-watering semi-final against Morocco as the losers join Croatia in the bronze medal contest.
England were comfortably beaten by Belgium in the 2018 third place play-off edition.
But the 2022 World Cup final warm-up event is expected to be a tighter affair and SunSport has all the information needed.
When is the World Cup 2022 third place play-off?
The World Cup third place play-off is taking place on Saturday, December 17.
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It is expected to get underway from 3pm UK time
Khalifa International Stadium in Doha is the allocated arena for this huge fixture and it can host approximately 45,000 spectators.
Belgium beat England 2-0 in the 2018 third place play-off contest.
What TV channel is the third place play-off match on and can it be live streamed?
Croatia’s encounter against the loser of France vs Morocco will be shown LIVE on BBC One in the UK.
Coverage is set to commence from 2:30pm UK time – 30 minutes before kick-off.
Viewers also have the option to stream the entire action through the BBC iPlayer app or BBC Sport website.
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Can the third place play-off match be watched for free?
YES! The third place play-off encounter can be watched for FREE as long as you hold a valid TV license in the UK.