Welcome to the home of our World Cup stats hub for Qatar 2022.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is finally here, with the tournament in Qatar being the first held in the months of November and December since the first World Cup finals in 1930.

This will be the home of our World Cup stats for Qatar 2022, with live group stage standings, predictions, top scorers, leading assist makers, top performing goalkeeper metrics and much, much more.

To play the Opta Challenge – your chance to win $500 on EACH match – simply click on the icon beside each fixture in the ‘fixtures’ tab. Terms and conditions apply.

Here are the 32 teams battling it out for FIFA World Cup glory in Qatar this November and December:

Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
Group B: England, Iran, United States, Wales
Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea

Elsewhere on Opta Analyst during the 2022 World Cup, we’ll cover the big questions, such as:

• Can Gareth Southgate’s England team recover from their poor performances in the UEFA Nations League and their disappointment at being runners-up to Italy at Euro 2020 and losing in the semi-final at the 2018 World Cup?
• Can the Netherlands national team – 2010 finalists in South Africa – be the dark horses as some expect?
• Can favourites Argentina follow up on their 2021 Copa America crown and end the run of four successive European winners?
• Can France win back-to-back titles after their 2018 World Cup success in Russia?
• Brazil topped the South American qualifying group ahead of Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia and Venezuela. Our predictor suggests they are favourites to win for a sixth time in World Cup history – can they go all the way?
• Two teams to make it to Qatar 2022 via the UEFA playoffs were Wales and Poland, who defeated Ukraine and Sweden respectively – can they make shock progress through to the round of 16 at the expense of England and Argentina?

Be sure to follow us on our Twitter account throughout the World Cup, too – we’ll be providing live insights and pre and post-match content around every match at Qatar 2022.