The 2022 World Cup has been confirmed to take place in South Africa and, with that confirmed, the next phase of our countdown will be to find out who will take home the crown.
Here’s everything we know so far about the final, the games, the stars and the glamour.
The South African Football Association is confident that the South African national team will win the 2022 World Series with a score of 0-0 after a 3-0 victory over England on Wednesday night.
The win, the second straight in South African domestic fixtures, means that South Africa will be awarded the trophy.
It is the first time that South African teams have won the tournament since 2009 and a first time since the South Africa national side won it in 2002.
South Africa have won all four previous finals at home, but will have to wait until the second round of qualifying in 2019 to take on England.
They will then have to play two more group games to qualify for the knockout stages and, although they are unbeaten in those games, there are still some doubts about their chances.
England have won seven of the last eight games, including the semi-finals in 2016 and 2017.
South African coach Frank van Nistelrooy is confident of his side winning the tournament and he expects a hard fought game on Wednesday to see off England.
The game, which is being played at the Marlborough Stadium in South Australia, will be the final of the tournament.
The players are going to be disappointed with the outcome of the first game but I am very confident.
England had already won three of the previous six, including a 2-0 win over Scotland in their opening game of the competition.
The final will take place on Thursday at 2:00pm AEST.