The World Cup is underway with the opening ceremony taking place on Sunday, November 20.

Tournament organisers attempted to turn the focus away from the multitude of issues that have overshadowed the long build-up to Qatar 2022 by emphasising football’s power to unite during the opening ceremony.

As the games get underway, thousands of England and Wales fans will watch on in Qatar as both nations begin their bids for World Cup 2022 glory.

Millions more supporters are expected to tune in back home as England opens their group B campaign against Iran on Monday afternoon before Wales makes their first appearance at the World Cup finals since 1958 against the US.

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Both teams will be hoping to get off to a winning start and pick up points in their second games later in the week before facing each other next week for their final group-stage fixture.

What channel is the World Cup on in the UK?

BBC and ITV will be sharing coverage of this year’s World Cup, broadcasting every game live across BBC1 and ITV1.

You can also catch the action on BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub.

BBC will be airing England’s first match against Iran on Monday, November 21.

ITV1 will be showing Wales's opening match against the USA.

World Cup schedule on BBC and ITV

The full schedule and channel list for the World Cup can be found on the Radio Times website here.