The World Cup is the biggest sporting event on the planet, and it’s coming again in 2022. The last time Qatar hosted the tournament was in 2022, and now they’re gearing up to host it again. But with only four years between events, how can you tell if this World Cup will be any different from the last one? I’m here to answer that question!
You’ll most likely be able to get tickets to the World Cup final. But if you’re planning on attending any other games, there are a few things you should know.
There are 12 stadiums that will host matches during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The majority of these stadiums are located in Doha, but other cities like Al Wakrah, Al Rayyan, and Lusail will also host matches at their own venues.
The capacity for each stadium varies from 40,000 people (Al Bayt Stadium) to 80,000 (Khalifa International Stadium).
How Qatar got the World Cup?
You may be wondering how Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 World Cup. It’s a fair question. The country has never hosted an international football tournament before and its climate is notoriously inhospitable for soccer.
In December 2010, FIFA awarded Qatar the 2022 World Cup in secret ballot voting in Zurich by a margin of 14 votes to eight against its rival bids from Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the United States.
Qatar scored high marks on infrastructure and facilities while its rivals were thought to have strong financial guarantees — something that was seen as important after Brazil’s preparations for 2014 were heavily criticized within FIFA and by some countries outside it.
When is the World Cup?
There will be 32 teams playing at the 2022 World Cup. Each team that qualifies for FIFA World Cup 2022 will play a total of 7 matches, with three of them being group stage matches and four of them being knockout stage matches.
All the group stage matches will take place from November 21 to 27 and all knockout round games are scheduled from December 1 to 15. The final match will be played on December 19th at Al Rayyan Stadium in Doha, Qatar.
When does qualifying start?
Qatar 2022 will be the first World Cup to feature 48 teams. Qualifying begins in September 2020 and will see the top two teams from each of the six groups progress to the 2022 World Cup finals automatically, while eight more places will be decided through play-offs.
The qualification process for 2022 features two main stages:
- UEFA (Europe) – Group Stage A & B
- CAF (Africa) – Preliminary Competition
- AFC (Asia) – Preliminary Competition
- CONMEBOL (South America) – Copa América Centenario 2021 Brazil
- CONCACAF (North America, Central America, and Caribbean) FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Russia & 2019 Russia
The next Football World Cup will be Held?
The next Football World Cup will be held in Qatar in 2022.
Qatar was chosen to host the 2022 football world cup despite criticism that it would be too hot for players and fans.
In 2022, the FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar for the first time. The tournament is expected to attract almost 3 million fans from around the world when it kicks off on November 21st, 2022 at Al Wakrah Stadium in Doha with a match between hosts Qatar and Japan.
We’re excited to see how the WorldCup 2022 plays out. There’s a lot of anticipation for this year’s tournament, but there’s also some apprehension as well. There are so many teams that could end up winning, that it’s hard to predict just one group of players over another. However, we do think that whichever team does win will have done so because they were able to play their best football when it mattered most!