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Things you need to know about World Cup Qatar 2022
There are just a few months before the world’s premier men’s football tournament FIFA World Cup 2022. The 2022 Qatar will be the first edition of the tournament hosted in a Middle East country and the first to be held in winter, instead of summer as usual.
The World Cup 2022 Draw was conducted on April 1 and the complete group stage schedule was fully announced. The two teams that qualify from each group will advance to the knockout bracket.
When and where is the World Cup Qatar 2022?
The World Cup Qatar 2022 kicks off on November 21 when Senegal competes with the Netherlands in Group A at the Al Thumama Stadium followed by hosts Qatar taking on Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium.
The final will take place at the Lusail Stadium on December 18 – one week before Christmas.
The key dates
- Nov 21-24: The first day of the group stage
- Nov 25-28: The second day of the group stage
- Nov 29 – Dec 2: The third day of the group stage
- Dec 3-6: Round of 16
- Dec 9-10: The quarterfinals
- Dec 13-14: The semi-finals
- Dec 18: The final
There are eight stadiums for the 2022 World Cup. This is the fewest number of stadiums used for a World Cup since the 1978 version in Argentina with 6 ones. After that, host countries have used around 10-12 stadiums.
The Qatar 2022 will also be the most accessible edition of the tournament since it takes less than one hour to travel from one stadium to one another.
- Al-Bayt Stadium (Al Khor, capacity of 60,000): This stadium was designed to imitate a Bedouin tent. However, you can access this stadium only by bus or cab.
- Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium (Al Rayyan, capacity of 40,000): It is connected to Doha by a special metro line located in one of Qatar’s most historic cities, not far from the desert.
- Al-Janoub Stadium (Al-Wakrah, capacity of 40,000): This stadium was designed to imitate boats dedicated to the cultured pearl business, once visible on the shores of the Arabian Peninsula.
- 974 Stadium (Doha, capacity of 40,000): This is a special stadium that was made from reused containers and other materials and will be completely dismantled after the competition.
- Al-Thumama Stadium (Doha, capacity of 40,000): The design of this stadium is inspired by the “taqiyah”, the region’s traditional headgear of men.
- Education City Stadium (Doha, capacity of 40,000): It has a diamond-like shape.
- Khalifa International Stadium (Doha, capacity of 40,000): This is the only stadium that existed in Qatar before it was chosen to host the 2022 World Cup.
- Lusail Iconic Stadium (Lusail, capacity of 80,000): This stadium will host the final of the tournament. It is located in a city that was specially created for the event.
Teams qualified so far
The first team to guarantee a spot through the 2022 World Cup qualification in Europe is four-time winners Germany.
Meanwhile, the most successful team in the history of the tournament with five trophies – Brazil – became one of the top four teams in South America’s qualification process.
Topping their qualifying group, England secured their place in November.
Qatar 2022 is the second time that Canada qualified for the finals, after beating Jamaica 4-0.
The United States and Mexico also booked their tickets for their final qualifier, and Ghana, Senegal, Tunisia, Cameroon, and Morocco were among the final national teams to earn their places in World Cup 2022.
In Europe, Poland and Portugal booked their places after winning their play-off finals against Sweden and North Macedonia, respectively. The third and final European play-off in June will feature Wales against Scotland or Ukraine.
The 2022 World Cup group draw
The tournament will begin with 32 teams in 8 groups of 4 teams:
- Group A: Qatar, Senegal, Ecuador, Netherlands
- Group B: USA, Iran, England, Ukraine/Scotland/Wales
- Group C: Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Poland, Mexico
- Group D: Tunisia, France, Denmark, Australia/UAE/Peru
- Group E: Japan, Spain, Germany, Costa Rica/New Zealand
- Group F: Morocco, Canada, Belgium, Croatia
- Group G: Switzerland, Brazil, Cameroon, Serbia
- Group H: South Korea, Uruguay, Portugal, Ghana
The favourites to win the 2022 World Cup
Brazil, who are five-time winners of the competition and also have reclaimed the number one spot on FIFA’s ranking chart, are the top favourites to savour the glory in Qatar.
With the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba at their disposal, France – the defending champions – is also highly fancied.
England, who reached the semi-finals in the 2018 World Cup and the final in Euro 2020, also believes they can bring 56 years of hurt to a close in 2022. The team have pieced together an exciting young squad.
The top six leading contenders for global glory are completed by Spain, Germany, and Argentina – with Lionel Messi looking forward for his first crown.
Meanwhile, Portugal feels that nothing is impossible with Cristiano Ronaldo in their ranks.
Belgium’s golden generation hasn’t succeeded in earning the top place when being at the peak of their powers. Now, they have a lot of things to do with punters to deliver tangible success.
The Netherlands are also another dark horse that could go well with early momentum established.
The official song of the 2022 World Cup
There will be a number of singles that will be released from the official 2022 World Cup Soundtrack.
Among those, Hayya Hayya (Better Together) is the first one to be revealed on April 1, available across multiple platforms.
Interesting Facts about the 2022 Qatar
- The 2022 World Cup is scheduled to kick off on Nov 21 and close on Dec 18. At just 28 days long, the 2022 edition will be the shortest tournament since 1978.
- The final will take place on Dec 18, which is also Qatar’s National Day.
- This will be the last World Cup version to feature 32 teams. There will be 48 teams in the 2026 World Cup.
- As usual, the World Cup usually takes place in June and July, being hosted in Qatar, the 2022 tournament will take place in the winter months in order to avoid the high summer temperatures in this Asian country. In addition, to overcome the heat, the Qataris have pledged to equip the stadiums with air cooling systems to maintain temperatures at no higher than 27 degrees Celsius.
- This is also the first time the World Cup is hosted in the Middle East.
- All stadiums are within a 35-mile radius from Doha, helping fans be able to attend multiple matches easily.
- The Qatar national football team will attend the final stage of the FIFA World Cup for the first time in its history.
- Only fans vaccinated against coronavirus will be admitted to the 2022 World Cup.
- The logo of the 2022 World Cup is a ribbon that features traditional Arabic designs. It symbolizes infinity and harmony, and the shape of sand dunes. The logo is designed with the colors of the Qatari flag as well as traditional white Arab clothing.
With the above information about the World Cup 2022, we hope that you will have a better understanding of this exciting football event. Don’t miss watching the world’s biggest football tournament that will take place in November this year.
FAQs about Qatar 2022
Following a decision made by the FIFA Executive Committee in March 2015, the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held over 28 days from Nov 21 to Dec 18, with the final taking place on Qatar’s National Day.
Eight stadiums will host the tournament across five cities in Qatar, including Doha, Lusall, Al Rayyan, Al Khor, and Al Wakrah.
The 2022 World Cup Qatar is confirmed to be a family-friendly tournament, which ensures a truly unique experience by combining traditional Qatari hospitality with innovative fan and player experiences.
This will be also one of the most accessible tournaments ever, since it takes only an eight-hour flight from two-thirds of the world’s population to the host country Qatar. This also makes it easy for fans to explore the rest of the region after watching and enjoying the tournament
Alcohol is not part of Qatari culture, so it may not be available everywhere in this region. However, it will be available in certain areas. FIFA will work with Qatar, as usual with any other World Cup host nations, to find a solution that can satisfy everyone concerned. During the World Cup 2022, the sale and consumption of alcohol will be partially legalized, but only in fan zones.
Yes, tickets for the opening match of the 2022 World Cup are more expensive than those for the other goup-stage matches. The reason is that the opening match will include the opening ceremony of the tournament. As a result, an opening match premium is added.