World Cup 2022 is a quadrennial international men’s football championship scheduled to be held in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December. This year, Qatar will host the competition for the second time, and it will feature 32 teams and eight stadiums. It will be held during the winter, which will be more hospitable for football fans. Here are the facts you should know about the World Cup. The host city will be Doha, and the competition will feature 32 teams.
Qatar will host the competition for the second time
The country of Qatar is the smallest to host the World Cup, with a population of about three million. This small Gulf nation has grown to become a transit hub and a global energy-exporting power. It has been investing heavily in its national team since Dec. 2010 and has jumped up the FIFA world rankings. Despite its size, it is a warm country, with temperatures that exceed 130 degrees during the summer.
But there is a dark side to the upcoming World Cup. The country has already suffered a series of scandals related to its treatment of migrant workers. Many of these workers had worked to construct the stadiums in the Gulf state since 2010, and a Guardian report found that more than six hundred of them died. Qatar’s government responded by saying that the deaths of expats are rare compared to the number of deaths in the country.
It will feature 32 teams
The men’s World Cup is set to take place in Qatar, and will feature 32 teams from around the globe. The European nations are represented by Germany, England, France, Belgium, and Spain. The other regions include South America’s CONMEBOL, and North and Central America’s CONCACAF. The South American nations will be represented by five sides each. The remaining nations, which won’t qualify for the World Cup, will compete in intercontinental playoffs to decide who will advance to the knockout rounds.
The World Cup will feature 32 teams in 2022, with the host nation, Qatar, receiving an automatic spot. The other 31 teams must earn qualification from their respective continental governing bodies. The world’s five continents are divided into five regions, including Europe, Asia, North America/Central America/Caribbean, and South America. Australia is a member of the Asian confederation, and is one of the eight teams from the continent.
It will be played in eight stadiums
Eight different stadiums will be used to host the FIFA World Cup 2022. There will be 64 group matches and eight knockout rounds, and the stadiums will all have seating capacity of around 47,500. The eight stadiums are easily accessible via modern public transportation and are all located within one hour of Doha. The eight venues will host different games. The Al Bayt Stadium will be the host venue for the tournament opener, which will be between Senegal and the Netherlands. The Lusail Stadium will be the site for the quarter-final and final.
Six of the eight stadiums will be renovated, and two of them will be completely new. The seventh stadium will be demolished and used exclusively for football. After the World Cup, all of the stadiums will be used to host the football team. This means that the football fans will be able to witness the best matches in the country. The World Cup 2022 will take place in eight stadiums, all of which will be within an hour’s drive of Doha.
It will be held in the winter
The World Cup in Qatar will take place in the winter, from November 21 to December 18. This will be the first time the tournament has been held in the winter. Because of the extreme heat in Qatar, the summer slot was never a good idea. The World Cup is being held in November to December, the best time for the weather conditions. On average, temperatures are about 25 degrees Celsius in these months. This is good news for players and fans alike, as the heat will not interfere with their training and preparation.
The biggest opposition to moving the World Cup from summer to winter was Telemundo and Fox, which are the two TV rights holders. Telemundo, in particular, was against the idea of shifting the tournament because of the clashes with other sports in the US. But they were able to win the rights for 2026 without a tender process. This means there are no concerns for European clubs and sponsors.
It will kick off on a Monday
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will begin in Qatar on Monday, November 21, at 5:00 am ET/2 am PT. This is one week earlier than usual. The season will also end a week early, on Boxing Day, after the World Cup. In 2023, the season will finish on May 28. The NFL has yet to decide on a start date for the 2022 season. However, the league has outlined the key dates for the new season.
The regular season begins on September 8, 2022. Teams will play 17 games, with one bye week. The season will conclude on Jan. 8, 2023. All games during the final weekend will be intra-division games. The league is also planning on a Monday night game in 2022. While this may not seem like much, the NFL will likely have a Monday night game, a Wednesday night one, and a Thursday night game.