The 22nd edition of FIFA World Cup is also popular as 2022 FIFA World Cup or Football World Cup 2022. Qatar will host the competition from 21 November to 18 December 2022. A total of 32 men’s national teams from 6 confederations to participate in the event. This is the special edition in tournament history as it will be first occasion when FIFA world championship will be played in winter season.
Originally 11 countries were interested to host the prestigious football world cup championship but as time progresses only five nations Australia, Qatar, Japan, South Korea and United States bid to host the event. In total 4 rounds bid process, Qatar won the rights to host 2022 FIFA world cup with 14 votes to United States’ 8.
Qatar was the first team to qualify for FIFA world cup 2022 as they will host the tournament. The qualification process for other teams haven’t been announced yet.
32-teams will be playing in 2022 world cup. Being hosts, Qatar qualified for the world cup.
Read more: World Cup 2022 Teams
As per reports, a total of 12 venues are originally picked to host the event but the number can be reduced to 8 or 9 in near future. The proposed and expected venues to host 2022 FIFA world cup are:
- Lusail Iconic Stadium (Lusail)
- Sports City Stadium (Doha)
- Al-Khor Stadium (Al Khor)
- Khalifa International Stadium (Doha)
- Education City Stadium (Doha)
- Al-Shamal Stadium (Madinat ash Shamal)
- Doha Port Stadium (Doha)
- Al-Wakrah Stadium (Al Wakrah)
- Qatar University Stadium (Doha)
- Umm Salal Stadium (Umm Salal)
- Thani bin Jassim Stadium (Doha)
- Ahmed bin Ali Stadium (Al Rayyan)
To be announced in near future.
The first match of 22nd Football world cup will be played on 21 November. Tournament will conclude on 18 December with a final match.
The fixtures of 2022 world cup will be announced in due course.
|Brazil||SporTV, Rede Globo|
|Canada||TSN, CTV, RDS|
|Caribbean||Sportsmax, International Media Content|
|Europe||European Broadcasting Union|
|Middle East||beIN Sports|
|United Kingdom||ITV, BBC|
|United States||Fox, Telemundo|
Read More: World Cup 2022 broadcasters list
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