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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022; A Beginner’s Guide

Updated: May 31, 2023

Introduction: after four years of waiting with the pandemic (COVID-19) barely receding, it is hard to imagine or even visualise packed stadiums bursting on the seams & others watching live the action of the FIFA world cup 2022 from Qatar. Qatar is a relatively small Arab nation (12,000 square kilometres) with an estimated population of 2.9 million Qataris, yet it enjoys a high GDP ratio. The right to host the FIFA world cup is decided well in advance & then the qualifiers are almost decided. The tournament has been played every four years since 1930 except from 1938-1950 when the world cup returned with Brazil as hosts.

And as the bids to host the 2022 FIFA world cup were awarded to Qatar, several questions & curiosities still exist. Qatar is the first Arab nation to host such a global sports spectacle. Let us look at some common facts and myths surrounding this world cup edition in Qatar.

Who is the Official Host of the FIFA world cup 2022?

After a prolonged bidding process with a full investigation included because of bribery allegations, Qatar was declared the winner in 2010 after securing a majority vote of the 22-member FIFA Executive Committee Vote. Qatar defeated similar bids from Japan, South Korea, USA & Australia.

When Does the FIFA World Cup 2022 Start in Qatar?

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The opening day for the FIFA world cup is November 20, 2022, at the newly built Albayt Stadium in Doha. The world cup starts with a Group A match involving hosts Qatar and Ecuador. The final of the FIFA football world cup will be played on December 18.

What is the Criterion of Qatar Hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022?

Any country is welcome to host the world cup as long it meets FIFA's stringent requirements. Qatar won the bid for 2022 As the FIFA Executive Committee under previous FIFA president Sepp Blatter felt there was plausible ground to grant Qatar the winning bid in 2010.

Which Footballing Nations Qualified for FIFA World Cup in Qatar?

There are 32 teams taking part in the FIFA world cup in Qatar. These teams come from all the footballing zones, including UEFA (Union of European Football Associations), CAF (Confederation of African Football), AFC (Asian Football Confederation), CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central America & Caribbean Associations), CONMEBOL (Confederacion’ Sudamericana De Futbal) & OFC (Oceania Football Confederation). There are several teams from all six zones, with UEFA contributing the most member teams.

How many groups are there in the FIFA World Cup 2022?

Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands

Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales

Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland

Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia

Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan

Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia

Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon

Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea

Which Football Stadiums are Hosting the Matches in Qatar?

-Al Janoub Stadium has a retractable roof and 40,000 seats.

-Al-Rayyan Stadium is a 50,000-seat venue.

-Lusail Iconic Stadium is an 80,000-seat venue.

-Al Bayt Stadium also has a retractable roof & 60,000 seats.

-Stadium 974 with a capacity of 40,000 seats.

-Al Thumama Stadium has 40,000 seat capacity.

-Khalifa International Stadium is a 45,416-seat venue.

-Education City Stadium has 45,350 seats.

Are there any Unique and Specific Requirements for attending the World Cup?

There are no unique requirements except having valid match tickets and abiding by local laws. All match tickets are disbursed through FIFA's chosen official channels or sports partners online or offline.

Conclusion: The basics are shared; if you are new to the FIFA football world cup, You can start getting ready to join in the fascinating sport's showpiece on earth by joining the show live in Qatar or relayed live on your home entertainment system. But you can also make the tournament a moment to earn by joining an online Sportsbook in Malaysia at Let the show start!

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