- More than a million World Cup supporters are getting ready to travel to the Gulf to take in Qatar's month-long football carnival.
The FIFA 2022 will take place in eight stadiums spread across Qatar's five towns of Lusall, Al Khor, Al Rayyan, Al Wakrah, and Doha.
- Because it is the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East, there may be differences in social mores and religious beliefs there from other places.
Ecuador, who maintained their place from the August rankings, will play Qatar in the opening round as the 44th-best country. The Netherlands will compete in Group A as the highest-ranked country in eighth place, but Senegal, ranked 18th, will also play in the group.
Where will the Event Take Place?
The event will take place in eight stadiums spread across Qatar's five towns of Lusall, Al Khor, Al Rayyan, Al Wakrah, and Doha. The group stage schedule, including times and dates, could be completely defined by organizers thanks to the World Cup Draw, which took place on April 1.
The group stage schedule, including times and dates, could be completely defined by organizers thanks to the World Cup Draw, which took place on April 1. The top two teams from each group that will advance to the World Cup knockout stage have already been given their spots.
The two intercontinental playoff champions also received two opening positions in Groups D and E. After winning the game on penalties over Peru, Australia was issued the first penalty. Costa Rica defeated New Zealand 1-0 in the opposing intercontinental playoff to earn the 32nd and last spot in Qatar 2022.
How Many Teams are there?
The FIFA Men's World Cup has had 32 teams since France 1998. The competition will include 31 other nations in addition to the host country Qatar which qualified through regional matches. How many nations from each region would be eligible was planned:
- (CAF) Africa: 5
- AFC Asia: 4 (plus 1 playoff qualifier)
- UEFA Europe: 13
- The Caribbean, North and Central America (CONCACAF): 3 (plus 1 playoff qualifier)
- OFC: One playoff qualifier from Oceania
South American CONMEBOL
Two intercontinental playoff matches, which featured the four playoff qualifiers from the list above, featured one nation from each of the four distinct regions and took place in June 2022. These contests between North America and Asia and South America and Asia and Oceania selected the last two World Cup qualifiers.
Asia vs. South America:
On June 13, Australia (third in the Asian qualifying group) defeated Peru (5th in South America) on penalties to secure a spot in Qatar. To face Peru, the Socceroos, who are competing in their fifth straight World Cup, needed to win 2-1 against the United Arab Emirates in an Asian confederation playoff.
North America vs. Oceania:
On June 14th, 2022, Costa Rica in North America defeated Oceania's champion New Zealand 1-0 to get to the World Cup. In Group E, the Ticos will face off against Germany, Spain, and Japan.
In June, Europe's final World Cup qualification spot was also selected. Wales defeated Ukraine on June 5 to claim the single-elimination playoff championship. (Wales and Ukraine won their respective matches against Austria and Scotland to advance to the championship game.) After Ukraine requested a postponement from the original March deadline owing to the Russian invasion, the final European qualifying berth was moved to the June window.
Which groups have secured spots in the World Cup?
The host country has successfully qualified for the Qatar World Cup 2022 together with the other 32 countries. On June 13thand June 14th, the intercontinental playoff champions filled the final two positions. Along with the host nation of Qatar, the match will include 13 teams from Europe, 4 from South America, four from North America, five from Europe, four from Asia, four from Africa, and one from Australia, which is a part of the Asian confederation.
The soundtrack for FIFA 2022 Qatar
The 4th single from the multi-song FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM Official Soundtrack, Light the Sky, features four of the most well-known female singers in the Arab world: Balqees, Nora Fatehi, Manal, and Rahma Riad. The music video for the single celebrates the first time that female referees have officiated at a FIFA World CupTM.
Voices from award-winning Moroccan singer-songwriter Manal, Moroccan-Canadian sensation Nora Fatehi, Iraqi diva Rahma Riad, and Emirati singer-songwriter Balqees can be heard in the hypnotic tune. The song's melancholy and gritty music video also celebrates the first-ever presence of female referees at a FIFA World CupTM by including all six of the officials who were selected for the championship.
Preparations for FIFA Qatar
The host nation of the 22nd FIFA World CupTM has finished preparations to support the thousands of volunteers, tournament staff, and visiting media in Qatar during the 29-day tournament, which begins when the host nation plays Ecuador on November 20, 2022. Qatar also has eight cutting-edge stadiums, seven of which are brand-new.
Following the trips, President Infantino remarked, "We have always been sure that Qatar will produce the best FIFA World Cup ever”. But to accomplish this, everything off the field must meet
he top-notch standard we anticipate seeing there. From what we have witnessed today, there is little question that Qatar's performance outside of the stadiums is equally astounding to that of the eight spectacular venues.
The DEC, located close to the breathtaking Katara Cultural Village, will provide crucial support for several tournament-critical functions during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, including the Tournament Office, Main Operations Centre, IT Command Centre, Main Volunteer Center, and the Main Accreditation Center. The DECC will transform into the Main Ticketing Centre and Hayya Center during the event. It is situated in the heart of Doha's West Bay neighborhood, close to the Corniche and the FIFA Fan Festival.
Al Bidda Park, located in the center of the city close to the Corniche, will serve as a gathering spot for fans during the tournament once the first game is played in Doha. Other fan venues, Al Maha Island in Lusail, where a beach festival is planned with concerts, entertainment, food and drink outlets, and the Al Maha Arena, which will feature live concerts, will also show matches.
Venues for FIFA Qatar
Fans are welcome to watch live games at the Fan Village Cabins Free Zone if they have hotel reservations at the official fan villages outside of Doha. A World Cup match ticket includes a complimentary Hayya Fan ID card that enables the use of the Doha Metro system. The eight locations where the 64 games will be played are all within a one-hour drive of Doha's city center.