Qatar works with several local and international partners on a range of exciting programs for football fans from all walks of life and offers a mix of modern and traditional attractions when they attend this year’s FIFA World Cup™.
Let’s discuss some amazing facts about the World Cup in Qatar 2022.
When does the World Cup start?
The 2022 World Cup kicks off on Monday, November 21 in Qatar, at Al Thumama Stadium. Group A will kick off with Senegal playing the Netherlands, followed by hosts Qatar against Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium.
Group B will also open the tournament with England playing Iran and USA meeting Wales at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium.
Where are the stadiums?
FIFA has finalized the following 8 stadiums:
- Al Bayt Stadium
- Khalifa International Stadium
- Al Thumama Stadium
- Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
- Lusail Stadium
- Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
- Education City Stadium
- Al Janoub Stadium
The reason these stadiums were chosen is that they offer a modern and contemporary structure with environmentally friendly construction materials. All stadiums have a solar energy system that powers a cooling system to cool all the stands and keep fans and players comfortable.
The most awaited information by football fans is which teams have qualified so far for the World Cup in Qatar 2022. The world cup starts with a total of 32 teams divided into 8 groups of 4 teams . The groups are:
- 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
Qatar automatically qualified as the hosts of the event. During the qualification process in Europe, Germany was the first team to qualify. Portugal, Poland and Wales advanced to the final after winning their play-off final.
Four matches will be played daily during the group stage. This format will last 12 days, and the winners and runners-up will advance to the Round of 16. There will also be a playoff game for third place in December.
Team base camps
All 32 qualifying teams will be based at the same first-class facilities throughout the competition, meaning no domestic flights are required during the tournament. Twenty-four of the 32 teams will stay within a 10km radius of each other.
Colin Smith, FIFA Operations Director – World Cup, said: “Qatar 2022 will be a World Cup like no other, with teams benefiting from its compact nature and the warm local hospitality. Players will have more time to train and rest during competition while being able to experience the excitement that will take over the land much closer, as other players and passionate fans from all 32 nations come together in a single area.
3 types of training sites will be used during the competition: local clubs, cluster training centers and stadium training sites.
As mentioned above, Qatar has partnered with many local and international organizations to ensure that your World Cup 2022 experience will be amazing. Let’s take a look at some of the programs in detail.
GOALS 2022 shares the stories of a diverse group of storytellers, including football coaches, artists, students and workers, and sees the Qatar 2022 World Cup through their eyes and personal experience. These personal stories can take the form of analog photographs, writings, audio and exhibitions. All stories will culminate in a photo exhibition held at Education City during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
Khalid Al-Ghanim, the first president of the Qatar Consultative Assembly, said: “I am sure people will see that Qatar is a place that values football. It’s not the same culture as in Europe or South America, but it’s a culture that’s special in its own way.
Wanda FIFA Blag Bearer Program
Young and talented people can also be considered as the flag bearers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. This is a unique chance for teenagers who love football and want to know more about the behind-the-scenes actions of a leader. international event.
All sporting, artistic and cultural events will be held at the Education City stadium.
Now that you know all the amazing facts about the World Cup in Qatar 2022, are you as excited as we are?
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