2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar - Everything You Need to Know

Football is the most popular sport in the world right now and it’s most prestigious tournament is the FIFA World Cup. In the last season of the FIFA World Cup which took place in Russia and France won the tournament. And now, when we consider the upcoming episode of the tournament, it will be staged in Qatar in 2022. So, the tournament is also called as the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

2022 Qatar World Cup will be the 22nd edition of the most prestigious football competition and it will be the very first World Cup in the Arab World. And also it will be the first World Cup in Asia after the 2002 FIFA World Cup which took place in Korea and Japan. However, according to the report, we also know that it will be the last FIFA World Cup where 32 nations will take place but from the next 2026 episode, the teams will be expanded to 48 nations as we speak.

2022 FIFA World Cup Host

There is a procedure of selecting the host nation for the FIFA World Cup and for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the procedure started in January 2009. In the end, a total of five nations were finally selected which were Japan, Australia, Qatar, South Korea, and the United States. Based on the bids, for the 2022 World Cup, Qatar has been selected. So, the 22nd episode of the FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar.

MOI and FBI team up for secure 2022 Qatar World cup

MoI and FBI team up for Secure 2022 Qatar World cup
Officers attending the training organized by the Ministry of Interior

The Ministry of Interior – Qatar (MOI) in collaboration with the FBI, started a training course to enhance the knowledge and skills of those tasked with security during the FIFA World Cup 2022.

2022 FIFA World Cup Important Dates

  • Start Date – 21st November 2022 
  • End Date – 18th December 2022 
  • Schedule Draw – April 2022

2022 FIFA World Cup Format

In the upcoming season of the FIFA World Cup, a total of 32 teams will participate or we can say that will fight for the most prestigious trophy.

The 32 teams will be divided into eight equal groups where a group consists of four teams. At the group level, a team will play a total of three group-stage matches. In the group level, a total of 48 matches will be placed.

Later, the sixteen teams will be advanced to the next round which is commonly known as the round of the last sixteen.

Since the 2nd round, which is the round of the last 16, the game will turn into the knockout level. Then, quarter-final, semi-final, the 3rd place fixer match and the ultimate final.

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualified Teams

In the upcoming season of the FIFA World Cup which will be hosted in Qatar, a total of 32 nations will get clearance to take part. Till now, it just has confirmed their entrance there. And the team is the host nation Qatar. The rest 31 teams will get approval through the qualifying round.

The teams will be selected from the CAF, AFC, UEFA, CONCACAF, OFC, and CONMEBOL. The qualification round for the upcoming 2022 Qatar World Cup has started already and reportedly the draw of the qualifying round was staged in July 2019.

2022 FIFA World Cup Schedule

2022 Qatar World Cup will kick off on 21st November 2022. And yet, the schedule of the tournament has not revealed.

A total of 32 teams from the football World will take part in the competition and considering the last few seasons, a total of 64 matches will be played.

The participants will be selected from five or six different confederations through the qualifying round. However, the draw of the upcoming edition of the FIFA World Cup will be placed in April 2022.

2022 FIFA World Cup Venues

Yes, we are already aware of the next edition of the FIFA World Cup and it will take place in the year 2022 in Qatar. And now, we are talking about the 2022 FIFA World Cup venue details. In the last season of the most prestigious football tournament which took place in Russia, a total of twelve venues were selected for the whole tournament. But, Qatar has requested FIFA for a small number of venues because of the growing cost. Primarily, a total of eight venues are selected for the upcoming season of the tournament. But according to the latest news that came from Infantino, there is a possibility of expanding the venues in the neighboring countries. Let’s take a look below where we present short details of the selected venues.

Lusail Iconic Stadium 

The arena is also known as Lusail National Stadium which is located at Lusail, Qatar. It is selected as one of the eight venues in Qatar for the upcoming 2022 Qatar World Cup. The venue is still under construction. The planned seating capacity of the ground is 80,000.

Al Bayt Stadium

Al Bayt Stadium is also chosen as one of the eight venues in the upcoming episode of the FIFA World Cup. The under-construction venue Al Bayt Stadium is located in Al Khor, Qatar. And the seating capacity will be around 60,000 reportedly.

Al Rayyan Stadium –

Al Rayyan Stadium is also known as Ahmed bin Ali Stadium. It is a multi-purpose arena which is located in Umm Al Afaei, Al Rayyan, Qatar. The ground was founded in 2003 and selected as one of the few venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The seating capacity of the arena is 21,282 for football but reportedly the capacity will be expanded to 44,740 for the FIFA World Cup.

Al Janoub Stadium

The common tongue is Al Wakrah Stadium. It is a newly founded stadium which was opened on 16th May 2019. Al Wakrah Stadium is one of the eight venues for the upcoming Qatar World Cup 2022. The seating capacity is 40,000 reportedly and the ground surface is grass. Al Janoub Stadium is located in Al Wakrah, Qatar.

Al Janoub Stadium

Khalifa International Stadium 

Khalifa International Stadium which is also renowned as the National Stadium in Qatar. It is a multi-purpose arena that is placed in Doha, Qatar. The ground was first opened on 3rd March 1976 and the seating capacity is 50,000. The ground is being upgraded for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022.

Education City Stadium 

Education City Stadium is still under constructed and the ground is also known as Qatar Foundation Stadium. The planned seating capacity is 45,350 for the upcoming 2022 Qatar World Cup. The venue Qatar Foundation Stadium is located in Education City, Qatar. Hopefully, the ground will be opened in 2020.

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium –

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium is also selected for the upcoming season of the FIFA World Cup though, the ground is reportedly under construction. The ground would be opened in 2021 hopefully. And the planned seating capacity will be around 40,000 so far. v is placed in Ras Abu Aboud, Qatar.

Al Thumama Stadium 

Al Thumama Stadium is going to be a new football ground in Qatar and selected for the next edition of the FIFA World Cup. It is now under construction. The ground is located in Al Thumama, Qatar. And hopefully, the seating capacity would be at least 40,000.

Al Thumama Stadium

Who Won the Last FIFA World Cup?

The last season of the FIFA World Cup took place in 2018 in Russia and so, it is also known as the Russia World Cup. Due to being the host nation, Russia was considered as one of the favorite but the real favorites were Germany, Brazil, Argentina, France, and Belgium.

Nobody count Croatia much but they reached the final. Argentina was a hot favorite but reached the round of the last sixteen by facing so much difficulty. In the round of the last sixteen, they faced France. France beat them by a 4 – 3 goal.

France faced Belgium in the semi-final and won by a 1 – 0 goal. They played final and the other finalist was Croatia. France beat them by a 4 – 2 goal.

2022 FIFA World Cup Broadcasting TV Channels

FIFA World Cup is the most popular sporting event in the World and a huge number of people around the World used to enjoy the tournament through their local TV channels. Now, we are going to reveal the 2022 FIFA World Cup broadcasting TV channels list so far.

Countries or RegionsBroadcasting TV Channels
AlbaniaRTSH
AzerbaijaniTV
AustraliaSBS
ArmeniaARMTV
AustriaORF
BelgiumVRT, RTBF
BelarusBTRC
BangladeshBTV, Maasranga Television
BulgariaBNT
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBHRT
BrazilRede Globo, SporTV
CarribeanInternational Media Content, SportsMax
CroatiaHRT
CanadaCTV, TSN, RDS
ChinaCCTV
CyprusCyBC
Czech RepublicCT
Europe (37 Countries)European Broadcasting Union
EstoniaERR
FranceTF1, beIN Sports
GeorgiaGPB
GermanyARD, ZDF
HungaryMTVA
India (and Subcontinent)Sony Pictures Network
IsraelIPBC
IcelandRUV
IrelandRTE
KosovoRTK
LatviaLTV
LuxembourgRTL Group
LithuaniaLRT
MexicoTelevisa, TV Azteca
MoldovaTRM
MaltaPBS
MontenegroRTCG
Middle EastbeIN Sports
NetherlandsNOS
New ZealandSky Sport
North MacedoniaMRT
North AfricabeIN Sports
PolandTVP
PortugalRTP
PakistanPTV, Ten Sports
RomaniaTVR
SlovakiaRTVS
SerbiaRTS
Sweden
SVT, TV4
SwitzerlandSRF
TurkeyTRT
United StatesFox Sports, Telemundo Deportes
UkraineUA: PBC
United KingdomBBC, ITV

2022 FIFA World Cup Possible Winner

The upcoming season of the FIFA World Cup which will take place in Qatar 2022, will be the 22nd episode of the most prestigious tournament. If we consider the past winners of the FIFA World Cup, a total of eight different nations have tested the most glorious title.

Brazil is the most successful team by winning the highest five titles of the FIFA World Cup. France is the current champion, we might add. Now, we are talking about the 2022 FIFA World Cup possible winner. When we predict the winner, we must consider the most potent teams. besides, South America teams Brazil and Argentina are the always hot favorite in the World Cup. We are taking top-rated five teams to consider. Let’s see the details below.

France –

France, the current FIFA World Cup champion which team won the title a total of two times so far. They have the possibility of winning the next title as well because of their strong and balanced team.

They have players like Griezmann, Dembele, Mbappe and a number of top-rated defenders in their squad. Most teams have one or two strong zones but France has all three strong zones in the squad.

Germany –

Germany which is the 2nd most successful team in the FIFA World Cup is considered as one of the favorite teams in the upcoming season of the Qatar World Cup 2022. They won their last World Cup in 2014 by defeating Argentina in the final by a 1 – 0 goal.

They have not many top-rated stars in the squad but their playing style is too aggressive. Germany does not play defensively and so the other teams used to secure their defense against the German and in most of the cases, the opponents concede goals.

Belgium –

Team Belgium has not won any FIFA World Cup title yet but in the last Russia World Cup 2018, they were considered as one of the two favorites.

They have also strong defense, midfield and attacking sectors that can make counter-attacks with great speed. They were about to beat France in the semi-final of the Russia World Cup 2018 but unfortunately, Umtiti scored the match-winning goal and France left the ground with the victory.

Brazil –

Brazil, the most successful team in the FIFA World Cup is considered one of the hot favorites in the upcoming Qatar World Cup 2022.

They have also balanced squad which just won the Copa America 2019 title by defeating Peru in the final. They have players like Neymar, Coutinho, Jesus and some others and they are the major players in their professional playing clubs. Besides, they can also play under pressure and have experience of winning the big matches.

Argentina –

Finally, we can say the name of Argentina, Yes, you are watching it right. No, we do not put the name of Argentina by making any mistakes. They have also top-rated players like Dybala, Aguero and Di Maria. And most importantly, they have a magical player named Lionel Messi.

It is so certain that the 2022 Qatar World Cup will be the last World Cup for the Argentine living legend and he will not get another chance to touch the most prestigious title. And when we look at their performance in the last 2019 Copa America, they are doing well gradually. So, it would be the last fight for the LM10 and definitely, he will try to give his best on the ground.