The FIFA World Cup is the biggest sporting spectacle on the planet. It’s filled with thrills, spills and high-octane action – but it also has a lot more going on behind the scenes. The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st edition of this tournament, which takes place every four years and involves different countries competing to win the title of world champions in football (or “soccer” as it’s known in America). The 20th version of this competition took place in Russia earlier this year, with Belgium beating England in the final. The Qatar 2022 World Cup is set to be a very different beast. It’ll involve 16 different teams rather than the usual 32; take place over a period of around 25 days instead of almost a month; and involve stadiums that are much smaller than you might expect. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming tournament…
When Is The Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup?
There’s been a lot of confusion over the exact dates of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, but it’s now been confirmed that it’ll take place between November 21-December 18. This is because the tournament is being played in winter – whereas it’s usually held in the summer. That’s because Qatar’s climate is so hot during other times of the year that the games would be impossible to play. The reason for this switch is that FIFA has been plagued by corruption and bribery scandals in recent years – and one of the major casualties of this has been the hosting of the 2022 World Cup. Qatar has come under a lot of fire over the last couple of years because of its treatment of migrant workers, who are building the stadiums for the tournament. There’s been a lot of controversy about the conditions these workers live and work in, so FIFA has decided that the 2022 World Cup should take place in the winter. This will allow temperatures to drop enough to make the living conditions better.
Why Is The World Cup In Qatar?
As mentioned above, this tournament was due to take place in Brazil in 2014 but was switched to Qatar after widespread corruption scandals rocked FIFA. The decision to hold the 2022 World Cup in Qatar was made in 2010, when FIFA’s executive committee voted for the emirate to host the tournament. There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding this vote, with many people accusing FIFA of making a decision that was unsuitable for a number of reasons. One of the main complaints about Qatar 2022 is that the country doesn’t have a great footballing tradition – it’s the first nation in the Middle East to ever hold the World Cup. Many people feel that other countries in the region with long, rich footballing histories should’ve been able to host the tournament instead. There’s also been a lot of concern about the stifling heat in Qatar during the summer months – when the tournament is usually held. The final decision was made despite the fact that Qatar had promised to build air-conditioned stadiums in order to combat the heat. FIFA’s response was to suggest an idea where games would be played in the evening, when it’s cooler. This prompted a backlash, with many criticizing the decision.
Who’ll Be Playing?
The Qatar 2022 World Cup will feature 16 teams as opposed to the usual 32. This is a change that’s been put in place because of all the corruption scandals that have plagued FIFA. The FIFA scandal has resulted in a lot of corruption charges being leveled against a number of high-ranking football officials. In the United States, there’s been a federal investigation into this matter. There’s also been a lot of criticism that the Qatar 2022 World Cup would be too expensive and could create a lot of problems, given the extreme heat of the emirate. All of this combined to make FIFA decide that the 2022 World Cup would be a “smaller” tournament.
Where Will The Games Be Played?
The 16 teams that take part in the Qatar 2022 World Cup will play their games in 10 different stadiums across the country. The reason for this is that Qatar 2022 is a “shorter” tournament and due to the extreme heat that the country experiences during the summer months. The stadiums will be largely air-conditioned and in some cases, there’ll be cooling systems in place that will allow the stadiums to be cooled by up to 20 degrees. This is especially important because many of the games will be played in the evening, when temperatures are lower.
Other Key Facts To Know
– Unlike other World Cups, there won’t be any group stages. Instead, the 16 teams involved will be split into two “round-robin” sections. The winner of each section will then play each other in the final. – There’ll be a lot less travelling than in other tournaments, with teams playing their games within a 150-kilometer radius of the capital city. – The Qatar 2022 World Cup is expected to generate almost $25 billion in revenue. – There’s bound to be a lot of controversy surrounding this tournament, given that the Qatar 2022 World Cup will be held in winter.
The Qatar 2022 World Cup will be a very different tournament to what we’re used to. There’ll be less teams involved, more travelling and games being played in the evening. The tournament will also take place in winter for the first time in its history, which is bound to cause a few issues with scheduling. The Qatar 2022 World Cup is set to be a very interesting tournament, with a lot of potential for problems