FIFA World Cup in 2022
In 2022 the 22nd FIFA World Cup will be held. Especially the country where it will take place caused quite some resistance. As you know, Qatar has been awarded the organization of the 2022 World Cup after a number of rounds of voting. In this blog we’ll give some information about the World Cup of 2022, as far as it is known of course. Just like you, we are looking forward to this special tournament.
For the first time in history Qatar will organize a football World Cup. In four rounds of voting, this oil state received the most votes. It managed to keep the United States behind in the last round. With the organization of the World Cup 2022, Qatar also gets its first ever participation in a soccer World Cup. This is also the very first World Cup in the Middle East.
The enormous heat in Qatar in the month of June (in that month the World Cup is always played) caused a lot of fuss. After all, it is forty degrees during the day in this region. After much discussion and consultation, it was decided to hold the tournament in November and December. This is a unique event in the history of the World Cup.
With 28 playing days, the World Cup 2022 in Qatar will also be the shortest tournament ever. The opening game will be played on November 21, the finals will take place on December 18, in 2022.
Of course, at this moment it is not yet known which countries will participate, except for host country Qatar. However, it has already been decided that 32 countries may participate in this World Cup. At the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022, we will know who has qualified. Until then, about 210 countries are in the race for the desired participation tickets. Although the participating countries are not yet known, the favorites for this World Cup already seem to be clear. Namely, the current world champion France, Brazil, England and Belgium.
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