FIFA 2022 Qatar

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be the 22nd World Cup ever and the first championship in the Middle East. The football tournament takes place in the months of November and December, with the opening game being played on November 21 and the final on December 18, 2022. Qatar is one of the countries bidding on the organization of the 2022 World Cup. A World Football Championship in Qatar will be the first ever global sporting event in the Middle East. Qatar is located in the middle of the Middle East and is accessible to all football fans from all over the world. By holding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, football is becoming popular with more than 435 million people from the Middle East.

World Cup 2022 in the winter

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played in the months of November and December, with the final of the tournament on December 18, 2022. With this, the final falls exactly on a national holiday of the host country. Given that the Winter Olympics are being held from 4 to 20 February 2022, Ramadan starts on 22 April 2022 and it is too hot To join football between May and September, the period November / December 2022 is the only remaining option for the World Football Championship. It is of course impossible to organize the 2022 World Cup outside that year.

Qatar guarantees that everyone can follow the games at the right times via the internet and TV. The time zone of Qatar is UTC + 3, allowing Europe to follow the games at a good time. The IT facilities in Qatar will be very advanced. Regarding safety and security during the 2022 World Cup, Qatar must prepare a very well-tested plan. It is difficult to test a safety plan under the conditions of a World Football Championship. There are also risks to the health of players and spectators, since the football tournament will take place in June and July. These are the two hottest months of the year.

Stadiums World Cup 2022

Qatar has proposed 12 stadiums for the 2022 World Cup, of which 3 are being renovated and 9 are being newly built. The total estimated budget for the football stadiums is $ 3 billion. Qatar will develop and use eco-friendly technologies for cooling the stadiums of the 2022 World Cup. These technologies can then also be used by other countries. After the 2022 World Cup, the built stadiums will be reduced in size, after which they will be used as permanent stadiums for regional clubs. Parts of the stadium can also be used as separate modules by other countries in Asia.

Both the opening match and the final of the World Cup will be played in the Lusail Stadium.

The Soccer World Cup will be played in 2022 in the following 12 stadiums:

  • Al Rayyan Stadium (Al Rayyan): capacity 44,740 seats
  • Al Wakrah Stadium (Al Wakrah): capacity 45,120 seats
  • Al-Khor Stadium (Khor): capacity 45,330 seats
  • Khalifa International Stadium (Doha): capacity 68,030 seats
  • Qatar University Stadium (Doha) ): 43,520 seats capacity
  • Lusail Iconic Stadium (Losail): 86,250 seats capacity
  • Sports City Stadium (Doha): 47,560 seats capacity
  • Education City Stadium ( Doha): capacity: 45,350 seats
  • Al-Shamal Stadium (Ash Shamal): capacity 45,120 seats
  • Umm Salal Stadium (Umm Salal): capacity 45,120 are seats
  • Doha Port Stadium (Doha): capacity 44,950 seats
  • Thani bin Jassim Stadium (Al Rayyan): capacity 44,740 seats

World Cup play cities 2022

Qatar has proposed 7 playing cities for the 2022 World Cup to FIFA. The transport options during the 2022 World Cup will deviate from the usual possibilities of a World Championship, because all the game cities are located at a relatively small distance from each other.

The Football World Championship will be played in 2022 in the following 7 game cities:

  • Losail
  • Doha
  • Khor
  • Ash Shamal
  • Al Wakrah
  • Umm Salal
  • Al Rayyan