FIFA World Cup 2022

FIFA World Cup 2022 is the 22nd  FIFA World Cup Competition. It's men football tournaments. The national teams from member countries of FIFA participants. Football is the most renounced sports all around the world. And this tournament is the most watched sports event in entire world. All the world is waiting for the event.

It's going to begin on Monday 21st November, 2022 and ends on Sunday 8th of December, 2022 that makes total of 18 days for world football festival. This World Cup would be held for the first time in middle east Asia (Arab) and is hosted by Qatar and is the second World Cup in Asia after 2002 held in Korea and Japan. It was announced on 2nd December 2010 that Qatar would host 22nd FIFA World Cup. In between the time various news spread whether Qatar able to host the World Cup, whether the environment of Qatar suits for the events and more. Let's not talk about that here. It's true that Qatar atmosphere is too hot and difficulties to conduct the event during summer. So, the schedule is revised to conduct the World Cup during Winter.

FIFA World Cup 2022
World Cup 2020 logo

32 teams have been played since 1998 in France in last 6 World Cup. World Cup 2022 also feature 32 teams. But this 32 team features would be land since the field expands to 48 teams for the year 2026 World Cup that would held in Canada, USA and Mexico jointly.

31 teams would be selected from qualification round and one would be host country. 

The teams selection from different continent for World Cup 2022

From Africa 5

From Asia 4 (*plus 1 playoff qualifier)

From Europe 13

From North/Central America and Caribbean 3 (*plus 1 playoff qualifier)

From Oceania: (*1 playoff qualifier)

From South America: 4 (*plus 1 playoff qualifier)

*2 teams from playoff qualifier.

Teams Qualified for the World Cup 2022

  1. Argentina
  2. Belgium
  3. Brazil
  4. Croatia
  5. Denmark
  6. England
  7. France
  8. Germany
  9. Netherlands
  10. Qatar (Host)
  11. Spain
  12. Serbia
  13. Switzerland

The World Cup would be vended in 5 Qatar cities with 8 Stadium.

The cities, stadium and capacity are as follow:

1. City: Lusail

    a. Stadium: Lusail Iconic Stadium

        Capacity: 80,000

2. City: Al Khor

    b. Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium

        Capacity: 60,000

3. City: Doha

    c. Stadium: Stadium 974

        Capacity: 40,000

    d. Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium

        Capacity: 40,000

4. City: Al Rayyan

    e. Stadium: Education City Stadium

        Capacity: 45,350

    f. Stadium: Ahmed bin Ali Stadium

        Capacity: 44,740

    g. Stadium: Khalifa International Stadium

        Capacity: 44,740

5. City: Al Wakrah

    h. Stadium: Al Janoub Stadium

        Capacity: 40,000

The first match would be held in Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor on 21st November, 2022 between Qatar and second Team of Group A. Qatar is place in Group A first group as it's a host country.

Where would be Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D, Group E, Group F, Group G and Group H total of 8 groups each with 4 members (denoted by 1,2,3 & 4). Three matches would be played in each group. A team plays with other three teams in group. Making 3 * 8 = 24 matches in group stages. Group first and second (total 16 teams) would advance to knockout stage.

Schedules be like this:
21 November 2022    Qatar(A1) Vs. A2
21 November 2022    A3 Vs. A4
21 November 2022    B1 Vs. B2
21 November 2022    B3 Vs. B4

22 November 2022    C1 Vs. C2
22 November 2022    C3 Vs. C4
22 November 2022    D1 Vs. D2
22 November 2022    D3 Vs. D4

25 November 2022    Qatar(A1) Vs. A3
25 November 2022    A4 Vs. A2
25 November 2022    B1 Vs. B3
25 November 2022    B4 Vs. B2

26 November 2022    C1 Vs. C3
26 November 2022    C4 Vs. C2
26 November 2022    D1 Vs. D3
26 November 2022    D4 Vs. D2

29 November 2022    A4 Vs. Qatar(A1)
29 November 2022    A2 Vs. A3
29 November 2022    B4 Vs. B1
29 November 2022    B2 Vs. B3

30 November 2022    C4 Vs. C1
30 November 2022    C2 Vs. C3
30 November 2022    D4 Vs. D1
30 November 2022    D2 Vs. D3

Similarly, others group teams match would be held. The team code would be replaced by actual country name and full scheduled would be published once qualifiers round ends and teams divided into respective group.