World Cup

Things You Need ToKnow About FIFA World Cup 2022 

As we are about to witness the FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatar, let us give a look at the things that you need to know about FIFA World Cup 2022. 

As you know that this time, Qatar is the host of one of the greatest sporting events in the world but do you know that from the next world cup there shall be a change in the format? Yes, you have heard it right. This time it is the 22 nd edition of the FIFA World Cup in which 32 teams shall be participating. And this is the last to this format. In the next edition of the world cup, which is in 2026, there shall be 48 nations competing in this game. 

When shall the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar take place? 

FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar shall begin on November 21 and the final match shall take place on December 2022. It is also Qatar’s National Day. The matches shall be played across 8 different stadiums in Qatar.  

Why will the matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar happen during winter? 

The matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, shall take place during its winter months because the summer heat there is unbearable. It is with regard to the health concerns of the players and the spectators, that this decision has been made. 

During the world cup tournament, the average temperature is expected to be somewhere around 15 degrees centigrade to 24 degrees centigrade. This shall provide a pleasant condition for the players and the fans as well.  

What are the timings of the matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatar? 

The timings for the matches as fixed by FIFAare as follows: 

During the Group Stage 

1:00 GMT, Local – 1 pm 

13:00 GMT, Local – 4 pm 

16:00 GMT, Local – 7 pm 

19:00 GMT, Local – 10 pm 

 For the Round 16 and Quarterfinals 

15:00 GMT, Local – 6 pm 

19:00 GMT, Local – 10 pm 

For Third place and Final 

15:00 GMT, Local – 6 pm 

How many matches shall each venue host? 

There is a total of 8 venues where all the matches shall be played. The maximum distance to travel between the host venue is 75 kilometers.  

Al Bayt Stadium 

This stadium is situated inthecity by the name of Al Khor. It has a capacity to hold sixtythousand people. It shall host 5 group stage matches whichinclude the opening match as well. It shall also host one match during the round of 16 and one match during the quarter and semifinals too.  

Al Janoub Stadium 

In Al Wakrah city, this stadium is situated. It can hold forty thousand people. There shall be 5 matches played here during the group stages. There shall also be one match played here during the round of 16. 

Al Rayyan Stadium 

This is a stadium belonging to Al Rayyan city. It has a capacity to hold forty thousand people. Five matches inthe group stage shall be played here and one match during the round of 16. 

Khalifa International Stadium 

This stadium is based in Doha. It has a capacity to hold forty thousand people. It shall host fivegroup stage matches and one match during the round of 16. The match for third place shall also be played here. 

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium 

in Ras Abu Aboud city, you shall find this stadium. It can hold forty thousand people. There shall be five matches played here during the group stage and one match during the round of 16. 

Al Thumama Stadium 

This stadium is in Doha. Forty thousand people can watch the match there. There shall be five matches played here during the group stage and one match during the round of 16. The quarter-final shall also be hosted here. 

Education City Stadium 

This stadium too has been built in Doha. It has a seating arrangement for forty thousand people. There shall be five matches during the group stage, one match each during the round of 16 and the quarter-finals to be played here.  

Lusail Stadium  

In Lusail city is the Lusail stadium. It has the capacity to hold eighty thousand people. This stadium is the biggest venue amongst all these seven others. Five group stage matches shall be played here and one match each during the round of 16, quarter-final, and the semifinal as well. The final match too shall be played here.  

Which are the teams who shall be playing? 

The 32 countries that shall be playing are: 

Group A: Qatar, Senegal, Ecuador, Netherlands 

GroupB: England, Wales, Iran, USA 

GroupC: Argentina, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Mexico 

Group D: France, Tunisia, Australia, Denmark

Group E: Spain, Japan, Costa Rica, Germany 

Group F: Morocco, Belgium, Canada, Croatia  

Group G: Switzerland, Brazil, Cameroon, Serbia  

Group H: Portugal, SouthKorea, Ghana, Uruguay