Fifa World Cup 2022
For football lovers, the Fifa World Cup 2022 is highly anticipated. In fact, we all know that Fifa World Cup is the ultimate showdown of international football. This is the same platform where the superstars of the game fight for their national glory. In fact, the emotions among the players and the audience that the stadiums become awe-inspiring. Therefore, it is expected that this great sports event will occasion a heavy flow of enthusiasm around the world.
What makes the Fifa World Cup 2022 even more interesting is the fact that it has been four years since the last one. Therefore, in these four years, various new stars have been born, while some legends will perform for the last time on this platform for their teams. In addition, this year’s event might witness the last dance of Ronaldo and Messi. Thus, the audiences are also counting the days, as are the players. We all are eager to find out our next world champion of football. Therefore, if you wish to know more about the greatest football event of 2022, then this article is the perfect stop for you. Keep reading this article to know everything about the Fifa World Cup 2022.
The venue of the Fifa World Cup 2022 is Qatar. This 22nd installment of this championship has also made a separate record, as it will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arab world. In addition, it is also going to be the second World Cup to be held in Asia. The last time when the Fifa World Cup stepped onto Asian soil, was in South Korea and Japan, back in 2002. Moreover, it is going to be the first one to be held during the northern autumn.
This is also the championship featuring 32 teams, as the number will increase to 48 in 2026. The tournament is scheduled to begin from 20 November to 18 December 2022. Therefore, the run-time is also reduced to around 29 days. In fact, the first game of the tournament will see the hosts playing Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor. However, for more updates read the rest of the article.
Pots And Groupings
The Fifa World Cup 2022 consists of 4 pots or pools. Nations in the first pot include Brazil, Qatar, France, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, England, and Argentina. On the other hand, the second pot contains the Netherlands, Mexico, Germany, Uruguay, Denmark, Croatia, Switzerland, and the United States. Countries like Iran, Senegal, Japan, Poland, Morocco, Serbia, Tunisia, and South Korea are there in the third pot. Finally, the fourth pot houses Ecuador, Cameroon, Canada, Wales, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Australia, and Costa Rica.
As far as the groups are considered, there are 8 groups consisting of 4 teams each. The groups of the tournament are as follows :
The Fifa World Cup 2022 will kick off with a grand opening ceremony on the 20th of November 2022. The venue for this ceremony will be the Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor. On that day, at the same venue, the hosts will take on Ecuador in the opening match of the tournament. However, before the ball sets rolling, the stadium will dance to the tunes of Shakira, Black Eyed Peas, and BTS. Therefore, do not miss the grand opening.
Like every other installment of the tournament, the Fifa World Cup 2022 also has a Mascot, named La’eeb. This Arabic word means ‘super skilled player’. In addition, the official match ball for the tournament is Al Rihla by Adidas. The tournament also has an official complete soundtrack for the first time in history. Therefore, this Fifa World Cup has much in store for us. Be sure not to miss out.