The tournament has been surrounded by many doubts, but little by little more certainties regarding its realization begin to exist. Qatar will be the host country, and it is making great strides to host the most important tournament in its history. Next, in Goal we bring the most complete information of the tournament for those interested in planning the future and being prepared for the World Cup event that follows Russia 2018.
It will be the first edition of the World Cup to be held in the fall corresponding to the northern hemisphere. The ball will start rolling on November 21, 2022 and will end on December 18, 2022. The reason why it is played on that date has to do with the heat: in June and July, the temperatures of the Arab country reach the 50 ° degrees, a condition that makes it impossible to withstand such a massive soccer competition.
The Qatari tournament will be the last edition where 32 teams compete in the final phase. After Giani Infantino, president of FIFA, hinted at the possibility that 2022 would be the guinea pig for the 48 World Cup, the governing body confirmed that it will no longer be the case and the 32 places will be maintained.
World Cup 2022: Group stage dates
The group stage is scheduled to take place from November 21 to December 2 at Al Bayt Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Al Rayyan Stadium, Lusail Stadium, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Education City Stadium and Al Janoub Stadium.
World Cup 2022: Teams
- Host: 1 (Qatar)
- UEFA: 13
- Conmebol: 4.5
- Concacaf: 3.5
- CAF (África): 5
- AFC (Asia): 4.5
- OFC (Oceanía): 0.5
World Cup 2022: Stadiums
There will be 8 stadiums spread over the cities chosen as venues. In the list, the city in which the field is located appears in parentheses.
- Nacional de Lusail Stadium (Lusail)- 86.250 fans.
- Ciudad de la Educación Stadium (Al-Rayyan 43.350 fans
- Internacional Khalifa Stadium (Doha)- 50.000 fans
- Al Bayt Stadium (Jor) - 60.000 fans
- Al Thumama Stadium (Doha) - 40.000 fans
- Al-Rayyan Stadium (Rayyan) - 21.000 fans
- Ras Abu Aboud Stadium (Doha) - 48 mil fans
- Al Janoub Stadium (Al Wakrah) - 40 mil fans
World Cup 2022: Final
The most important match of the tournament was scheduled for Sunday, December 18, which is Qatar's National Day. Likewise, the venue was confirmed and the game will take place at the Lusail Stadium, with a capacity for more than 80,000 spectators.