Qatar 2022 World Cup set many firsts in world football! How many do you know?
The quadrennial World Cup will start on November 21, and the 2022 World Cup will be hosted by Qatar. Due to the climate, religion, and other factors of Qatar, the host country of the World Cup, many first cases have been written, but it has also caused dissatisfaction in other countries and major European professional leagues. There was a lot of discussion during the qualification process. Next, let’s take football fans to understand the different World Cup football matches in 2022.
The first World Cup to be held in "winter"
Every quadrennial World Football Championship, the previous events will end before mid-May, and then welcome the World Football Championship in June. However, in June this year, there are only 5 matches related to the World Cup, because the card Da belongs to a tropical desert climate, the summer is very hot, and the maximum temperature will reach 50°C, which cannot be solved by air conditioning alone. Therefore, for the first time, this World Cup decided to change the schedule to November and December, that is, It is held during winter in Qatar.
The last 21 World Cups have been held between May and July, the first time the Qatar World Cup has not been held during this time, but it has also caused other problems.
The first time the race schedule was met with a huge backlash from all walks of life
The European regional league season is about from August to May of the following year. Except for Brazil, which has no fixed schedule, most South American countries have similar times to Europe. Therefore, it was held from May to July in the past, which will only affect slightly. professional league. However, due to the resentment from all walks of life that the World Cup was changed to November, the football associations of all continents must cooperate with FIFA and plan the national team competition and suspend the game for about a week.
Due to FIFA's mandatory regulations, football clubs must release players to return to the national team to participate in world football competitions and competitions on various continents, but because the World Cup will be held in November and December, it will be placed in the season, and pre-match training may need to be suspended for 1.5 To 2 months, for players, it is easy to cause injury, fatigue, and decline in the state, and these participation risks are also borne by the club, and the interests are conflicted, so the major European leagues and giants are dissatisfied.
Host country that has never qualified for the finals
Apart from Uruguay, which hosted the World Cup for the first time in 1930, Qatar became the first host country, and Italy, which was qualified for the World Cup due to time constraints but did not participate in the World Cup until 1934, hosted the World Cup for the first time. The first host country that has not qualified for the finals in the actual sense.
In addition, Qatar is also the only national team that has never entered the tournament. Although Qatar has achieved good results in the Asian Cup, it may be less competitive than other teams because it has not played in the World Cup in the past.
The first-ever smallest World Cup hosted by an Islamic country
Qatar is the first Islamic country to win the right to host the World Cup, and it is also the host country with the smallest land area in the past. The smallest host country in the past was Switzerland, but it was nearly 3.6 times larger than Qatar.
Due to Islamic teachings, it became the first World Cup to ban alcoholic beverages, breaking the past impression that the World Cup is all about drinking beer and eating snacks to watch the game, but tourists can still drink alcoholic beverages in non-public areas.
FIFA adjusts the system for the first time in the Qatar World Cup
Just as the weather in Qatar was too hot in the previous list, coupled with the fact that the world is still affected by the covid-19 epidemic, FIFA decided to relax the quota of the team list. The selection plus reserve has been increased from 23 to 26, and all players on the final squad are required to complete all club competitions by the week before the start of the World Cup group stage (2022/11/13).
It is worth mentioning that due to the increase in the number of teams, the bench position of this World Cup can be filled with up to 26 people, including 15 bench players and 11 staff positions.
For the first time in modern times, the opening game was not played by the host country
Since the 2006 World Cup, the host country has played the opening game, but because the 2022 World Cup will open the opening game of Senegal vs. the Netherlands, it will be a work day, so it will be played at 18:00 Taiwan time. The original opening match of Qatar vs Ecuador was changed to midnight. Taiwan time on November 22, so local Qatar fans could watch it after getting off work, but there are still suspicions that it is Inkada vs Ecuador. If the intensity is too weak, the ratings will be affected, and the schedule will be mobilized for this purpose.
The 32 participating teams for the 2022 World Cup have all been released. Russia, the host country of the last World Cup, was removed from the qualifying round due to the Ukrainian-Russian war. Due to the war, the European qualifying round was also postponed. On June 15th, in Qatar, the last place in the intercontinental World Cup play-off was decided. Costa Rica won the last World Cup ticket after beating New Zealand with a score of 1:0. Into the World Cup for 3 consecutive times.
The final list of the top 32 in the 2022 World Football Championship has been determined. There are 13 teams from Europe, 6 teams from Asia, 5 teams from Africa, 4 teams from South America, 4 teams from North America and the Caribbean, and no team from Oceania.
The 2022 Qatar World Cup group matches are as follows:
Group A: Qatar, Netherlands, Senegal, Ecuador
Group B: England, USA, Iran, Wales
Group C: Argentina, Mexico, Poland, Saudi Arabia
Group D: France, Denmark, Tunisia, Australia
Group E: Spain, Germany, Japan, Costa Rica
Group F: Belgium, Croatia, Morocco, Canada
Group G: Brazil, Switzerland, Serbia, Cameroon
Group H: Portugal, Uruguay, South Korea, Ghana