Five things to know about the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar
Updated: Jul 17, 2022
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is the 22nd FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Qatar from November 21 to December 18, 2022. After Japan and South Korea, it is the third Asian country to host the World Cup. The event in Qatar will create many firsts for the world's largest football tournament, developing a new location on the map for the World Cup.
Five things to know about the 2022 World Cup
The World Cup takes place in the Middle East for the first time:
After Japan and South Korea in 2002, it is the third Asian country to host the World Cup and the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East. Of the continents, Europe has hosted the most World Cups in history, with 11. 5 times in South America, 3 times in North America, and 1 time in Africa.
The first Northern Hemisphere World Cup:
Due to the summer heat in Qatar, events that were originally held in May, June, or July were moved to November.
Most expensive World Cup ever:
Qatar has spent more than $200 billion on stadium construction and infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup, surpassing the $1 billion to $15 billion spent by Russia's host in 2018, making Qatar the most expensive World Cup to date.
Qatar World Cup venues are less than an hour away:
All eight of Qatar's World Cup venues are less than an hour's drive apart, so players don't have to travel long distances to transfer venues.
The 2022 World Cup has only 32 teams:
The World Cup in Qatar is the seventh and final World Cup with only 32 teams participating.
On the contrary, it was less than the last tournament held in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and it was the first time in history that 48 teams participated.
Will the 2022 World Cup host country pay bribes?
From January to February 2, 2009, national football associations applied to FIFA to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and 11 regions successively applied to FIFA. At the end of September, Mexico canceled the application due to a lack of funds and other reasons. In February 2010, Indonesia failed to submit a letter of guarantee from the government and was rejected by FIFA. In the subsequent bidding process, South Korea, Australia, and other non-European countries withdrew their bids, resulting in only European countries remaining to bid for the 2018 World Cup. According to FIFA's continental rotation system, the 2022 World Cup can only be hosted by non-European countries. European countries.
On December 2, 2010, 22 members of the FIFA Executive Committee held a meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, to vote for the host country of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Qatar was finally selected as the host country of the 2022 World Cup. As soon as the news of the host country of the 2022 FIFA World Cup was announced, there were media reports that Qatar had bribed FIFA officials, but Qatar denied that there was any bribery.