The 2022 FIFA World Cup is now knocking at the door. This year will be the 22nd edition of the international football event. This article contains information about the opening schedule, stadium details, group drawings, and other FIFA World Cup 2022-related details.
FIFA World Cup 2022 by Qatar
Qatar, the middle eastern country, is hosting the 2022 iteration of the World Cup. Eliminating countries like the USA and South Korea, Qatar earned the right to host the event back in 2009 via vote-based bidding.
The majority of preparation for the upcoming is complete. Furthermore, hosting the grand event will cost Qatar around $220 million. As a result, fans are eagerly waiting to see the grand event.
FIFA World Cup Qatar Stadiums
The host country, Qatar, has selected eight stadiums to host the World Cup 2022. Thus, this FIFA will be one of the iterations with the fewest host stadiums. But, among them, seven have already been renovated to match the international standard. Additionally, the management has already built the eighth stadium. Moreover, the eighth stadium is the first ever dismantlable stadium.
The management committee also installed state-of-the-art cooling systems for the stadiums. This will help keep not only the viewers’ area but also the field temperature in control. The stadiums are:
- Al Bayt Stadium
- Lusail Stadium
- Khalifa International Stadium
- Education City Stadium
- Al Janoub Stadium
- Al Bayt Stadium
- Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
- Stadium 974
FIFA World Cup 2022 Opening Ceremony
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will kick off on November 21, 2022, with a grand opening ceremony. It will be held at the Al Bayt Stadium. Additionally, Qatar will not be playing the opening game this year.
According to Surprise Sports, the Emir of Qatar expressed his plan to host a spectacular firework display during the evening of the grand opening. As a result, FIFA changed the time of Qatar’s game to late evening.
This year’s FIFA World Cup will begin with the Group A match “Senegal vs the Netherlands” on November 21, 2022, at 13:00 AST. Moreover, it was recently revealed that the South Korean boy band BTS will perform the opening song during the inaugural event.
FIFA World Cup Qatar Group Draw
The group stage draw for Qatar World Cup 2022 was held on April 1, 2022, during the 72nd FIFA Congress held in Doha, Qatar.
For this year’s group stage, 32 international football teams were selected. However, 29 teams were confirmed at first. Later, winners of the intercontinental and UEFA play-offs filled the open three slots.
Below is the list of qualified teams based on their groups-
|United States of America|
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