Qatar 2022. The final World Cup competed by 32 nations

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Qatar poured a huge budget into the bid. The Qatar national team is the first case where the first World Cup appearance is held in the home country. The World Cup had been held in the summer until then, but it was changed to the winter season after the host country was chosen for Qatar 2022, considering the possibility that the harsh desert climate could affect the health of players and spectators.

“World Cup Qatar 2022” hosted at 8 venues in 5 cities (More details)

It was considered to bring forwards the increase in the number of participating teams from 32 to 48, but it was shelved due to reasons such as the insufficient number of stadiums in Qatar, where the tournament is held.

All 32 teams qualified for the World Cup 2022 finals (More details)

Qatar is the smallest country in history to host the World Cup.

With the COVID-19 pandemic raging, each continent managed to carry out qualifiers and their teams were selected.

It’s also the first time that female referees have participated in the Men’s World Cup.

Qatar 2022 is a very special World Cup in many ways.

The World Cup Qatar 2022 Emblem.

The Qatar 2022 mascot is La’eeb.

Table of contents

World Cup 2022 Qualifiers
Curtain-raiser
Group Stage
Knockout Stage
World Cup 2022 Summary
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World Cup 2022 Qualifiers

Qatar is the first country to qualify for the World Cup as a host nation. They have focused on developing young players and strengthened the national team over the years. Qualifiers were held on 6 continents, with 32 nations competing in the finals.

World Cup 2022 Finals draw

The draw for the finals was held on the 1st of April 2022 in Doha, Qatar. Participating nations entered 4 pots according to the world ranking and were divided into 8 groups from A to H.

World Cup 2022 Qualifiers (More details)

Curtain-raiser

The opener of  the tournament was to be the match between Senegal and the Netherlands on 21st of November according to the original schedule. However, a change was made in August 2022 as the tournament approached. The match between Qatar and Ecuador was moved up a day to the 20th of November, so that the host nation Qatar playing the opening match.

Group Stage

There is no group packed with competitive teams called “group of death” seen in past tournaments. If we had to choose a difficult group, it would be Group E.

In Group E, 2010 and 2014 world champions Spain and Germany encounter. The Japan national team, a powerhouse in Asia that has qualified for the World Cup 7 times in a row, has many players playing in Europe such as Germany. Costa Rica is a difficult opponent for Spain, who speaks the same Spanish language and has a similar playing style.

Group A

PTeamGDPts
1Netherlands47
2Senegal16
3Ecuador04
4Qatar-60

Group B

PTeamGDPts
1England77
2USA15
3Iran-33
4Wales-51

Group C

PTeamGDPts
1Argentina00
2Saudi Arabia00
3Mexico00
4Poland00

Group D

PTeamGDPts
1France00
2Australia00
3Denmark00
4Tunisia00

Group E

PTeamGDPts
1Spain00
2Costa Rica00
3Germany00
4Japan00

Group F

PTeamGDPts
1Belgium00
2Canada00
3Morocco00
4Croatia00

Group G

PTeamGDPts
1Brazil00
2Serbia00
3Switzerland00
4Cameroon00

Group H

PTeamGDPts
1Portugal00
2Ghana00
3Uruguay00
4South Korea00

World Cup 2022 Group Stage (More details)

Knockout Stage

The 16 teams that won each group, which was crowded with powerhouses, compete in a knockout format.

Round 16

TBC

Quarter-finals

TBC

Semi-finals

TBC

3rd place play-off

TBC

Final

TBC

World Cup 2022 Knockout Stage (More details)

TBC

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World Cup 2022 Summary

To be updated.

World Cup 2022 Team of the Tournament

TBC

Author: Takuya Nagata. Amazon Profile

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