Organizers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup games in Qatar say they have consulted 450 people in 59 countries on fan issues. This includes Football Supporters Europe, which is recognized by UEFA to consult on fan issues. However, two German pub owners have refused to show the games, citing ethical reasons.
The World Cup games in Qatar will be played in November and December. Qatar will play Ecuador in the first match on November 20th. The next game will be against the Netherlands on November 29th. There will be eight group stage games, with the group winners progressing to the round of 16.
The tournament will be held in Qatar in the northern hemisphere, which means the temperature is expected to be around 32C. FIFA has provided guidance on playing matches in such temperatures. Qatar’s Al-Wakla Stadium will be able to accommodate 45,120 people. After the World Cup, the venue will be reduced to 25,500 seats.
FIFA has joined a World Health Organization campaign for COVID-19 diagnostics and treatments. It also announced that it will play three 30-minute thirds instead of two 45-minute halves. FIFA also said it would stop during matches for players to rehydrate.
Fans from each country will be asked to perform a chant or song specific to their country. The program aims to recruit 30 to 50 fans from each team, with the goal of having a “purist fan” group. Fans who are chosen will be given tickets to the opening match. They will also be asked to spend two weeks promoting positive social media content.
Qatar will play the first game of the World Cup against Ecuador on November 20th. The game will be played at 4 PM GMT. The match will be broadcast on Fox. The tournament will then progress through the knockout phase. The top two teams from each group will advance to the round of 16. The group runners-up will join the round of 16. The tournament will continue through the final.
Fans of the tournament are invited to travel to Qatar. The government of Qatar has given permission for a limited number of non-residents to enter the country. The residents of Qatar can also invite a limited number of non-residents. This will allow people who are visiting the country to attend the games. They will also have the right to travel to the World Cup games on their own, as long as they have a ticket.
Fans of the tournament are asked to report any offensive comments on social media. They also need to take screenshots of any offensive comments. This program is designed to address fan issues without compromising the integrity of the games.
Organizers have ruled out selling beer in the stadium booths. However, fans have complained about the ban on public drinking. They have offered to buy economy class tickets for the matches.
The World Cup is expected to have more than 300 million viewers in India. In addition, several Indian cities are within a four-to-five-hour flight from Doha. There are several streaming platforms that offer access to the games. They include Fox, FS1, Telemundo and Universo. Some of these platforms also offer free trials.