Almost two decades after the first FIFA World Cup was held in South Korea, the second will take place in Qatar. It will be the first World Cup to be held in an Arab nation. Approximately $220 billion is expected to be spent on the 2022 World Cup. However, there have been allegations of corruption and human rights abuses. These issues have dominated the build-up to the tournament. The World Cup will begin in November and end in December.
The tournament is expected to bring about $20 billion in economic benefits for Qatar. However, there have been concerns about how the tournament will affect residents of Qatar. In particular, the World Cup has been criticized for migrant abuses and the country’s treatment of LGBTQ people.
The tournament will feature 32 teams, including the host nation, Qatar, along with Argentina, Belgium, England, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy. The tournament will begin on 20 November and will end on 18 December. There will be a total of 64 matches played in eight stadiums across five cities. The matches are scheduled to be played in a single-elimination knockout format. There will also be a penalty shootout to determine the winner after 90 minutes. In the event of a tie, extra time will be used to determine the winner.
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is set to begin on 20 November. The first match will be between Qatar and Ecuador. The game will be held at the Lusail Stadium. It is an 80,000 seat venue that will feature a cooling system and shaded pitch. It also includes gyms and cycling and running tracks. The stadium will also be the venue for the closing ceremonies.
The final will take place on 18 December at the Lusail Stadium. The stadium is located in the Doha metropolitan area. There are several other stadiums in Qatar that will host matches during the tournament. The tournament will be a month-long festival of football that will feature 32 teams. It is expected to cost $220 billion, but organizers expect the event to bring about a $20 billion boost to the economy.
However, the World Cup will feature 64 matches in eight venues across five cities. The only matches that will overlap are the ones played on the final day of the group stage phase. Throughout the tournament, up to four matches will be played daily. The host nation, Qatar, will play the opening fixture of the tournament.
Qatar was awarded the World Cup in December 2010. The bid was awarded based on the assumption that the demand for World Cup quality stadiums in the country would increase in the future. In order to ensure that the stadiums are constructed with the highest standards, Qatar made an agreement with FIFA to install air conditioning systems in all stadiums. It also promised to keep the temperatures under 27 degrees Celsius.
However, there have been allegations of corruption and the abuse of migrant workers. These allegations have dominated the build-up to the World Cup. Whether or not the allegations will be dismissed is unclear. However, the FIFA investigation has found no wrongdoing on the part of Qatar.