FIFA World Cup 2022 : Stunning stadium designs for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

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FIFA World Cup 2022 : Stunning stadium designs for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

FIFA World Cup is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the FIFA, football's global governing body. The tournament is held every four years, where one country is crowned as the world champions. The inaugural tournament was held in 1930. FIFA World Cup is said to be the ‘Greatest show on earth’ as it is watched by millions of people around the world, more than any other sport in the world including Olympic games.

 

2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup. It will be held in Asia for the second time and in the middle-east for the first time ever as it is scheduled to take place in Qatar. It's also going to be the first time the World Cup will be hosted by an Arab and a Muslim-majority country. This will be the last World Cup involving 32 teams as 48 teams will qualify to play in the 2026 World Cup. Traditionally the World Cup is held in May, June or July; but the tournament in Qatar will instead be scheduled for late November until mid-December, the reason being the climate in Qatar. The final will be held on 18th December which is also Qatar National Day. 

Qatar has been planning to make the World Cup bigger and better than any other. They are either upgrading or expanding the capacity of their stadiums or making new stadiums for the World Cup. All of the stadiums will have at least 40,000 capacity or more. They are expected to have eight stadiums ready by 2022 before the World Cup. The stadiums are intended to employ cooling technology capable of reducing temperatures within the stadium by up to 20 °C (36 °F), and the upper tiers of the stadiums will be disassembled after the World Cup ends and will be donated to countries with less developed sports infrastructure. The reason for the cooling systems is to overcome the challenging environmental nature of the country. Qatar aims to build the stadiums with the highest sustainability and environmental standards.

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Al-Gharafa Stadium

Host city

Al-Rayyan

Construction status

Major renovation

Owner/investors

Qatar Olympic Committee / Government

Matches planned

Group matches

The qualification rounds for the World Cup have not been started yet. But teams from five or six continents will be participating in the World Cup. Only Qatar is confirmed to play in the tournament as they are the host and will be automatically qualified. This is will be Qatar national team's first-ever appearance in the World Cup. It is very early to say which teams are favorites to win the tournament.  A few legendary players will be playing the last World Cup of their career in Qatar. Among them, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the biggest names. These two amazing players are estimated to play in the 2022 World Cup and the tournament is expected to be their last one. So the World Cup in Qatar will surely have a lot of viewers as the two best players ever to play the game could have their last World Cup in 2022. 

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