The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international men‘s football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022. This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Middle East and the Arab world and the first in a Muslim–majority country. Qatar was selected as the host nation by the FIFA Executive Committee on 2 December 2010 in a vote held in Zurich, Switzerland. The committee was swayed by Qatar‘s financial muscle, having previously hosted the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, and its plans to build modern infrastructure in preparation for the tournament. Qatar is the smallest nation in terms of population to host a World Cup, with a population of 2.7 million people. The government has allocated a budget of over $200 billion for infrastructure and transport developments for the tournament. It is estimated that the tournament will create over one million jobs and inject $200 billion into the economy, much of which is expected to be derived from tourism revenues. Qatar is also investing heavily in the construction of 8 new stadiums, as well as renovating 3 existing stadiums, to host the tournament. All stadiums are due to be completed by 2021, in time for the tournament. The stadiums will feature the latest cooling technologies to keep temperatures comfortable for both players and spectators. Additionally, Qatar has announced plans to launch an “e–ticket” system, allowing fans to purchase tickets and access the stadiums without the need for physical tickets. The tournament is expected to attract a global audience of over 3 billion people, making it one of the most-watched sporting events in the world. The tournament will also be broadcast in more than 200 countries and territories, making it the most widely–viewed FIFA World Cup in history. The tournament is expected to have a lasting legacy, both for Qatar and for the wider region. Qatar aims to use the tournament to promote the country’s cultural heritage and provide a platform for regional economic and social development.
Here is Top Ten Interesting Facts About FIFA World Cup 2022
Top 10 Interesting Facts about FIFA World Cup 2022
1. The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar, a small Middle Eastern nation.
2. It will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Middle East and the Arab World.
3. It will also be the first to be held in November and December, instead of the traditional June and July.
4. With the new dates, it will be the first World Cup to be held during winter in the northern hemisphere.
5. Qatar has already built or is in the process of building eight stadiums for the tournament.
6. It has also built a brand new metro system and a high-speed light rail network to help transport fans and players.
7. The 2022 World Cup will be the first World Cup to use goal-line technology.
8. This will be the first World Cup to feature 48 teams, up from the traditional 32.
9. Qatar is also planning to build a “fan zone” near each of the stadiums, allowing fans to experience a virtual version of the match.
10. Qatar has pledged to spend $8 billion on World Cup-related infrastructure projects, including the stadiums and transportation network.