FIFA World Cup 2022 | Football world cup 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 is the most awaited tournament of every football lover in the entire world. Be it men or women, young or old, this sport is most-watched among the people. The world cup has been held every four years since 1930 which is 91 years ago. 32 senior national men’s teams with the best players enter the finals and the winner is awarded the FIFA cup and cash prize.
The winning countries from 1930-2018 are, Uruguay -1930, Italy-1934, Italy -938, Uruguay-1950, West Germany-1954, Brazil-1958, Brazil-1962, England-1966, Brazil-1970, West Germany-1974, Argentina-1978, Italy-1982, Argentina-1986, West Germany-1990, Brazil-1994, France-1998, Brazil-2002, Italy- 2006, Spain-2010, Germany-2014, France-2018. Worldcup matches are not worth or feel lacking, without appreciating the talent a player has. Based on the performance, a player is given Golden Ball and Golden Boot in each final. The players who have won the Golden Boot from 1930-2018 are, Jose Nasazzi, Giuseppe Meazza, Leonidas, Didi, Garrincha, Bobby Charlton, Pele Johan Cruyff, Mario Kempes, Paolo Rossi, Diego Maradona, Salvatore Schillaci, Romario, Ronaldo, Oliver Kahn, Zinedine Zidane, Diego Forlan, Lionel Messi, Luka Modric respectively.
Now let’s talk about the FIFA World Cup 2022 in detail and understand through questions.
Is the World Cup still in 2022? When is the World Cup Scheduled?
World Cup is scheduled from (November 21 to December 18) 2022. The dates have been finalized for most of the rounds as well. As Qatar has a high temperature, the condition may get worse if it’s done in summer as usual. That is why it is confirmed in the winter season in November and December.
Which country will organize the world cup 2022? Where is the venue/location of World Cup 2022?
Qatar, the Gulf country, is going to organize the World Cup. It will be the First time that a country from Arab State is going to host this major sport. There is the various stadium with cooling feature at different places including in Doha.
After the News of the Migrant workers’ death case was highlighted, Qatar was criticized by international human rights associations. They confirmed that workers were exploited whereas rights violation and abuse was the major reason for deaths of nearly 6500 workers. However, Qatari authorities have now changed the system with more benefits to the workers. The stadium and sites projects are almost completed and are being ready to host the events and matches. Qatar is very positive about the World Cup 2022. As Covid pandemic also has been in control with the vaccination and safety protocols.
Which Countries are in the FIFA World Cup 2022?
The countries have not been finalized. There are currently 211 FIFA member associations, eligible for qualifications. FIFA sponsors these representatives through various programs which eventually help to promote and manage sports. These associations are members of each six regional confederations. Among these, 32 national teams will be selected. But Qatar, being the host country is already selected one among the 32 national teams. The qualifications matches are going on.
FIFA WORLD CUP 2022 Qualifications/Teams/Groups /Tables
The qualifications matches are going on within the Five Continental Confederation of International Association Football. The winners among 211 FIFA member associations groups will be qualifying for the next challenge. 31 national teams from different countries will be selected for the matches in Qatar.
Schedule of Qualifications of World Cup 2022
Six Continental Confederation of International Association Football:
- Asian Football Confederation (AFC): There is a total of 46 teams and 182 matches have been played. The first round started on 6th June 2019 where it has 4 rounds. 3rd round is ongoing and 4th round date has not been fixed.
- Confederation of African Football (CAF): Started from 4th September 2019, 69 matches have been played. It has 54 teams and 2nd round will finish on 16 November 2021.
- The Confederation of North, Central America, and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF): With a total of 34 teams, 74 matches have been played. It was started on 24th March 2021 and the final round will finish on 30th March 2022
- The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL): The matches started on 8th October and will finish on 29th March. There is a total of 10 teams and 44 matches are played.
- The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA): Round one started on 24th March 2021 and will finish on 16 November 2021 whereas 2nd round has not been fixed. For the competition, there are 55 teams and till now 150 matches is been conducted.
- Oceania Football Confederation (OFC): OFC has not been able to organize any matches due to the pandemic. But the authorities are trying their best to organize the matches. They will convey the information once it’s set for the World Cup.
- NOTE: A World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was suspended after four Argentine players were accused of breaking quarantine rules.
Football world cup 2022
World cup helps to represent global culture and helps football lovers to aspire their passion in this industry. Sport is a beautiful medium that supports building connections and to be united. It has given recognition to the champions and it is a proud moment to represent the country’s talents to the world. Though coronavirus has not been completely in control, hope Qatar will have success in maintaining its commitment. Fans are eagerly waiting to see who claims the trophy of World Cup 2022.
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