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The 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup

November 21, 2022
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The 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup

Qatar will host the World Cup for a few days in 2022. This year’s tournament will be the first time it is held in the Middle East, and it will also be the first time it is held in November and December. With OKBET, you can watch it Live and focus on the exciting event that can happen in the FIFA World Cup this Monday.

Where is the World Cup 2022

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar, FIFA said. It is the first time in the tournament’s 92-year history of having it in the Middle East. On the fourth vote, Qatar beat Japan, South Korea, Australia, and the United States to host the World Cup.

The winning bid from Qatar was for the “most compact” World Cup ever, with 11 of the 12 proposed venues within 60 kilometers of each other. The organizing committee promised to build nine new stadiums and fix three others. They impressed the FIFA Executive Committee with a stunning architectural vision and an ambitious plan to use the sun’s rays to cool players and fans in a good way for the environment.

Qatar will host 64 games between 31 different countries. The games will start and end in the Lusail Iconic Stadium, built just for the World Cup, and will leave no carbon footprint. The tournament also looks like it will have a lasting impact, not just in Qatar but around the world. The organizers have promised to change the layout of nine stadiums after the tournament is over and to give 170,000 seats to developing countries to help them build up their sports infrastructure.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Teams List

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When the men’s World Cup is held in Qatar in 2022, there will be 32 teams. In 2026, there will be 48 teams. There have been 32 teams competing in France since 1998 in each of the last six men’s World Cups.

The host country, Qatar, will be at the tournament, along with 31 other countries that qualified through regional games. FIFA, which is in charge of running the World Cup, gave each region a certain number of qualifying spots:

Team Date Qualified Qualified as Team Date Qualified Qualified as
Brazil Nov. 11, 2021 CONMEBOL Winner Canada Mar. 27, 2022 CONCACAF Third Round Winners
Germany Oct. 11, 2021 1st – Group J Winners Ecuador Mar. 24 2022 CONMEBOL Fourth Place
Qatar Dec. 02, 2010 Host Nation Saudi Arabia Mar. 24, 2022 AFC Third Round Group B Winners
Belgium Nov. 13, 2021 1st – Group E Winners Senegal Mar. 29, 2022 CAF Third Round Winner
Croatia Nov. 14, 2021 1st – Group H Winners Portugal Mar. 29, 2022 UEFA Second Round Winner
Spain Nov. 14, 2021 1st – Group B Winners Poland Mar. 29, 2022 UEFA Second Round Winner
Serbia Nov. 14, 2021 1st – Group A Winners Tunisia Mar. 29, 2022 CAF Third Round Winner
England Nov. 15, 2021 1st – Group I Winners Morocco Mar. 29, 2022 CAF Third Round Winner
Switzerland Nov. 15, 2021 1st – Group C Winners Cameroon Mar. 29, 2022 CAF Third Round Winner
Netherlands Nov. 16, 2021 1st – Group G Winners USA Mar. 30, 2022 CONCACAF Third Round Third Place
Argentina Nov. 16, 2021 CONMEBOL Runners-up Mexico Mar. 30, 2022 CONCACAF Third Round Runners-up
Iran Jan. 27, 2022 AFC Third Round Group A Winners Wales Jun. 05, 2022 AFC Third Round Group A Runners-up
South Korea Feb. 01, 2022 AFC Third Round Group B Runners-up Australia Jun. 13, 2022 Intercontinental Playoff
Japan Mar. 24, 2022 Top 2 – Group B Runners-up Costa Rica Jun. 14, 2022 Intercontinental Playoff
Denmark Oct. 12, 2021 1st – Group F Winners Uruguay Mar. 24, 2022 CONMEBOL Third Place
France Nov. 13, 2021 1st – Group D Winners Ghana Mar. 29, 2022 CAF Third Round Winner

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification Process

The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying process decided which 31 teams would join the host country, Qatar, at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Qatar got an automatic spot at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Confederation Available slots in finals Teams started Eliminated Teams qualified Qualifying start date Qualifying end date
AFC 4+1 or 5+1 45+1 40 5+1 6 June 2019 13 June 2022
CAF 5 54 49 5 4 September 2019 29 March 2022
CONCACAF 3 or 4 34 30 4 24 March 2021 14 June 2022
CONMEBOL 4 or 5 10 6 4 8 October 2020 13 June 2022
OFC 0 or 1 7 7 0 17 March 2022 14 June 2022
UEFA 13 55 42 13 24 March 2021 5 June 2022
Total 31+1 205+1 174 31+1 6 June 2019 14 June 2022

There are 211 FIFA member associations so that they could enter qualification. Qatar automatically got a spot in the tournament because it was hosting it. But the AFC made Qatar play in the Asian qualifying stage because the first two rounds also counted as qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup in 2023. Since Qatar won their group, the fifth-best runners-up in the other groups moved on to the AFC third round. 

The World Cup will be held in a country whose national team has never played in a finals match. It is the first time since the first two tournaments in 1930 and 1934 that this has happened. France, who won the World Cup last year, also took part in qualifying as usual.

On May 30, 2015, in Zürich, after the FIFA Congress, the FIFA Executive Committee talked about how you would give slots to each confederation.

The committee decided that you would use the exact allocation for the tournaments in 2018, 2022, and 2022. 

 

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