FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held 10 Jun to 10 Jul 2022 in Doha, Qatar.
FIFA World Cup 2022 The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to 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 in 2022. This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Middle East, and in an Arab and a majority-Muslim country. This tournament will be the last to involve 32 teams, with an increase to 48 teams scheduled from the 2026 tournament. This will also mark the first World Cup not to be held in June or July; the tournament is instead scheduled for late November until mid-December. It is to be played in a reduced timeframe of around 28 days, with the final being held on 18 December 2022, which is also Qatar National Day. Accusations of corruption have been made relating to how Qatar won the right to host the event. FIFA completed an internal investigation into these allegations and a report cleared Qatar of any wrongdoing, but the chief investigator Michael J. Garcia has since described FIFA's report on his inquiry as "materially incomplete and erroneous" On 27 May 2015, Swiss federal prosecutors opened an investigation into corruption and money laundering related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. On 7 June 2015, it was announced that Qatar would possibly no longer be eligible to host the event, if evidence of bribery was proven. According to Domenico Scala, the head of FIFA's Audit And Compliance Committee: "Should there be evidence that the awards to Qatar and Russia came only because of bought votes, then the awards could be cancelled". Qatar has faced strong criticism due to the treatment of foreign workers involved in preparation for the World Cup, with Amnesty International referring to "forced labour" and stating that workers have been suffering human rights abuses, despite worker welfare standards being drafted in 2014. FIFA World Cup 2022 is an event and I like events...
The planned Lusail Iconic Stadium, with a capacity of 80,000+ people, will host the opening and final matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The stadium's design is inspired from the sail of a traditional dhow as the city will be located north of Doha on the eastern coast, which is a historic focal point of pearling vessels. After the FIFA World Cup, the stadium will be used to host other sporting and cultural events. Lusail Sports Arena hosted matches of the 2015 World Men's Handball Championship.
Qatar or Katar is a small emirate of the Middle East with an area of 11,586 km. Qatar is located on a small peninsula extending into the Persian Gulf and connected to the Arabian Peninsula to the south, where it has a land border with Saudi Arabia. Its capital is Doha, or Ad-Dawha. The official language is Arabic, and the currency the Qatari riyal.
Qatar is the fourth largest natural gas producer in the world after the United States, Russia and Iran; it has become the leading exporter of liquefied natural gas. The country is also an oil producer, but of average size, member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). He has been an associate member of the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) since 13 October 2012 without having been an observer.
Qatar and its neighbors
experts in international relations believe that the current crisis between Qatar and its neighbors could be detrimental to the organization of the 2022 World Cup. QSI and PSG should be spared.
The diplomatic isolation of Qatar by the Gulf countries could have "a real impact" on the organization of the Mondial-2022, while its sports investments, the base of its "soft power", mainly located in France, should not be affected, according to experts interviewed by AFP.
already weakened by the investigations of the Swiss and American justices on suspicions of corruption of Fifa for the attribution of the World Cup, in 2010, and the working conditions of the foreign workers on the pharaonic sites of the Mondial regularly criticized by human rights organizations, sees from now on one of its strengths questioned