FIFA World Cup 2022: Everything You Need to Know

The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held in Qatar, and it’s one of the most anticipated sporting events to be held in recent memory, despite being over five years away. If you’re curious about the event but don’t know where to start, we’ve got everything you need to know about the 2022 World Cup right here in this article! So let’s get starte-d!

The Venues

The world cup 2022 will be held in 12 venues across Qatar. The stadiums are located in Doha, Al-Rayyan, Al-Khor, Al-Wakrah, Umm Slalah and Ras Laffan. While the names of the stadiums may not sound familiar to you now they are easy enough to remember if you just know where they are.
The first six stadiums are located in Doha – Lusail Iconic Stadium is the largest stadium with a capacity of 86,000 people and will host the final game on July 18th.
Al Thumama Stadium can hold up to 40,000 fans and will host the opening game on November 21st.

The Teams

Qataris will be hosting the World Cup in 2022, so they’re understandably pumped. The country is home to over 1.5 million expats from around the world, and they’re all excited about it. Just like the rest of us, Qataris are hoping that their team will win this year’s FIFA World Cup and make them proud by taking home the trophy.
Qatar’s national soccer team has been doing well in international matches for the past two years, but there are some concerns about how well they’ll do at home

The Format

The FIFA World Cup is a major international sporting event that has been held every four years since 1930. The next worl-d cup in 2022 will be hel-d in Qatar, marking the first time the competition has ever been hoste-d in the Middle East.
-For hosting rights, Qatar beat out bids from other countries including Australia, Japan, and Mexico. -The total cost of hosting the games is estimate-d at aroun-d $200 billion US-D. -Qatar has never qualified for a World Cup before.

The Schedule

The World Cup final is se-t for July 18, 2022. Preliminary games will be hel-d in the months leading up to the final tournament, with the quarter-finals taking place on June 12th and 13th of that year. The semifinal games will take place on June 17th and 18th, with the third-place game scheduled for one day after that. The finals are se-t for July 18th at a time TBD by FIFA.

The Tickets

Ticket prices for world cup 2022 in Qatar are expecte-d to be the most expensive ever. Fans that buy these tickets will have their payment plans locked in, which means they’ll be paying for a ticket that’s likely going up in price. Tickets can range from $200-$2,000 USD and there is no set limit on how many tickets each person can buy.

The Trophy

The World Cup trophy is a grand and glorious prize for the winning team. It is not, however, without its controversy. The current iteration of the trophy was designe-d by Jules Rimet himself in 1892 and it has been? passe-d on each time a new champion has been crowne-d? In 1966, Brazil won the World Cup in Englan-d and then they were awarde-d with the Jules Rimet Trophy. However, they chose not to keep it because they were afraid that FIFA might take it back.

The Mascot

The Qatar World Cup 2022 mascot is calle-d Al-Zeeb. Al-Zeeb is a clouded leopard with long, thin legs. It’s a carnivore that can be foun-d in Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. The cloude-d leopar-d was chose-n because it was the first animal liste-d? on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) list of threatened animals in 2006? Its population is declining due to deforestation and poaching.

The Official Song

The song is calle-d Live It Up and was writte-n by Nicky Jam, Daddy Yankee, and Ed Sheeran. The song is a collaboration between two of the top artists in Latin? The cloud leopar-d was chose-n because it was the America-n? music and one of the most successful singers/songwriters in the world? The song has been use-d as the official anthem for this year’s Women’s World Cup in France. Listen below!