Despite the controversy surrounding the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, the country is set to host the first ever winter World Cup. It will be held in Doha, Qatar and will feature 32 teams. There will be two matches per day over the course of four days. The tournament will conclude with the World Cup 2022 Final on December 18. There will be four major sports: soccer, hockey, boxing and handball.
The World Cup 2022 will be held in the winter months of November to December. In the past, the tournament has been held in summer, when temperatures are often in the mid-to-high fifties, making it difficult to play. In order to minimize the effects of the summer heat, the tournament will be held in the autumn and winter months.
The tournament will be held in eight venues spread across five cities. These venues are located within a 35-mile radius of Doha. Each of the venues will host one match. The stadiums have been specially designed to handle the massive crowds expected to attend the tournament.
The first match will be played on November 20. The game will be between host nation Qatar and Ecuador. The match was requested by the host nation and was moved forward in order to allow Qatar’s home opener to take place. The winner will progress to the next round and the loser will go home. The shortest of matches will probably be the most impressive.
The BBC claims the World Cup 2022 has “a number of major firsts.” It was supposedly the first time the tournament has been held in the Middle East, and the first time a winter World Cup will be played in the Northern Hemisphere.
The first group stage will take place from November 20 through December 2. The tournament is split into 32 teams. Each team will play each other in a round-robin format. After the group stage, the two top-ranked teams will advance to the knockout phase. This is the only match to overlap. The third place play-off will be held in Al Rayyan. The other matches will be held in different stadiums in Qatar.
The tournament has been the subject of much controversy. Many human rights groups have criticized Qatar for its treatment of foreign workers. There is also a debate about whether or not the country can handle the expected 1 million foreign fans. Other fans will stay in the country or on cruise ships.
The World Cup 2022 is a hugely important tournament, but there are some question marks over the infrastructure and logistics involved. The Qatari government has spent nearly $200 billion to prepare for the event, and some foreign workers have been abused. The country has an appalling record with regard to foreign workers. Some have threatened violence.
The 2022 World Cup is the first to be held in the Middle East, and the only winter World Cup to be held in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s a fanciful proposition, but one that has been a long time coming.