2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar

The 2022 FIFA World Cup ongoing is the 22nd edition of FIFA held in Qatar, it is an international association football tournament launched by the men’s national teams of FIFA’s member associations. 

The first time Qatar hosted this meaga event starts from 20 November to 18 December 2022. This is the first World Cup to be held in the Arab , and the second World Cup held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan. The estimate cost of this years tournament is over $220 billion and it is currently the most expensive World Cup ever held.

This tournament is scheduled to be held with 32 participating teams, and it will increase to 48 teams for the 2026 edition. The final will be play on 18 December 2022 at Lusail Stadium,  on Qatar’s National Day

How the 2022 Qatar World Cup is different from others in the past ?

32 teams will compete for the first time as the host country gets the chance for the first time to host this ultimate event.

Let’s explore whats special in this Qatar 2022 world cup can show to the world which can be different from the previous tournaments.

  • World Cup in Arab Land

FIFA has chosen a new Land this time, Qatar. It is among the one of the fastest growing football nation in the world which promises to bring many possibilties of new passionate footballers for the future ahead.

  • Most expensive FIFA World Cup

Qatar is estimated to have spent as much as $220 billion , as Qatar plans to showcase their Arabic tradition and culture through it. Never in the history of football has seen any country spending such amount of money for any FIFA world cup and it is more than 15 times what Russia spent for the 2018 event i.e $14 billion .

  • 5 subs rule with bigger squads

For the first time FIFA start 5 substituion rule in this cup. With this rule the teams are allowed to have a 26 players squad instead of 23 used in past  FIFA Tournaments.

  • New technology

This new technology uses 12 dedicated tracking cameras mounted under the roof of the stadium to track the ball at 50 times per second up to 29 data points of every individual player, calculating their exact position on the pitch.

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