We tell you all the details about the 2022 World Cup that will be held in Qatar and that will feature in the participation of 32 teams. These are the ones that have earned a ticket.
Everything is ready for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, which has the peculiarity that it will be played in the winter months and not in the summer as it has always been until now.
In the absence of confirming the last selection to qualify, the composition of the eight groups has already been drawn.
As in previous World Cup events, there will be eight groups with four combined each.
Do you want to know everything about the next World Cup event? At Juliemariosblog, we explain all the details.
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WHEN DOES THE 2022 WORLD CUP START IN QATAR?
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has the peculiarity that it is not played in summer, but in winter. In this way, FIFA wants to avoid the high temperatures that are reached in the summer season in the Asian country.
It will be played from November 21 to December 18, 2022.
WHERE IS THE 2022 WORLD CUP BEING PLAYED?
Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup , an election that has sparked controversy over suspicions of corruption.
WORLD CUP 2022 VENUES
- Al Rayyan : Khalifa International Stadium, Qatar Foundation Stadium and Ahmed bin Ali Stadium.
- Jor : Estadio Al Bayt
- Lusail : Lusail Iconic Stadium
- Doha : Ras Abu Aboud Stadium and Al Thumama Stadium
- Al Wakrah : Estadio Al Janoub
HOW MANY TEAMS PARTICIPATE IN THE 2022 WORLD CUP?
A total of 32 teams participate in the 2022 World Cup. Qatar, as the host country, obtained the ticket automatically.
This is how the remaining 31 places left for the 2022 World Cup are distributed:
AFC (Asia): 4.5 coupons
CAF (Africa): 5 coupons
CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean): 3.5 quotas
CONMEBOL (South America): 4.5 places
OFC (Oceania): 0.5 slots
UEFA (Europe): 13 places
GROUP STAGE OF THE QATAR 2022 WORLD CUP: CALENDAR, DATES AND TIMES
These are the eight groups that make up the Qatar 2022 World Cup:
Republic of Korea
WHAT WILL BE THE OPENING MATCH OF THE 2022 WORLD CUP IN QATAR?
The World Cup event will begin on November 21, 2022 , with Senegal’s duel against the Netherlands.
Unlike other occasions, the first match of the World Cup will not feature the host, in this case Qatar.
WHEN WILL THE OPENING MATCH OF THE 2022 WORLD CUP BE IN QATAR?
This first meeting between Senegal and the Netherlands will take place on November 21 from 1:00 p.m. at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha.
Qatar-Ecuador , considered the opening match of the World Cup, since it will be just before this when the opening ceremony will be held, will be the third match of the 2022 World Cup, since England-Iran will also be played before.
The match between Qatar and Ecuador will be on November 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Al Bayt Stadium, in Al Khor.
WHY IS QATAR – ECUADOR NOT THE OPENING MATCH OF THE 2022 WORLD CUP IN QATAR?
Senegal – Netherlands will be the first World Cup match in Qatar to the detriment of Qatar – Ecuador due to a reorganization of FIFA, which argues an “optimization for the benefit and comfort of the spectators, teams, media and the global audience”.
“Given the compact nature of Qatar, event organizers were able, for the first time, to allocate group stage matches to one stadium and the kick-off time of each matchday after the final draw, optimizing the match schedule for the benefit and comfort of spectators, teams, media and the global audience,” the FIFA statement continues.
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WORLD CUP 2022: TEAMS QUALIFIED FOR THE WORLD CUP IN QATAR
We already know the vast majority of teams qualified for the 2022 World Cup
Qatar was the first team participating in it thanks to its status as host of the World Cup.
Along with Qatar, Germany, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, France, England, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Switzerland and the Netherlands have already qualified by UEFA. In addition, Wales obtained the last ticket after beating Ukraine in the playoffs.
As for CONMEBOL , Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador and Uruguay have already sealed their qualification for the World Cup.
Iran, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia and Australia are the five AFC teams that have already made it to Qatar 2022.
In Africa, the teams face a decisive week to win the five CAF tickets to Qatar 2022. Senegal knocked out Egypt on penalties, so Sadio Mané and company will be at the World Cup. Along with them, Ghana, who eliminated Nigeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Cameroon.
Canada was the first Concacaf team to qualify for the World Cup. The United States and Mexico added their presence on the last day.
QUALIFIED TEAMS FOR THE 2022 WORLD CUP IN QATAR: COMPLETE LIST
CLASSIFIED TEAM CONFEDERATION
South Korea AFC
Saudi Arabia AFC
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