2022 is a great year for football fans as the long-awaited FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will be going down. However, if you want to catch the action, here are some essential details you need to be aware of.
When is the FIFA World Cup 2022?
The FIFA World Cup is from 20 November to 18 December 2022. While the previous World Cup tournaments have been held in May, June, or July, the 2022 tournament was pushed to late November to mid-December because of the intense summer heat in Qatar.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Venues and Teams
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be hosted in Qatar, the first Arab country to host the tournament and the second to host the event in the Asian region, after South Korea and Japan, which hosted the 2002 tournament jointly. The games will be played in eight state-of-the-art stadia spread across five cities.
The 2022 World Cup trophy will be fought for by 32 teams drawn from the five FIFA confederations. Some big names battling it out for glory include Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain. There are also underdogs, including Qatar, the hosts.
Who are the Favourites?
Considering the new crop of talent and the surprises that were pulled in the last World Cup, it’s hard to predict a winner. Argentina will be working overtime to clinch the cup, and so will Brazil, their South American counterparts. In Europe, the favourites include England, Portugal, Croatia, France, and Germany.
Where to Catch the Action
So, where can you catch the action? First, is live in any of the already constructed stadiums. If you are not planning to endure Qatar’s heat, you can follow the action on all the major sports broadcasting channels.