December 18, 2022. This will be the first World Cup held in the Middle East and the first to be played in November and December due to the extreme heat in Qatar during the regular summer months when the event is hosted. The competition, hosted in five host towns in Qatar at eight locations, will include 32 teams worldwide. North of the capital city of Doha, in the still-under-construction municipality of Lusail, the championship game will be played in the stadium. Because of the intense heat in Qatar during the summer, the competition was rescheduled to November and December. The match would also clash with the domestic seasons of several different football leagues due to this decision.
The campaign to qualify for the 2022 World Cup began in June 2019 and will end in March 2022. The teams will be divided into eight groups of four teams each, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the tournament’s knockout round. The knockout stage will consist of a band of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, and the championship match.
Each team will play three matches in the single round-robin format of the 2022 World Cup group stage. This is a brand-new format for the contest. The top two teams from each group advance to the quarterfinal stage.
As part of the preparation for the event, new stadiums, hotels, and other infrastructure have been built in Qatar for some time. Concerns have been raised over Qatar’s own human rights record as well as the treatment of workers involved in these construction projects.
Despite these difficulties, it is believed that the 2022 World Cup will be a huge event that will draw millions of spectators from all over the world and feature some of the top football players on the planet.