The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the first time that the tournament is played in the Middle East. The only other time this was ever done before was in 1986 when the event was held in Mexico. Why did the FIFA select this spot? Well, because it was a host country of the 2006 World Cup as well as the 2014 World Cup.
In 2010, the Qatar stadium was originally supposed to be the only host stadium for the finals, but because of the high temperatures that Qatar experiences, they needed to build more.
The FIFA World Cup will be the first World Cup played in 3 different continents. It’s been played on 2 continents before, but never in both Asia and Africa simultaneously.
The FIFA World Cup is the most widespread sporting event in the world and the 2022 tournament will be no different. The cup will be on every single continent (other than Antarctica), and it will be broadcasted in over 200 countries.
The cup will be the most expensive ever
The FIFA World Cup will be the most expensive ever, costing a staggering $14 billion. That is around $3 billion more than the total cost of the whole tournament in 2018.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar, a country in which alcohol is banned. This is because the country is predominantly Muslim and alcohol is not compatible with the religion.
The FIFA World Cup will be the first one to include the video assistant referee. The video assistant referee was used during the Confederations Cup in 2017 and it was a success.
The most expensive ticket for the 2022 FIFA World Cup will cost $2,000. If you are lucky enough, you can buy a ticket for the final match. The final match will be played on 2 dates and the winning team will be honored.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will have a total of 32 teams competing. The top 2 teams that come out of the tournament and automatically qualify will be Uruguay and France.
The number of matches in the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be an increase from the previous tournament. There will be a total of 62 matches and all the teams in the World Cup will face each other twice.
The first football match between Saudi Arabia and Australia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the highest-attended football match in history. A total of 180,000 spectators are expected to watch the match, which will be held at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh