The biggest and the most grandest football tournament in the world, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, is right around the corner and fans are already hyped about it. This year's world cup will be the 22nd edition of the prestigious tournament and Qatar will be the host for the 2022 FIFA world cup. The middle eastern country was granted the privilege to host the 2022 world cup in 2010 by FIFA and as a result, Qatar will be the first Arab state to host a world cup. The 2022 world cup will be the last world cup to involve 32 team format as from the next edition of the tournament there will be 48 teams scheduled to play.
There will be a total of 32 teams scheduled to take part in the 2022 FIFA world cup in Qatar. These teams represent different confederations across the world and have earned their spot after going through some tough rounds of qualifiers.
From the Asian Football Confederation, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Korean Republic and Qatar have already booked their slots for the club. There is still an another slot left for an AFC team and it could go down between Australia and UAE as both teams will go head to head in the AFC-CONMEBOL Playoffs.
From UEFA there will be a total of 13 teams which features current world cup champions France. 5 teams from the Confederation of African Football and 3 teams from CONCAF has booked their slot for this year's world cup. From the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) four teams have confirmed their place for the grandest football tournament.
On April 1 2022, FIFA conducted the group draws at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in Qatar. There will be a total of 8 groups with 4 teams in it. From all the groups, group E is touted to be the group of death as it includes former world champions Spain and Germany along with Japan and New Zealand or Costa Rica.
Here are the confirmed 2022 world cup group stage:
A: The next Men's FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup from 20 November to 18 December 2022.
A: The 2022 FIFA World Cup is set to take place in Qatar.
A: Fans who can't make it to Qatar can watch the World Cup live from the GCC country through live broadcast.
Viacom 18 has acquired the rights to broadcast FIFA World Cup 2022 in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives. BBC has been declared the official channel that will broadcast the World Cup in the UK. UK fans can also watch the live stream of the tournament via ITV's official website and mobile app.
Here are some of the other broadcasters of the World Cup in various parts of the world:
Fox Sports and Telemundo: USA
beIN Sports: The Middle East and North Africa
2sport2 consortium: Russia
Bell Media: Canada
SKY Sport NZ: New Zealand
China Central Television: China
A: Yes, the US Men's National team did qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022 by finishing third in the Concacaf World Cup qualifying rounds.
A: The final draw of the 2022 FIFA World Cup occurred on April 1st of 2022 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.
A: FIFA has always updated its website and apps with matches from the previous World Cups. Therefore you can always watch replays of the World Cup in the FIFA app or website. Moreover, fans will also have access to replays of 2022 World Cup games on apps and websites of the official broadcast partners of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
A: The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled in the winter unlike their previous editions because FIFA wanted to avoid the intense Qatari heat during the summer season.
A: Almost all the Men National teams that are participating in the 2022 FIFA World Cup have released their official World Cup kits in the past few months. Fans have already started buying kits of their favorite teams to show support and love. For those who haven't bought one, you can check on the websites of the official kit makers of your favorite national teams.