2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar: Dates are announced
It is the first time Qatar will be hosting a FIFA world cup in the history. Precisely, 2022 Qatar World cup will be held between November 21 and December 18. FIFA president Jiany Infinito announced the dates of Qatar world cup at the press conference in Moscow. This will also mark the first World Cup not to be held in May, June, or July. The 2022 world cup dates is scheduled for late November until mid-December due to climate concerns. It is to be played in a reduced timeframe of around 28 days, with the final being held on 18 December 2022, which is also Qatar National Day.
Possible expansion of number of teams in 2022 FIFA world cup in Qatar
FIFA also put a proposal to increase the number of teams participating in the Qatar World Cup would be increased. Infantino earlier informed that the number of teams in the 2026 World Cup (which is in United states) would be increased. But now from Qatar itself the mission to increase the number of teams has been in thought process. “It’s a great thing to have a World Cup for a country. There is no better way to grow football, ” he said at a news conference in Moscow.
In 2018 FIFA world cup in Russia, a total 32 countries were participated. FIFA is planning to increase the number to 48 countries to make the tournament more global and more countries can participate in the final stage. With 48 teams participating in the World Cup, 16 matches will come in addition. 80 games will be played instead of 64 matches.
The world is anxious for Qatar to accept this proposal from FIFA as it is a small nation and lot of planning and infrastructure requirements need to be met before the tournament.