The 2022 FIFA World Cup (the quadrennial international male football championship) is set to take place in Qatar. It is expected to be held in Qatar from 20 November-20 December 2022. It will be both the first and second-ever Arab World Cup. This World Cup will not be held during the summer heat in Qatar. Instead, it will be held from mid-November to mid-December. The final will take place on Qatar National Day. France was the World Cup Champions.
In May 2011, FIFA officials were accused of corruption. These allegations raised questions about Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup. The corruption allegations relate to Qatar’s win of the right to host it. An internal FIFA investigation and report cleared Qatar. However, chief investigator Michael J. Garcia later described FIFA’s enquiry as “numerous materials incomplete and erroneous representations”. “ Swiss federal prosecutor opened an investigation into corruption, money laundering and related to the 2018 & 2022 World Cup bids.
Qatar is also under fire for how it treats foreign workers. Amnesty International called this “forced labour” and “poor working conditions.” A Guardian newspaper investigation found that workers are denied food and water, their identity papers are taken away, and they are not paid. This enslaves some of them. The Guardian estimated that between 4,000 and 5,000 workers could be killed by lax safety measures or other factors during the competition. The Qatari government has introduced new labour reforms that improved working conditions. They included a minimum salary for all workers and eliminated the kafala system. Amnesty International claims that foreign workers are still living in poverty.
Main articles: Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup bids 2018 and 2022 and Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup bidding
The bidding process to host the 2018 FIFA World Cups was initiated in January 2009, and all non-UEFA nationals had to withdraw their 2018 bids.
The five bids for the 2022 FIFA World Cup were Australia (Japan, South Korea, Qatar and Qatar) the end. The twenty-two-member FIFA Executive Committee met in Zurich on 2/12/10 to vote on hosts for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
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2022 FIFA bidding
There have been accusations of corruption and bribery during the selection process. FIFA has begun an investigation into these allegations.
Qatar is the smallest nation in the area that has ever been awarded a FIFA World Cup. Switzerland, the host of the 54 FIFA World Cup, is smaller than Qatar. It is more than three times as big as Qatar and is required to host 16 teams instead of 32.
Qatar was the second country (not counting Uruguay and Italy) to be awarded a FIFA World Cup. Japan co-hosted the 2002 World Cup in 1996. They never qualified for the finals. However, they qualified for the 1998 World Cup.
Many investigations have revealed that Qatar had hired a former CIA agent and turned private contractor Kevin Chalker to spy upon rival bid teams, as well as the football officials who selected their winner in 2010. 
Main page: 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
Each of the six FIFA continent confederations holds its qualifying competitions. All FIFA member associations (currently 211) were eligible for qualification participation. Qatar was the host of the tournament and qualified automatically. Qatar was automatically qualified as a host by the AFC. North Korea was forced to withdraw from the qualifying Round of safety concerns over the COVID-19 Pandemic. American Samoa, as well as Samoa, each withdrew from the OFC draw. Tonga withdrew after the 2022 Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption and tsunami. Vanuatu & Cook Islands resigned due to outbreaks within their squads.
There were 32 countries qualified to compete at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Twenty-four of these nations participated in the 2018 event. Qatar is the only host country making its debut in the FIFA World Cup. This marks the first time since 1934 in Italy. Therefore, the 2022 World Cup is the first World Cup that no team has made a debut by a qualified team. After missing 2018, the United States, Ecuador, Cameroon (Cameroon), Cameroon and the Netherlands all returned to the tournament. Canada returned to the tournament after missing it for 36 years.  Wales also made their return. It was their first appearance since 1958, a record for a European team.
Italy, four-time World and reigning European champions, did not qualify for the next World Cup. Italy is also the fourth country not to qualify for the upcoming World Cup. After winning the previous UEFA European Championship in 1978 and 1994, respectively, they were also disqualified. Nigeria flew to Ghana after scoring away goals during CAF’s final playoff round. After qualifying for three of the previous World Cups and six of seven in the last seven, Nigeria is now out of contention. Panama, Colombia (Peru), Iceland, and Sweden all qualified for the 2018 World Cup but did not qualify for 2022.
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The final draw occurred at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (Doha, Qatar) on 1 April 2022  at 19:00 AST. The inter-confederation playoffs winner and the PathA winner of the UEFA playoffs are not known at this time.
For the draw, 32 teams were divided into four different pots. These were determined by the FIFA Men’s World Rankings (35). The first pot contained the hosts Qatar who were automatically assigned to A1 and the top seven teams. Pot two held the following eight best teams. Pot three had the following eight best teams. Pot 4 held the five lowest-ranked team, with pot 3 containing the eighth best. Except for UEFA teams with at least one and not more than two, teams from the same Confederation could not be drawn into the same group. This principle also applies to placeholder teams. Limitations were placed based on how many potential winners each play-off tie had. The draw began with pot 1 and ended in pot 4. Each team was randomly allocated to the first alphabetic group. The position of each team within the group would then become known (for the match schedule). The pots for this draw are below.
The World Cup’s first five venues were unveiled in March 2010. The five first venues proposed for the World Cup were unveiled at the beginning of March 2010. Their marketing includes statements describing the stadiums as Zero Waste, and the upper tiers of the stadiums will be disassembled after the World Cup and donated to countries with less developed sports infrastructure. Qatar aspires to be compliant and certified by the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) for all the World Cup stadiums. All of the five stadium projects launched have been designed by German architect title=” Albert Speer Jr.”>Albert Speer & Partners. 
The report released on 9/12/10 stated that FIFA President Sepp Blatter suggested that other countries could host matches during this year’s World Cup. However, the report did not name any specific countries.
According to a report released in April 2013 by Merrill Lynch, the investment banking division of Bank of America, the organisers in Qatar have requested FIFA to approve a smaller number of stadiums due to the growing costs.  title=” Bloomberg L.P.”>Bloomberg.com claimed that Qatar wanted to reduce the number to eight or nine venues instead of the twelve planned initially.
Although FIFA hadn’t yet decided how many stadiums Qatar would need to build in the next five years, Qatari Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy indicated they expected eight within Doha.
Infantino stated that FIFA had been exploring the possibility of neighbouring countries hosting matches during the tournament in January 2019.
Lusail Olympic Stadium will be the most frequently used stadium. It will host 10 matches, the final. Al Bayt Stadium will host nine matches. All 9 matches in the tournament, including the 9 held in Al Khor, will be played within a distance of 20 miles (32km) from Doha. All venues for this tournament will host knockout-round matches for the first ever time.
Stadium 974, formerly known as Ras Abu Aboud, will become the seventh FIFA World Cup 2022 site to be completed and overseen by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy. The name of the stadium is derived both from the number of shipping containers used for its construction and Qatar’s international dialling codes. The stadium will hold seven matches during the event.
In contrast to previous FIFA World Cups, which were played in June and Jul, the 2022 World Cup is being played in November or December to avoid the intense Qatari heat. To accommodate the World Cup, the World Cup is unusually scheduled in the middle season of domestic football leagues. These leagues usually start in late July or august. Domestic leagues like Major League Soccer which traditionally start their seasons in spring and play through summer, will be able close their seasons before it starts.
FIFA confirmed the match schedule on 15 July 2020. The Khalifa International Stadium will host third place, while the final will take place at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.
Instead of previous tournaments in which the match venues and kick-off times for each fixture were determined before the draw, the allocation of group fixtures to each matchday to a specific venue after the group stage draw. This was due to the proximity of venues which allowed the organizers to optimize stadium allocations for spectators, and kick-off times, for television audiences. Qatar’s initial match was the only group-stage fixture to have a date and venue. It was supposed to begin at the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar on 21 November at 19.00.
The following stadiums were assigned to each group: 
Groups A, B, E, F: Al Bayt Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
Groups C-D, D, and G: Lusail Iconic Stadium Stadium Education City Stadium Al Janoub Stadium
FIFA confirmed the location and kick-off times for the group stage on the 1st of April 2022.
UK Home Office Bans More Than 1,300 Fans from World Cup
Soccer Football – FIFA World Cup Qatar Qatar 2022 Stadium preview – Khalifa International Stadium Doha Qatar – September 29, 2020, General view inside the stadium before the World Cup. — Reuters
The UK’s Home Office stated that over 1,300 fans from England, Wales and Scotland with ban orders would not be allowed travel to Qatar for the World Cup.
The new measures take effect Friday. They prohibit supporters with a history of soccer-related violence from making the trip to the sport’s top event. This event starts on November 20th. It runs until December 18.
Suella Braverman, Home secretary, said: “We won’t let the behaviour of minorities of lawbreakers ruin what will become an exciting tournament.”
Last season saw increased crowd trouble and pitch invasions across English soccer. Before the new campaign, the Premier League implemented enhanced safety measures.
The Home Office warned fans that they could face six months imprisonment and a maximum fine of £1,000 if they broke the rules.
Anyone who has “previously caused difficulty and is likely to do it again” will be stopped from travelling.
Braverman added that violence, abuse and disorder are not tolerated here. Braverman also stated that criminal behaviour would not be tolerated at World Cup.
The official emblem was designed and launched by Lisbon-based Brandia Central branding agencies on September 3, 2019, during simultaneous events at Doha Towers, Katara Cultural Village Amphitheatres, Msheireb Downtown Doha, Zubarah, and Msheireb Downtown Doha. It is meant to look like the trophy, the infinity symbol, and the number 8. This emblem reflects the eight host stadiums and the “interconnected” event. It is also inspired by scarves to represent the tournament’s winter programming. The typography of the emblem’s wordmark incorporates kashida–the practice of elongating certain parts of characters in Arabic script to provide typographical emphasis.
The official mascot for the tournament was announced during the group-stage draw on 1 April 2022. The character’s name is La’eb, an Arabic term meaning “super-skilled players”. According to FIFA, the character’s name is Lab. This Arabic word means “super-skilled football player”.
On March 30, 2022, the official match ball, called “Al Rihla”, came to light. It was primarily inspired by Qatari culture, architecture and iconic boats. In Arabic, Al Rihla stands for “the journey”. This official match ball, made with water-based glues/inks, was designed with sustainability.
Adidas utilized new features as the game “speeds up” and is “faster”.
“Hayya Hayya”, the first track on the album, was performed by Davido, Trinidad Cardona, and AISHA and released on 1 April 2022 with the music clip.
The second song, “Arhbo”, was recorded by Gims & Ozuna.
The third song, “Light The Sky”, is performed by Nora Fatehi Manal Rahma Riad and Balqees and composed by RedOne, released with the music video on 7 October 2022.
Main page: 2022 FIFA World Cup controversy
Some groups and media outlets have expressed concern over the suitability of Qatar to host the event  concerning interpretations of human rights, particularly worker conditions and the rights of fans in the LGBT community, because of the illegality of homosexuality in Qatar. In December 2020, Qatar allowed the rainbow flags at the 2022 World Cup. Hassan Abdulla al Thawadi, chief executive of the country’s 2022 World Cup bid, said that Qatar would permit alcohol consumption during the event, even though drinking in public is not permitted, as the country’s legal system is based on Sharia.
The selection of Qatar as the host country was controversial. FIFA officials were charged with corruption and allowing Qatar “buy” the World Cup. HTML95 human rights groups questioned the treatment given to construction workers. [96) and the high costs involved in making these plans a reality. Some believe that hosting the tournament in Qatar is impossible because of the extreme climate. The initial plans to have air-conditioned stadiums in Qatar gave way to the possibility of switching from summer to fall.
Sepp Blatter (FIFA president then but was later banned because of illegal payments) said in May 2014 that Qatar had won the World Cup. However, Blatter stated that some of the criticisms and allegations of corruption were “very much connected to racism and discrimination” 
Migration workers, Slavery allegations and Deaths
The issue regarding migrant workers’ rights was also a hot topic. In 2013, The Guardian newspaper reported that many workers had been denied food and water, their identity papers were taken away, and they weren’t paid on time. This made some workers enslaved people. According to the Guardian, up to 4,000 migrant workers could die if there are no reforms to the Kafala system.
A BBC crew of four journalists was arrested in 2015 and held for two consecutive days. They were reporting on the state of workers in Qatar.
The Wall Street Journal reported that 1,200 workers were killed in Qatari infrastructure and real-estate projects during the World Cup. The Qatar Government responded by claiming that only 107 workers had died. He also said that a second vote regarding the awarding of the World Cup in Qatar would be necessary if there were any corruption allegations.
Amnesty International charged Qatar with using forced labour. It accused the Qatari government of putting its employees in poor living conditions and withholding their wages. It also accused FIFA, among other things, of failing to stop the stadium from being built on “human rights violations.” Amnesty also heard migrants complaining of verbal abuse and threats after complaining that they weren’t being paid for many months. After complaining that they had not been paid for months, Nepali workers were denied permission to visit their families.
In October 2017, International Trade Union Confederation stated that Qatar had agreed to improve conditions for more than 2 million migrant workers in the country. The ITUC agreement provided significant reforms in the labour system, including the ending of the Kafala. The ITUC stated that the agreement would have a positive impact on workers working on infrastructure projects related to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The ITUC said that the agreement would positively impact the overall situation of workers, particularly those working on 2022 FIFA World cup infrastructure projects.
Amnesty International, in February 2019, questioned Qatar’s ability to implement promised labour reforms before the World Cup. FIFA supported this sentiment. Amnesty International found that abuses continue to occur, although Qatar has taken steps towards improving labour rights.
The Daily Mirror newspaper in the UK discovered that 28,000 workers working on the stadiums were receiving 750 Qatari Riyal per month. This is equivalent to PS190 per month or 99pence per hour for a 48-hour workweek.
Hendriks Graszoden, who was the turf supplier to the 2006 World Cup as well as for the European Championships 2008 and 2016, declined to supply Qatar with World Cup grass. GerdienVloet, a company spokesperson, stated that one reason for this decision was the allegations of human rights abuses.
The government provided $824million to pay the wages of migrant workers undergoing COVID-19 treatment or in quarantine in April 2020. 
Qatari officials announced they would increase the monthly minimum wage to 1,000 riyals (US$275) for all workers. No Objection Certificates have been removed to allow employees to switch jobs without the employer’s consent. A Minimum Wage Committee was also formed to check on the implementation. These reforms removed the kafala system, and a contractual system was introduced.
An investigative report published in March 2021 by The Guardian used data from embassies of national foreign employment officers to estimate the number and causes of death among migrant workers since Qatar was awarded the World Cup. Between 2010 and 2020, 6,500 migrant workers, including from India and Pakistan, Nepal, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan, were killed in Qatar.
At the 2022 FIFA Congress in Doha, Lise Klaveness–head of the Norwegian Football Federation–criticised the organisation for having awarded the World Cup to Qatar, citing the various controversies surrounding the tournament. She said that FIFA’s 2010 World Cups were given in unacceptable ways and had to be rescinded. The core interests of soccer, such as equality, democracy, and human rights, were not included in the starting team until many years later. These fundamental rights were pushed onto the field by external voices as substitutes. FIFA has taken steps to address these issues, but there is still much work to be done. “ Hassan al-Thawadi is secretary general of Qatar 2022. Her comments were critical of her inability to address the country’s recent labour reforms.
European Union’s Annual report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World 2030 recognized Qatar’s labour law reforms. These included nondiscriminatory minimum wage systems and the removal of the Kafala scheme in 2021.
In March 2022, FIFA president Gianni Tintino claimed that the gulf state is progressing in its labour rights & migrants rights issues. He stated, “I am glad to see the strong engagement from the Qatari officials to ensure the reforms in the labour market are fully implemented across all sectors, leaving a lasting Legacy of the FIFA World Cup and benefiting migrant labourers in the country over the long term.”
When will Qatar host FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022(TM)?
Following a FIFA Executive Committee decision in March 2015, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022(TM) will be held over 28 days, from 21 November 2022 to 18 December 2022. The final will be held on Qatar’s National Day.
What is unique about the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022(TM) Match Schedule?
Because Qatar is compact, fans can attend multiple matches per day. This is a rare opportunity in modern history. Fans will only need to fly into one airport for their entire tournament.
There will not be any internal flights, which will make it more affordable and environmentally friendly for fans and more refreshing for players. Players will be able to focus on training and recovery and not long-distance travel.
All teams will have optimal rest between matches with the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022(TM). With four matches per day, the group stage will run for 12 days. It promises an exciting schedule so that fans can immerse themselves in all of the action. Fans will never be far away from a stadium or fan zone, or tourist attraction.
Qatar 2022’s compactness will help FIFA and Qatar reduce their carbon footprint and help them achieve their goal of hosting the first carbon-neutral FIFA World Cup.
This international tournament will be unlike any other.
What facts and figures do I need to know about FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022(TM)?
1: The maximum time people can travel between venues during FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022(TM). This allows fans, officials, and delegates to see more than one match daily while staying in the same place throughout the tournament.
8: The number of stadiums used in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 (TM). Khalifa International Stadium was inaugurated in May 2017 as the first FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022(TM). In May 2019, Al Janoub Stadium was inaugurated. It is the first FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022(TM) fully-constructed venue. In June 2020, Education City Stadium was digitally launched. All other venues will have their main contractor completed by 2021.
15-24degC: The average low and high temperatures in Qatar during November and December are between 15-24degC.
50: The number of nationalities that work for the SC. To deliver the historic FIFA World Cup(TM), the organisation has drawn top talent from worldwide. This diversity reflects Qatar’s commitment to delivering a tournament that unites people, bridges cultural barriers, and unites the world.
75 km: Distance between the host venues (Al Bayt Stadium and Al Janoub Stadium)
1st title: Qatar will compete at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022(TM) as the reigning champions in Asia. This is after they won the AFC Asian Cup in January 2019. Qatar beat three Russia 2018 qualifiers, Saudi Arabia, Korean Republic, and Japan, to win the title in Dubai.
1981: Qatar shocked the football world when it reached the final of the FIFA World Youth Championships (now FIFA U-20 World Cup), beating Brazil and England.
1992: Qatar reached the quarterfinals of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games’ soccer tournament and won the first-ever Gulf Cup.
9,520: The number of athletes who participated in 424 events in 39 sports at the 15th Asian Games (XV Asiad), held in Doha in 2006. This event is widely regarded as one of the most successful. Qatar continues its tradition of hosting international sporting events such as tennis, golf, and motorsport by hosting the FIFA World Cup(TM).
40,000: The Ras Abu Aboud stadium, the first fully-demountable venue for a tournament in FIFA World Cup(TM) history.
1,500,000: The number of FIFA World Cup 2022(TM) fans that are expected to visit Qatar.
53,000,000 is the annual capacity of Doha’s Hamad International Airport in 2022.
All figures are accurate as of October 2020.
Will Qatar deliver on its promise to cool technologies, even though the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022(TM) will be held in November and Dec?
Yes. Yes. Our facilities can be used all year round by building stadiums with cooling technology. Other countries can adopt the same technology if they have a similar climate.
The groundbreaking cooling technology of Qatar was displayed for the first-ever time at Khalifa International Stadium’s opening in May 2017. The stadium’s temperature was only 25C, while outside, it was 43C.
What is the best place for a stay in Qatar?
Because of the unique and compact nature of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022(TM), there will be an Olympic Village feeling in Qatar. To ensure that fans visiting Qatar in 2022 can choose from a wide range of accommodation options, the SC has developed some concepts. Fans will have the option of staying in a 3- or 5-star hotel, a temporary moored cruise vessel, or a Bedouin tent under the stars. There will be various accommodation options to choose from, so they can find something for everyone. SC had promised 100,000 rooms, and that number will be met.
How is it possible for a country so small as Qatar to host the FIFA World Cup(TM)?
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022(TM), which is compact, will be an excellent feature for players and fans. Fans will not only be able to watch multiple matches in one day, but they won’t have to travel long distances to see other matches from previous FIFA World Cups(TM), where some games were played thousands of miles apart.
Fans will find it easy to travel around Qatar due to the massive infrastructure investment currently being made in Qatar. This includes a new metro system. Qatar is a great place to explore the region. Hamad International Airport can handle 8.700 passengers an hour during peak hours.
The 2022 tournament’s compact structure will be most beneficial to the players than any other. Their accommodation is permanent throughout the tournament. Training pitches are only minutes away, and stadiums are a short coach ride away. This will allow for optimal game preparation.
What is the SC spending on hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022(TM)?
The SC currently has a budget of QAR 23 billion, or approximately US$6.5bn, for stadiums and training facilities over 12 years. This is comparable to the recent FIFA World Cup(TM) and Olympic Games. The SC will not finance the majority of the nation’s infrastructure development. The Metro system and road network expansions are projects delivered under Qatar National Vision 2030. They would have been implemented even if Qatar was not selected to host the FIFA World Cup 2022(TM).
What can fans look forward to in the 2022 tournament?
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022(TM), a family-friendly tournament that combines traditional Qatari hospitality with innovative fan experiences, will provide a truly memorable experience in 2022.
Qatar is just eight hours away from two-thirds of the world’s inhabitants, making it one of the most accessible tournaments. Fans can also easily explore the rest of the region from the base.
Is Qatar safe to visit?
Qatar consistently ranks among the top 20 global countries in terms of safety. Qatar hosts over 90 major sporting events each year. The country’s partnership with international partners has ensured that these events are safe and successful.
To ensure security during the tournament, Qatar also created a National Security Committee.
Security Committee already has Memoranda of Understanding with the UK Home Office, French Gendarmerie and the ICSS. Its teams have also attended dozens of major sporting events worldwide to get additional experience.
Where and when will general tickets go on the market?
To learn more about the general ticket sales for the tournament, which will only be managed by FIFA, please visit FIFA.com/tickets.
Where and when will you find hospitality packages for sale?
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022(TM) Commercial Hospitality Programme offers an exclusive opportunity to enjoy spectacular football in a luxurious setting. To purchase hospitality packages now or to enquire, please go to FIFA.com/hospitality.
We also revealed that Qatar has issues with extreme climate and human rights. It will be able to host the championship at an elite level and promote football’s popularity. It is not necessary to reconsider the bid results; however, it is vital that the bidding process be modified. We also show that the FIFA scandals and bribery have harmed athletes and fans. We should continue to evaluate this impact to reduce it. The 2022 Qatar World Cup has many unique aspects that make it an ideal opportunity to improve football.