The FIFA World Cup 2022 tournament is close, and we are getting ready for a great tournament with some of the best nations competing for the most coveted crown in soccer. Over 30 teams, including the host nation, are gearing up for an epic battle starting on the 20th of November in Doha, Qatar.
With the tournament a few weeks away, let’s get into some things you should know about the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha. Let’s dive right into it without wasting time.
The Host Nation
Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup tournament in 2022. The country won the bid to host the biggest sporting event in 2010, making them the first Middle Eastern country to do so in the competition’s history. They defeated the United States and Australia to win the right to host the tournament in 2022.
Since winning the bid, the preparations have begun, and for 12 years, we’ve been waiting patiently for the World Cup to come to an Arab nation. We expect them to give us an incredible experience from start to finish.
The 2022 Teams
The FIFA World Cup is gearing up to be one of the most exciting sporting events this year. The 32 participating teams are ready to give their all on the pitch for a chance to take home the most coveted trophy in Soccer. Some teams remain favorites as we head into the competition, and we expect them to shine throughout the competition.
As it stands, some of the top teams we expect in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup tournament are listed below:
These five teams have a formidable squad and are filled with talented players. We expect them to dominate games and get as close to the finish line as possible. But we can’t write off the other 27 teams as well because getting into the competition is not an easy feat.
As the host nation, Qatar will be playing the tournament’s first game against Ecuador to mark the opening match for Group A. In Group B, England and Iran will kickstart their campaign. After that, Argentina will face Saudi Arabia to open Group C matches, then Denmark will take on Tunisia in Group D. The other opening matches from Group E to H are as follows:
●Morocco vs. Croatia (Group F)
●Germany vs. Japan (Group E)
●Switzerland vs. Cameroon (Group G)
●Uruguay vs. South Korea (Group H)
Every World Cup, superstars try to help their country to win the tournament. Some even ensure that they make history in the competition. Aside from the established players, we see some outstanding performances from players who haven’t made it into the media. For instance, James Rodriguez’s rise to fame after an exhilarating performance at the 2014 World Cup.
This year, some of the top players we believe will take the spotlight are Kylian Mbappe, Jude Bellingham, Jamal Musiala, Neymar Jr., Vinicius Jr., Lionel Messi, Sadio Mane, and Kevin De Bruyne. These players have been performing at the highest level since the start of the year, and we expect them to bring that to the tournament.