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FIFA World Cup 2022 - the main event of the football world

The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is an extraordinary event in every sense. For the first time in the history of the best ball game, the players will play in completely new conditions. Just facts about Qatar 22 years old:

  • World Championship for the first time in history will be held in autumn and winter;
  • For the first time, the World Cup is hosted by a Middle Eastern country with a Muslim population;
  • This is the last tournament in the old format of 32 teams;
  • For the first time in history, the debutant team, which got through the qualifying tournament, will not take part in the World Cup - Qatar as the organizer is not taken into account.

The FIFA World Cup kicks off on November 20, 2022 in Qatar. 32 teams will meet in eight group matches at eight stadiums in five cities across the country. The main event of the four years will be held in record time - 28 days, the distance between the cities of the World Cup does not exceed 60 kilometers!

Next matches

1 Argentina - France 18.12.22 18:00
2 Argentina - Croatia 13.12.22 22:00
3 France - Morocco 14.12.22 22:00
4 Morocco - Portugal 10.12.22 18:00
5 Сroatia - Brazil 09.12.22 18:00

The World Championship is held in Qatar

The venue for the 2022 World Cup surprised many: even in November in Qatar, the air temperature does not fall below 25-30 ° C. But the local leadership assures FIFA that unique air conditioning systems will be installed at all stadiums. 7 of the 8 arenas of the World Cup were built directly for the tournament, although the regulations require a minimum of 12 stadiums - the Emir of Qatar solved the problem simply. Having made the most compact world championship in infrastructure - a metro with free travel was built between the host cities, representatives of the national teams are located close to the training bases.

The final match will take place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on December 18 at the National Stadium in Lusail.

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Qatar 2022 World Cup: stadiums

8 new stadiums are ready to host 63 group stage and playoff matches. 3 stadiums are located in the capital of Qatar, Doha, two arenas were built in the city of Ryan, one stadium will be hosted by El-Khaur, El-Wakra and Lusail. The World Cup final will be held at the National Stadium in Lusail, the opening match on November 20 at the El Bayt Stadium in El Howrah.

Almost all the arenas of the 2022 World Cup were built directly for the World Cup. Despite the hot weather, all stadiums in Qatar will be equipped with modern air conditioning systems. The “National Stadium” has a capacity of 80,000 spectators, the second largest “El Bayt” - 60,000. “974 Stadium” and “El Tumama” in the capital Doha and the “El Wakra” arena in El Janub can accommodate 40,000 spectators . Ryan has 3 arenas:

  • “Education City” for 45,000 spectators;
  • “Ahmed bin Ali” for 44,740 spectators;
  • “Khalifa” for 45,416 spectators.

2022 FIFA World Cup Teams

Fifa World Cup is represented by 32 teams from different conferences, with the largest representation of European teams. The following people came to the World Cup in Qatar 22:

  • Europe: France, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Croatia, Switzerland, Serbia, Wales, Poland, England , Portugal, Belgium;
  • North America: USA, Canada and Mexico;
  • South America: Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Costa Rica;
  • Africa: Senegal, Cameroon, Tunisia, Morocco, Ghana;
  • Asia: Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Qatar, Iran, Saudi Arabia.

Groups at the 2022 World Cup: layouts

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is expected by millions of fans, our editors will give the main layouts for the situation in each group. 32 World Cup teams in 48 group matches will decide who is worthy of entering the FIFA World Cup playoffs.

Group A: Mane, van Dijk and hosts

  • Qatar;
  • Senegal;
  • Netherlands;
  • Ecuador.

Group A with the hosts of the tournament, the Qataris, are considered the representatives of the Netherlands national team. Van Dijk, Depay and de Jong with young partners will try to reach the playoffs of the Fofa World Cup from the first place. Powerful Senegal with Manet, Mendy and Coulibaly will definitely compete with them. Ecuador and Qatar have minimal chances to pass, there are no stars of the average European level in their compositions.

Group B: UK knockout derby

  • England;
  • Iran;
  • USA;
  • Wales.

Group B will give the British fans the confrontation between Wales and England only in the 3rd round, they will most likely play for the first two places. But the US team is clearly against it, their young squad with Pulisic, Weah and McKenny looks stronger than the experienced, but already boring Welsh squad. Iran with Azmoun and Taremi has a minimum chance - a strict defensive game can come to the rescue.

Group C: Messi and Lewandowski against everyone

  • Argentina;
  • Saudi Arabia;
  • Mexico;
  • Poland.

The last World Cup for Messi and the last chance for Argentina to take gold. This is what local fans think about the Scaloni team in Qatar. They don’t have many competitors in Group C. Poland, with Lewandowski and Zelinsky, passed the qualification with a creak, Mexico lost its gold line-up a long time ago, Saudi Arabia showed its failure in the fight for the playoffs at the 2018 World Cup.

Group D: easy walk for France

  • Australia;
  • Denmark;
  • Tunisia;
  • France.

Qatar football 2022 for the fans of the French national team is another reason to remember the last World Cup. The chances of the French with Benzema, Varane and Mbappe to win the 2022 World Cup are as high as possible. In group D, Deschamps’ wards have only one serious rival - the semi-finalists of the last Euro, the Danes. Tunisia and Australia go to Qatar in the weakest squads of recent years.

Group E: favorites - past world champions

  • Germany;
  • Spain;
  • Costa Rica;
  • Japan.

Yes, Spain and Germany are not the same as they were 5-10 years ago. The change of generations for the world and European champions is difficult, but the quality of the players is enough to reach the playoffs. The Japanese with Tomiyasu and Kubo are able to take points from the Europeans through an organized game. Costa Rica has a little-known squad, the chances of them reaching the ⅛ final stage are minimal.

Group F: dominance of the winners of the Russian World Cup

  • Belgium;
  • Canada;
  • Morocco;
  • Croatia.

In group F, two favorite European teams are again assembled. Belgium and Croatia are going to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in the status of past World Cup winners in Russia. It will not be so difficult for them to leave the group, although Morocco with Hakimi and Ziyech will definitely be able to compete for a place in the playoffs. Canadians with Davis on paper are considered clear outsiders, but their young composition may well surprise. Croatia and Belgium will not be easy.

Group G: World Cup repeat in Russia

  • Brazil;
  • Cameroon;
  • Serbia;
  • Switzerland.

Brazil, Switzerland and Serbia 4 years ago already played in the same group at the World Cup in Russia. The World Cup in Qatar 2022 will again give the trio a chance to decide the fate of ⅛ trips. Brazil with Neymar, Vinicius and Jesus is a clear favorite for World Cup 22, European teams are unlikely to be able to impose a fight for 1st place. Serbia and Milinkovic-Savic, Vlahovic and Mitrovic are traveling in their best line-up since the formation of the country, and Switzerland is taking to Qatar an experienced gang led by Seferovic and Shaqiri. Serbs look more promising. Cameroon with Onana and Toko-Ekambi have very little chance, they ended up in the “death” group.

Group H: “death” group and meeting old “friends”

  • Ghana;
  • Portugal;
  • The Republic of Korea;
  • Uruguay.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa was remembered for many matches between Ghana and Uruguay, in which a last-minute stoppage-time handball by Suárez and a penalty miss by Gyan saved the South Americans from relegation. At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Ghanaians will have a chance to get even with the Uruguayans for that meeting. The Ayew brothers will play against Suarez only in the last round, this match can decide the fate of reaching the playoffs. The clear favorite of the main “death group” is the Portuguese with Dias, Felix and, of course, Ronaldo. Cristiano rides in terrible shape, but with a great attitude for the last World Cup of his career. Koreans with Son and Han cannot be discounted, but their chances are clearly less.

Who will be the top scorer of the World Cup?

Qatar World Cup 22 is going to a lot of tough forwards. According to bookmakers and fans, these players have a chance to be the top scorer in the Fifa World Cup:

  • Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema (France);
  • Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martinez (Argentina);
  • Harry Kane (England);
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal);
  • Neymar and Vinicius (Brazil);
  • Memphis Depay and Steven Bergwijn (Netherlands).

Mbappe and Messi have the greatest chances to become the best goalscorer of the World Cup in Qatar. France and Argentina can easily make it to the final, they’ve come across some pretty weak groups in the tournament, they’re the leaders of the attacking teams. Neymar has a good chance of being named the best, but the competition in the attack of the pentacampeons is so big that everyone can score, including the defenders. Ronaldo was included in the list, rather, out of respect. Cristiano spends his last season at Manchester United terribly: without normal playing practice. Qatar 2022 will definitely be the last major tournament in his career, but betting on a 37-year-old striker is rather reckless. Although everyone is waiting for the “resurrection” of Ronaldo at the 2022 World Cup.



The Fifa World Cup kicks off on November 20 at the El Bayt Stadium in the Qatari city of El Howr. In the opening match, the host team of the tournament, the national team of Qatar and Ecuador, will play. The start of the meeting is scheduled for 19:000 local time (equal to Moscow). The rest of the 2022 World Cup Group A and B matches will take place the next day.

Without selection, only the Qatar team got to the World Cup as the host of the competition. 31 teams qualified in their confederations. For the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the last champion - the French team, the silver medalist - Croatia and the bronze medalist - Belgium were selected. For the second time in history, the Canadian team was selected for the group. The list of all national teams is presented in the “Teams” section.

For the last time in history, 32 teams will qualify for the 2022 World Cup. From the next World Cup in Mexico, the USA and Canada, 48 teams will already participate. The 32 teams in Qatar are divided into 8 groups of 4 opponents, with the top two advancing to the playoffs. For more information about the standings, see the sections of our website.

Two teams. Exactly half of all participating countries - 16 - go to the next stage. ⅛ of the finals begin on December 3, the winners of the groups will play at the playoff stage with the teams that will take second places in neighboring groups. The World Cup in Qatar will be held for the last time according to the standard system in 32 teams.

In the winter of 2022, football fans will see 16 relegation matches that will determine the world champion and prize-winners. Only 8 out of 16 teams will remain at the ⅛ final stage, the first matches will begin on December 3, eight meetings are planned at the tournament. 4 finals will be held in four meetings, will determine the semi-finalists. The ½ final will take place on December 13 and 14, the match for third place will take place on December 17. The final of the World Cup will take place on December 18 at the stadium in Lusail.

On our website, fans will be able to evaluate the results of the 2022 World Cup matches. World Cup standings, game statistics, news and predictions - all information about the upcoming tournament will be available on time! Fifa World Cup in Qatar is the first ever winter tournament in the history of the World Cup, we will help you to follow every event online!

In Qatar. This hot Asian country will host the 2022 World Cup in late autumn to avoid the crazy heat. 63 matches will be hosted by 5 cities within a radius of 60 kilometers, Qatar aims to host the most compact World Cup in history. Matches will be hosted by 8 stadiums commissioned in 2021:

  • “El-Bayt” in El-Khaur;
  • “Khalifa” and “El-Tumama”, “Stadium 974” in Doha,
  • “Ahmed bin Ali” and “Education City” in Er Rayyan;
  • “National Stadium” in Lusail;
  • “El Janub” in El Wakra.

Among the favorites are Brazil and France, the previous world champions have a rather light group (Australia, Denmark and Tunisia). But the pentakampeons have Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon as rivals. Experts see the chances of success for the teams of England, Germany and Argentina. Spain and Uruguay are considered “dark horses”, they are in the process of restructuring. These teams are worth paying attention to when making a prediction for the World Cup.