Taking place from November 20 to December 18, the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar will feature 32 countries. It will be the second World Cup to be held in Asia after the 2002 tournament in South Korea. Unlike previous World Cups, the tournament will be held in the northern autumn and winter. The tournament is also the first to take place in an Arab nation. It is estimated to cost about $220 billion. The final will take place on 18 December, Qatar’s National Day, at Lusail Stadium in Doha.
FIFA has released the match schedule for the 2022 World Cup Qatar. It will feature 64 matches played in eight venues across five cities. The first match will be played on 20 November, and will feature hosts Qatar against Ecuador. Other matches will be held on different days at different times. The group stage will feature four matches per day, and the knockout stage will take place in evenings and at night.
Germany, France, England, Argentina, and Brazil are the favorites to win the 2022 World Cup Qatar. Among the other European contenders, Belgium and Spain also qualified. Denmark and Sweden also made the playoffs, as did Norway and Japan. The Asian contingent consisted of four slots that went to Saudi Arabia, Iran, South Korea, and Japan. In addition, the United States, Canada, and Mexico joined Germany and France.
After the qualifying rounds, Germany secured their spot in the 2022 World Cup with an impressive record. They won nine out of their 10 qualifying games, and kept eight clean sheets. They also had plenty of fixtures to spare, so they avoided a playoff and advanced directly to the World Cup.
Brazil has a long history of reaching World Cups. They have won eight times, including two World Cups in 1958 and 2002. They also reached the final of the Copa America last year, losing to Argentina. They will also look to get past the group stage in Qatar, where they will be joined by Cameroon. The two teams have not met since 2014, when Brazil defeated Morocco in the final.
Denmark, meanwhile, has won nine of their 10 qualifying games, and reached the semi-finals of the Euros last year. Their only defeat came at the UEFA playoff, where they lost to North Macedonia. The national team’s top player, Christian Eriksen, scored against the Netherlands last week. Denmark also has an impressive qualifying record, averaging 2.45 goals per game.
While Brazil is considered the favorite to win the 2022 World Cup, Argentina is second. The hosts will be looking to make their mark in Qatar, but their talent and experience may not be enough to advance beyond the group stage. Other contenders include Colombia and Canada, who will both have their first World Cups. And if Spain, who lost to Italy in the UEFA playoffs, can find form, they have a good chance of reaching the knockout rounds.
It is also worth noting that Morocco, which was last seen in 2014, will be in the 2022 World Cup for the second time in its history. It is a rare appearance by a non-European nation in the World Cup, and it will need to cut down on late concessions to avoid being knocked out by Spain.