The FIFA World Cup 2022 is the 22nd edition of the quadrennial international men’s football championship, which national teams from FIFA member associations will contest.
What is the FIFA World Cup 2022?
The FIFA World Cup 2022 is an international association football tournament contested by the senior men’s national teams of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) involving 32 teams held from late November to mid-December 2022. Since the first event in 1930, the title has been given every four years. It will be played in a limited time span of around 28 days.
When and Where is the FIFA World Cup 2022?
The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022. The tournament will be held in the Arab world for the first time, and the second World Cup to be held exclusively in Asia, following the 2002 event in South Korea and Japan.
As of late, most international football fans have secured their World Cup travel packages to cheer for their favorite team live from the stands.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums
The Venue of the FIFA World Cup 2022 is divided into eight stadiums as mentioned below:
Lusail Iconic Stadium – Capacity: 80,000
Al Bayt Stadium – Capacity: 60,000
Ras Abu Aboud Stadium – Capacity: 40,000
Al Thumama Stadium – Capacity: 40,000
Education City Stadium – Capacity: 45,350
Ahmed bin Ali Stadium – Capacity: 44,740
Khalifa International Stadium – Capacity: 40,000
Al Janoub Stadium – Capacity: 40,000
FIFA World Cup 2022 schedule
The opening match between host Qatar and Ecuador will take place on 20 November at 7 PM Arabia Standard Time (GMT+3). Four matches will be played every day over the 12-day group stage, with the winners and runners-up progressing to the round of 16.
For detailed information on the match schedule, please check out the table below.
Hayya card requirement
Be advised that to enter Qatar and attend World Cup Matches, fans must first obtain the Hayya card. As such, it would be best to first satisfy this requirement after securing your World Cup tickets. Please find the details of the Hayya card in our article below.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Covid-19 measures
At the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, fans will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering stadiums.