It’s safe to say that only a precious few sports tournaments can rival the fame and recognition that the FIFA World Cup boasts today. It is the pinnacle of football for many players, and the way that the Panamanians jubilated when they scored their first World Cup goal against England in 2018 World Cup should give you a clear idea of just how much this tournament means people all around the world. As another tournament draws near, here’s all you need to know about the 2022 World Cup!
2022 World Cup Intrigues
Slated to hold from the 21st of November to the 18th of December, this would be the first time this auspicious tournament would be played in Qatar. It would also be the second time it has ever been played on the Asian continent. World Cup enthusiasts will immediately notice that this event would be held later in the year instead of the customary May-June-July timeframe. The reason for the change is that Qatar has a rather hot summer heat. And, since the temperature of the later months in the year is more favorable, it was decided the tournament would be held then. Qatar remains the 2nd country to be awarded hosting rights without ever qualifying for a previous edition. There’s also severe speculation that they were able to achieve this feat by employing the services of a private contractor, Kevin Chalker, to spy on rival bid teams and get information.
2022 World Cup Qualification
As of the moment, the qualified teams for the 2022 World Cup tournament to be held later this year are:
- Qatar qualified as the host country.
- Brazil qualified as one of the top two teams of CONMEBOL.
- Argentina qualified as one of the top two teams of CONMEBOL.
- Iran qualified as one of the top two AFC Third Round Group A teams.
- South Korea qualified as one of the top two AFC Third Round Group A teams.
- Germany qualified as the winners of Group J.
- Denmark qualified as the winners of Group F.
- France qualified as the winners of Group D.
- Belgium qualified as the winners of Group E.
- Croatia qualified as the winners of Group H.
- Spain qualified as the winners of Group B.
- Serbia qualified as the winners of Group A.
- England qualified as the winners of Group I.
- Switzerland qualified as the winners of Group C.
- Netherlands qualified as the winners of Group G.
The first draw of the tournament schedule is slated to be held on the 1st of April,2022, in Doha, Qatar. It will be before the completion of the qualification process. As a result, the two winners of the inter-confederation play-offs will not be known when the draw will be performed.
In The End
While many things are likely to be different this time around, the chances are high that we will still be treated to a spectacular sight. You can increase your enjoyment by betting with the best odds on SBOtop!