The 2022 FIFA World Cup is slated to be the 22nd edition of the competition, which is a quadrennial international men’s football championship played between the senior national teams of FIFA member associations.
The dates as per the reports are slated for 21 November to 18 December 2022 in Qatar.
FIFA World Cup Tickets 2022
Fans must create an account on FIFA’s ticket portal in order to purchase World Cup tickets on the official FIFA website.
Within the first round of ticket sales, which closed on March 29, FIFA had already sold about 8 lakh seats. On April 29, the second round of ticket sales began.
Later this year, nearer the occasion, FIFA will organize the third and final round of ticket sales. The third round of ticket sales has not yet been scheduled on a specific date.
Following the conclusion of the second round of ticket sales, fans will have one more chance to purchase tickets during the third and final round of sales, which FIFA termed a “random selection draw sales period.”
The third and final window for the sale of tickets began on Tuesday, July 5, at 10 am (that is 5 am ET).
At 10 AM BST on 16 August, it will close (5 am ET).
A waiting list will be in place if there is high demand for the tickets that are still available.
To transfer or resell tickets, FIFA must expressly approve, which will be disclosed in the form of a Ticket Transfer and Resale Policy.
In other words, there’s a potential that the tickets you purchase from a source other than FIFA.com will be bogus or that FIFA would postpone the event without offering a refund.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar
After the event in South Korea and Japan in 2002, this will be the second World Cup held in Asia and the first World Cup ever to be contested in the Arab world.
Moreover, for the final time, the tournament will include 32 teams; the tournament in the United States, Mexico, and Canada in 2026 will have 48 teams.
This World Cup will be played over a shorter period of time, roughly 28 days, because of the extreme summer heat in Qatar, taking place from late November to mid-December.
This will be the first World Cup that will not be taking place in the months of May, June, or July.
The 1954 FIFA World Cup was held in Switzerland, which is more than three times larger than Qatar and only needed to host 16 teams instead of the current 32. Qatar is the smallest country ever awarded a FIFA World Cup.
In addition, Qatar became just the second nation (aside from hosts of the first two World Cups, Uruguay, and Italy) to receive a FIFA World Cup despite never having qualified for an earlier edition.
Japan received the co-hosting rights to the 2002 World Cup in 1996 despite never having qualified for the finals, though they later did qualify for the 1998 World Cup.
The nation wants the stadiums to be a reflection of Qatar’s history and culture while also meeting the requirements for sustainability, legacy, comfort, and accessibility.
FIFA and Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy invite ticket holders to assist in reducing their carbon footprint during the competition as part of their commitment to reducing and eliminating all carbon emissions related to the FIFA World Cup 2022.
FIFA encourages fans to hoist a “Green Card for the Planet” before the match to raise awareness of the need to protect the environment.
The official symbol for FIFA was introduced on September 3, 2019, at simultaneous events held at the Doha Tower, the Katara Cultural Village Amphitheatre, Msheireb Downtown Doha, and Zubarah.
It was created by the Lisbon-based branding agency Brandia Central. It is created to resemble the championship trophy, the number “8,” and the infinity symbol, signifying the “inter-connected” occasion and the number eight.
It also conjures images of shawls to represent the tournament’s winter scheduling and has waves that resemble dunes in the desert. The wordmark for the symbol uses kashida, which is the practice of intentionally lengthening specific Arabic script characters for emphasis.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Theme Song
“Hayya Hayya (Better Together),” performed by Trinidad Cardona, Davido, and AISHA, was designated the official anthem of the competition on April 1, 2022, along with a music video.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Teams
The Netherlands, Ecuador, and the hosts, Qatar, will all receive attention in Group A. Italy, England, Wales, and the United States make up Group B in a largely English affair. Argentina, who is competing for the championship, is up against Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Poland in Group C. Australia, Denmark, France, and Tunisia make up Group D.
Spain will compete in the famed Group of Death alongside Costa Rica, Germany, and Japan. Belgium, Canada, Morocco, and Croatia are located in Sector F. Group G opponents Serbia, Cameroon, and Switzerland are under Brazil. Last but not least, Portugal, which faces off against Uruguay, Ghana, and the Republic of Korea, is in the lead in Group H. The first games begin on November 21, and the championship game is scheduled for December 18.
The Netherlands, Germany, Wales, Poland, Argentina, Brazil, England, Senegal, Australia, France, Spain, Ghana, Korea Republic, Belgium, Portugal, Uruguay, Morocco, Switzerland, Croatia, Denmark, Mexico, The United States, Japan, Cameroon, Serbia, Canada, Costa Rica, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Ecuador are among the 32 nations that have qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. And in the first game of the series, hosts Qatar will take the lead.
World Cup Latest News
The highest ranking representatives of FIFA, the entity responsible for organizing the World Cup and the worldwide regulatory body of soccer, have submitted a request to shift Qatar’s game to Nov. 20.
They will determine whether to accept it, along with the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, and the executives of the six international soccer federations.
The planned alteration would affect not only the date of Qatar’s opening encounter against Ecuador but also the time of Senegal’s match against the Netherlands, which will be shifted from its afternoon time slot to an evening one.