Next yr, for the primary time ever, we shall be served a winter World Cup, with the 2022 event in Qatar beginning in November.
The competitors shall be the final World Cup with 32 groups earlier than FIFA will increase the international locations concerned to 48 for the event 2026 – which can collectively host Canada, Mexico and the United States.
There are many qualifying routes around the globe for the event, and a few nations have already secured their ticket to the Middle East. Here is your information for all groups which have certified for the WC 2022 thus far, as nicely as a brief rationalization of the finer particulars of the competitors …
This one shouldn’t shock anybody. As hosts, Qatar was the primary workforce to “qualify” for the event and so they have invested closely of their nationwide facet since profitable the bidding course of in 2010.
When they had been awarded the World Cup, they had been 112th within the FIFA rankings, under Uzbekistan, North Korea and Kuwait.
Since then, they’ve risen to the highest 50 and even overwhelmed Japan within the Asian Cup last as early as 2019. Qatar hopes to keep away from embarrassment in entrance of their dwelling crowd.
Germany has gained the World Cup 4 instances / Anadolu Agency / GettyImages
Germany turned the primary workforce to really qualify for the 2022 World Cup when a 4-0 victory over Northern Macedonia in November ensured that they may not be caught at the highest of Group J.
Die Mannschaft will bounce again from a disappointing Euro 2020, the place they had been dumped within the spherical of 16 by finalists England.
Hansi Flick took over after the fantastic show and the previous Bayern Munich man has his facet enjoying some good issues.
WC 2022 begins on November 21 with the curtain down on December 18 with the last.
Games shall be performed at eight venues in 5 host cities: Al-Rayyan, Al-Khor, Lusail, Al-Wakrah and the capital Doha.
For the primary time ever, the World Cup is not going to be held in its conventional European summer season hatch.
This is as a result of FIFA has realized that the excessive temperatures in Qatar – which may attain as much as 50c (122f) – together with the excessive humidity will make the situations exceptionally troublesome for gamers and spectators.
To compromise, the organizers determined that November was essentially the most acceptable time to host the event.
The World Cup in November is clearly a break within the soccer schedule as we understand it, particularly the Premier League.
England’s prime division is one in every of the few leagues around the globe that typically doesn’t embody a winter break in its calendar, however the 2022/23 season shall be totally different.
The Premier League has agreed to take a break on November 12, in order that gamers can put together with their nationwide groups for simply over per week earlier than the World Cup begins, earlier than resuming slightly below six weeks in a while the second day.
To match into the season, the season begins sooner than traditional – August 6 – and ends barely later than the normal mid-May.