The FIFA World Cup 2022 is only a few months away. The 22nd edition of the World Cup will be held in Qatar this year. The biggest football tournament on the planet will begin its journey on 21 November and end with the final on 18 December. This article lists 6 interesting facts about the FIFA World Cup 2022.
1. First-Ever Winter World Cup
The FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar will be the first-ever winter world cup in history. This event is moved from its usual summertime in June-July to November-December. It is because of the scorching temperature of the Middle East in summer, which could exceed 50 degrees celsius. Hence, the World Cup in Qatar will be held during the break from the European leagues.
2. Second Ever in Asia
The World Cup 2022 in Qatar will be the second-ever event in Asia. The first time was held in 2002 when Japan and South Korea were the event’s co-hosts. Brazil won their 5th World Cup in that edition, defeating Germany in the final. It was their last appearance in the final.
3. Fewest Venues
Qatar World Cup will feature the fewest venues to host the matches in decades. There will be only 8 venues to host the event. Among the 8 stadiums, 6 are built brand-new to host the World Cup.
In 1978, Argentina hosted the World Cup with six, the least number of venues.
4. Air-conditioned Stadiums
Again the scorching sun of Qatar comes into play as they will host the matches in fully air-conditioned stadiums. All the 8 venues will be AC to keep the temperature comfortable. The temperature inside the stadiums will be around 25. It will give the spectators a comfortable cheering environment and the players to play.
5. Most Expensive
Qatar World Cup will be the most expensive event in the tournament’s history regarding the cost of preparations. According to an estimation, the host nation has spent a jaw-dropping €200bn to prepare the infrastructures for the event. It includes building stadiums, hotels, highways, and so on.
6. Most Commutable
The World Cup 2022 in Qatar will be the most commutable as the nation is a small gem. The host cities, Doha, Al Rayyan, Al Wakrah, and Lusail, are in close proximity to each other. For this reason, moving from one venue to another wouldn’t be much hassle. Again, it allows you to enjoy multiple games from the venue in a single day if you have the tickets.
That’s it from the 6 interesting facts about the FIFA World Cup 2022. We will provide regular updates about the event. So, stay in touch if you don’t want to miss anything. Here you can find the detailed guideline for the World Cup Live Stream.