FIFA World Cup Qatar

The latest iteration of the FIFA World Cup is happening this year. The highly anticipated football event will kick off on November 21 with a grand opening. Following that, it will run till December 18. This year fans are eagerly waiting for the event to begin, as it will be a peculiar addition to the usual quadrennial event.

Qatar, the middle-eastern Muslim majority country is hosting FIFA World Cup for the first time. Moreover, the country is already highly popular for being very tourism-friendly. According to Surprise Sports, the FIFA committee has already sold over 1.8 million tickets for the event. Let us take a look at the group draw and where the teams will stay and train for the event. Check our other articles to know more about FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 live stream.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Group Draw

The group stage draw for the FIFA World Cup Qatar was held on April 1, 2022.  The management held it during the 72nd FIFA Congress held in Doha, Qatar.

A total of 32 national football teams were selected for this year’s group stage participation. Although at the time of the draw 29 teams were confirmed. The vacant 3 positions were later filled with intercontinental and UEFA play-off winners.

The list of qualified teams and their groups is below-

Group Teams
A Qatar
Ecuador
Senegal
Netherlands
B England
Iran
United States of America
Wales
C Argentina
Saudi Arabia
Mexico
Poland
D France
Australia
Denmark
Tunisia
E Spain
Costa Rica
Germany
Japan
F Belgium
Canada
Morocco
Croatia
G Brazil
Serbia
Switzerland
Cameroon
H Portugal
Ghana
Uruguay
Korea Republic

FIFA World Cup 2022 Team Base Camps

Qatar selected 8 stadiums to host the upcoming World Cup 2022. The host committee kept transportation easy for a major concert when selecting stadiums. As a result, traveling between venues will be an easy task this time.

Additionally, every team will be staying in the same hotel and use the same base camp for training throughout the whole tournament. Which will increase their training and resting time, while making them comfortable throughout the journey.

The team-based hotel and training camp sites are listed below:

Team Hotel Training Site
Qatar Al Azizlyah Boutique Hotel Aspire Zone Training Facilities 3
Ecuador Hyatt Regency Oryx Mesaimeer SC Training Facilities
Senegal Duhail Handball Sports Hall Al Duhail SC2
Netherlands The St. Regis Qatar University Training Site 6
England Souq Al Wakra Hotel Al Wakrah SC Stadium
Iran Al Rayyan Hotel Al Rayyan SC Training Facilities 1
United States of America Marsa Malaz Kempinski Al Gharafa SC Stadium
Wales Delta Hotels City Center Al Sadd SC New Training Facilities 2
Argentina Qatar University Hostel 1 Qatar University Training Site 3
Saudi Arabia Sealine Beach, A Murwab Resort Sealine Training Site
Mexico Simaisma, A Murwab Resort Al Khor SC Stadium
Poland Ezdan Palace Hotel Al Kharaitiyat SCTraining Facilities
France Al Messila Al Sadd SC Stadium
Australia New Aspire Academy Athlete Accomodation Aspire Zone Training Facilities 5
Denmark Retaj Salwa Resort & Spa Al Sailiya SC2
Tunisia Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach Al Egla Training Sites 3
Spain Qatar University Hostel 2 Qatar University Training Site 1
Costa Rica dusitD2 Salwa Doha Al Ahli SC Stadium
Germany Zulal Wellness Resort Al Shamal Stadium
Japan Radisson Blu Hotel Al Sadd SC New Training Facilities 1
Belgium Hiton Salwa Beach Resort and Villas Salwa Taining Site
Canada Century Premier Hostel Lusail Umm Salal SC Training Facilities
Morocco Wyndham Doha West Bay Al Duhail SC Stadium
Croatia Hilton Doha Al Erssal Training Camp
Brazil The Westin Doha Hotel Al Arabi SC Stadium
Serbia Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha Al Arabi SC Training Facilities
Switzerland Le Royal Meridien Doha University of Doha Training Facilities
Cameroon Banyan Tree Doha Al Sailiya SC Stadium
Portugal Al Samriya Autograph Collection Hotel Al Shahaniya SC Training Facilities
Ghana Double Tree by Hilton Doha Aspire Zone Training Facilities 1
Uruguay Pullman Doha West Bay Al Erssal Training Site 1
Korea Republic Le Meridian City Center Doha Al Egla Training Site 5

Final Note

Qatar, the host country of FIFA World Cup 2022 is trying its best to make the event a success. As a result, they took some bold and questioning decisions which resulted in backlash from time to time. Nevertheless, they are working to make the 22nd edition of the tournament a spectacle.

According to reports from Surprise Sports, the event will cost the country $220 billion. Fans are eagerly waiting to see the 2022 iteration of the football tournament. Share your opinion on the upcoming event in the comments below. Follow our website for more news and information on the upcoming event.

Golam Muktadir, chief editor at Surprise Sports (Leading Sports News Website). He is sharing his World Cup Football thoughts, trending news, and real-time Qatar World Cup updates.

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