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-
|United States of America|
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:
|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|
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.