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Facts About World Cup 2022 That Will Make You Think Twice

Oct 17, 2022

There is a lot of information out there about the 2022 World Cup hosted in Qatar, and much of them might not be true. Here are 10 facts about the World Cup in Qatar to make you think twice before sharing it with others on social media”.

World Cup Facts That Will Make You Think Twice 

The 世足賽2022 will be hosted by Qatari officials for the first time and will take place at 48 stadiums across 11 different cities.  While at least four different stadiums are considered “state-of-the-art”, all construction has been designed by South Korean engineers.  The country has employed hundreds of foreign workers and sold permanent residency to over 10,000 foreigners in order to build and maintain its tournament infrastructure.

Will football be played in Qatar in front of 80,000 people?

A: Yes. While the stadiums will seat 40,000 for international matches and their exact capacity has yet to be decided upon by FIFA, there are rumors that a temporary seating rule could be changed during the 世足賽2022 to bring a higher number of seats.

What will the World Cup stadium look like?

This is still unknown. In November 2014 it was announced that an architectural firm will be responsible for designing all outdoor stadiums. There are two main plans that have been suggested thus far, one being a very futuristic stadium design with its own environmentally-conscious cooling system and another being much more minimalistic but still neat.

How will the World Cup showcase Qatar?

The stadium designs and the surroundings of the stadiums have been described as a World Cup “gift” to the world. The country has also promised to reclaim land from its coastline that will be used to connect all of its stadiums with underground tunnels. It is said that Qatar’s completion of the stadium projects on time might be due in part to their use of migrant labor after controversy arose over workers dying while constructing buildings for other major sporting events. It is estimated that 1,200 migrant workers could die by 2022.

Where will the World Cup games be played?

48 out of the planned 80 games will be played in Qatar, with 23 of those matches being used as semi-finals, finals, or qualification games. It has been suggested that if Qatar’s cooling technology is not up to FIFA standards, then such an arrangement could be changed.

When is the World Cup scheduled?

The 世足賽2022 will take place between November 21 and December 18 in the Qatari winter. If a change is made to Qatar’s cooling system technology, then that could change. The games that could be played outside of a cooler Qatar have not yet been decided.

When will the World Cup begin?

The first wave of games will begin on November 21, with the final game taking place on December 18, 2022 – four and a half months later. Should Qatar’s cooling system technology not be up to FIFA standards, then such an arrangement could be changed. Also, a Qatari delegation met with FIFA representatives in May 2015 and promised to speed up their construction efforts in order to avoid any controversy over stadium delays or cost overruns. In return, they wanted more neutral referees assigned for their matches.

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