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Article: Unique Things About the Next FIFA World Cup

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By Jonathan Lewis | 4th June 2022

Are you ready for the upcoming FIFA World Cup? The next one will take place in Qatar. There are a lot of unique things about the FIFA World Cup 2022. Do you want to place bets on the FIFA World Cup 2022? If so, we have good news for you with crypto sports betting available at most sportsbooks.

First World Cup in Asia?

This is the first world cup hosted in Asia since 2002 when Japan and South Korea co-hosted the tournament. The 2022 edition will be the 23rd FIFA World Cup and the 18th in Europe.

In addition, the 2022 FIFA World Cup will occur in Qatar from 21 November to 19 December 2022. It will be the first time Qatar has hosted a major footballing event. However, it has previously hosted other high-profile competitions. This includes the 2006 Asian Games and the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships.

Qatar received hosting rights for the 2022 event by FIFA on 2 December. It had beaten competition from Australia, Japan and South Korea. Hence, it hosts the football’s biggest tournament for a second time after it did so successfully in 2010.

Summer World Cup

The last time this happened was when the event took place in Brazil back in 2014. In the summer, FIFA decided to avoid potential conflicts between Ramadan and football matches. (Ramadan takes place between May 15th-June 14th). Also, Ramadan coincided with Ramadan back in 2006 when Germany hosted the tournament.

There will be 16 teams competing for glory this time around. This means there will be 32 matches played over 30 days instead of 64 games over 52 days as there were in the previous edition. This also means that each team will play fewer games than they did before. Thus, making things easier for them physically and mentally.

Beauty of Stadiums

The Qatar government built eight stadiums across the country to host matches. Six stadiums are available during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Also, there are two more venues planned for post-tournament legacy use.

Four stadiums are in Doha, one in Al Rayyan, one in Al Wakrah, and one in Lusail. This is the first time that a FIFA World Cup will be held in multiple cities within one country.

The Qatar National Stadium, or Al Bayt Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium built for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It will host one of four quarter-finals, three group stage matches and one round 16 matches. The stadium has a seating capacity of 87,240 people, making it the largest stadium ever constructed for a World Cup.

Safety in Qatar

The World Cup is one of the largest events globally, with hundreds of thousands of people travelling from all over the globe to attend. But even more than that, there are threats of terrorism and violence at every major sporting event.

This is especially those hosted by countries like Russia and Brazil, which have seen terrorist attacks recently. The safety of attendees is paramount for any host nation. However, it’s especially important in Qatar. This is because it’s such a small country with a high population density.

Fortunately, Qatar has taken steps to ensure that its citizens will be safe during their month-long stay. They’ve created a new police force called “police brotherhood”. This allows officers to patrol neighborhoods after they leave work to better protect locals instead of just tourists. They’ve also stepped up security measures at airports.

Last Ride for Ronaldo and Messi Legacy

The last World Cup will be the last chance for Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to leave a legacy that no one can ever question. They have been two of the greatest players with their individual achievements and team success, but they have never won a World Cup title with their respective countries.

The next World Cup will be held in Qatar and will include 48 teams, making it the biggest edition. This is great news for both Ronaldo and Messi as they can add more goals and assists to their career stats.

The next World Cup will also be the last chance for both players to win a major international trophy before retirement. Both players are over 35 years old, and it doesn’t seem like they will play forever, so this could be their last chance at glory on such a large stage.

Takeaway

This is a truly unique World Cup, which means we will have a very interesting feast. With all the new technology and Qatar’s unique geography, we can’t wait for this tournament.

Jonathan Lewis is an MFF sports writer

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