FIFA World Cup 2022 to be played from Nov 20 in Qatar

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FIFA World Cup 2022 to be played from Nov 20 in Qatar

The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be played in five cities of Qatar from November 20 to December 18, 2022 this year. It is the first Football World Cup to be held in winter, as well as the first Football World Cup to be hosted by an Arab country.

Important facts

  • In the inaugural match, hosts Qatar will take on South American country Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium on the 20th November.

  • 28 teams have been placed in eight groups, the final will be played at the Lusail Stadium on the 18th of December.

  • Arsenal's Gabriel Martinelli has been included in the list of 12 players dominated by the English Premier League.

  • Brazil will start their World Cup campaign against Serbia on 24 November.

About FIFA World Cup

  • The FIFA World Cup is an international football competition played by the senior men's national teams of members of FIFA, the sport's global governing body.

  • It was started in the year 1930, after that it is organised every four years.

  • The defending champions are the France national football team that won the 2018 tournament in France.

  • The most successful team of the tournament is Brazil which has won the title 5 times.

  • FIFA World Cup 2022 will be organised in Qatar this year.

  • Lieb as the official mascot for the FIFA World Cup 2022. Laib is an Arabic word, which means a player with special qualities and abilities.

  • FIFA World Cup 2026 will be hosted for the first time by three countries which include the US, Mexico and Canada.

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