Football fans across the world are counting the days until the FIFA World Cup 2022 begins. 32 nations are gearing to chase down the coveted prize in international football. Sure, only one team will prevail but the tournament promises incredible thrills and spills along the way.
The tournament doesn’t just excite fans who want to watch the matches but also the ones who want to bet on them. Many online betting sites in India and across the world are introducing special offers for this tournament. After all, it is one of the grandest football tournaments of all.
In this article, you will find everything about the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Where will the World Cup 2022 Be Held?
World Cup 2022 is on the path to creating history. It is for the first time that the tournament will be held in the Middle East. The event is going to take place in November-December instead of the June-July slot. This time it will be completed within 28-days due to the soaring summer temperature in Qatar.
The tournament is going to start on November 20 and the matches are spread across five cities.
The final will be held in the Lusail Iconic Stadium on December 18.
Which are the Teams Participating in World Cup Qatar 2022?
A total of 32 nations will take part in World Cup 2022. These teams have been divided into 8 groups. Here is the list of teams taking part in the tournament.
- South Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- Costa Rica
Fans across the world will be rooting for their favourite team. However, football experts have already started predicting the champion for the tournament based on the team’s previous records and the players current form.
How Many Games are Going to be Played in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022?
A total of 64 games are going to be played in the tournament. From each group, the top two teams are going to earn a spot in the Round of 16, which is the elimination round.
How to Buy the Tickets to the World Cup 2022?
The tickets for FIFA World Cup 2022 went on sale back on January 22 on fifa.com/tickets. It was the first phase of sales that continued until March 29. The second phase of ticket sales opened on April 1. However, the final phase of ticket sales, which is the last-minute one, is yet to start. It runs on a first-come, first serve basis. It is going to continue until the end of the tournament.
If you are planning to attend the games, keep in mind that at the request of the Qatari authorities, the international and local fans have to apply for a Hayya Card. It is an empty permit to the State of Qatar and the stadium access. International football fans will have to confirm their accommodation plans.
Who are the Favourites to Win in World Cup Qatar 2022?
Before the tournament begins, everyone anticipates who will win the tournament
When it comes to the top team, Brazil claims the number one spot. They are the five-time champions of the tournaments but it was 20 years ago that Brazil won the World Cup.
France, the defending champions of 2018, with Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe at their disposal can push Brazil to grab the spot. England reached the semi-finals in the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020. They have pieced together an incredibly young squad and fans are expecting that they can bring more than five decades of hurt to a close in 2022.
Germany and Spain complete the top five leading contenders for global glory. Argentina is also looking to grab Lionel Messi his first crown.
The golden generation of Belgium has not been able to deliver tangible success when they are giving the best performance and will have to work harder to earn a favorable position. However, for Portugal, anything is possible with CR7 in their ranks.
Who can Win the Golden Boot or Golden Ball?
Many talented players are going to be a part of the World Cup 2022. You can check out the top goal scorers of the previous World Cup tournaments. Messi, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, is the market leader when it comes to the top scorers. Antoine Griezmann and Neymar of France and Brazil, respectively are also being tipped for filling their boots when they lead the line for two teams aiming for the ultimate prize.
England’s Harry Kane might be keen on landing two back-to-back Golden Boots. He might be saving the best for the big occasion. However, you cannot ever rule out Ronaldo from any competition.