2022 FIFA World Cup
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the 22nd FIFA World Cup that will be hosted in Qatar from November and December of 2022. It will be the first World Cup to be held in the Arab world In May 2011, FIFA officials were accused of being corrupt during the bidding process, and the event raised questions. Some believed that Qatar got the World Cup through bribes from Mohammed bin Hammam who was the Asian Federation Confederation president. Qatar denied all of the rumors. In May 2014, Sepp Blatter admitted that giving the FIFA World Cup to Qatar was a mistake because of the extreme heat.
|Dates||21 November - 18 December 2022|
|Teams||32 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||12 (in 7 host cities)|
|Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4|
Qatar automatically qualifies, but the other qualification process has not been announced yet. All teams are allowed to join when ever they want.
|Qatar||Host||2 December 2010|
Currently, only three stadiums are close to being done (but they are going to be expanded):
- Gibson, Owen (16 May 2014). "Sepp Blatter: awarding 2022 World Cup to Qatar was a mistake" – via www.theguardian.com.