2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup: 30 things to know with one month to go; news, schedule, facts for every team

As a result of the start date being moved up a day, we are almost a month away from the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup starting.

We’re just over a month out from the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and it won’t be long now. The tournament will be unique in that it will feature a final edition of its current format before a major overhaul in 2026. Here are 30 things you should know about the World Cup as we count down to the start including news, schedule, team groups, Live streaming, Results, Qaulaifiers Point Table, tickets, etc

1. Let’s start with the basics of News

A sport is as watched or as large as the World Cup soccer tournament, and it is the most viewed sporting event in the world.

In addition to being the largest international soccer tournament, the World Cup is also the most-watched sporting event in the world. Every four years, 32 teams compete to win the World Cup (though FIFA president Gianni Infantino has suggested hosting it every other year).

2. First World Cup 2022 in the Middle East

Qatar 2022 FIFA will host the tournament for the first time in the Middle East. Qatar defeated the United States, South Korea, Japan, and Australia in 2010 to win the bid, awarded by Sepp Blatter. Following allegations that they would accept money in exchange for votes, two members of FIFA’s Executive Committee had their voting rights suspended.

3. First winter Football World Cup

To avoid the extreme heat of June and July that Qatar experiences in these months and fight the potential health risks that come along with playing in such hot conditions, the World Cup will be played during our winter months.

4. Fantastic Air conditioning in every stadium

Heat is transferred from your office or workplace to the outside by air conditioners, which then blow cool air back into your space. It is expected that temperatures at the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be relatively comfortable during the tournament, although air conditioning will be provided in the stadiums.

5. So how hot are expecting the temperatures to get in FIFFA 2022?

106 degrees Fahrenheit is the average high temperature in July, 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average high temperature in November, and 75 degrees Fahrenheit is the average high temperature in December.

6. The Stylish elephant in the room

Several controversies surround the Qatar World Cup, so it would be remiss to talk about it and ignore them. We’ve seen issues with migrant workers, slavery allegations, and deaths. Several rights groups, including Amnesty International, have called for $440 million to compensate migrants, matching the prize money awarded to the winning team. Qatar has a ban on promoting same-sex relationships, which has caused LGBTQIA supporters to boycott the country.

There have been bidding corruption allegations and ex-player boycotts. All eyes will be on Qatar, for the wrong and right reasons. The tournament will take place in the winter because of the humid desert temperatures.

7. Do you need a visa to visit Qatar?

According to the State Department, American citizens traveling on a tourist passport to Qatar do not need a visa beforehand. The government of Qatar may grant a free visa waiver to travelers upon arrival.

8. Will alcohol be served at the World Cup Tournament?

It is illegal in Qatar to drink alcohol in public or to be drunk in public. During the matches, stadiums will not sell alcohol, however, fans will be able to drink in designated areas where they can have a drink. You could be sentenced to up to six months in prison or fined $850.

Nasser Al Khater, the Qatar World Cup chief, confirmed there would be designated sobering areas for drunken fans.

9. How long has the World Cup been around and which team has won it the most?

In the history of FIFA, World Cups have been organized since 1930. The United States finished third in the 1930 World Cup, which was hosted by Uruguay and won by Argentina 4-2. Since then, FIFA has organized 21 men’s World Cups. There has been a World Cup every four years since 1930, except for 1942 and 1946, which were canceled due to the Second World War.

There are five stars on Brazil’s crest (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002). Italy and Germany follow closely with four stars each.

10. How do teams qualify for FIFA 2022 World Cup?

Either by hosting the tournament or by completing a successful qualification campaign in their region.

11. The Worl cup venues

Either through the hosting of the tournament or through a successful qualifying campaign within their confederation (region)

  • Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail (80,000 capacity)
  • Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor (60,000 capacity)
  • Stadium 974 in Doha (40,000 capacity)
  • Al Thumama Stadium in Doha (40,000 capacity) 
  • Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan (45,416 capacity)
  • Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan (45,350 capacity)
  • Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan (44,740 capacity)
  • Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah (40,000 capacity)

You can check the official announcement of Qatar 2022 FIFA

12. How can you watch the tournament?

There will be live television coverage of every single World Cup match on Fox and Telemundo. You can try fuboTV for free.

13. Which teams qualified from CONMEBOL?

The participants from South America are Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, and Uruguay. 

14. Which teams qualified for UEFA?

European teams in the 2022 World Cup are Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, and Wales.

15. Which teams qualified from Africa?

The African participants are Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, and Tunisia.

16. Who made it from Asia?

Australia, Iran, Japan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea are the teams from the Asian Football Confederation that will participate.

17. The Black Friday WC football!

Black Friday is traditionally an important shopping day for American consumers, and the NFL might get a game soon. With a quadruple-header of games culminating with England taking on Gregg Berhalter’s the United States, consumers will get their FIFA 2022 Qatar World Cup to fix on Thanksgiving Day, like Thanksgiving.


  • Wales vs. Iran, 5 a.m.
  • Qatar vs. Senegal, 8 a.m.
  • Netherlands vs. Ecuador, 11 a.m.
  • England vs. United States, 2 p.m.

18. The WC “Baal”

The ball in Qatar that will be used at the 2022 World Cup is from Adidas, and it’s called Al Rihla Pro.

19. The official World Cup Song

This year’s official song for the 2022 World Cup is “Hayya Hayya,” which is performed by Trinidad Cardona, Davido, and Aisha.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Groups

20. Who is in Group A?

Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, and the Netherlands.

21. Who is in Group B?

England, Iran, the United States, and Wales.

22. Who is in Group C?

Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland.

23. Who is in Group D?

France, Australia, Denmark and Tunisia.

24. Who is in Group E?

Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, and Japan.

25. Who is in Group F?

Belgium, Canada, Morocco, and Croatia.

26. Who is in Group G?

Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, and Cameroon.

27. Who is in Group H?

Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, and South Korea.

28. The last World Cup for Messi and Ronaldo?

In the future, Messi and Ronaldo are likely to play their last World Cup, as Argentina’s Messi is 35 and Portugal’s Cristiano is 37. Due to the fact that 2026 will be the biggest World Cup ever and there will be 48 teams, it won’t be that shocking if they were present. However, from a competitive standpoint, this will likely be their last top form in years to come.

29. Where will the FIFA 2026 World Cup be played?

The next World Cup after this one will be hosted in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. 

82. USMNT schedule

The United States men’s national team’s schedule at the tournament is as follows:

  • Wales — Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. ET
  • England — Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. ET
  • Iran — Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. ET

Leave a Comment