2022 FIFA World Cup

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2022 FIFA World Cup
Qatar 2022
Tournament details
Host country  Qatar
Teams 32 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 12 (in 7 host cities)
2018
2026 →

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is the 22nd FIFA World Cup that will be hosted in Qatar. 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. [1]

Bidding[change | change source]

2022 FIFA bidding (majority 12 votes)
Bidders Votes
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
 Qatar 11 10 11 14
 United States 3 5 6 8
 South Korea 4 5 5
 Japan 3 2
 Australia 1

Qualification[change | change source]

Qatar automatically qualifies, but the other qualification process has not been announced yet. All teams are allowed to join when ever they want.

Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
 QAT Host 2 December 2010

Stadium Progress[change | change source]

Currently, only three stadiums are close to being done (but they are going to be expanded):

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/may/16/sepp-blatter-qatar-2022-world-cup-mistake