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2022 FIFA World Cup
Qatar 2022
Tournament details
Host country Qatar
Dates 21 November - 18 December 2022
Teams 32 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 12 (in 7 host cities)

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the 22nd FIFA World Cup that will be hosted in Qatar from November and December 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.


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


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
Date of
 Qatar Host 2 December 2010

Stadium Progress

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

  • Khalifa International Stadium
  • Al-Gharafa Stadium
  • Ahmed bin Ali Stadium
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