• Home •
• 2013 Africa Nations Cup •
• 2013 Confederations Cup •
• 2013 Under 20 World Cup •
• 2014 World Cup draw •
• 2014 World Cup qualifying •
• Europe World Cup qualifiers •
• North America qualifiers •
• South America qualifiers •
• Asia World Cup qualifers •
• Africa World Cup qualifiers •
• Oceania World Cup qualifiers •
• 2014 World Cup timetable •
• Final stages - Group A •
• Final stages - Group B •
• Final stages - Group C •
• Final stages - Group D •
• Final stages - Group E •
• Final stages - Group F •
• Final stages - Group G •
• Final stages - Group H •
• 2014 World Cup tickets •
• 2014 World Cup fan fests •
• 2014 World Cup hotels •
• 2014 World Cup flights •
• 2014 World Cup host cities •
• Rio de Janeiro •
• Brasilia •
• Sao Paulo •
• Natal •
• Recife •
• Salvador da Bahia •
• Fortaleza •
• Belo Horizonte •
• Manaus •
• Porto Alegre •
• Cuiaba •
• Curitiba •
• 2011 Copa America •
• 2011 Copa America group tables •
• 2011 Copa America calendar •
• 2011 Women's World Cup •
• 2011 World Cup schedule •
• 2011 World Cup group tables •
• 2018 World Cup Russia •
• 2022 World Cup Qatar •
• Privacy policy •
 

2018 World Cup - Qatar       

The 22nd FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar in 2022. The Qatar bid beat off competition from the USA, Australia, South Korea and Japan. The decision is a bizarre one to say the least. Qatar has no football heritage, no football infrastructure, and temperatures will hit 50 Celsius regularly during the summer months when World Cup matches will be played.

FIFA have been at pains to alleviate fans and media concerns about the ability of Qatar to host the tournament. Solar power will be harnessed to cool stadiums to mitigate the extreme temperatures. It was thought that the 2022 World Cup could be played during winter to ease the weather concerns, however, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has since confirmed that the tournament will be played, as usual, during the northern hemisphere summer months.

Human rights groups have expressed concerns over the country's attitude towards homosexuality. Sepp Blatter appeared to make light of the issue during a FIFA press conference following the announcement of Qatar's successful bid, further antagonising the gay community. Dutch politicians have suggested that the Dutch national team should play in pink if they qualify in way of protest at the attitude towards homosexuality in the Arab world.

Contrary to popular belief, alcohol is not illegal in Qatar. Ex-pats can consume alcohol in certain places and alcohol can be consumed as long as the individual has the appropriate licence. Fan fests are proposed in Qatar where alcohol will be legally available.

Although Qatar do not recognise the state of Israel, should the blues and whites qualify, they will be allowed to take part.

Qualification for the 2022 World Cup will get underway sometime in 2019, although qualifying details have yet to be finalised or announced. Qatar will qualify automatically as hosts. Qatar will also host the 2021 Confederations Cup.

It is unclear at this stage whether Qatar will host all 2022 World Cup matches. Some games may be switched to neighbouring countries although this proposition is likely to be rejected. As of now, 7 host cities have been proposed with 12 stadiums hosting matches. Capital Doha, Al Rayyan, Umm Salal, Al Wakrah, Ash Shamal, Al Khor and Lusail have been put forward as potential host cities.  

 

Google

Copyright 2011 Worldcuptimetable.co.uk. All rights reserved.