FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is scheduled to be the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international men’s association football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is schedule to take place in Qatar in 2022. This will the second World Cup held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan. In addition, the tournament will be the last to involve 32 teams. The reigning World Cup champions are France.
This will also mark first World Cup not to held in May, June, or July. The tournament is instead schedule for late November until mid-December. It is to played in a reduced timeframe of around 28 days. FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 final held on 18 December 2022.
Accusations of corruption have made relating to how Qatar won the right to host the event. A FIFA internal investigation and report cleared Qatar of any wrongdoing, but the chief investigator Michael J. Garcia has since described FIFA’s report on his inquiry as “materially incomplete and erroneous”. On 27 May 2015, Swiss federal prosecutors opened an investigation into corruption and money. Laundering related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. 6 August 2018, former FIFA president Sepp Blatter claimed that Qatar had used “black ops”. Suggesting that the bid committee had cheated to win the hosting rights.
On 20 May 2020, the World Cup organizing committee secretary general Hassan Al Thawadi raised a concern that the global economy could witness a recession period due to the coronavirus pandemic, which in turn will impact the ability of football fans to afford traveling and to participate in the celebrations of 2022 FIFA World Cup.