This was the most fantastic football tournament. Indeed, a well-organized world cup. The tournament, branded as Qatar 2022, kicked off in November 2022. The opening game was took place on November 20th, where the home team Qatar faced Ecuador – Qatar lost two goals to nil. The finals of this amazing tournament took place on 18th December. Thus, football lovers enjoyed one month of fantastic football.
Qatar 2022, world cup 2022, was the first to happen towards the end of the year. This means the FIFA calendar in 2022 was a little bit different. Football fans were used to the June-July World Cup.
World Cup 2022 Group Standings
The world cup 2022 draw happened on 1st April 2022. As usual, 8 groups consisting of 4 teams were determined. Qatar 2022 Groups, comprised 32 teams as below:
- Saudi Arabia
- Costa Rica
- Korea Rep.
We have gathered all you need to know about Qatar 2022; From the world cup draw, standings & schedule, and venues for the World Cup 2022. Fixtures & Results – – –
Why Qatar 2022 happened during winter?
The reason for this is that Qatar experiences a lot of heat during summer. The tournament was moved to winter to avoid the intensive heat. This is so considerate of the football governing body FIFA.
First World Cup game in Qatar
On 20th November 2022, Qatar featured in the first game because it is the host nation. The match took place at Al Bayt stadium; A stadium located in Al Khor.
Final world cup game in Qatar 2022
This particular game, Argentina v France, marked the climax of Qatar 2022 and the year 2022 world cup. Interestingly, the final game was played one week from Christmas – 18th December. This game was held in Doha: Lusail Stadium. Argentina, and Messi the GOAT, carried the day. However, Mbappe’s contribution and heroics in tha match cannot be overlooked.
Qatar 2022 group of death
Firstly, group H is characterized by rivalry. Why? In Qatar 2022, Ghana was keen on revenge against Uruguay – The two teams met in the world cup a decade later! Worse enough, the group also presented Ronaldo vs Suarez. Korea was considered the underdog in this group.
Qatar 2022 group E was another. The German machine faced Spain! However, Spain was able to triumph at ease.
What about England in Qatar 2022? Well, without a doubt, England got lucky – just like in the 2010 world cup. England played against Iran, USA and Wales.