The FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international men’s football championship played between the senior national teams of FIFA member countries, is set to take place for the 22nd time in 2022. From November 21 to December 18, 2022, Qatar is where it will be held. The 2002 World Cup was held in South Korea and Japan, making this the second World Cup held in Asia. It will also be the first World Cup held in the Arab world.
Additionally, the World Cup 2022 will include 32 teams for the final time; the tournament in the United States, Mexico, and Canada in 2026 will have 48 teams instead. This World Cup will be the first not to be hosted in May, June, or July due to the extreme summer heat in Qatar; it will be played over a shorter period, roughly 28 days, from late November to mid-December.
Senegal and the Netherlands will square off in the tournament’s opening game at Doha’s Al Thumama Stadium. The final is scheduled for December 18, 2022, which also happens to be Qatar National Day. France is the current World Cup champion.
What is FIFA World Cup?
The senior men’s national teams of the members of the Fédération International de Football Association (FIFA), the world’s governing organization of association football, compete in the FIFA World Cup, commonly referred to as the World Cup. Since the first competition in 1930, the championship has been given out every four years, except for 1942 and 1946, when it was postponed due to the Second World War. France is the reigning champion after taking home a second title from the 2018 competition in Russia.
The qualification phase of the present structure determines which teams advance to the tournament phase, which occurs over the previous three years. Thirty-two teams, including the host nation(s), which automatically qualify, compete for the championship over a month at sites within the host nation(s).
Twenty-one championship matches, with 79 national teams, have been played as of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Eight national teams have taken home the title. Brazil is the only team to have competed in every event and has won five times. The other World Cup champions are England, Spain, Argentina, France, Germany, Italy, and the first-place finisher Uruguay, with one title each.
The World Cup is not only the most renowned association football competition ever, but it’s also the most-watched and followed sporting event ever. An estimated 715.1 million spectators, or a tenth of the world’s population, watched the World Cup final, bringing the total number of viewers for the tournament to an estimated 26.29 billion. The result for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2021/2022 result has been released!
Every Past FIFA World Cup Event
The football competition held as part of the Summer Olympics was accorded the most respect before the World Cup’s debut. However, the 1920s saw a professionalization of the sport that was at odds with the Olympic ideals. As a result, FIFA, a government organization, prepared to host a World Cup. On May 26, 1928, the decision to organize the first edition was made in writing.
All World Cup tournaments
Since 1930, when Uruguay hosted the inaugural World Cup match, the competition has occurred every four years (with exceptions for interruption due to the Second World War). However, unofficial pre-FIFA World Cups were held as early as the late 1800s, when there were few national teams.
The Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy, held in 1909 and 1911, was another unofficial “world cup” organized before 1930. In addition, the Summer Olympic football tournaments would serve as a benchmark for the top national teams before 1930. But only amateur teams competed in the Olympic events; the World Cup was the “real deal.”
Thirteen nations competed in Uruguay from July 3 to July 30 for the 1930 FIFA World Cup.
The 1934 FIFA World Cup included 16 nations and was held in Italy from May 27 to June 10.
From June 4 to 19, 1938, 16 nations competed in France for the FIFA World Cup.
The 1950 FIFA World Cup included 15 nations and was held in Brazil from June 24 to July 16.
From June 16 to July 4 1954, 16 nations competed in Switzerland for the FIFA World Cup.
Sixteen nations competed in Sweden from 8 to June 29 1958, for the FIFA World Cup.
In Chile, from May 30 to June 17 1962, 16 nations competed in the FIFA World Cup.
From July 11 to 30, 1966, 16 nations competed in England for the FIFA World Cup.
In Mexico, from May 31 to June 21, 1970, 16 nations competed in the FIFA World Cup.
From June 1 to 25, 1978, 16 nations competed in Argentina for the FIFA World Cup.
From June 13 to July 11, 1982, 24 countries competed in Spain for the FIFA World Cup.
From May 31 to June 29, 1986, 24 nations competed in Mexico for the FIFA World Cup.
From June 8 to July 8 1990, 24 nations competed in the FIFA World Cup in Italy.
1994: United States
From June 17 to July 17 1994, 24 nations competed in the FIFA World Cup in the United States.
From June 10 to July 12 1998, 32 nations competed in France for the FIFA World Cup.
The 32-nation FIFA World Cup 2002 took place in Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30.
The 32-nation FIFA World Cup 2006 was held in Germany from June 9 to July 9.
2010: South Africa
The 32-nation FIFA World Cup 2010 was held in South Africa from June 11 to July 1.
From June 12 to July 13, 2014, 32 countries competed in the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The 32-nation FIFA World Cup 2018 was held in Russia from June 14 to July 15.
From November 21 to December 18, 32 countries compete in Qatar for the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Teams with most titles and finals
Statistics for every national team that has won or played in a World Cup final, from 1930 to 2018, along with the number of participants.
The home advantage
The home team has consistently outperformed other teams in World Cup history. The host team has triumphed in the match six times. Additionally, many groups that typically don’t compete with the best teams have advanced far in the tournament while playing in their home. For instance, South Korea in 2006 and Sweden in 1958 went to the final.
Q:1. The World Cup is what?
FIFA (Fédération International de Football Association) hosts the World Cup, an international football competition.
Q:2. When is the following FIFA World Cup?
Qatar’s capital city, Doha, will host the FIFA World Cup 2022. The qualifying rounds for this tournament will start in 2019 and will take place from November 21 to December 18, 2022.
A total of 32 teams will compete in the tournament, with eight teams qualifying through regional championships and 14 teams qualifying directly based on their World Cup performance in 2018.
Although the tournament’s format has not yet been revealed, it is anticipated to resemble the 2018 World Cup, with a group stage followed by a knockout stage.
Q:3 Which nation will host the FIFA World Cup 2022?
The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held in Qatar. Thirty-two teams worldwide will compete in five cities and eight locations.
Q:4 When is the next World Cup?
Every FOUR years, the FIFA World Cup is put on by the Fédération International de Football Association (FIFA). In 2022, Qatar will host the next World Cup.
Q:5 The World Cup is held every four years—why?
Millions of spectators from all over the world tune in to witness the enormous football World Cup, which takes place every FOUR years. Due to its size and labour-intensive planning requirements, the event is only held every four years—soccer teams from all around the world battle against one another to win this international competition. Two hundred eight nations can presently compete for this title as members of FIFA (International Federation of Association Football), which is not an easy feat.
Q:6 Who won the 2018 World Cup?
At the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, France won its second FIFA World Cup in 2018. France won twice and drew once against Denmark, Peru, and Australia to finish first in Group C with six points.
Q:7 There have been how many World Cups?
There have been 21 FIFA World Cup competitions, and this one is the 22nd.
Q:8 The World Cup features how many games?
The World Cup features 64 games in total.
Q:9 In the event of a tie, what happens?
If two groups are tied on points, they will be ranked based on head-to-head results (keeping in mind that the away goals rule does not apply to group matches), with the away goals rule being used if they are still tied.
If three or more clubs are tied for first place with the same amount of points, they will be ranked first by goal differential across all group games, then by total goals scored across all group games, and finally by drawing lots.
A final match will be played to decide which team advances if there is still a tie. The away goals rule will be used if there is still a tie.