The first FIFA World Cup to be hosted by an Arab nation, Qatar 2022, will officially start in a week starting from November 20–December 18, 2022. It will be the competition’s 22nd iteration.
The knockout phase will take place from December 3 to 18, 2022, while the group stage will take place from November 20 to December 2, 2022. Football fans that have not yet secured tickets can do so via the Last Minute Sales Phase which runs until the end of the tournament. Around 2.5 million tickets have been sold already for Qatar 2022.
Only spectators with legitimate tickets are permitted entry into Qatar during the tournament, according to entry restrictions put in place by the organizers.
Nations have already begun to reveal their 26-man squads. FIFA must receive team rosters by November 14, 2022.
All squads are provisional until FIFA announces the final list of 26 players. Coaches will be able to make five substitutions during normal time and one more if a match goes to extra time.
The fixtures will be held in eight different stadiums across the middle-eastern nation of Qatar including Lusail Iconic Stadium, Al Bayt Stadium, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Stadium 974, Al Thumama Stadium, Education City Stadium, and Al Wakrah Sports Complex.
Senegal, Cameroon, Morocco, Ghana, and Tunisia have all secured their places in the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
The shortest distance between any of two World Cup stadiums is about 70 km (45 miles), making it one of the most densely packed tournaments in history.
Qatar has a population of about three million people, with more than 80 percent residing in Doha, the country’s capital.