The 2022 FIFA World Cup, set to be hosted by Qatar, in Al-Bayt Stadium, the opening ceremony holder, will be the first edition of the FIFA World Cup to be held in the Arab world and the first in a Muslim-majority country. And the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup is the quadrennial international men’s football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA.
The tournament has been tangled in controversy over its location and the treatment of workers in Qatar. Despite this, it is expected to be a massive success, with over one million fans attending the event, as evident from the opening ceremony.
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The tournament has been scheduled for November and December 2022, when Qatar’s climate is cooler than during its usual summertime period. Thus, the match started with the opening ceremony held on 20, November, on Sunday.
The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia. The next championship held in Qatar in 2022.
GROUPS FOR THE TOURNAMENT:
Contestants of 32 teams were grouped into 8 to fight for the coveted trophy in Qatar for FIFA WORLD CUP 2022. Football fans around the world gathered in Qatar to show their support for their favorite respective team before the opening ceremony.
They wore and waved the flags of their own country which symbolize true love towards their country players. The football romeos’ are next level football lovers who have every knowledge regarding football, they even know to tie a football boots like a pro.
HOST OF THE YEAR 2022:
Qatar was awarded the 2022 FIFA World Cup in December 2010. This was an unexpected selection since the country has never qualified for a World Cup before, yet major victory for the small country, as they had been competing against some of the biggest nations in the world.
As the world prepares for Qatar to host the FIFA 2022 World Cup, along with massive opening ceremony, many countries are eager to join Qatar in providing a memorable experience. Qatar is no stranger to hosting major sporting events, having previously hosted the Asian Games in 2006, and the Arab Games in 2011.
FIFA 2022 in Qatar promises to be a true spectacle, with a combination of modern infrastructure and ancient traditions at the heart of the event. With Qatar’s long-standing dedication to the sport and its commitment to providing a memorable experience for all involved, there is little doubt that this edition of the World Cup will be one to remember.
STADIUM PRESENTED FOR OPENING MATCH:
Qatar presented “Al-Bayt Stadium” (Arabic: استاد البيت, romanized: ʾIstād al-Bayt, lit. ‘The House Stadium’) due to its operable skylight system for the ostentatious opening ceremony. Al-Bayt stadium has a capacity of 60,000 seats for world cup fans.
The opening ceremony takes in spectacular performances by international celebrities including the local hosts of Qatar. Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani greeted FIFA president Gianni Infantino along with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Qatar’s pitch to FIFA was not just about their modern, cutting-edge stadiums, or just a simple opening ceremony, but they also proposed a unique recitation to be featured at their games. The recitation would be based on an ancient Arab tradition that is both spiritual and inspiring.
This will be the first time that Islamic culture will be shared with millions of football fans and is sure to be an experience like no other in an opening ceremony.
Qatar is an Arab nation located on the west coast of the Persian Gulf and is known for its rich cultural heritage and recitation of poetry. Qatar’s bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup stands out from the rest for its sheer ambition and vision of hosting the tournament in an entirely new model of sustainable development.
PERFORMERS AT FIFA 2022:
FIFA host, Qatar, invited performers to the opening ceremony from different regions of the world to represent their country’s culture and to show their gratitude towards the football team and fans.
The very famous Korean boys’ band BTS also marked their presence through Jung Kook, the youngest member, and vocalist of BTS, who stole the ceremony with his performance of his song “DREAMERS”.K-pop BTS star Jung kook performed alongside Qatari singer Fahad Al- Kubaisi.
The JUNKOOK FIFA 2022 tournament is a highly anticipated event that will bring together teams from all around the world. It will be a celebration of unity, as well as a competitive tournament.
It is no surprise that the demand for tickets is already high, with some already being sold out months in advance. Fans of all participating teams are already making preparations to attend and cheer on their team.
There were different musical and cultural acts for the celebration of FIFA WORLD CUP 2022. There will be different singers performing on daily bases at Fun Festival in Doha and yet much more to celebrate. The show was a beautiful representation of the diversity of the countries in attendance and left viewers in awe.
FIFA FAN FESTIVAL:
FIFA with the host city Qatar organized FIFA FAN FESTIVAL at AL-BIDDA park, located in the center of Doha along with the opening ceremony. There is a public viewing giant screen event that includes live concerts, moreover, there are; food, and beverages stalls, art, gastronomy, and some other activities to amuse the coming guests from distinct regions of the world.
Featuring a variety of artists, each one was hand-selected to showcase the unique cultures and art forms of different countries including in the opening ceremony held at Al-Bayt stadium. From Africa to Europe, the performers included singers, dancers, acrobats, and more.
To respect Muslim traditions and culture, some essential restrictions were made. For example, alcohol consumption publicly was prohibited but beverages were served at festivals at specific times with proper ID identification.
INVESTMENT IN FIFA 2022
The nation has committed to investing over $200 billion in infrastructure, creating 07 brand-new sustainable stadiums, and building new cities from the ground up. Not only stadiums were built but also a transport system was formed to facilitate the fans that comprise the best metro service and shortcut road routes towards stadiums.
As part of their commitment, Qatar has also promised to incorporate cutting-edge renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, into their energy network, as well as aiming to become a completely carbon-free country by 2032.
In addition, Qatar has promised to use this opportunity as a way to promote global peace and unity by providing a safe and inclusive environment for all visitors and athletes as shown in the opening ceremony. FIFA and the host city Qatar made sure to have a peaceful and comfortable atmosphere for foreign fans.
Arrangements were made for the enjoyment of football fans. According to an estimation, around 1.4 million people gathered from different countries to cherish the most famous game played worldwide. International and local Singers rock the stage with their marvelous performances.
The World Cup 2022 in Qatar is sure to be a unique experience. At the heart of its new stadiums. As the first-ever Islamic nation to host a FIFA World Cup, Qatar is sure to make a lasting impression as they showcase its culture and hospitality to the world