The 5 Things to Look Forward to In This Year’s FIFA World Cup

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It’s time for the next soccer World Cup, one that fans have been waiting for years. Featuring the best 32 teams, it’s got all the sports superstars competing for national glory. And 2022 is the very first time the FIFA world cup will be hosted by the Middle East’s most iconic nation, Qatar. The event will take place at the end of the year i.e., from 21 November to 18 December. 

If you’re into sports betting, you may want to check out the itinerary and the player forms. That will help you make better betting decisions. 

Do you know what makes this year’s FIFA world cup more unique? Here are five things to know.

1. This is The First World Cup in History to Take Place in Northern Hemisphere

The FIFA World Cup is generally hosted in the Southern Hemisphere during summer. In Qatar, temperatures may reach up to 50 degrees Celsius, which makes it impossible to host any kind of world cup. 

The World Cup has been relocated to winter to address the difficulties provided by the climate in Qatar, which makes it the first FIFA world cup in history to take place in the Northern Hemisphere. However, it is unclear how such changes will affect the club season worldwide, as the Event is typically held in June and July. 

2. One of the Most Expensive Events this Year 

An estimated $200 billion will be spent by Qatar on infrastructure projects, including the building of hotels, motorways, and stadiums. As a result, the FIFA World Cup in Qatar will rank among the costliest tournaments ever. Qatar is doing all possible to guarantee that the fans have an exciting experience.

3. The Event will Take Place in Air-conditioned Stadiums

The number of stadiums planned by Qatar for FIFA 2022 is only eight, only one of the eight locations was renovated, and the other seven stadiums were newly constructed. The fun fact is the stadiums will be air-conditioned and comfortable to sit on. The nation has dealt with the issue of heat and high temperature in a very unique way.

4. No Consumption of Alcohol in The Stadium

During FIFA 2022, no alcoholic beverages will be offered in the stadiums. Qatar has strict rules regarding the importation of alcohol and the use of alcohol in public areas. Even though alcohol is not served in the stadiums, Qatar has come up with a solution. Fan zones will be built up where alcohol will be sold at discounted prices.

5. It’s the Second World Cup to Take Place in an Asian Country

Qatar is the first Middle Eastern nation to host the World Cup in 2022. It will also be the 2nd Asian nation to host the Event after South Korea and Japan, which co-hosted the Event in 2002. As the first Middle-Eastern nation to host the tournament, FIFA 2022 will therefore be a unique occasion for Qatar.

The FIFA Cup is among the world’s top sporting events, supporting and encouraging global peace. The enthusiasm around FIFA 2022 is a welcome change – after the last few years.

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