", "WADA files official request with Court of Arbitration for Sport to resolve RUSADA dispute", "CAS arbitration WADA v. RUSADA: Decision", "2022 FIFA World Cup Bid Evaluation Report: Qatar", "World Cup 2022: European clubs want spring finals in Qatar", "Report: Qatar neighbors could host 2022 WC games", "FIFA 'backs' winter 2022 Qatar cup – FOOTBALL", "Jordan's Prince Ali calls for winter WCup in Qatar", "Qatar 2022: Nine stadiums instead of twelve? Qatar’s preparations to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ present an unprecedented opportunity for local, regional and international businesses. You’ll find all of these contrasts in a land where the old blends seamlessly with the new, where the land meets the sea and where nature meets the city. We can't wait to welcome you to Qatar 2022. [95] On 19 March 2015, FIFA sources confirmed that the 2022 World Cup final would be played on 18 December. The CAF Super Cup was staged in Doha for the second successive year, treating fans to four thrilling goals and an electric atmosphere. The unforgettable Al Bayt Stadium was chosen to welcome the world’s most anticipated sporting competition on 21 November 2022, with the incredible Lusail Stadium given the honour of staging the final on 18 December. This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arab worldand the first in a Muslim-majority country. This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arab world and the first in a Muslim-majority country. The Guardian has estimated that up to 4,000 workers may die due to lax safety and other causes by the time the competition is held. As we move forward towards kick-off, your enthusiasm and dedication will help make Qatar 2022 an unforgettable tournament. It is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022. [24][25] However, on 22 May 2019, FIFA announced it will not expand the tournament. We hope that our hospitality secures a place in your heart. [98] She retracted her claims, but later said she was coerced to do so by Qatari bid officials. The 40,000-capacity venue will host seven World Cup matches up to the round of 16. [81] The BBC later reported that this often-cited figure of 1,200 workers having died in World Cup construction in Qatar between 2011 and 2013 is not correct, and that the 1,200 number is instead representing deaths from all Indians and Nepalese working in Qatar, not just of those workers involved in the preparation for the World Cup, and not just of construction workers. Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Mauritania, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt in a letter asked FIFA to replace Qatar as World Cup Host, calling the country as a "base of terrorism". We’ll make memories that last a lifetime. In the end, there were five bids for the 2022 FIFA World Cup: Australia, Japan, Qatar, South Korea and the United States. Qatar is a global hub that bridges East and West at the heart of the world. The ITUC also stated that the agreement would positively affect the general situation of workers, especially of those who work on the 2022 FIFA World Cup infrastructure projects. Qatar is a unique setting for the beautiful game. FIFA World Cup™ Match Schedule confirmed The Final has been confirmed to take place at 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium at 18:00 on 18 December 2022. [13] Indonesian officials had not ruled out a bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, until Qatar took the 2022 cup. In October 2013, a task force was commissioned to consider alternative dates and report after the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. [107][108], In the 2015 FIFA corruption case, Swiss officials, operating under information from the United States Department of Justice, arrested many senior FIFA officials in Zurich, Switzerland. Qatar is set to host the FIFA World Cup 2022—one of the biggest sporting events on the planet. In May 2014, Sepp Blatter, who was FIFA President at the time of the selection but later banned for illegal payments, remarked that awarding the World Cup to Qatar was a "mistake" because of the extreme heat. Tell us in the polls below whether your favourite team will advance to the next round of the Qualifiers as Asia looks to build on the record five teams at the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. [5] On 27 May 2015, Swiss federal prosecutors opened an investigation into corruption and money laundering related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Register to receive exclusive, subscriber-only content. People will share experiences that bring them together in ways you never imagined possible. [113] In October 2017, Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Head of Dubai Security for the UAE, wrote about the Qatar diplomatic crisis; saying the blockade on the country will end if it surrenders the FIFA World Cup. 2020. infos. [101], Five of FIFA's six primary sponsors, Sony, Adidas, Visa, Hyundai and Coca-Cola, have called upon FIFA to investigate the claims. At this truly unique, fun and festive tournament, you’ll always be in touch and connected to what matters to you. The fourth of eight stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals was unveiled on the Qatar National Day on Friday 18 December 2020.The Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium hosted the 48th Amir Cup … [37], The first five proposed venues for the World Cup were unveiled at the beginning of March 2010. Your FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ will be the most multicultural, people-focused tournament ever. It also evokes imagery of shawls to signify the tournament's winter scheduling, and contains waves resembling desert dunes. [41] Leading football clubs in Europe wanted the World Cup to take place from 28 April to 29 May rather than the typical June and July staging, due to concerns about the heat. [92] FIFA executive committee member Theo Zwanziger said that awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar's desert state was a "blatant mistake". FIFA also said that "while it cannot rule out legal action from losing bidders by changing the format [of the tournament], the study said it 'concluded that the risk was low.'" Following review, a confirmation message will be sent to the email address provided and we will advise if any additional information is necessary. [79], In 2015, a crew of four journalists from the BBC were arrested and held for two days after they attempted to report on the condition of workers in the country. Suivez la Coupe du Monde de la FIFA, Qatar 2022™ en Arabe ! Subscribe and you’ll always be connected. It accused FIFA of failing to stop the stadium being built on "human right abuses". [80], The Wall Street Journal reported in June 2015 the International Trade Union Confederation's claim that over 1,200 workers had died while working on infrastructure and real-estate projects related to the World Cup, and the Qatar Government's counter-claim that none had. Hosting the tournament advances Qatar’s ongoing mission for a sustainable future and a lasting legacy for our country, the Middle East, Asia and the world. The match took place at Thani bin Jassim Stadium – the home of Al-Gharafa SC – where there were buzzing fan zones for both sets of supporters. The third place match will be played on 17 December 2022 at the Khalifa International Stadium, and the final will be played on 18 December 2022 at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, both at 18:00. These venues are located outside Doha, but are accessible by car and train. Source: FIFA, First match(es) will be played on 24 November 2022. Four matches will be played each day throughout the 12-day group stage to ensure optimal rest time for the teams – and top quality football. Football fans around the world got their first glimpse of the completed Education City Stadium on TV and digital platforms – and witnessed a warm tribute to those helping the fight against COVID-19. The Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, and AC Milan and Italy legend Paolo Maldini, all paying homage to everyday heroes. [59] The group stage matches for each group will be allocated to the following stadiums:[60], The official emblem was unveiled on 3 September 2019 during simultaneous events at the Doha Tower, Katara Cultural Village Amphitheatre, Msheireb Downtown Doha, and Zubarah. You will receive a confirmation email shortly. [15] The decision to host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which was graded as having "high operational risk",[16] generated criticism from media commentators. You’ll be embraced by our friendly, hospitable community and meet people you may never have met otherwise. [45], According to a report released in April 2013 by Merrill Lynch, the investment banking division of Bank of America, the organisers in Qatar have requested FIFA to approve a smaller number of stadiums due to the growing costs. Source: FIFA, First match(es) will be played on 22 November 2022. [80] The reporters had been invited to visit the country as guests of the Government of Qatar. Now we know that fans will begin their journey in Qatar with a warm welcome at Al Bayt Stadium. To share Qatar’s unique identity with the world through amazing FIFA World Cup™ experiences that will connect people like never before. 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The twenty-two member FIFA Executive Committee convened in Zürich on 2 December 2010 to vote to select the hosts of both tournaments. Fans flocked to see CAF Confederation Cup holders Zamalek beat CAF Champions League winners Espérance de Tunis 3-1. Together we are creating an amazing FIFA World Cup™ for everyone. [114], 22nd FIFA World Cup, scheduled to be held in Qatar in 2022, First match(es) will be played on 21 November 2022. Three public parks were opened on Qatar’s National Sports Day, strengthening Qatar’s commitment to a greener, sportier future. Football is part of our culture – it’s at the heart of everything. The message appeared to imply that the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar was only enacted due to Qatar hosting the world's biggest football event. Source: FIFA, First match(es) will be played on 23 November 2022. You can look forward to exciting updates on the road to 2022. Then you can make the next day even bigger: head to Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium to experience the magic of the desert, and make new memories at the iconic Khalifa International Stadium. The unforgettable Al Bayt Stadium was chosen to welcome the world’s most anticipated sporting competition on 21 November 2022, with the incredible Lusail Stadium given the honour of staging the final on 18 December. Commentators have noted the clash with the Western Christmas season is likely to cause disruption, whilst there is concern about how short the tournament is intended to be. [88] On 24 February 2015, the FIFA Task Force proposed that the tournament be played from late November to late December 2022,[89] to avoid the summer heat between May and September and also avoid clashing with the 2022 Winter Olympics in February and Ramadan in April. The workers will no longer need their employer's permission to leave the country or change their jobs. Kindness and generosity, it’s a way of life. The schedule guarantees optimal rest time for the teams – and top-quality football for fans. This will be the second World Cup held … [99][100] In March 2014 it was discovered that disgraced former CONCACAF president Jack Warner and his family were paid almost $2 million from a firm linked to Qatar's successful campaign. [73] These claims are based upon the fact that 522 Nepalese[77] workers and over 700 Indian[78] workers have died since 2010, when Qatar's bid as World Cup's host was won, about 250 Indian workers dying each year. Whoever you are and wherever you’re from, you’ll find a piece of yourself in Qatar. Immerse yourself in a world of amazing experiences. Sign up below to be the first to receive updates regarding travel packages and the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™. [39] Qatar aims to build the stadiums with the highest sustainability and environmental standards. It brings traditional Arabic calligraphy into dialogue with other global languages through the integration of elements like the kasheeda – a lengthening of the line connecting letters to enhance the flow and elegance of the written word. [79] In the United Kingdom, in any group of half a million 25- to 30-year-old men, an average of 300 die each year, a higher rate than among Indian workers in Qatar. Nepali workers were even denied leave to visit their family after the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Join hundreds of thousands of people from around the globe – and make history with us as we prepare for the Middle East's first FIFA World Cup™. [46] Bloomberg.com said that Qatar wishes to cut the number of venues to eight or nine from the twelve originally planned. The 2022 FIFA World Cup (Arabic: 2022 كأس العالم لكرة القدم‎, Kaʾs al-ʿālam li-kurat al-qadam 2022) is scheduled to be the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international men's association football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA. [10] Initially, eleven bids were made for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but Mexico later withdrew from proceedings,[11][12] and Indonesia's bid was rejected by FIFA in February 2010 after the Indonesian Football Association failed to submit a letter of Indonesian government guarantee to support the bid. Each of these structures has advanced cooling systems, and is easily accessible even for people with disabilities. [83], In March 2016, Amnesty International accused Qatar of using forced labour and forcing the employees to live in poor conditions and withholding their wages and passports. The climate conditions caused some to call hosting the tournament in Qatar infeasible, with initial plans for air-conditioned stadiums giving way to a potential date switch from summer to winter. [2] In addition, the tournament will be the last to involve 32 teams, with an increase to 48 teams scheduled for the 2026 tournament in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. [76], The issue of migrant workers' rights has also attracted attention, with an investigation by The Guardian newspaper claiming that many workers are denied food and water, have their identity papers taken away from them, and that they are not paid on time or at all, making some of them in effect slaves. [90][91], The notion of staging the tournament in November is controversial since it would interfere with the regular season schedules of some domestic leagues around the world. On 12 April 2018, CONMEBOL requested that FIFA expand the 2022 FIFA World Cup from 32 to 48 teams, four years before the 2026 FIFA World Cup as initially planned. However, Qatar is obliged by the AFC to participate in the Asian qualifying stage as the first two rounds also act as qualification for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. It’s just one part of our culture we hope you’ll treasure as much as we do. The road to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ became even clearer with the announcement of the tournament match schedule. The first FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle East means fans will experience football in a whole new way on and off the pitch. Welcome to our world, welcome to our culture. Opening match: Al Bayt Stadium Final: Lusail Stadium Average venue capacity: … The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the Qatar World Cup 2022 – in numbers. No spam, and we’ll never sell your details – promise. Located at Al Bayt Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium and the Al Ersal training site, the parks all have tennis and basketball courts, running and cycling tracks, gym equipment and – crucially for parents – kids’ play areas. In Qatar, you will experience today what will be a given tomorrow: advanced, accessible technology and resources that unite people far beyond football. Like football, the shawl's popularity is a unifying force, woven into the everyday fabric of people's lives. Welcome to our country, where we love sharing cherished traditions with the world. On September 3, 2019, the country celebrated the launch of the official emblem of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 that was unveiled at different iconic locations in Qatar and across the globe. It is a celebration of the global community coming together at this festival of football in an inclusive and safe environment. The arrests continued in the United States where several FIFA officers were arrested and FIFA buildings raided. Notes: There was no qualification for the 1930 World Cup as places were given by invitation only. This is possible due to the close proximity of the venues which will allow the organizers to optimize stadium allocation for spectators and kick-off times for television audience. The third FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ stadium was officially completed – an occasion marked by a special TV programme that paid tribute to the everyday heroes helping the fight against COVID-19. If Russia were to qualify, Russian footballers could still potentially compete at the tournament, pending a decision from FIFA. [94] Richard Scudamore, chief executive of the Premier League, stated that they would consider legal action against FIFA because a move would interfere with the Premier League's popular Christmas and New Year fixture programme. [42], A report released on 9 December 2010 quoted FIFA President Sepp Blatter as stating that other nations could host some matches during the World Cup. Qatar, your host for the FIFA World Cup 2022™, welcomes you to a land of culture and heritage combined with innovation and a great love for football. You’ll always feel connected: to football, to your families and loved ones, to friends new and old around the world. FIFA and Qatar would have explored possible joint proposals to submit to the FIFA Council and the FIFA Congress in June 2019. Qatar is the first west Asian nation and also the smallest country to host a FIFA World Cup. In Qatar, we go above and beyond to make sure you feel at home. They keep us focused on where we are going. We say, “Ahlan”. Thanks to Qatar’s compact nature, all stadiums are located within driving distance, allowing fans to soak up the atmosphere at more than one match per day. Qatar’s historical treasures, awe-inspiring landscapes and modern city life are why you’ll want to come back and discover more. [20][21] FIFA President Gianni Infantino expressed willingness to consider the request. [65][66][67][68] Hassan Abdulla al Thawadi, chief executive of the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid, said the Muslim state would also permit alcohol consumption during the event,[69][70] however drinking in public is not permitted as Qatar's legal system is based on Sharia.[71]. [43] Blatter added that any such decision must be taken by Qatar first and then endorsed by FIFA's executive committee. This passion drives the cultural celebration where the world can come to enjoy the beautiful game. From the latest news to in-depth team profiles, exclusive interviews, ticketing information and more – follow it all in the host country’s language. The typeface created to complement the emblem likewise celebrates Qatar's heritage with a global twist. Let’s create and share those tales together. He also stated that a new vote on the attribution of the World Cup to Qatar would have to take place if the corruption allegations were to be proved. Qatar’s size is what will set this tournament apart from previous editions; everything here is already within easy reach. There was plenty of sporting action as Qatar’s newest parks opened their gates. [22] However, the FIFA congress rejected the request shortly before the beginning of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. [6][7] On 6 August 2018, former FIFA president Sepp Blatter claimed that Qatar had used "black ops", suggesting that the bid committee had cheated to win the hosting rights. [4], Accusations of corruption have been made relating to how Qatar won the right to host the event. During the group stage, four matches will be played on each day, with kick-off times being 13:00, 16:00, 19:00 and 22:00 for the first two rounds, and 18:00 and 22:00 for the simultaneous kick-offs of the last round and for knockout stage matches. [59] The opening match, featuring the hosts Qatar, will be played on 21 November 2022, 13:00 local time (UTC+3), at the Al Bayt Stadium. [86], In May 2019, an investigation by the UK's Daily Mirror newspaper discovered some of the 28,000 workers on the stadiums are being paid 750 Qatari Riyal per month, which is equivalent to £190 per month or 99p an hour for a typical 48-hour week. Our multicultural community is warm and welcoming by nature, which extends to all fans and visitors before, during and after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. Immerse yourself in our rich culture and traditions while wandering through the spice-scented alleyways of Souq Waqif, take in the impressive modern architecture of the National Museum of Qatar and still have time to soak up the sun on one of our beaches. The country’s compact nature means everything is within reach, bringing the things that matter to you closer. [32] The first qualifying matches were played in June 2019 in the Asian qualifying tournament, with Mongolia defeating Brunei 2–0 on 6 June, in which Mongolian player Norjmoogiin Tsedenbal scored the first goal of qualifying. [74][75] However, while addressing delegates from African and Asian confederations, Blatter said allegations of corruption and some of the criticism, including those from sponsors, were "very much linked to racism and discrimination". Bringing the tournament to the Middle East for the first time means sharing Arab customs and traditions with the world. All 210 remaining FIFA member associations are eligible to enter the qualifying process. Explore the country quickly, on time and in comfort on the new metro system. The plan is to build Zero Waste stadiums using environmentally friendly materials, harmless equipment, and ecologically sustainable solutions through the implementation of renewable and low energy solutions. [28] The reigning World Cup champions France will also go through qualifying stages as normal. [97] A former employee of the Qatar bid team alleged[year needed] that several African officials were paid $1.5 million by Qatar. [1] This will be the second World Cup held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan. Qatar is known for its welcoming culture – we take pride in treating visitors like family. The typography of the emblem's wordmark incorporates kashida—the practice of elongating certain parts of characters in Arabic script to provide typographical emphasis. Qatar is the smallest nation by area ever to have been awarded a FIFA World Cup – the next smallest by area is Switzerland, host of the 1954 FIFA World Cup, which is more than three times as large as Qatar and only needed to host 16 teams instead of the current 32. [87], Owing to the climate in Qatar, concerns were expressed over holding the World Cup in its traditional timeframe of June and July. Qatar offers an exciting place to explore. The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) works together with everyone in the nation to set the stage for a truly unique FIFA World Cup™. Check your inbox for our welcome message. [85], In February 2019, Amnesty International questioned whether they would be able to complete the promised labour reforms before the start of the World Cup, a sentiment that was backed by FIFA. 55 comments [30] The committee decided that the same allocation as 2006 would be kept for the 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022 tournaments:[31], A qualifying draw was scheduled to take place in July 2019; this was later cancelled to allow each confederation to hold their own draws for their individual qualifying tournaments. [38] The country intends for the stadiums to reflect the historical and cultural aspects of Qatar. Qatar inaugurated the fourth of eight 2022 World Cup venues, the Al Rayyan Stadium, when the country hosted the Amir Cup final between Al-Sadd … Our compact, cosmopolitan country is the perfect stage for unique experiences beyond football. Please check your spam/ junk folder. We marked an exciting milestone on the road to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, with the release of the full match schedule. [58], The match schedule was confirmed by FIFA on 15 July 2020. FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ in Arabic Keep up with the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ in Arabic! So let’s come together and fill this FIFA World Cup™ with enchanting stories. There have been allegations of bribery and corruption in the selection process involving members of FIFA's executive committee. According to the ITUC, the agreement provided for establishing substantial reforms in labour system, including ending the Al-Kafala system. The selection of Qatar as the host country has been controversial; FIFA officials were accused of corruption and allowing Qatar to "buy" the World Cup,[72] the treatment of construction workers was called into question by human rights groups,[73] and the high costs needed to make the plans a reality were criticised. Disfruta de los contenidos de la web de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA Catar 2022™ en árabe. Despite the claims, the Qataris insist that the corruption allegations are being driven by envy and mistrust while Sepp Blatter said it is fueled by racism in the British media. [35] The decision was appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport,[36] and on 17 December 2020, Russian teams were banned from competing at world championships organized or sanctioned by a WADA signatory until 16 December 2022. Amnesty International found that abuses were still occurring despite the nation taking some steps to improve labour rights. Search 75 Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 jobs now hiring on Indeed.com, the world's largest job site. 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup™ bids Dear President, Dear Executive Committee members, The FIFA Evaluation Group for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup™ bids is pleased to present its evaluation of Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™. [109], On 7 June 2015, Phaedra Almajid, the former media officer for the Qatar bid team, claimed that the allegations would result in Qatar not hosting the World Cup. In all, nine bids, including two joint bids, have been submitted. FIFA abandons plans to expand 2022 Qatar World Cup to 48 teams Senior MP calls for 'proper' investigation into Qatar World Cup bid claims World Cup 2022 Qatar workers 'exploited', according to … Al Bayt Stadium All FIFA member associations, of which there are currently 211, are eligible to enter qualification. There were speeches by H.H. The bidding procedure to host the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups began in January 2009, and national associations had until 2 February 2009 to register their interest. As fans gear up for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the emblem serves as a beacon across the globe; drawing them to a new type of tournament where everything is within easy reach.