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Nov 19, 2022

Qatar World Cup 2022: Clock Is Ticking Down

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Arun Ranjit

FIFA cup events likely to benefit entire GCC, Qatar believes

Today, the eyes of the world are on Qatar.

Since Qatar won the right to host the 2022 World Cup, 12 years ago, the countdown to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 clock is ticking down on Sunday — November 20, the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East and Arab world.

Almost 12 years since Qatar was awarded hosting rights for football’s showpiece tournament, the whole of Qatar eagerly awaits Sunday’s opening game that will take place at Al Bayt Stadium on 20 November when host nation Qatar take on South American country Ecuador kicking-off the football at 7 PM local time. During the remainder of the group stage, from 21 November to 2 December, four matches a day will be held during the tournament.

A general view of Al Bayt Stadium at Al Khor City, Qatar. (Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

All the participating 32 teams will compete for the trophy beginning 20 November-Sunday. And the final game will be played at Lusail Stadium on Qatar’s National Day, December 18.

The organizing team has also clarified that, although the World Cup Qatar 2022 is scheduled for the winter season (November and December) Qatar will use cooling technology in stadiums, training venues and areas for spectators and fans, which will contribute to reducing the temperature to range between 20-24C.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Logo

Since Qatar has won the bid of hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2010, the country promised to organize a historic and remarkable edition of the World Cup, setting new standards and advanced ways to organize FIFA World Cup tournaments with use of environmentally friendly innovative cooling technology used in the stadiums of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. It will also be purifying the air inside the stadiums that will be very clean and pure.

It is an embodiment of the sustainable legacy not only for the success of the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament but also as a legacy for Qatar and the region after the World Cup.

Qatar came out stronger after all the challenges and crises making the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 something different than earlier events and historic forever by successfully organizing the most compact edition of the FIFA World Cup™ in modern history to head on the road to achievements.

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, without doubt, is an opportunity to show and make all the soccer fans a respectable image of Qatar’s identity and culture. Also, it is the time of showing the true image of not only a trailblazer in the region Qatar, but all Arabs and Muslims of the entire GCC’s own values, morals, civilizational and cultural.

Right now, as the World Cup Festival is almost to begin, the first and main priority of Qatar is to host the event successfully giving the entire fans an exceptional experience.

As per the report, Qatar is ready to convey to the whole world along with those coming to Qatar to watch FIFA world Cup tournament on an Arab and Muslim soil with civilized and cultural identity to make entire State of Qatar proud.

Displaying FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 logos around Doha city. Image credit:

Besides English, Arabic language will be present for the first time in the history of the World Cup audio descriptive commentary service is another milestone in the history of FIFA.

Successfully hosting the World Cup is an important step in the country’s renaissance process that will continue for the country’s sustainability leaving behind Qatar as an attractive tourist destination in the region.

Also, the good image of ability will be reflected in Qatar’s which can host major international events whenever needed.

It marks the culmination of Qatar’s extraordinary campaign to first win the vote to host the tournament and then embark on a spending spree of tens of billions of dollars to build stadiums and infrastructure.

The country of nearly three million people– Qatar being a desert state is holding the international event spending lavishly around US 200 billion as official estimation to build stadiums and other infrastructures including a driverless metro rail system that serves football fans to five of the eight World Cup venues.

The organizers have estimated more than 1.5 million fans will travel to Qatar adding billions of dollars to the Qatari economy which could be a major milestone in Qatar’s emergence as a tourist destination, with the country seeking to welcome six million visitors a year by 2030.

It is also believed that Qatar’s hosting of the World Cup 2022 from its normal slot in the northern hemisphere summer to Gulf country’s scorching heat in even winter will benefit not only itself but also its neighbors.

The players of the various countries as well as fans from all around the world too have started pouring into Qatar as the country braces up to host the most compact and unique World Cup ever.

Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani

Thus, it must to be noted here that “all fans will be welcomed to Qatar World Cup “without discrimination” has reflected the Qatari ruler Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani’s leadership vision of presenting the country as an open, forward-thinking and easygoing Gulf nation that provides art-of-the state Arabian hospitality along with international level-safety to entire football fans from all around the world converge to the FIFA World Cup 2022 Festival in Qatar to share their feelings and appreciate the atmosphere of the world soccer festival regardless of their religion, race, nationality or gender.