2022 FIFA World Cup

2022 FIFA World Cup
Qatar 2022
Tournament details
Host countryQatar
Teams32 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)12 (in 7 host cities)
2018
2026

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is the 22nd FIFA World Cup that will be hosted in Qatar. In May 2011, FIFA officials were accused of being corrupt during the bidding process, and the event raised questions. Some believed that Qatar got the World Cup through bribes from Mohammed bin Hammam who was the Asian Federation Confederation president. Qatar denied all of the rumors. In May 2014, Sepp Blatter admitted that giving the FIFA World Cup to Qatar was a mistake.[1]

Bidding

2022 FIFA bidding (majority 12 votes)
Bidders Votes
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
23x15px Qatar 11 10 11 14
23x15px United States 3 5 6 8
23x15px South Korea 4 5 5
23x15px Japan 3 2
23x15px Australia 1

Qualification

Qatar automatically qualifies, but the other qualification process has not been announced yet. All teams are allowed to join when ever they want.

Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
23x15px Qatar Host 2 December 2010

Stadium Progress

Currently, only three stadiums are close to being done (but they are going to be expanded):

References

  1. Gibson, Owen (16 May 2014). "Sepp Blatter: awarding 2022 World Cup to Qatar was a mistake" – via www.theguardian.com.