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Why is the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar?

Jeffrey Monkhouse

Updated: Jul 11, 2022 03:18

If you are the one who also has the question in mind, Why is the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar? Then you are at the right place. Today I am going to tell you something about The Qatar World Cup and all related questions about it.

When is Qatar World Cup?

The countdown has begun. And this great even is now at the distance of a few months or days from its kick-off. The grand tournament is held after every four years. The FIFA world cup in Qatar will start on 21st November and the final match will be played on Sunday 18th December 2022.

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Eight Stadiums are ready to host the spectators in five different cities of Qatar. Before we briefly discuss the stadiums, their volume, Area, and other statistics. Let me share the names of the stadiums with you first.

Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor

Lusail Stadium, Lusail

Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan

Al Rayyan – Al Rayyan Stadium, Al Rayyan –

Al Rayyan – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan –

Ras Abu Aboud, Doha

Al Thumama Stadium, Doha

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Where to Host the World Cup 2022?

FIFA World Cup 2022 is going to be held in Qatar. Most of the process is complete, a List of Qualified teams is displayed and the Teams in each group are specified.32 teams are contesting for the trophy. A month-long tournament will be played in eight stadiums in five cities of Qatar including Al Khor, Lusail, Al Wakrah, Al Rayyan, And Doha. However, the question is still in our mind, why is the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar? So here are different reasons.

FIFA Vision to Expand Football: One of the main reasons to hold the FIFA World Cup in the middle east is to expand the Football game to these areas. That is the reason that FIFA decided to award FIFA world Cup 2018 to Russia and FIFA world cup 2022 to Qatar.

Money Matters A lot: Although Qatar has a very small area and population. The total area is 12000Square Kilometres, while the population is 2.7Millions. But the country is rich in natural resources.

Investing in Infrastructure: Qatar is a country that has invested a huge amount in infrastructure. According to some sources, Qatar is investing up to Three Hundred Billion dollars in infrastructure projects. It will attract millions of visitors.

Bid Money: Qatar spent more money as compared to other countries. According to sources Qatar spent 200 Million on FIFA World Cup 2022 bid. While other countries such as the United States, Australia, and England spend 5, 42, and 24 million respectively.

Political Structure: FIFA Administration always prefers countries that have powerful heads and other executing agencies. Qatar has a complete monarchy which is completely different from other democratic countries. So they can easily implement and meet FIFA's regulations there.

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What's in it for Qatar?

Qatar is a small but wealthiest country in the world. According to a writer, if money has power then Qataris must have strong muscles.  Qatar is rich in natural resources like oil, gas, etc. The GDP of the country is higher than any other country. GDP per capita matters a lot to the economic stability of any country and its people. If we look at the GDP of Qatar it is more than 164 Billion USD. While if we see GDP Per Capita, it is More than 50000.

Besides this, if we look at the political stability index of Qatar it is positive. It is higher than any other country in the region.  Besides this Qatar has done much improvement in Labour laws, tourism, infrastructure, etc. They have set up eight stadiums in five different cities to arrange the event successfully.

The World Cup venue selection standards

It is not easy to grab an opportunity to host an international event. It requires a huge budget and a lot of hard work. To arrange an Event in any country requires proper requirements. The same is the case for the FIFA World cup. When a country meets the requirements it can apply for the bid. Here are some requirements related to the world cup Venue selection standards.


  • No of stadiums and their Capacity: It is mandatory that a country to be selected for the world cup must have at least Twelve stadiums with seating capability between 40000 to 80000. Besides this training ground and base camp is mandatory with each ground.

  • Transportation requirements: Each stadium must have an airport having a capacity of 1450 passengers per hour. Besides this, there must be additional fuelling stations, runway, immigration checkpoints, etc.

  • Accommodation Requirements: 72 base camps hotels are required for official and team players. Besides this, each stadium must have four hotels for spectators. Each hotel must have number of rooms between 1760 to 8000.

How is the Qatar World Cup Stadiums?

Qatar has started from scratch. They have constructed new stadiums in different cities. 8 stadiums are dedicated to the FIFA world cup 2022. Names, position, Volume, and seating statistics of the Qatar world cup stadiums are shared below.

Al Bayt Stadium

Located in: Al Khor City

Seating Capacity: 60000

Lusail Stadium

Located in: Lusail City,

Seating Capacity: 80,000

Al Janoub Stadium

Located in:  Al Wakrah

Seating Capacity: 40,000

Khalifa International Stadium

Located in: Al Rayyan

Seating Capacity: 45,000

Al Rayyan Stadium

Located in: Al Rayyan

Seating Capacity: 40,000

Education City Stadium

Located in: Al Rayyan

Seating Capacity: 40,000

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium

Located in: Doha

Seating Capacity: 40,000

Al Thumama Stadium

Located in: Doha

Seating Capacity: 40,000

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Conclusion

In this article, we briefly discussed the Qatar world cup 2022 and the reasons behind this. We also briefly discussed when is Qatar world cup and the Qatar world cup stadiums. Besides this, the article has a section on The World Cup venue selection standards. I hope you have got the info you are looking for.

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