The 2022 World Cup begins in about a month on November 20, 2022 in Qatar.
- The 2022 World Cup is the first time an Arab country is hosting the World Cup
- Gianni Infantino believes the 2022 World Cup will be the best ever
- Qatar has announced an additional 30,000 accommodation options for fans traveling to the World Cup
WHAT HAPPENED? The 2022 World Cup will be played from November 20th to December 18th in eight state-of-the-art stadiums across Qatar. With excitement growing among football fans and high demand for tickets, Qatar has announced that 30,000 additional rooms have been made available for fans who will be traveling to the Middle Eastern country during the World Cup.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino and World Cup 2022 CEO Nasser Al Khater have stated that the World Cup will be a memorable and best edition yet of sport’s biggest tournament.
WHAT YOU SAID: Nasser Al Khater, CEO, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC said during a press conference: “Qatar is ready to host a global celebration of the beautiful game. We look forward to welcoming fans and players from around the world who will enjoy our warm hospitality, wide range of entertainment options and of course world class international football. It promises to be a unique edition of the FIFA World Cup – and one that will have a lasting, positive impact on Qatar, the Middle East and the Arab world.”
FIFA President Gianni Infantino said in a video message that Qatar will host the best World Cup ever and expressed how impressed he was with the world-class facilities on offer during the World Cup.
“We have always said that Qatar will deliver the best edition of the FIFA World Cup yet. And if you look around the country today, at the state-of-the-art stadiums, the training grounds, the subway, the other infrastructure, everything is ready and everyone is welcome.
“The world is excited. Qatar is ready. The stage is set. Together we will deliver the best World Championship ever on and off the pitch.”
LARGER IMAGE: During the press conference, the World Cup organizers announced that 2.89 million tickets had been sold for the 64 matches of the tournament. Demand for tickets was greatest among fans from Qatar, the United States, Saudi Arabia, England, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, France, Brazil and Germany.
It has also been announced that rooms can be booked from US$80 per person per night based on two people sharing. Accommodation options include hotels, apartments and fandoms.
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WHAT NOW? Qatar has also announced that it will prepare numerous entertainment options for the fans during the tournament in Qatar. The FIFA Fan Festival at Al Bidda Park will welcome up to 40,000 fans daily during the tournament. Fans can join live broadcasts of matches, watch world-famous artists perform and take part in various football activities for free.