World Cup 2022 will take place in Qatar from tomorrow ( November 20 ) to December 18. A total of 32 teams will compete in eight groups for the prestigious 18 Karat gold FIFA World Cup Trophy.
The host country Qatar, will face opponent Ecuador on 20th of November while star-studded England squad are to face the Iranians on the second day of the tourney.
Here’s all you need to know about this year’s tournament.
Qatar World Cup Official Soundtrack by Jung KOOK ( watch on Youtube)
World cup 2022: dates and times
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar commences on Sunday November 20 at the Al Bayt Stadium when the hosts take on Ecuador in Group A
FIFA World Cup 2022 Opening Ceremony (LIVE)
World cup 2022 fixtures
You can download the schedule of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, now here to keep yourself informed of all the events going down in Doha, Qatar.
world cup 2022 groups
FIFA World Cup 2022 List (Africa)
See full list of Squad list of ALL African teams at 2022 World Cup
Goalkeepers: Devis Epassy, Simon Ngapandouetnbu, Andre Onana.
Defenders: Jean-Charles Castelletto, Enzo Ebosse, Collins Fai, Olivier Mbaizo, Nicolas Nkoulou, Tolo Nouhou, Christopher Wooh.
Midfielders: Martin Hongla, Pierre Kunde, Olivier Ntcham, Gael Ondoua, Samuel Oum Gouet, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa.
Forwards: Vincent Aboubakar, Christian Bassogog, Eric-Maxim Choupo Moting, Souaibou Marou, Bryan Mbeumo, Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu, Jerome Ngom, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou , Jean-Pierre Nsame, Karl Toko Ekambi.
Goalkeepers: Lawrence Ati Zigi, Nurudeen Manaf, Ibrahim Danlad.
Defenders: Tariq Lamptey, Alidu Seidu, Alexander Djiku, Gideon Mensah, Dennis Odoi, Daniel Amartey, Mohammed Salisu, Joseph Aidoo, Baba Abdul Rahman.
Midfielders: Andre Ayew, Mohammed Kudus, Thomas Partey, Elisha Owusu, Daniel Kofi Kyereh, Abdul Salis Samed.
Forwards: Osman Bukari, Williams Inaki, Jordan Ayew, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh, Sowah Kamal, Antoine Semenyo, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku.
Goalkeepers: Yassine Bounou, Munir Mohamedi, Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti.
Defenders: Achraf Hakimi, Noussair Mazraoui, Jawad El Yamiq, Romain Saiss, Achraf Dari, Yahia Attiyat Allal, Badr Benoun, Nayef Aguerd.
Midfielders: Sofyan Amrabat, Azzedine Ounahi, Abdelhamid Sabiri, Selim Amallah, Yahya Jabrane, Bilal El Khannous.
Attackers: Hakim Ziyech, Zakaria Aboukhlal, Sofiane Boufal, Youssef En-Nesyri, Ez Abde, Amine Harit, Ilias Chair, Abderrazak Hamdallah, Walid Cheddira.
Goalkeepers: Seny Dieng, Alfred Gomis, Edouard Mendy.
Defenders: Fode Ballo-Toure, Pape Abdou Cisse, Abdou Diallo, Ismail Jakobs, Kalidou Koulibaly, Formose Mendy, Youssouf Sabaly.
Midfielders: Pathe Ciss, Krepin Diatta, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Pape Gueye, Cheikhou Kouyate, Mamadou Loum Ndiaye, Nampalys Mendy, Moustapha Name, Pape Matar Sarr.
Forwards: Boulaye Dia, Famara Diedhiou, Bamba Dieng, Nicolas Jackson, Sadio Mane, Iliman Ndiaye, Ismaila Sarr.
Goalkeepers: Aymen Dahmen, Bechir Ben Said, Aymen Mathlouthi, Mouez Hassen.
Defenders: Wajdi Kechrida, Mohamed Drager, Dylan Bronn, Nader Ghandri, Bilel Ifa, Yassine Meriah, Montassar Talbi, Ali Maaloul, Ali Abdi.
Midfielders: Ghailene Chaalali, Aissa Laidouni, Eliyes Skhiri, Hannibal Mejbri, Ferjani Sassi, Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane.
Forwards: Wahbi Khazri, Youssef Msakni, Taha Yessine Khenissi, Issam Jebali, Seiffedine Jaziri, Anis Ben Slimane, Naim Sliti.
Where to buy World Cup 2022 Qatar tickets
Opening times of non-stadium Ticketing Centres in Qatar are:
Main Ticketing Centre (in DECC) and Ticketing Centre (at ABHA in Al Sadd):
Days Opening hours (Doha time)
Saturday to Thursday: 10:00 – 22:00
Friday 14:00 – 22:00
18/12/2022 (FWC22 Final) 10:00 – 18:00
Ticketing Service Point:
Dates Opening hours (Doha time)
Each day 10:00 – 22:00
18/12/2022 (FWC22 Final) 10:00 – 18:00
Services provided at each non-stadium Ticketing Centre are:
FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums: Eight Qatar stadia
Seven new stadiums have been built in and around Doha to host the 64 matches.
Here are the Qatar 2022 Stadium to host the tournament
|1||Lusail Iconic Stadium||Lusail||10||80,000|
|2||Al Bayt Stadium||Al Khor||9||60,000|
|3||Al Janoub Stadium||Al Wakrah||7||40,000|
|4||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium||Al Rayyan||7||40,000|
|5||Khalifa International Stadium||Al Rayyan||8||40,000|
|6||Education City Stadium||Al Rayyan||8||40,000|
|8||Al Thumama Stadium||Doha||8||40,000|
A total of eight stadiums spread across five different Qatari cities will host 32 teams in 64 matches during the FIFA World Cup 2022.
The designated venues for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar are Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail, Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium and Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan and Stadium 974 and Al Thumama Stadium in Doha.
All the venues are located within a 55-km radius of Qatar’s capital city of Doha.
Barring the Khalifa International Stadium, which has been operational since 1976, all the other stadiums have been constructed over the past three years with the FIFA World Cup in mind. The Khalifa Stadium will host the third-place playoff match.
Lusail Iconic Stadium has the highest capacity (80,000) among the eight venues. It will also be the busiest stadium of the lot, hosting a total of 10 matches, including the final and closing ceremonies.
The Al Bayt Stadium, set to host nine matches, will be the stage for the opening ceremony and FIFA World Cup 2022 opener between hosts Qatar and Ecuador on November 20. (source Olympics.com )