FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: when, with which teams and other questions

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Lusail Iconic Stadium in Doha, where the final will take place on December 18, 2022

When does the competition take place?

Usually an event that takes place during the summer, the 22nd edition starts on November 21st due to the extreme heat in Qatar. The final is scheduled for December 18, Qatar National Day.

There were 5 candidate countries to host the 2022 World Cup: Australia, Japan, Qatar, South Korea and the United States.

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Qatar was officially named the host country on December 2, 2010. The small oil-rich Gulf state of Qatar, with an estimated population of about 2.8 million, will be the first country in the Middle East to host a major sporting event.

Which teams qualify?

A total of 32 teams are participating in the competition, including Qatar, which automatically qualified as the host country.

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