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The countdown to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has begun.

With less than two months until the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar is ready to host a historic event. Indeed, the 22nd edition of the premier football event is the first to be held in the Middle East, as recognized by a United Nations resolution. The organization of such a sporting event is thought to benefit both current populations and future generations.

Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup from November 21 to December 18. The international competition, which will be held in the fall to keep players out of the hot weather, will feature 32 teams. Adidas designed the ball known as “Al Rihla” for the 14th time (the trip in Arabic). As is customary, Qatar will open the tournament against Ecuador on November 21.

Eight stadiums are complete.

The 62 games will be played in eight stadiums, some of which are architectural marvels. Six of them have a capacity of 40,000 people, one has a capacity of 60,000 people, and the largest has a capacity of 80,000 people. They are all less than an hour’s drive from central Doha, so fans and players will always be in the thick of things. In addition, at the start of the tournament, the general public will be able to attend more than one match per day.

This is a first for Africa.

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Another first in this edition is the qualification of four African coaches for the FIFA World Cup. Aliou Cissé (Senegal), Rigobert Song (Cameroon), Jalel Kadri (Tunisia), and Otto Addo (Ghana) all qualified their national teams for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The world football governing body has chosen eight African referees. Algerian Mustapha Ghorbal, Moroccan Redouane Jiyed, Ethiopian Balmak Tessema, South African Victor Gomez, Senegalese Maguette N’diayee, Congolese Jean Jacques Ndala, Gambian Papa Bakary Gassama, and Zambian Janny Sikazwe are among them. Senegal, the reigning African champions, will face the Netherlands at 1 p.m. on November 21.

A large number of requests

While 17 million tickets were requested during the first sales period (January 19-February 8), Qatar recorded 23.5 million during the second sales period (April 5-May 12). The top eight requesting countries, according to the International Federation, are England, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Brazil, the United States, France, Mexico, and Qatar. The allocation of tickets will be determined by a random drawing. Beginning May 31, ticket applicants will be notified by email of the outcome of their order. A final phase of “last minute” sales is planned, the dates of which are unknown.

The United Nations has praised the event.

Another first in this edition is the qualification of four African coaches for the FIFA World Cup. Aliou Cissé (Senegal), Rigobert Song (Cameroon), Jalel Kadri (Tunisia), and Otto Addo (Ghana) all qualified their national teams for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The world football governing body has chosen eight African referees. Algerian Mustapha Ghorbal, Moroccan Redouane Jiyed, Ethiopian Balmak Tessema, South African Victor Gomez, Senegalese Maguette N’diayee, Congolese Jean Jacques Ndala, Gambian Papa Bakary Gassama, and Zambian Janny Sikazwe are among them. Senegal, the reigning African champions, will face the Netherlands at 1 p.m. on November 21.

A large number of requests

While 17 million tickets were requested during the first sales period (January 19-February 8), Qatar recorded 23.5 million during the second sales period (April 5-May 12). The top eight requesting countries, according to the International Federation, are England, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Brazil, the United States, France, Mexico, and Qatar. The allocation of tickets will be determined by a random drawing. Beginning May 31, ticket applicants will be notified by email of the outcome of their order. A final phase of “last minute” sales is planned, the dates of which are unknown.

The United Nations has praised the event.

On April 8, 2022, the United Nations passed a resolution welcoming the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The General Assembly’s 193 members expressed their support for the “Healthy World Cup 2022: Leaving a Legacy for Sport and Health” project, which was launched as part of a multi-year partnership between the International Federation of Association Football, the World Health OrganizationHealth, and Qatar. WHO and FIFA signed a four-year collaboration agreement in October 2019 to promote healthy lifestyles around the world through football.

Future generations’ legacy

The 2022 World Cup also intends to provide new opportunities for future generations. Many reforms have been implemented. Social conditions have improved, and the construction of new facilities has been guided by environmental concerns. In terms of labor law, Qatar currently leads the Gulf. “When a country is lucky enough to host a competition as important as this, it’s great while it’s going on,” former England captain David Beckham said while in Doha. But when it all comes to an end, the most important thing is to leave a legacy.”

On April 8, 2022, the United Nations passed a resolution welcoming the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The General Assembly’s 193 members expressed their support for the “Healthy World Cup 2022: Leaving a Legacy for Sport and Health” project, which was launched as part of a multi-year partnership between the International Federation of Association Football, the World Health OrganizationHealth, and Qatar. WHO and FIFA signed a four-year collaboration agreement in October 2019 to promote healthy lifestyles around the world through football.

Future generations’ legacy

The 2022 World Cup also intends to provide new opportunities for future generations. Many reforms have been implemented. Social conditions have improved, and the construction of new facilities has been guided by environmental concerns. In terms of labor law, Qatar currently leads the Gulf. “When a country is lucky enough to host a competition as important as this, it’s great while it’s going on,” former England captain David Beckham said while in Doha. But when it all comes to an end, the most important thing is to leave a legacy.”

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