Why did Qatar decide to host FIFA World Cup 2022?
The decision to host FIFA World Cup 2022 was part of FIFA’s pledge to stage at least one major international tournament in the region before 2030. While the Qatar 2022 tournament faced lot of objections, FIFA still decided to go ahead with the tournament in the Middle East nation.
Why is the World Cup such a big deal?
It’s a very big deal: for the players involved, for the insanely corrupt governing body behind it, for the country trying to rapidly build stadiums to host it, and for you, the viewer, who’s finally coming around on this soccer nonsense. (Of course, this still has to be ratified by a FIFA vote next month.
Should the FIFA World Cup be held in the winter?
Almost immediately after the vote, Franz Beckenbauer suggested it should be moved to winter and Fifa’s own chief medical officer, Michel D’Hooghe, has consistently said the tournament must avoid June, July and August. Are there any concessions?
Why is the 2022 World Cup held in the winter?
The decision to host the World Cup in the Northern Hemisphere winter months was a key aspect of Qatar’s bid for the 2022 competition, due to soaring summer temperatures in the country.