The 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar from November 20 through December 18, 2022. This will be the first World Cup ever to be played in the Arab world and the second World Cup entirely staged in Asia after the game in South Korea and Japan in 2002. Furthermore, the tournament is planned to be the last with a 32-team field, the field is planned to grow to 48 teams for the tournament in the United States, Mexico, and Canada in 2026.
Due to the extreme summer heat and humidity in Qatar, this World Cup will be the first one that is not hosted in May, June, or July and is instead staged in the northern autumn. It will also be the first one that is played over a condensed 29-day period. The tournament will take place from late November to mid-December. Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor will host the opening game between Qatar and Ecuador. The final is scheduled to take place On December 18, 2022, also Qatar National Day. Currently, France is the World Cup champion.
Teams that didn’t Qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022
On November 20, the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar will begin. Several teams will compete for glory.
Some well-known major names, however, found the qualifiers to be a difficult bridge to cross and will not be competing in the World Cup.
Italy, the current champion of Europe, lost to North Macedonia in the play-off, and as a result, it won’t be competing in the 2022 World Cup. Italy has now failed to earn a spot in the World Cup for two consecutive years. Giorgio Chiellini, Marco Verratti, and Federico Chiesa will not perform on Qatar’s main stage.
New Zealand, who had defeated the Solomon Islands before entering the intercontinental playoff, was defeated by Costa Rica and eliminated from contention for Qatar 2022 as a result of Joel Campbell’s opening goal.
In spite of reaching the quarterfinals in Russia in 2018, Sweden was unable to go to the World Cup because of its defeat to Poland in the play-off final. It is likely that Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a forward for AC Milan, has played his final World Cup finals game.
Peru was eliminated from contention for the 2022 FIFA World Cup after losing to Australia in the penalty shootout.
Scotland’s attempt to qualify for the tournament since 1998 was unsuccessful when they were defeated 1-3 by Ukraine in the UEFA World Cup Qualifying playoffs.
Chile has now lost twice in a row and has been eliminated from the World Cup. Alexis Sanchez, the man with the most appearances and top scorer for Chile, and Arturo Vidal will be noticeable absences. Chile and Peru attempted to qualify by contesting Byron Castillo of Ecuador’s eligibility, but their appeals were turned down.
In the final World Cup playoff, Wales defeated Ukraine 0-1 to qualify for the tournament for the first time since 1958.
Colombia has failed to qualify for the World Cup for the third time in a row after losing in the quarterfinal and round of 16 in the previous two tournaments. Several prominent Colombian players, including James Rodriguez, Davinson Sanchez, and Luis Diaz, will not be competing in the World Cup.
In just two months, Egypt had suffered a double blow. Egypt met a similar end in the third-round qualifiers against Senegal, the team they lost to in the AFCON final on penalties to last month. This year, Mohamed Salah won’t play on the biggest stage of international football, despite being one of the most feared forwards in the game right now.
Algeria, the champion of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), was unable to go to a second straight World Cup. Riyad Mahrez, a winger for Manchester City and captain of Algeria, won’t be participating in the game in Qatar.
Nigeria, one of the footballing giants in Africa, was shockingly eliminated by Ghana at home. The major names that won’t be competing in the World Cup include the Leicester City trio of Wilfred Ndidi, Ademola Lookman, and Kelechi Ihenacho, as well as Victor Osimhen of Napoli.