Every four years, the most anticipated tournament on the planet World Cup takes place, and this year, this most awaited football festival will take place in Qatar – the Middle Eastern country that holds the role for the first time. host the biggest tournament ever. The World Cup is always an event that sports betting lovers look forward to. After Qatar became the host country of the 2022 World Cup, there was a lot of information that this would be the most exciting World Cup in football history. Why such information? Let’s find out below.
The world’s largest football championship takes place for the first time in winter
As the richest country in the world by GDP, Qatar has created a World Cup of unprecedented luxury. $138 billion is spent on infrastructure. Not only super stadiums like Al Bayt, but they also created a new city (Lusail) for the final night, an airport, a new subway system, and dozens of hotels and millions of trees were erected. . Qatar’s seriousness is even shown in the small details. During construction, for example, engineers were equipped with helmets with integrated solar-powered mini-air conditioners.
Initially, the decision to choose Qatar as the host of the 2022 World Cup caused controversy. It led to anti-corruption investigations that ended Michel Platini’s career and brought down Sepp Blatter. At the same time, changing the structure and culture of football. The first time the World Cup was held in winter to avoid the harsh sun in the desert, leading to a series of tournaments around the world having to adjust, and the habits of players and fans were also disturbed. But in the end, the controversy ended, it was all about football when the World Cup took place. Because of its strange nature, Qatar 2022 promises to be the most memorable, exciting tournament in history.
The official logo of the World Cup 2022 is stylized from the image of the World Cup gold cup and carries a very deep meaning. Specifically:
- The undulating curves on the trophy represent the undulations of the desert dunes, typical in countries in West Asia like Qatar.
- The unbroken loop depicts the number 8, which represents the 8 stadiums that will host the 2022 World Cup matches.
- The infinity symbol reflects the interconnected nature of the event, between all countries in the biggest football festival on the planet.
- The symbol for the traditional Arab and Gulf shawl.
- The new font represents Arabic calligraphy, blending the traditional and the modern. The motifs are inspired by the culture of the Arabs and of countries across Asia.
Number of teams
From 2026, the World Cup final round will have 48 teams participating, divided into 16 groups, and may apply the penalty rule right from the group stage matches, before taking 32 teams to the knockout round. The decision has been made, but the controversy over it has not stopped. Therefore, Qatar is also the door to close the qualifying round with 32 teams and open up better opportunities for other teams when the number has increased to 48.
The above information is really interesting, isn’t it? Make plans to go to Qatar now to immerse yourself in the biggest football festival on the planet, you will certainly not regret it.