Stakes for the FIFA 2022 World Cup rise at a high


We are less than a week away from the start of the World Cup, which kicks off with the Qatar-Ecuador game on Sunday 20 November, so fans around the world are starting to feel World Cup fever. The coaches and players are also thinking about the tournament since most of the national teams meet this Monday. Some teams will play friendlies and others will focus on training.

The World Cup is one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year. Everything indicates that it will be a different and unique edition since it is the first time that it will take place in the Middle East. Qatar has prepared well and has been ready for months to receive its guests. He built several stadiums, with contemporary and sustainable designs, in addition to millionaire private investments in the hotel, gastronomic, and tourist industries. Well, this event has been held since 1930 and has only been interrupted in the 1942 and 1946 editions, due to World War II.

Over the years, Brazil has claimed the title five times, making them the most successful team in the world. Then, they are followed by Germany and Italy, with four trophies each; then Uruguay, France, and Argentina, who have won twice, are placed. Lastly, Spain and England won the title once. In the last edition, Russia 2018, the French team achieved victory. This year, among the favorites, are the teams from Belgium, Brazil, Argentina, France, and England.

To date, only eight countries have ever won the World Cup, though there have been 20 tournaments. These victorious countries are all from Europe or South America: Brazil, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Uruguay, France, England, and Spain.

This year the world cup has 8 stadiums for matches, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Education City Stadium, Khalifa Int Stadium, Stadium 974, and the Lusail Stadium, where the final will be on December 18.