we think about the FIFA World Cup, we’re thinking about going to Qatar 2022. Come with us as we take a deeper look into the FIFA World Cup happening in Qatar.
What is the FIFA World Cup, and how is it happening in Qatar?
FIFA, which was established in 1904, is an international governing body of association for football, futsal, and beach football. The association was founded to oversee international competition among the national associations of certain countries, including Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Denmark. It wasn’t until 1930 that the world saw the first-ever FIFA World Cup, which was held in Uruguay.
Since the 1930s, the FIFA World Cup has been held every fourth year, with the exception of World War II. The FIFA World Cup has since been held 21 times, with Qatar next in line to host the next edition. The Cup consists of 32 teams that play in the Cup on different dates and at different times.
The country meant to host the FIFA World is chosen through a vote made by the FIFA Congress. The vote happens through a ballet system roughly seven years in advance. This is done to give the hosting country enough time to plan and build things such as stadiums. Thankfully, this year’s FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar, Africa.
Let’s talk money, players, and the FIFA World Cup.
We’ve all wondered how football players could end up with so much money. If you’re wondering how much money FIFA is willing to distribute among the teams, you’ve come to the right place.
FIFA recently announced that it’d be distributing a staggering £190 million to teams participating in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022.
This leaves us wondering how the hosting country makes money. Hosting countries of the FIFA World Cup generate profits from tourism which will increase during the FIFA World Cup. Unfortunately for hosting countries, profits are only temporary as the tourism sector returns to normal after the FIFA World Cup.
Hosting the FIFA World Cup doesn’t come at a low price, with Qatar bagging the most expensive FIFA World Cup at a whopping US$220 billion. Conversely, FIFA makes money through television sales, licensing rights, and even marketing. It’s been estimated that FIFA will have over 2 million fans watching from all parts of the world, making FIFA one of the most loved and watched tournaments in the world.
Stadiums: Where the game happens
There will be a total of eight stadiums hosting the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. It’s important to note that the FIFA World Cup will be held in five different cities, with the highest seating capacity being 80 000 people.
- Lusail Iconic Stadium
- Al Bayt Stadium
- Al Janoub Stadium
- Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
- Khalifa International Stadium
- Education City Stadium
- Stadium 974
- Al Thumama Stadium
The stadiums built in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup are designed to be effective in waste management during operation, with green designs that are meant to be eco-friendly. The stadiums are also built to help maintain the temperature within the stadiums, as Qatar is known for its hot weather. The top tiers of stadiums built for the 2022 World Cup are removable and will be donated to lesser fortunate countries to help with building secure football grounds.
Things to keep in mind
If you’re planning on watching the FIFA tournament take place, then you’ll definitely want to subscribe to a channel that has licensing rights. This is because FIFA will not be broadcasting its matches for free.
When looking for places to stream the matches, you’ll definitely need to find a channel and or website that offers subscriptions at affordable prices.
The bottom line
The FIFA World Cup in Qatar is taking the world by storm, with many giving up a lot to keep the fans watching.