Facts you need to know about FIFA World Cup in Qatar

As we are moving towards the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar, Cyclone Times is bringing you all the information you need to know about it.

Qatar is located right in the center of the world and boasts priceless locations.

It is a gem of a tourist destination that amazes visitors at every step.

The country is set to do so again as it gears up to host football’s greatest competition, the FIFA World Cup 2022.

32 teams, 8 stadiums, over a million fans, and a month-long footballing carnival, the FIFA 2022 is set to be grander than ever.

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Historical 2022 World Cup in Qatar

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be the first-ever winter world cup to be held in the Northern Hemisphere.

Due to the extremely hot temperatures in Qatar during June and July, the decision has been taken by FIFA to officially shift the world cup from its usual summer spot to November and December.

The Hamad International Airport and Qatar Airways are set to join hands to bring a record 1300 flights into the country in a single day for the whole month during the FIFA 2022.

Efforts are being made in order to help visitors to book a flight to Qatar for the world cup without any sort of rushes.

Travel experts believe that the number of flights and visitors may even be higher than originally expected.

Being an Islamic country, Qatar has strict laws against the consumption of alcohol on streets and public areas.

Only a few licensed hotels and bars can serve alcohol to the public.

Hence, there are numerous question marks as to whether the alcohol would be made available in the stadiums or not.

One of the things that is set to play a huge role in bringing the fans to Qatar, the country is perhaps the most commutable host nation for the FIFA World Cup.

Not only this, but commuting from one venue to the other in Qatar wouldn’t be a hassle for the fans.

  • The metro network in Qatar connects all the eight venues for the world together and is expected to ferry an estimated one million visitors during the FIFA 2022.
  • Qatar’s two most remote stadiums, Al Bayt and Al Wakrah are only 90 miles apart which goes to show how easy it is to travel from one location to another in the country.
  • Bahrain is only 51 minutes away from the Education City Stadium through speed rail.
  • The location of the country is central in the world which makes it easy for visitors to travel from all parts of the world.

The Qatar world cup is set to be the most expensive world cup ever played with the host country spending an estimated $200 billion USD on infrastructural projects ahead of the world cup.

Qatar has lined up only eight stadiums for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022.

This will be the first time when a competition like a world cup will be played in just eight stadiums.

In fact, out of all the eight stadiums seven will be newly built with world-class facilities.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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