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Qatar World Cup 2022: Everything you need to know

It is a fact that the FIFA World Cup is a significant global event that people seem to be concerned about. However, every edition of the tournament were marred by controversy. But 2022’s FIFA World Cup hosted in Qatar is by far the most problematic to date, and is often referred to as the FIFA’s biggest blunder. Although we hope that this tournament will bring amazing games, it’ll be difficult to completely erase the events that led to it. Here are the top 10 reasons the World Cup Qatar may be among the most disappointing.

10. Russia and Israel

Qatar isn’t keen on recognition of Israel

Qatar has a highly tense relationship with Israel and Israel to the point that they do not even acknowledge it. Although a handful of Israeli athletes played in Qatar but no Israeli national teams have ever played. That means that even if Israel could qualify for this World Cup, that would be a major problem. Although Qatar declares that they will be welcome, Israeli players wouldn’t be in the same place like the rest of the players. The hosts are fortunate, The Blue and Whites came only third in their group, and did not get to the finals.

Russia was the other nation that was facing difficulties, however Qatar did not have anything to contribute to it. In 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has banned Russia from participating in all major events even though they’re still permitted to compete in qualifying events. If Russia did manage to make it to the semifinals FIFA might block them from participating in the event, using the excuse of WADA. A different option would be Russia’s participation under an alternative name, and without an anthem or flag. The embargo will expire on December 16 2022, just two days away from the 2022 FIFA World Cup final! But, following the terrorist assault against Ukraine, FIFA suspended Russians which eliminated them from the process.

9. Qatar isn’t big enough to be the host of this year’s FIFA World Cup

Check out how small Qatar is!

The year 1954 was the first time that Switzerland was the host of the 1954 FIFA World Cup and became the nation with the lowest population to ever host the tournament. It’s not the case, however, Qatar takes that title because it’s about the same size as Hawaii and Utah’s population! In theory, this offers some advantages as each of the venues is near each other. Therefore, fans and teams will not have to travel as much and could be in the same spot. But it is true that FIFA acknowledges that Qatar could be too small for this kind of competition. Thus, the FIFA World Cup schedule was difficult to come up with.

Unlike Switzerland. that hosted 16 teams and 26, Qatar must care for 32 teams during the 64 FIFA World Cup matches! This is just the beginning. They have to accommodate nearly 100.000 registered people, and thousands of football enthusiasts. The tiny country will be crowded with tourists who might be struggling to find accommodation or travel to matches.

8. Qatar isn’t a place that deserves to play

Qatar has not shown any signs of improvement even when it was up against opponents that were much weaker than Serbia

In 1934, Italy was the first and one and only FIFA World Cup host who was previously not qualified for the event. But, it was that it was the 2nd World Cup, and Italy was one of the top teams in the world, as evidenced by winning the tournament. While they were close to being able to qualify for the tournament numerous occasions, Qatar never did it. Despite having some regional success in recent times but they’re not among the top performers in Asia. For proof you only need to take a look at their performances in their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

In order to better prepare for the tournament Qatar played friendly matches against all teams in their UEFA Group A. Their performance was not great with eight matches, they only took one victory in a match against the minors Luxembourg (1-0). But, when they played Serbia and Portugal they scored one goal, while conceding 14 goals! It is certain that they will be among the worst teams in this World Cup, and even playing in their home stadium won’t alter this. It is essential to establish a rule to ensure that only a country that has previously recognized as being eligible to host the World Cup could host one!

7. Only eight stadiums

The stadiums are beautiful However, there’s not enough of them.

When Qatar stated that it would construct twelve stadiums to host this year’s World Cup, in 2013 they sought to cut this number to just the eight- or ninth stadium! This was quite embarrassing because FIFA even contemplated inviting other countries to host the World Cup. However, the expense of building so many stadiums is not acceptable particularly with the investment in roads, and even a brand new city. Overall, Qatar will shell out more than 200 billion dollars for the tournament.

As FIFA reached an agreement that the tournament would be held in just eight venues, since the majority of them are close to one another. This will create additional infrastructure problems, making the tournament an unimaginable nightmare. Fans won’t have a lot of other choice than to wait and arrive at the game early enough to be there at the right time. This year’s FIFA World Cup is the largest global sporting event, however it could appear tiny in Qatar.

6. Qatar has managed to settle the crisis relatively unscathed

In 2017 Qatar had been accused in 2017 of state-sponsored terrorist activities in the eyes of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. These nations effectively imposed sanctions against Qatar which were then joined later by additional Asian as well as African nations. Many even requested FIFA to dismantle their rights to host the World Cup hosting, including Yemen, UAE, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt. In addition, Germany joined them and even thought of pulling out of the tournament. Meanwhile, Qatar denied such allegations and claimed that they are a strong supporter of their country’s participation in the War on Terror.

However, in 2021 , the dispute was resolved and the borders of the countries in dispute were finally opened. It will require some time and cash to ensure that Qatar increases its standing. This is a reason why that fans are hesitant to travel to Qatar in the course of this year’s FIFA World Cup. However, we do hope that the agreement will last for many years after the tournament is over.

5. It was the Shortest World Cup of the Millennium

There are too many games every day, and this will influence the level of football.

It is a fact that the FIFA World Cup comes only every four years, and we all want it be as lengthy as is possible. But 2022’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be the most compact in the last century! Additionally, it is the shortest event since 1982, where only 24 teams took part. It will be a total of 64 fixtures will be lined in just 28 days, which means FIFA World Cup 2022 teams will be able to take fewer days off to take a break. When the tournament is over the players are likely to be tired or injured.

In addition it will be four games played during the group stage each day, meaning only a few people will have twelve hours watching each one. It’s ironic that this could have a negative impact on Qatar since all fans will be unable to watch their matches. We’ve already said that they’re most likely the weakest team in the tournament and therefore, no one will be interested in watching the team unless their favourite team is playing. If you are wondering what’s going on it is the answer fourth on our list of.

4. This was First Winter FIFA World Cup

Everyone is not happy with the fact that it is the case that World Cup will come at 2022’s end.

It is expected that the 2022 FIFA World Cup starts in the late autumn months and concludes just before winter’s arrival for the northern part of the hemisphere. The people who support this decision say that the temperatures of Qatar can reach 50 degrees in the summertime. The hosts however, promised they’d solve this issue by introducing air conditioning, but then admitted they could not accomplish it. They essentially cheated FIFA and forced them to accept their request to host the event in 2022. However, this could come with many consequences that will hurt all parties.

As we have already said that this could result in an extremely tight schedule that will affect players as this World Cup comes in the middle of the season for clubs. In addition, the event is scheduled to clash with holidays and other events like the NFL playoffs, which means that many Americans are likely to ignore the event. FIFA has already been having problems with broadcasters and sponsors and will probably be waiting to see this World Cup to end. We are certain that FIFA got the lesson and will return for the coming season-long FIFA World Cup program I hope for the best.

3. Boycott Calls

It appears to me that this World Cup is too big to be a reason for a boycott

Because many FIFA officials view the current World Cup as a mistake and therefore, it’s no surprise that boycott requests are pouring in from all over. While the event is supposed to help Qatar but it has only experienced an impact that was negative in the past 10 years. It’s ironic that the world is watching what is going on in the country, resulting in the government pay an enormous amount of time and money to improve its image. While no country would ever boycott the competition however, the damage has already been done.

The calls for protests and boycotts are likely to continue at the World Cup, as they will be backed by powerful human rights organizations. Although FIFA and the host nation will likely not take it seriously, it could have an impact on their revenue. However, on the bright side, Qatar has been making improvements in recent times and even when they only do it due to pressure to do so, it’s still a great indication.

2. The Modern Slavery as well LGBT Rights

Many building workers die in Qatar

In order to construct infrastructure to host construction of the World Cup, Qatar had to employ a large number of foreign laborers. But they are paid a shambles payment and are forced be in camps for labor. In addition, their basic human rights have been stripped away and they are unable to quit their job or leave the country , unless they are allowed to. This, combined with the terrible working conditions, it’s no wonder that more than 6500 people were killed during the construction process. In the average two construction workers die every day, mostly due to the extreme heat and dangerous working conditions. The Qatar government is making little efforts to improve the situation while they’re trying to cover up all the deaths.

Additionally, Qatar is still showing an extreme hostility towards those in the LGBT community, given that homosexuality is a crime which could result in lengthy prison sentences. But, under pressure they have promised to be more accepting as well as rainbow flags at the stadiums. But, nobody knows what the future holds for LGBT supporters will be safe in the streets. There’s no doubt that a lot of people will think that travelling to a country in which they’re not welcome isn’t the most ideal option to spend winter holiday season.

1. Qatar might have purchased the Right to Host the World Cup

Platini was detained however, nothing was made from it. At a minimum in public.

We outlined a variety of reasons to not support the current World Cup, many of which were quite obvious prior to the vote. Additionally, as FIFA examines every single potential candidate nation, they are aware of the game better than us. This raises the question of why Qatar chosen? There are a lot of allegations of corruption and bribery which led the right people to choose Qatar. Since 2011 there have been many stories on this issue, some even that involved former FIFA vice president Jack Warner.

In the year the year 2019, the former UEFA head Michel Platini was arrested for his involvement in corruption allegations. We aren’t aware of the details. However, Platini is already indicted for fraud, which indicates that there is some truth to this tale. To date the only reaction to Platini’s government Qatari Government is the fact that all are bewildered. It seems that it is likely that the World Cup will proceed, and if ever we hear what is actually happening, it’ll happen many years later. But, nobody believes that Qatar is worthy of hosting this World Cup rightfully.

There’s a huge possibility that awarding this World Cup to Qatar is one of the biggest errors in the history of football. Although there’s no doubt Qatar will attempt to cover up the mistake by wasting greater sums of money, overall impression is likely to be negative, based on what we wrote in our top ten list. We hope that these teams bring us some unforgettable moments, and also introduce new players who can avert all the scandals and tragedies. Don’t be too surprised to see some games that are controversial.

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