Nato shared the cute photos of his son for the audience. The men’s national teams of FIFA’s member associations will compete in the 22nd FIFA World Cup, an international football tournament. It is the first World Cup to be held in the Arab and Muslim worlds and the second to be held entirely in Asia, following the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan. France are the defending champions, having defeated Croatia 4–2 in the 2018 final. It will be held in Qatar from November 20 to December 18. It is the most expensive World Cup ever, with an estimated cost of over $220 billion. Officials in Qatar, including the organizing CEO Nasser Al Khater, dispute this figure, claiming that the actual cost is $8 billion. Other figures pertain to the overall development of Qatar’s infrastructure since Qatar was awarded the World Cup in 2010.
This competition is set to be the last with 32 taking an interest groups, with the field to increment to 48 groups for the 2026 version. This World Cup will be held in November and December to avoid the extreme heat of Qatar.[B] It will be played over a shorter period of time, 29 days, with 64 matches taking place in eight locations in five cities. Along with the 31 teams chosen through the qualification process, the Qatari national football team, who were competing in their first World Cup, was automatically entered. Qatar did not win any of its three group games; They were the first host nation to lose every game, the first host nation to be eliminated, and the second host nation (after South Africa in 2010) to fail to advance past the first round of the tournament. In the first round of the tournament finals, the teams competed for points in eight round-robin groups of four teams, with the two teams with the most points moving on to the next round. Due to Qatar’s treatment of migrant workers, women, and its position on LGBT rights, as well as Qatar’s climate, lack of a strong football culture, scheduling changes, and allegations of bribery for hosting rights and wider FIFA corruption, the decision to host the World Cup in Qatar has been a source of controversy[D]. These 16 teams advanced to the knockout stage, where three rounds of play were held to determine which teams would participate in the final. The final will be held on December 18, 2022 at Lu.