Qatar 2022

In an announcement made in December 2010, the 22th World Cup in 2022 will be held in Qatar. Other contenders for host country were Australia, Japan, South Korea and USA. The tiny nation of Qatar is the first Middle East nation to host the World Cup.

FIFA selected Qatar as host despite concerns that the players will have to deal with oppressive heat in June and July in the tiny nation. Four years after announcing them as host country, FIFA decided to change the dates of the tournament. The final will now be played on Dec. 18. The World Cup will also be a shorter than the usual 28 days, with an expected start on Nov. 21

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Dealing with the Heat


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