Just a few days remain until the FIFA World Cup 2022, and every nation is represented. Only the top two teams from each group proceed to the knockout stages when the competition begins.
The men’s national teams of FIFA member associations will compete in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will be its 22nd edition. Qatar will host it from November 20 through December 18, 2022. The 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan was the second World Cup staged exclusively in Asia.
This World Cup will be the first to be contested in the Arab world. The competition will feature 32 teams for the final time. For the tournament in the US, Mexico, and Canada in 2026, the field will grow to 48 teams.
In Group B, England will compete against the USA and Wales; in Group C, Argentina and Lionel Messi will play Mexico and Robert Lewandowski’s Poland; and in Group H, Luis Suarez and Uruguay will try to thwart Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal’s chances of winning the World Cup.
On Sunday, November 20, there will be an opening ceremony and the first game between Qatar and Ecuador. The last set will be played on December 18 to bring it to an end less than a month later.
Brazil enters the tournament as the most successful country in World Cup history with five titles, and they have an easy group to get through. In contrast, the defending champions France are predicted to finish first in their group and have a good chance of gaining momentum going into the knockout stages.
Which teams might be a surprise? Senegal, the defending African champion, is one of the stronger sides in Group A, which also includes the hosts Qatar. Canada, who is playing for the first time in 37 years, has been placed in Group F, where the matches against Morocco and Croatia will likely determine Canada’s position behind Belgium.