10 Interesting facts about FIFA World Cup Qatar

Qatar became the first Gulf Muslim country to hold the FIFA World Cup. Qatar won the World Cup bid back in 2010 against the USA, Japan, South Korea, and Australia.


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Although Pakistan is not playing in the FIFA World Cup 2022, Pakistan is responsible for manufacturing almost a third of the total quantity of the ball, named 'Al Rihla', which will be used for matches in the World Cup.

2. Contribution of Pakistan

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The World Cup 2022 began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran from Surah Al-Hujurat. Ghanim Al Muftah, an influential figure in Qatar, recited the verses

3. Opening ceremony start with Recitation of the Quran

As the host country,  National football team of Qatar directly qualified for the World Cup 2022. This is first time that the football team of qatar will be playing in the tournament. 

4.  tournament's first participation - Qatar

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This is the first time that the World Cup is being held in the months of November and December instead of May, June or July. This is due to the extreme weather conditions in Qatar during summer.

5. first fifa world cup in winter

 Russia has been banned by FIFA to participate this time around because of its invasion of Ukraine.

6. Russia ban from the FIFA World Cup 2022

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Qatar changed its policy of selling alcohol to fans two days before the start of the tournament. Its sale being strictly controlled in the Muslim country.

7. No alcohal in stadium

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It is the first time in the history of BBC that an international event  will not be broadcast on such a massive scale.

8. There was no broadcast of the opening ceremony by the BBC

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This year's FIFA World Cup is likely to be the last international tournament played by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, arguably the most debated players in soccer history.

9. messi and ronaldo last world cup

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  In the process of building the stadiums in Qatar, approximately 6500 migrant workers died, including workers from Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. On top of that, Qatar's stance on the LGBTQ movement has sparked international debate.

10. hosting controversy