The board of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC (Q22) met today, just three days before the inauguration of another FIFA World Cup™ stadium, the Al Rayyan venue, which will host the Amir Cup final on Qatar National Day.
The meeting, which was held via video call due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, reviewed key achievements while looking forward to upcoming milestones, including stadium inaugurations, the FIFA Club World Cup 2020™, which will take place in February 2021, and the FIFA Arab Cup, which will be held in December next year.
H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, Q22 Chairman and Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), said: “Despite the enormous challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, major strides have continued to be made during 2020 in...
Mohamed Aboutrika is one of Africa's best-ever players
He is an ambassador for Qatar 2022's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy
The Egypt legend believes the tournament will wow the world
Mohamed Aboutrika – widely recognised as one of Africa’s greatest-ever players – has hailed the significance of the first FIFA World Cup™ to be held in the Middle East and Arab world.
Speaking exclusively to qatar2022.qa from Al Rayyan Venue – which will be inaugurated on 18 December when it hosts the Amir Cup final – Aboutrika said: “Hosting the first World Cup in this part of the world provides a much-needed opportunity to change many of the negative perceptions that people have about this region.
“Having the World Cup here in Qatar will prove to the world that we are able to organise a m...
Road to Qatar 2022 confirmed in Europe
High-profile coaches react to draw
Ten groups drawn two years ahead of tournament
In two years’ time, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ will be in full swing. The Round of 16 will just have been played, with everyone looking forward to the quarter-finals. Before we get down to those last eight teams however, we need to establish which 32 will make it through to Qatar in the first place. In Europe, 13 spots are up for grabs via the qualifiers, which will be held between March 2021 and March 2022.
The draw for the UEFA preliminary competition took place in Zurich on Monday, with Daniele De Rossi and Rafael van der Vaart on hand to oversee proceedings.
The draw took place behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a number of coaches and pl...
Groups confirmed for UEFA on road to Qatar 2022
Holders France to play Ukraine, Finland and Bosnia and Herzegovina in Group D
Draw conducted as a virtual event in Zurich and was streamed live
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ feels closer for Europe today. After the UEFA preliminary draw took place as a virtual event in Zurich, all 55 teams learned their groups on the road to Qatar 2022.
Reigning World Cup champions France will face Ukraine, Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kazakhstan in Group D, while some other standout matches include Italy and neighbours Switzerland, England and Poland, Netherlands and Turkey, and Iceland and Germany.
All teams within a group will play each other twice in a home-and-away format between March 2020 and November 2021. The ten group wi...
UEFA preliminary draw was held in Zurich
The event streamed live on FIFA.com and FIFA on YouTube
13 out of 55 UEFA member associations to qualify for FIFA World Cup 2022
FIFA.com streamed the UEFA preliminary draw for the FIFA World Cup 2022™ as a virtual event in Zurich and viewers can watch a replay of the event above.
The teams drawn were allocated to groups in alphabetical order, from Group A to Group J (i.e. the first team drawn was allocated to Group A, the second team to Group B and so forth). When a draw constraint applied, the team drawn was allocated to the first available group in alphabetical order as indicated by the draw constraint programme.
As Pot 6 only contained five teams, those teams were drawn into the sixth position in groups F to J.
All teams within a group wi...
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