February 8, 2023
FIFA World Cup

Football is a game that is celebrated worldwide. There is great passion among the people of various countries, especially when it comes to the FIFA World Cup 2022. With several countries participating in this global event, the hype and enthusiasm for the FIFA World Cup 2022 are justified. Qatar will host all matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022 which is all set to start on 21st November 2022.

The final will be played on 18th December 2022, which coincidentally is also the National Day of Qatar. This is going to be the 22nd Edition of the FIFA World Cup and the first that is going to take place on Arab Soil. A total of 32 teams would be participating in the FIFA World Cup 2022.

The FIFA Emblem 2022

A new emblem is unveiled for each FIFA World Cup, and 2022 is no different.

The emblem or LOGO of FIFA World Cup 2022 is an eight-figure shaped white band in the form of traditional woolen shawls that are worn in the Gulf region during the winter months.

The emblem has many layers of symbolism.

The swooping curves represent the forever ‘undulating desert dunes.’

The unbreakable loop that denotes the number ‘8’ indicates the number of stadiums in Qatar (eight) that will be hosting the world cup matches.

The logo or emblem also symbolizes infinity, which refers to the interconnected nature of the event that engages the entire world.

The FIFA 2022 emblem also evokes the tech shape of the FIFA World Cup trophy.

The white curved emblem also has many maroon-coloured marks. These are the two colors of the Qatar flag.

The top of the emblem has a football flanked by two non-identical dots placed on either side. This represents the marks that are placed above and below the Arabic letters.

The bottom of the emblem has floral patterns that resemble those seen in traditional woolen shawls.

The organizers of the FIFA World Cup 2022 mentioned that the logo was greatly inspired by the traditional woolen shawls that people living in the Arab countries wear during the winter months of November and December.

The FIFA World Cup 2022 is held during the winter months, and the symbolization of the emblem is amazing.

The FIFA World Cup 2022 Mascot

The official Mascot for FIFA World Cup 2022 is La’eeb.

La’eeb means the super-skilled player in Arabic. It is a fun and playful character that will bring joy to everyone who comes to watch the FIFA World Cup 2022 matches in Qatar.

FIFA World Cup Mascot

La’eeb is a fun and playful character that will bring joy to everyone who comes to watch the FIFA World Cup 2022 matches in Qatar.

La’eeb will also be known for his youthful spirit, spreading happiness and confidence wherever he goes.

It is full of liveliness and energy and is all set to bring the joy of football to everyone around the world.

At a first glance, La’eeb give the appearance of Gutra (Keffiyeh), a traditional headdress worn in Arab countries.

The stickers, images, and GIFs of La’eeb are available on the internet for everyone to download.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Match Ball

  • The official match ball for the FIFA World Cup 2022 is named ‘AI Rihla’.
  • The ‘AI Rihla’ ball was created by the popular sports company Adidas. This is the 14th successive ball that they have manufactured for the FIFA World Cup.
  • In Arabic, ‘AI Rihla’ translates to ‘the journey’.
  • The official FIFA World Cup 2022 match ball has been manufactured using water-based inks and glues, keeping in mind the environment.
  • The textures and improved aerodynamics will provide the highest level of accuracy, reliability, and flight stability on the football field.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Official Song

The official soundtrack of the FIFA World Cup 2022 to be held in Qatar is “Hayya Hayya (Better Together)”.

Trinidad Cardona, Davido, and Aisha are the artists of this song.

This official soundtrack will feature a multi-song collection, where international artists will showcase diverse genres of music that will bring together football fans, players, music artists, and enthusiasts worldwide.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule

  • FIFA fans worldwide would be eagerly waiting to know the schedule for FIFA World Cup 2022.
  • It will have 48 group stage matches, followed by the scheduled round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the final.
DateMatch NoTeamsGroup NameTimingPlace
21-11-22Match 1Qatar Vs EcuadorGroup A7:00 PMAl Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar
21-11-22Match 2Senegal Vs NetherlandsGroup A1:00 PMAl Thumama Stadium, Qatar
21-11-22Match 3England Vs IranGroup B4:00 PMKhalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar
21-11-22Match 4USA Vs Wales/Scotland/UkraineGroup B10:00 PMAhmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar
22-11-22Match 5France Vs Peru/Australia/UAEGroup D10:00 PMAl Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, ‎Qatar
22-11-22Match 6Denmark Vs TunisiaGroup D4:00 PMEducation City Stadium, Al Rayyan‎, ‎Qatar
22-11-22Match 7Mexico Vs PolandGroup C7:00 PMStadium 974, Ras Abu Aboud, Doha, Qatar
22-11-22Match 8Argentina Vs Saudi ArabiaGroup C1:00 PMLusail Stadium, Qatar
23-11-22Match 9Belgium Vs CanadaGroup F10:00 PMAhmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar
23-11-22Match 10Spain Vs Costa Rica/New ZealandGroup E7:00 PMAl Thumama Stadium, Qatar
23-11-22Match 11Germany Vs JapanGroup E4:00 PMKhalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar
23-11-22Match 12Morocco Vs CroatiaGroup F1:00 PMAl Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar
24-11-22Match 13Switzerland Vs CameroonGroup G1:00 PMAl Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, ‎Qatar
24-11-22Match 14Uruguay Vs South KoreaGroup H4:00 PMEducation City Stadium, Al Rayyan‎, ‎Qatar
24-11-22Match 15Portugal Vs GhanaGroup H7:00 PMStadium 974, Ras Abu Aboud, Doha, Qatar
24-11-22Match 16Brazil Vs SerbiaGroup G10:00 PMLusail Stadium, Qatar
25-11-22Match 17Iran Vs Wales/Scotland/UkraineGroup B1:00 PMAhmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar
25-11-22Match 18Qatar Vs SenegalGroup A4:00 PMAl Thumama Stadium, Qatar
25-11-22Match 19Netherlands Vs EcuadorGroup A7:00 PMKhalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar
25-11-22Match 20England Vs USAGroup B10:00 PMAl Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar
26-11-22Match 21Tunisia Vs Peru/Australia/UAEGroup D1:00 PMAl Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, ‎Qatar
26-11-22Match 22Poland Vs Saudi ArabiaGroup C4:00 PMEducation City Stadium, Al Rayyan‎, ‎Qatar
26-11-22Match 23France Vs DenmarkGroup D7:00 PMStadium 974, Ras Abu Aboud, Doha, Qatar
26-11-22Match 24Argentina Vs MexicoGroup C10:00 PMLusail Stadium, Qatar
27-11-22Match 25Japan Vs Costa Rica/New ZealandGroup E1:00 PMAhmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar
27-11-22Match 26Belgium Vs MoroccoGroup F4:00 PMAl Thumama Stadium, Qatar
27-11-22Match 27Croatia Vs CanadaGroup F7:00 PMKhalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar
27-11-22Match 28Spain Vs GermanyGroup E10:00 PMAl Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar
28-11-22Match 29Serbia Vs CameroonGroup G1:00 PMAl Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, ‎Qatar
28-11-22Match 30South Korea Vs GhanaGroup H4:00 PMEducation City Stadium, Al Rayyan‎, ‎Qatar
28-11-22Match 31Brazil Vs SwitzerlandGroup G7:00 PMStadium 974, Ras Abu Aboud, Doha, Qatar
28-11-22Match 32Portugal Vs UruguayGroup H10:00 PMLusail Stadium, Qatar
29-11-22Match 33England Vs Wales/Scotland/UkraineGroup B10:00 PMAhmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar
29-11-22Match 34Iran Vs USAGroup B10:00 PMAl Thumama Stadium, Qatar
29-11-22Match 35Ecuador Vs SenegalGroup A6:00 PMKhalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar
29-11-22Match 36Netherlands Vs QatarGroup A6:00 PMAl Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar
30-11-22Match 37Denmark Vs Peru/Australia/UAEGroup D6:00 PMAl Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, ‎Qatar
30-11-22Match 38Tunisia Vs FranceGroup D6:00 PMEducation City Stadium, Al Rayyan‎, ‎Qatar
30-11-22Match 39Poland Vs ArgentinaGroup C10:00 PMStadium 974, Ras Abu Aboud, Doha, Qatar
30-11-22Match 40Saudi Arabia Vs MexicoGroup C10:00 PMLusail Stadium, Qatar
01-12-22Match 41Croatia Vs BelgiumGroup F6:00 PMAhmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar
01-12-22Match 42Canada Vs MoroccoGroup F6:00 PMAl Thumama Stadium, Qatar
01-12-22Match 43Japan Vs SpainGroup E10:00 PMKhalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar
01-12-22Match 44Costa Rica/New Zealand Vs GermanyGroup E10:00 PMAl Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar
02-12-22Match 45Ghana Vs UruguayGroup H6:00 PMAl Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, ‎Qatar
02-12-22Match 46South Korea Vs PortugalGroup H6:00 PMEducation City Stadium, Al Rayyan‎, ‎Qatar
02-12-22Match 47Serbia Vs SwitzerlandGroup G10:00 PMStadium 974, Ras Abu Aboud, Doha, Qatar
02-12-22Match 48Brazil Vs CameroonGroup G10:00 PMLusail Stadium, Qatar

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is unique and different in a way that it will be the first time a Gulf country will be hosting a football world cup. Also, it will be the last FIFA World Cup, which will witness the participation of 32 teams. In the next FIFA World Cup 2026 to be held in the US, Canada, and Mexico, 48 teams will participate.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule Round of 16

03-12-22Match 491-A2-B6:00 PMKhalifa International Stadium
03-12-22Match 501-C2-D10:00 PMAhmad Bin Ali Stadium
04-12-22Match 511-B2-A10:00 PMAl Bayt Stadium
04-12-22Match 521-D2-C6:00 PMAl Thumama Stadium
05-12-22Match 531-E2-F6:00 PMAl Janoub Stadium
05-12-22Match 541-G2-H10:00 PMStadium 974
06-12-22Match 551-F2-E6:00 PMEducation City Stadium
06-12-22Match 561-H2-G10:00 PMLusail Stadium

FIFA World Cup Quater Final’s 2022 Dates

09-12-22Match 57W-49W-5010:00 PMLusail Stadium
09-12-22Match 58W-53W-546:00 PMEducation City Stadium
10-12-22Match 59W-51W-5210:00 PMAl Bayt Stadium
10-12-22Match 60W-55W-566:00 PMAl Thumama Stadium

FIFA World Cup 2022 Semi-Final Schedule

13-12-22Match 61W-57W-5810:00 PMLusail Stadium
14-12-22Match 62W-59W-6010:00 PMAl Bayt Stadium

FIFA World Cup 2022 Final Dates & Schedule

17-12-22Match 63L-61L-626:00 PMKhalifa International Stadium
18-12-22Match 64W-61W-626:00 PMLusail Stadium

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