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The pregame ceremony included lots of fireworks before the U.S. men's national team took on Wales in the first group stage game for both teams at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar this week. Photo by Lisa Delpy Neirotti.

2022 FIFA World Cup: What It’s Really Like Being in Qatar

There are always some challenges with any mega-event and this month, the 2022 FIFA World Cup is in Qatar, a country established 51 years old ago with a total population of 2.8 million people. So with that perspective, here are some observations. [Behind the Scenes of the 2026 World Cup Bid Process] Inside the Stadiums […]

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Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium is one of the new venues built for this winter's FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

World Cup Host Qatar Wins Rights for 2023 Asian Cup

With the World Cup in Qatar weeks away, the country was selected Monday as host of the 2023 Asian Cup by the Asian Football Confederation to replace China, which pulled out as host because of COVID regulations. Qatar beat bids from South Korea and Indonesia to host a tournament that could yet be played in […]

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Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium is one of the new venues built for this winter's FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Demand Strong to Attend First World Cup in Middle East

There was the controversial vote by FIFA all those years ago to give it one of the world’s biggest sporting events. There was the schedule change to the fall from summer, which meant changing the worldwide soccer calendar. There have been documented issues about how the stadiums have been constructed, the country’s restrictions against same-sex […]

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The 2026 FIFA World Cup Trophy is on display at Rockefeller Plaza in New York during the announcement of which cities would host the event. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

2022 FIFA World Cup Ticket Sales Top 2.45 Million

FIFA has announced that World Cup ticket sales for the 2022 event in Qatar that starts in November have reached 2.45 million with more than 500,000 tickets still available with just under 100 days to go before the opening game that features the hosts against Ecuador on November 20. Other than the host country, the […]

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Qatar Airways Partners for FIFA World Cup Match Day Shuttle Flights

Qatar Airways has agreed to a partnership with flydubai, Kuwait Airways, Oman Air and Saudia to connect match ticket holders to Doha via match day shuttle flights for 24-hour experiences throughout the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which starts in November. Fans based in Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia or the UAE will soon be […]

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Al Thumama Stadium Becomes Sixth Tournament-Ready Venue for 2022 FIFA World Cup

Qatar’s latest FIFA 2022 World Cup tournament venue was unveiled when Al Thumama Stadium hosted the Amir Cup Final between Al Rayyan and Al Sadd, the sixth to have been opened by the future host of one of the world’s biggest sporting events. Al Thumama features state-of-the-art cooling technology, which will allow the venue to […]

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