A few days before the end of the 2018 World Cup, FIFA has just announced the date of the next edition taking place in Qatar, and it may surprise you. FIFA President Gianni Infantino confirmed on Friday that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar would take place.
The 2018 World Cup is not over yet as Fifa is already preparing the next edition, which will take place in Qatar. A World cup 2022 which, Gianni Infantino confirmed Friday, will take place from November 21 to December 18, precisely. A date that would have been chosen to avoid the summer heat of Qatar, where the heat could reach 50 degrees.
“The championships have already been informed of this decision, which is a good decision because we can not play football in June and July in Qatar,” he said.
The president of the international federation, who has already informed the various championships of these particular dates, has not confirmed the number of teams that will participate.
Will there be 32, like this year and since 1998, or 48, for the first time in history? This will be discussed “first with the host country” and decided “in the coming months”, he said, knowing that this expansion is already planned for the 2026 World Cup, whose organization has recently been awarded to the United States, Canada and Mexico. For the rest, Gianni Infantino said he was very satisfied with what he saw in Russia.
“It’s been two years since I said it would be the best World Cup in history. Today, I can say it with even more conviction because I lived it and you too: it is the best World Cup in history, he said, adding that the video assistance had contributed to that. VAR does not change football, it cleans it and makes it more honest, more transparent. It is now difficult to envisage a World Cup without the VAR.”
It remains to be seen how to adopt the calendars of the championships which should thus observe a long truce during the season.
Recall that the next CAN, in Cameroon, will take place in June, while it was normally held in January.