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FIFA World Cup 2022 Groups
From the FIFA World Cup 2022 host to the FIFA World Cup 2022 stadiums, this ultimate guide to FIFA 2022 is the only thing you need to keep abreast of all the latest developments in the FIFA world.
Group A Club: China, Syria, Philippines, Maldives, Guam.
Group B Club: Australia, Jordan, Chinese Tapei, Kuati and Nepal.
Group C Club: Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Cambodia
Group D Club: Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Palestine, Yemen, Singapore
Group E Club: Bangladesh, Oman, India, Afghanistan, Qatar
Group F Club: Japan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Myanmar, Mongolia
Group G Club: UAE, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia
Group H Club: South Korea, Lebanon, DPR Korea, Turkmenistan, Sri Lanka
India Tentative Fixtures In The 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers
|5 September 2019||India Vs Oman|
|10 September 2019||Bangladesh Vs India|
|15 October 2019||India Vs Qatar|
|14 November 2019||Afghanistan Vs India|
|19 November 2019||Oman Vs India|
|26 March 2020||India Vs Bangladesh|
|4 June 2020||Qatar Vs India|
|9 June 2020||India Vs Afghanistan|
FIFA World Cup 2022 Venues: Explore Qatar On Your FIFA Trip
In the city of Lusil, Al-Dayeen is an urban town and one of the FIFA World Cup 2022 venues in Qatar. The town is named after the village of the same name. It was home to Qatari tribes who abandoned the barren and infertile land in search of water and greener pasture. The northern region of Al-Dayeen is still dotted by farms and small settlements.
How to reach Al-Dayeen: There’s a serious lack of public transport in the town, but it’s well connected by Al Shamal Road. You can hire a taxi or a car to explore the town if you’d like.
A small coastal city in the northern region of Qatar, Al-Khor is among the FIFA World Cup 2022 hosts. About 50 km north of Doha, the city has a lot of watchtowers that offer magnificent views and a museum that tells the story of the region. The laid-back atmosphere and the serene beaches will certainly make you spend some time in the city.
How to reach Al-Khor: The city is about 50 km from Doha, so you can either take the North Road to Al-Ruweis, or the Coast Road that hosts the Doha MotoGP race.
Bordered by Doha to the East, Al-Rayyan is divided into two major parts; the wetsern part consist of scattered rural settlement, farms, and the east has the city of Al-Rayyan.
How to reach Al-Rayyan: Th condition of public transport in Al-Rayyan is not good, which means you’ll need a taxi or a car to get you there.
Doha Metro’s Green Line, which is also known as the Education Line, will pass through Al Rayyan. There will be four metro stations; Al Shagub, Education City and Qatar National Library, and Old Al Rayyan, which will be fully functional by 2020.
Al-Shamal is one of the most popular and touristy FIFA World Cup 2022 venue. Established in 1972, the town holds historical importance, which means there are plenty of historical sites that can be explored by travelers. Al Jassassiyeh Carvings, Al Rakiyat Fort, Al Thughab Fort, Al Ghariya, Al Jemail, Al Khuwair, Al Areesh, and Al Zubarah Fort are some of the places one can explore.
How to reach Al-Shamal: From Doha’s Al Ghanim Bus Station, one can board bus number 100 or 101 to Al Ruwais and other nearby towns. The journey can take anywhere between 2 to 2:30 hours.
Located south of Doha, Al-Wakrah is one of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Hosts. If you find yourself in the city and want to explore its nooks and crannies, you can visit Al Wakrah Museum (located inside an old fort built in the 20th century), House of Sheikh Ghanim Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani (open to visitors, it was built in the 20th century), Manaratain Mosque (built in the 1940s, the building can’t be admired from outside), Dhow harbor (a perfect place to take a walk along the waters), and Al Wakrah Family Beach.
While you’re in the city, do try Arabic, Indian, Chinese, Lebanese, Syrian, and Afghan cuisines for a true cultural experience.
How to reach Al-Wakrah: The route 109 and 119 buses go through the city. You can also hire a private taxi, which won’t take more than 25 minutes from reach Al-Wakrah from Doha. Also, the newly built Doha Metro Red Line connects Doha to the northern edge of Al-Wakrah.
If you wish to witness a rare city in the making, you must explore Doha once. From the constantly changing skyline to the cultural icons, the city has a lot of interesting things to tourists. Qatar’s Capital, Doha is being modified and beautified each day due to the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022. One major highlight of the city is Katara cultural village, which lets you dive deep into Doha’s culture.
How to reach Doha: Doha has a well-connected road network. It is connected by major cities and towns of Qatar via road and water.
7. Umm Salal
A town in Qatar, Umm Salal is ready to host the FIFA World Cup 2022. Just 15 km from Doha, the town can be explored in a day. Some of the tourist places to visit in Umm Salal include, Barzan Towers (Watchtowers built in the late 19th century), Umm Salal Fortress ( built for Sheikh Jasim Bin Mohammed al Thani in the late 19th century), Prehistoric grave mounds (burial mounds that are believed to date back to the Dilmun culture of 3000 BCE), Al Wsel Archeological Site (witness the remains of numerous dwellings, towers, and graves).
How to reach Umm Salal: The route 102 bus passes through the town. You can also hire a car and travel via Doha Expressway to reach Umm Salal in just 25 minutes.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums
All eyes are on Qatar, and the nation is getting ready to host FIFA 2022. The vast and modern stadiums of Qatar have hosted some memorable football matches and grand concerts in the past, and this is your chance to be a part of this grand football event.
1. Khalifa International Stadium
Nearby restaurants: Rose Cafe, Burgerri, Bam’s Kitchen, Zero Degree Cafe, CoffeeShop Company, Ban Thai, Pizza Hut
Nearby hotels: The Torch Doha, Red Rock Team Villa, Four Seasons Accomodation, and Al Aziziyah Boutique
2. Al Wakrah Stadium
Nearby restaurants: Ezdan 30 Restaurant, Afgan Brothers, Hot Bread Bakery, Zaman Al Khair, and Kitchens Alhvra Popular
Nearby hotels: FSC Ladies Accomodation, Ezdan Village 8, and Wakra Inn Hotel
3. Lusail Stadium
Nearby restaurants: One Coffee, Salt Restaurant, and Caribou Coffee 02 Mall,
Nearby hotels: Venice Fox Hills, Alar, Patisezz Accomodation, Villa Arbesque, Lusail Hotel Apartment, Burj DAMAC Waterfront
4. Al Bayt Stadium
Nearby restaurants: Progressive Kitchen and Pizza Hut
Nearby hotels: Al Bayt Village Camp, GCC Al Khor Camp, Al Sultan Beach Resort, and Powerman Guest House
5. Education City Stadium
Nearby restaurants: Chef’s Garden, KFC Al Salam Street, Hardee’s, Kuwaiti House, Khozama, Papa John’s Pizza, Turkish El Fatira Restaurant, and Egyptian Restaurant
Nearby hotels: Zenon Circle, Premier Inn Doha Education City, Villa 1 Gharafa, and Lulu Complex
6. Al Rayyan Stadium
Nearby restaurants: Crave Nation, Eleven Eleven Speciality Coffee, and Bakery and Pies El-Malen,
Nearby hotels: Al Reem Garden and AlRayyan Hotel
7. Al Thumama Stadium
Nearby restaurants: Filipino Community Center, Anbaras Kitchens, and Turkish Corner QA
Nearby hotels: L&T Villa Old, Pearl Gardens Compound, and Al Keshawarz House
8. Ras Aboud Stadium
Nearby restaurants: Iris Lounge, Orient Pearl, Halul Cafe, McDonald’s, Sarvana Bhavan, and KFC
Nearby hotels: Doha Marriott, Oasis Beach Club, Sharq Village & Spa, and Oryx Rotana Doha
9. Al-Gharafa Stadium
Nearby restaurants: 80’s Fries, Cafe 84, Alkout Kicthens, Turkey Cafeteria, TexMex Mexican, and McDonald’s
Nearby hotels: Achankunj Co, Space 11, Lulu Gharafa Accomodation, and Villa 1 Gharafa
10. Al-Khor Stadium
Nearby restaurants: Turkiye Kebab, Himalayan Restaurant, Extra Shot, and Shaikh Almandi Kitchen
Nearby hotels: Lulu Hostel
11. Al-Shamal Stadium
Nearby restaurants: Istanbul Garden, Turkish, Karak Takeaway, and Lewan
Nearby hotels: NA
12. Doha Port Stadium
Nearby restaurants: Asia Live, Al Jalsa, Iris Lounge, Cafe 1989, and Parisa
Nearby hotels: Doha Marriot, Oasis Beach Club, Sharq Village & Spa, Shepherd Villa VJ-22,
13. Qatar University Stadium
Nearby restaurants: The Coffee Bean, Subway, Costa Coffee, Buisness Cafeteria, and Tim Hortons.
Nearby hotels: NA
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14. Sports City stadium
Nearby restaurants: Pizza Restaurat, Hamburger Restaurant, Coya, Nninve Jedah, Flavour of Jewel, Dora Morocco and Barn Cafe
Nearby hotels: Obhor Resort, ARIF 2 Hotel, Johaina Resort, and Compund
15. Umm Salal Stadium
Nearby restaurants: Sugar Home Qa, Yemeni Kitchen, Builidng 137, Pap John’s Pizza, I Park, and Jud Istanbul Grill
Nearby hotels: M&M Villa and Sangri-La Rotana Accomodation
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List Of Previous FIFA Winners
From 1930 to 2018, the winners of FIFA, host countries, and scores have been listed below for your reference.
|2018||Russia||France||France 4-2 Croatia|
|2014||Brazil||Germany||Germany 1-0 Argentina|
|2010||South Africa||Spain||Spain 1-0 Netherlands|
|2006||Germany||Italy||1-1, then Italy beat France 5-3 in penalties|
|2002||Japan / S. Korea||Brazil||Brazil 2-0 Germany|
|1998||France||France||France 3-0 Brazil|
|1994||USA||Brazil||0-0, then Brazil defeated Italy 3-2 in penalties|
|1990||Italy||Germany||Germany 1-0 Argentina|
|1986||Mexico||Argentina||Argentina 3-2 Germany|
|1982||Spain||Italy||Italy 3-1 Germany|
|1978||Argentina||Argentina||Argentina 3-1 Holland|
|1974||Germany||Germany||Germany 2-1 Holland|
|1970||Mexico||Brazil||Brazil 4-1 Italy|
|1966||England||England||England 4-2 Germany|
|1962||Chile||Brazil||Brazil 3-1 Czechoslovakia|
|1958||Sweden||Brazil||Brazil 5-2 Sweden|
|1954||Switzerland||Germany||Germany 3-2 Hungary|
|1950||Brazil||Uruguay||Uruguay 2-1 Brazil|
|1938||France||Italy||Italy 4-2 Hungary|
|1934||Italy||Italy||Italy 2-1 Czechoslovakia|
|1930||Uruguay||Uruguay||Uruguay 4-2 Argentina|
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FAQs About FIFA World Cup 2022
A. France won the World Cup for the second time by beating Croatia
A. Al Bayt Stadium, Lusail Stadium, Al Rayyan Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Al Wakrah Stadium, and Khalifa International Stadium are some of the grandest stadiums for 2022 FIFA World Cup.
A. Brazil (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002), Germany (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014), Italy (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006), Argentina (1978, 1986), France (1998, 2018), Uruguay (1930, 1950), England (1966), and Spain (2010)