The FIFA World Cup, less than a week away.
By Livingstone Mtetwa
ADRENALINE is pumping as we approach November 20, less than a week away from the kick off of the 2022 FIFA World Cup which will commence with the hosting team Qatar playing Ecuador from 18:00 pm (Zim time).
Often simply called the World Cup, it is an international association football competition contested by the senior men’s national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the sport’s global governing body.
The FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, which is a sheikhdom that occupies a promontory of the Arabian Peninsula on the western coast of the Persian Gulf. Qatar shares its international borders with Saudi Arabia and its maritime borders with Iran, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain.
Due to Qatar’s intense summer heat and humidity, this World Cup will be held from 20 November to 18 December, making it the first tournament not to be held in May, June, or July and to take place in the northern autumn. The tournament will also be played in a reduced timeframe of around 29 days.
The 2022 World Cup will be the 22nd running of the FIFA World Cup competition, the quadrennial international men’s football championship contested by the senior national teams of the member associations of FIFA.