The 2022 FIFA World Cup is an international association football tournament contested by the men’s national teams of FIFA’s member associations, and the 22nd FIFA World Cup.
The event is taking place in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022. This is the first World Cup to be held in the Arab world, and the second World Cup held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan.
France are the defending champions, having defeated Croatia 4–2 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final.
This tournament is the last with 32 participating teams, as the field will increase to 48 teams for the 2026 tournament. Matches at the event will be played in eight venues across five cities. Because of Qatar’s intense summer heat and humidity