This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arab world, and in addition the tournament will be the last to involve 32 teams, with an increase to 48 teams scheduled for the 2026 tournament. However, FIFA President Gianni Infantino indicated that this change may come earlier for the 2022 World Cup.*
This will also mark the first World Cup not to be held in May, June, or July; the tournament is instead scheduled for late November until mid-December. It is to be played in a reduced time frame of around 28 days, with the final being held on 18 December 2022, which is also Qatar National Day.
*Ostlere, Lawrence (14 December 2018). “World Cup 2022: Football backs my expansion plan to 48 teams, says Fifa president Gianni Infantino”. The Independent. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
According to Doha News, Qatar is expected to have just 46,000 of the required 60,000 hotel rooms FIFA requires a World Cup host nation to provide, meaning there will be a hotel shortage in Qatar 2022.
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