WC 2022: Football World Cup starts tomorrow, know in 10 facts

Football is trembling with football fever. After a long wait of four years, the Football World Cup (World Cup Football 2022) is starting in Qatar from Sunday. The whole world is excited about the World Cup, which is going to be held with 32 countries. India is not in the World Cup, but Kolkata does not sleep at night worrying about Messi-Ronaldo. Bangladesh is not in the World Cup, but the Brazil-Argentina flag is flying from Chittagong to Dhaka. The greatness of the football world cup is here. For the next few days, there will be only one discussion in the world – football.

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Qatar World Cup football at a glance-

1) This is the first football World Cup being organized in the Middle East. Also, due to the extreme heat in Qatar, this is the first time that a football World Cup is being held in winter.

2) The tournament in Qatar is set to be the most expensive in FIFA World Cup history. In total, Qatar is spending 220 billion US dollars for the World Cup. Where Russia spent 11.6 billion to organize the World Cup and 2018 Brazil cost 15 billion dollars.

2) Superpower countries like Brazil, Argentina, France, Basel, Germany are coming as favourites. However, good things are expected from countries like Senegal, South America, and Uruguay.

3) Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are going to play their fifth World Cup this time. In addition, two Mexican footballers Guillermo Ochoa and Anders Guardo will enter their fifth World Cup. It is almost certain that this is the last World Cup for Messi and Ronaldo.

4) Countries like Italy, Colombia, Sweden, Chile, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria are not in Qatar World Cup this year. All these countries failed to clear the qualifying round.

5) About 1.5 million people are going to come from all over the world to watch, attend or cover the Football World Cup in Qatar.

6) Qatar is going to be the smallest World Cup host in terms of size. Qatar has an area of ​​only 11,437 sq km (4,416 sq mi). The population is only about 28 lakhs. Whereas the previous time in 2018, the host country Russia had an area of ​​17,075,400 square kilometers (6,592,800 sq mi).

7) This time the price of tickets to watch the World Cup in Qatar has surpassed all the previous editions. The lowest price ticket for Qatar World Cup final is around Rs 46,000 in Indian currency, while the highest price is Rs.

8) Mexico, Poland and Saudi Arabia are in Argentina’s group in this World Cup. Brazil’s group includes Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal is in a tough group. Portugal has a group with Uruguay, Ghana, South Korea.

9) Group E is called group of death. This group includes Spain, Germany, Costa Rica and Japan.

10) Distance from Doha, the capital of Qatar

Kuwait: 1 hour 25 minutes

Muscat (Oman): 1 hour 50 minutes

Mumbai: 4 hours 50 minutes

Istanbul (Turkey): 4 hours 10 minutes

Moscow (Russia): 5 hours 20 minutes

Berlin (Germany): 5 hours 55 minutes

Madrid (Spain): 6 hours 40 minutes

Paris (France): 6 hours 25 minutes

London (England): 6 hours 45 minutes

Beijing (China): 9 hours 10 minutes

New York (USA): 12 hours 30 minutes

Sao Paulo (Brazil): 15 hours 15 minutes

Los Angeles (Brazil): 15 hours 50 minutes

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