Once again, the world cup all football lovers are waiting for is back but with a new host and atmosphere, this is the start of FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
FIFA World Cup in Qatar
First Muslim Country
Qatar has become the first Middle Eastern and Muslim country to host the FIFA World Cup between the 21 previous World Cups. The event started in Qatar on 20 November to the upcoming 18 December 2022. FIFA World Cup Qatar is the chance for the region to show and celebrate its growing love for the game.
Because Qatar is a Muslim country, they have set its ground rules and will not be changing them for the game such as illegal to be seen drunk in public but it designated a specific place to serve alcohol to the fans watching the game.
Opening Ceremony in Al-Bayt Stadium
On 20th November 2022, the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup Qatar was live broadcast on television for the whole world to enjoy their performance. The incredible opening ceremony was at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor with the theme “Hope, Jubilation and Respect” at 10 pm Malaysia Time.
The ceremony was kicked off with a beautiful performance from the dancers and a sudden appearance of Morgan Freeman a famous American actor with Ghanim Al Muftah, a Qatari Youtuber and a politics student at Loughborough University who was born without the lower half of his body.
Besides, Qatar has revealed its mascot for this year FIFA by flying it into the air in the Al-Bayt Stadium. The cute mascot is called La’eeb and it is an Arabic word meaning super skilled player. The mascot is inspired by a traditional piece of Qatari clothing called ghutra.
The highlight of the ceremony is Jeon Jungkook, a singer and one of the members of BTS performing the song Dreamers featuring Fahad Al Kubaisi. Qatar has made every country participating in this year’s FIFA feel appreciated with huge head-less jerseys of different countries and also country flags have been waved.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 game starts on 21st November 2022 and until 18th December 2022. The game started with Qatar against Ecuador and Ecuador won by 2 goals.
This is the schedule for FIFA World Cup 2022 for Group Stage following Malaysia Time:
Tuesday – 22/11/2022
|A||Senegal vs Netherlands||12:00 AM|
|B||USA vs Wales||3:00 AM|
|C||Argentina vs Saudia Arabia||6:00 PM|
|D||Denmark vs Tunisia||9:00 PM|
Wednesday – 23/11/2022
|C||Mexico vs Poland||12:00 AM|
|D||France vs Australia||3:00 AM|
|F||Morocco vs Croatia||6:00 PM|
|E||Germany vs Japan||9:00 PM|
Thursday – 24/11/2022
|E||Spain vs Costa Rica||12:00 AM|
|F||Belgium vs Canada||3:00 AM|
|G||Switzerland vs Cameroon||6:00 PM|
|H||Uruguay vs South Korean||9:00 PM|
Friday – 25/11/2022
|H||Portugal vs Ghana||12:00 AM|
|G||Brazil vs Serbia||3:00 AM|
|B||Wales vs Iran||6:00 PM|
|A||Qatar vs Senegal||9:00 PM|
|A||Netherlands vs Ecuador||12:00 AM|
|B||England vs USA||3:00 AM|
|D||Tunisia vs Australia||6:00 PM|
|C||Poland vs Saudi Arabia||9:00 PM|
|D||France vs Denmark||12:00 AM|
|C||Argentina vs Mexico||3:00 AM|
|E||Japan vs Costa Rica||6:00 PM|
|F||Belgium, vs Morocco||9:00 PM|
|F||Croatia vs Canada||12:00 AM|
|E||Spain vs Germany||3:00 AM|
|G||Cameron vs Serbia||6:00 PM|
|H||South Korea vs Ghana||9:00 PM|
|G||Brazil vs Switzerland||12:00 AM|
|H||Portugal vs Uruguay||3:00 AM|
|A||Ecuador vs Senegal||11:00 PM|
|A||Netherlands vs Qatar||11:00 PM|
|B||Iran vs USA||3:00 AM|
|B||Wales vs England||3:00 AM|
|D||Tunisia vs France||11:00 PM|
|D||Australia vs Denmark||11:00 PM|
|C||Iran vs USA||3:00 AM|
|C||Wales vs England||3:00 AM|
|F||Tunisia vs France||11:00 PM|
|F||Australia vs Denmark||11:00 PM|
|E||Japan vs Spain||3:00 AM|
|E||Costa Rica vs Germany||3:00 AM|
|H||South Korea vs Portugal||11:00 PM|
|H||Ghana vs Uruguay||11:00 PM|
|G||Serbia vs Switzerland||3:00 AM|
|G||Cameroon vs Brazil||3:00 AM|
Even though Malaysia is not qualified for FIFA but we have Nurul Azurin Mazlan, the first female Malaysian goalkeeper to play in the international women’s league and that is something to be proud of. So, what are you waiting for Malaysian? Grab your favourite football jersey and watch all of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar games with your friends and family.
(Source: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022)
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