FIFA World Cup 2022

In December 2010 it was announced that Qatar will be hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2022. Qatar competed against the likes of England and was eventually successful in winning the bid to host the 2022 Soccer World Cup. This will be the first world cup hosted by an Arab nation. Top teams from across the globe will compete for the coveted Jules Rimet Trophy. Some of the top football teams in the world include Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. The desert country has plans for air-conditioned stadiums as well as stadiums built on reclaimed 'islands' in the Arabian Gulf. Although it was a controversial decision to award the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar, the country is looking forward to the development of its tourism infrastructure that hosting such an event will entail.

Venue: Various

Date: TBA 2022

Website: www.fifa.com/worldcup/qatar2022/index.html