Opening ceremony of FIFA 2022 World Cup kicks off in Qatar

Doha, SANA- The opening ceremony of FIFA 2022 World Cup kicked off Sunday in Qatar.

The 22nd edition of the World Cup  will be held in Qatar from November 20 through December 18 with 32 teams in eight groups of four.

The opening match of the championship in Qatar is scheduled between Group A teams Qatar and the national squad of Ecuador. The match will be played at the 60,000-seat capacity Al-Bayt Stadium.

The world championship was initially scheduled to start on November 21 with a match between the national teams of The Netherlands and Senegal, which also play in Group A.

Qatar won the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup on December 2, 2010.

The FIFA World Cup is held every four years. The inaugural event was hosted by Uruguay in 1930. The national football team of Brazil has participated in all 22 editions of the FIFA World Cup beginning in 1930, winning five of them (in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002).

The national teams of Germany and Italy are each four-time World Cup winners (Germany – in 1954, 1974, 1990, 2014; Italy – in 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006).

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