Qatar 2022: The World Cup That Changed Everything – And Now The 2022 World Cup Is Being Cashed In
The 2022 World Cup is now officially underway, and it’s safe to say that it will not be any different than the one that many have been waiting on. You have World Cup, World Cup, World Cup. That’s it.
If the 2022 event is anything to go by, it will be the most boring World Cup in history.
The tournament is already going through the final phases of preparations. The World Cup is about to start when, on Sunday, a small group of Qatar 2022 officials gathered in Doha to discuss the tournament’s new format. It turns out their meeting had been delayed in order to address the most critical issues: security and the lack of women’s participation.
In a press conference earlier the same day, Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani addressed the media and announced a number of changes to the 2022 World Cup schedule. The most important of these — and the most controversial — concerned two of the most important elements: the World Cup’s qualification system and its host country.
The 2022 World Cup final is now set to be held in Moscow, which is now the host of the 2018 and 2022 European Championships. If this year’s host, France, makes it through to the finals, it will be awarded the 2018 and 2022 European Championships. This would result in France hosting the final two years after the 2018 tournament, and the 2018 tournament taking place only four years after the 2022 final. The World Cup, meanwhile, will be held in 2022, which would make it only two years after the 2018 competition.
On the other hand, if the European Championships are not awarded to France this year, Qatar will be awarded the right to host the 2022 final, and the 2022 final will take place in Russia. Thus, if Qatar wins the two years after the 2018 final, it will be hosting the World Cup in 2022 and the 2018 and 2022 European Championships in 2018.
If both of these assumptions (the 2022 final being held in Paris and the 2018 and 2022 European Championships being awarded to France) turn out to be true, the 2018 and 2022 European Championships would become the only time in