The most watched sporting event in the world returns in 2022, when 32 teams participate in Qatar for the FIFA World Cup. The World Cup, which began in 1930, is the most prestigious soccer event in the world. The tournament is held every four years, with the exception of 1942 and 1946 due to World War II. Since its establishment, the international event has been held in 17 nations, with Qatar hosting for the first time this year.
The 2022 World Cup will go out on November 20 and end on December 18. The first match between Qatar and Ecuador, as well as the tournament's final match, will be played in Doha's Lusail Stadium.
Qatar was decisively trounced 2-0 by Ecuador on the first day of the tournament. The shutout streak was extended on Day 2 when the Netherlands defeated Senegal 2-0. The United States tied wells 1-1, while England defeated Iran 6-2. As Day 3 progresses, Saudi Arabia may have pulled off the biggest upset of the tournament, defeating Argentina 2-1. France maintained their lead after defeating Australia 4-1. Both Denmark-Tunisia and Mexico-Poland finished in draws.
Day 4 opened with a tie between Morocco and Croatia at Al Bayt Stadium in front of 59,407 spectators. Japan defeated Germany, and Spain defeated Costa Rica 7-0. Belgium also defeated Canada 1-0.
With only a few days till the Round of 16, teams are completing the Group Stage and attempting to survive close matchups. Qatar was eliminated on November 25, while Canada was eliminated on November 27.
The Knockout Stage will begin with the Round of 16 after a tough Group Stage. If a match is deadlocked after 90 minutes of play during the Knockout Stage, two 15-minute periods of extra time will be added. If extra time runs out and the score remains tied, the match will be decided by a penalty shoot-off. The following countries will compete in the Quarterfinals, with just 8 teams remaining:
Croatia has eliminated Brazil.
Argentina eliminated the Netherlands.
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The semi-finals of the World Cup will be held on Tuesday, December 13 and Wednesday, December 14.
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Qatar is competing in the World Cup for the first time, having won the AFC Asian Cup. They qualified for the tournament since they are the host country. While Qatar has been confirmed, Italy is the most notable absence from this year's event. Italy, which has won the most World Cups, failed to qualify in 2018 and was defeated by North Macedonia in March, therefore they will not be attending this year.
Some of the sport's biggest names may be competing in their final World Cup. Lionel Messi (Argentina) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), 35 and 37 years old, may be entering their final tournaments, or the last one in their primes, respectively.
France, led by superstars Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema, will defend their World Cup title after winning it in Russia in 2018. France has two World Cup titles from 16 appearances, the first coming in 1998.
By using an antenna, you can watch live action from Qatar at the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Fox. AntennaWeb is a wonderful tool for determining which stations carry Fox using an antenna in your neighborhood.
Hulu + Live TV will broadcast the 2022 FIFA World Cup live.
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DIRECTV STREAM will broadcast the 2022 FIFA World Cup live.
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