One of the biggest sports event in the world, FIFA World Cup 2022 has started. Many new things are being seen in this World Cup, including offside technology, rules of substitution, female referee etc. Not only this, this World Cup is also in discussion for many controversies. There are some such things about this FIFA World Cup happening in Qatar, which will surprise you.
Where will the matches be played?
FIFA World Cup 2022 matches will be played in 8 stadiums. The capacity of these stadiums ranges from 40 thousand to 80 thousand spectators. The first match of the World Cup was played at Al-Bayt Stadium. The capacity of this stadium is 60 thousand spectators. Al-Bayat is the second largest football ground in Qatar. It is located in Al Khor City, 35 kilometers north of Doha.
The final of this World Cup will be played at the Lusail Stadium, which is located in Lusail City, 20 kilometers north of Doha. The stadium has a capacity of 80,000 spectators and is the largest football stadium in Qatar.
Apart from these two important stadiums, there is Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, which has a capacity of 40,000 spectators. It is located 20 kilometers west of Doha. Whereas, the league matches of the tournament will be played at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah city, 22 kilometers east of Doha. The capacity of this stadium is 40,000 spectators.
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At the same time, there is Al Thumama Stadium in Al Thumama city, located 12 kilometers south of Doha. It has a capacity of 40,000 spectators. The Education City Stadium is located in the city of Al Rayyan, 13 kilometers west of Doha. Its capacity is also of 40,000 spectators.
Aspire, located 5 kilometers west of Doha city, houses the Khalifa International Stadium, which also has a capacity of 40,000 spectators. Whereas, Stadium 974 located in the city of Ras Abu Aboud has a capacity of 40,000. It is located 10 kilometers east of Doha.
How much is the player’s fee?
There is not much difference in the fees of the players of the teams playing in the Football World Cup (FIFA World Cup 2022) and the recently concluded T20 Cricket World Cup. Among the 32 teams playing in the FIFA World Cup, players from Brazil, Germany, France, England and Spain get the highest fees. Brazilian players are paid around Rs 4.85 lakh for playing every match. At the same time, Germany gives Rs 2.65 lakh to its players for every match.
Apart from this, a French player gets Rs 3.31 lakh for every match. Whereas, players of England and Spain are paid Rs 2.48 and 2.90 lakh respectively for each match. In the T20 World Cup, the England team has given Rs 5.1 lakh per match to each player, while the player of the Indian team has been given Rs 3 lakh for each match.
Where are the teams standing?
Most of the FIFA World Cup teams are living within 10 kilometers of the capital city Doha. These teams are staying around Doha for the purpose of living and training. Also, it will be easy for them to go to the match venue. However, teams from England, Germany, Belgium are staying at places like Beach Resort, Waterpark.
The organizers of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar offered several accommodation options to the teams, with most teams choosing to stay within the city limits. 24 out of 32 teams are staying in various hotels in Doha city. Only 8 teams have stayed out of Doha, including teams from England, Germany, Belgium and Portugal. England has booked the Souk-al-Wakra Hotel, which is near the fishing village of Al-Wakra. At the same time, some teams have stayed in luxury five star resorts. However, alcohol will not be provided for any team, as alcohol is strictly prohibited in Qatar.
What will you get in food?
The players of the 32 teams playing in the FIFA World Cup will be given food according to the menu made by FIFA. However, some teams have also brought food for their players. The most surprising thing has been done by the teams of Argentina and Uruguay. 4,000 pounds of meat has been sent to Qatar with the team from these two countries.
These two South American teams have brought such a quantity of meat with them because it is believed that the best meat in the world is available in Uruguay. The Football Association of Uruguay has tied up with the Uruguay National Institute of Meat (INAC) for this.
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