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FIFA World Cup 2022 to begin from Sunday: Everything you need to know

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Thirty-two teams, 64 matches, 29 days. The first World Cup in the Middle East. The champions will earn $42 million while the losing finalist will pocket $30 million.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup with 32-team is going to begin from Sunday (November 20) in Qatar. The final of match is scheduled to take place on December 18 in Lusail Qatar. Thirty-two teams, 64 matches, 29 days. The first World Cup in the Middle East.

Pakistan Army has taken control and responsibility of all kind of security of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

The competition is the biggest prize in football and all 32 teams will be aiming to lift the trophy and crown themselves as world champions. The player will have the desire to produce eye-catching performances which will put their name in the history books.

While the honour of playing and winning the tournament is second to none, the financial benefits the tournament brings cannot be ignored either. All 32 participating teams will take home a massive amount from Qatar with the winners and runners-up set to earn a huge windfall.

The champions will earn $42 million while the losing finalist will pocket $30 million.

The first match of the tournament will see hosts Qatar face Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium in AL Khor which will take place after a glamorous opening ceremony. This will be a group A match with Netherlands and Senegal also in the same group.

France will be looking to defend their title after lifting the trophy for the second time in history in 2018 which had seen them take home around $38 million after beating Croatia in the final. Brazil and Argentina are two of the hot favourites to win the trophy while Germany, Spain, England, and Portugal will also fancy their chances.

Check out all teams prize money

PositionPrize Money ($)Prize Money (INR)
Winners$42 millionRs. 344 crores
Runners-up$30 millionRs. 245 crores
3rd place$27 millionRs. 220 crores
4th place$25 millionRs. 204 crores
5th -8th place$17 millionRs. 138 crores
9th-16th place$13 millionRs. 106 crores
17th-32th place$9 millionRs. 74 crores

A last chance for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Kylian Mbappé back on the biggest stage of all. Brazil bidding for a record-extending sixth title.

One of the most eagerly anticipated World Cups in memory — as much for off-the-field reasons as those on it — begins Sunday in Qatar.

Top teams

Brazil (No. 1 in FIFA ranking). Neymar, Vinícius Júnior and the rest of the flair-filled Selecao are peaking at the right time. Is a first World Cup title since 2002 on the horizon?

Belgium (No. 2). The “Golden Generation” is gradually breaking up but there’s still Kevin De Bruyne leading the Belgian charge. There is a doubt about the fitness of Romelu Lukaku, however.

Argentina (No. 3). No World Cup title since the days of the great Diego Maradona. This will be the first World Cup since his death in November 2020 and Argentina has improved under coach Lionel Scaloni, with Messi still at its core and leading the team on a 35-match unbeaten run.

FIFA’s latest technology developed over the last three years would help make more precise and quicker VAR offside judgements in the Qatar World Cup, affirmed referees chief Pierluigi Collina on Friday.

The “semi-automatic offside technology” will decide on even the trickiest offside rulings faster than the previous method. A 3D animated rendering of the action will also be shown live to fans in the stadium and on television during the showpiece event starting tomorrow.

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