The 2022 FIFA World Cup, the 22nd FIFA World Cup, will be held in Qatar from November 20 to December 18, 2022, becoming the first unrestricted major sporting event following the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grand event is also the first World Cup to be held in the fall of the northern hemisphere from November to December (due to climate considerations).
This World Cup is the second to be held in Asia since the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan. On December 2, 2010, FIFA selected the host country for the current and 2018 tournament. The countries bidding to host the 2022 tournament include the United States, South Korea, Japan, Australia and Qatar. In the end, Qatar succeeded in bidding and became the third Asian country to host the World Cup after Japan and South Korea. It was also the first Islamic country to host the World Cup. It also broke the Swiss record and became the smallest host country in history. At the same time, Qatar is also the first host country that has never advanced to the World Cup finals after World War II. It is also the only team in this World Cup that has advanced to the World Cup finals for the first time.
In order to host this World Cup, Qatar spent a huge sum of 200 billion U.S. dollars to build a city-Luse City, which is dedicated to hosting the game. At the same time, products made in China are also entering the new city of Qatar simultaneously.
In the city of Lucerne, Chinese manufacturing can be seen everywhere, from the stadium of the game, the transportation between cities, to various souvenirs, all of which demonstrate China’s strong productivity and construction capabilities.