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Everything you need to know about the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Everything you need to know about the 2022 FIFA World Cup

It’s almost time for yet another 2022 FIFA World Cup, which means that the sports-obsessed people in your life (some of whom, yes, may be dads and husbands and brothers, but let’s not forget that football stans come in all genders) are going to be more or less unavailable on weekends for the next two months. If you’re a sports newbie, then you’re in luck; below, find a guide to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, including where it will take place, what controversies are associated with its host nation of Qatar, and how you can watch.

When and where will the 2022 FIFA World Cup take place?

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar from November 20 to December 18, with Qatar facing off against Ecuador this Sunday. Due to perform at the opening ceremony beforehand is Jung Kook of BTS, among other guests.

How many matches are there in the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

A total of 64 games will be played to determine the winner of the World Cup, and a match schedule can be found here.

What controversies have been associated with the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

The choice of Qatar as the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup has proven a sticking point for some, given that the country has faced corruption and bribery allegations as well as scrutiny over its exploitative treatment of migrant workers and less-than-progressive stances on LGBTQ+ and women’s rights.

How can I watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup at home?

If you’re possessed of a cable subscription, your best option is probably watching live on  Sports18 and Sports18 HD in India. However, there’s still hope for the cord-cutters among us, as the World Cup will be streamed live on the JioCinema app for free.  

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