During FIFA World Cup 2022, 32 nations will compete in the final tournament. The top two teams from each group will advance to the knockout round. The winner will secure a golden ticket to the World Cup in November. Throughout the tournament, football fans across the globe will be eager to watch the best players on the planet.
New Zealand won all three Group B matches against Fiji, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia. In the final, they beat Solomon Islands 5-0. New Zealand also defeated Tahiti in the semi-finals. The team has won eight of its last nine international matches. They have a six-point lead over the rest of the Group B standings. The defence has kept six clean sheets in their last eight matches.
The team’s star striker Chris Wood scored five goals in as many appearances. He is the competition’s top goal scorer.
It has been a long time since New Zealand qualified for a World Cup, a 12-year drought. It will be very exciting to watch the best players in the world showcase their talents in Qatar. In fact, the tournament will be televised around the world.
The country has a population of about five million. Most of its residents are noncitizens, and a majority have limited economic opportunities. However, Qatar’s freedoms and civil liberties are better than those of many New Zealand trading partners. The country has been ranked by US-based think tank Freedom House as 25th out of 100 countries.
The country is also a major trading partner for Australia. In fact, Australia counts Qatar as its second largest trading partner in the Middle East. As a result, Australia opened an embassy in Doha in 2016. However, the deal has yet to be ratified.
There are some very strict laws regarding alcohol in Qatar, and visitors must apply for a Hayya card to enter the country. Travellers must also be aware of local laws regarding dress and personal conduct.
The country has spent over US$200 billion on infrastructure and preparation for the World Cup. It has also been rated as a major non-NATO ally of the United States. In fact, Joe Biden upgraded Qatar to the status of major non-NATO ally earlier this year.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be played across eight different stadiums. The tournament will end on December 19th. Each stadium has its own special cooling system, and some are designed to keep temperatures down to 20 degrees.
During the tournament, Australia and Peru played to the buzzer. Peru had pressured Australia in the first half, but Matthew Ryan shut them out. The game required a lot of mental stamina and physical prowess. However, Australia managed to get closer to goal late in the first half.
The best place to watch the FIFA World Cup 2022 is in Qatar. The stadium is located in the city of Doha, and millions of fans are expected to watch the action. The stadium will also host the men’s intercontinental playoff.