Unlike every other World Cup, this one will be held in the Middle East. Qatar is a wealthy Persian Gulf nation that will host the tournament. The event will take place in November and December. It will be the first time a World Cup is held in the Middle East, and will feature top soccer teams from around the world.
FIFA World Cup will feature 32 teams, including the current world number one, Brazil. Defending champion France will be in the mix, along with African champions, and more. The tournament will include three round-robin groups, with the top two teams advancing to the knockout rounds. The tournament will then drop to two matches per day during the knockout phase. Throughout the entire tournament, all 64 games will be shown on TV in the United States.
FOX Sports is the official English-language broadcast partner of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the United States. The network will feature extensive pre- and post-match programming from Doha. All 64 matches will be streamed live in 4K on the FOX Sports app. Additionally, FOX Sports’ FIFA World Cup Tonight will air each night of the tournament at midnight.
The Fox broadcast network will have the exclusive right to cover all matches from the quarterfinals to the finals. The network will also televise 98 hours of studio programming from Doha. It will also air the FIFA World Cup Today show between matches, which features a preview of the day’s matches, along with analysis.
FOX Sports’ lineup of talent includes former NFL star Chad Johnson, Rob Stone, Kate Abdo and Kelly Smith. The network will also air two round-of-16 matches each Sunday during the NFL season. The network will also broadcast a 30-minute daily preview show from Doha, along with a segment that will focus on the human rights violations that have taken place in Qatar.
The FOX Sports app will have the ability to live stream all 64 matches of the tournament, as well as local FOX stations. Viewers will also have the option of livestreaming all matches on the DIRECTV Stream app. DIRECTV customers will also be able to stream all matches on their smart TVs, PlayStations, and Xboxes. DIRECTV is also the official digital partner of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Telemundo will also have the Spanish-language rights to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The network will air a daily recap show and feature A-list former players. In addition to its broadcasts, Telemundo will also provide content from previous World Cup editions. A 30-minute daily recap show will also air on Telemundo.
The FIFA World Cup in Qatar is being held at the Lusail Stadium, one of eight stadiums constructed by the host city at a cost of around $10 billion. The stadiums are located within a 35-mile radius of central Doha. The stadium has a capacity of 80,000. In addition to the Lusail Stadium, other venues include Al Rayyan Stadium and Al Bayt Stadium.