How to Watch the FIFA World Cup 2022
Unlike the previous FIFA World Cup tournaments, this tournament will not have alcohol sold at the stadiums. Instead, Budweiser will sell beer within the ticketed perimeter surrounding each of the eight stadiums. In addition, there will be TV channels to watch the matches.
Budweiser will sell beer within the ticketed perimeter surrounding each of the eight stadiums
During the FIFA World Cup, Budweiser will sell beer within the ticketed perimeter surrounding each of the eight stadiums of the tournament. The beer will be available for just over $14 per half-liter, the company says. However, the alcoholic version of Budweiser will be sold only at official “Fan Festival” locations in Doha, and will not be sold at the concourse concession stands.
Budweiser, whose parent company is AB InBev, is the World Cup’s official beer sponsor. The company has been a major sponsor of the tournament since 1986, and has paid FIFA tens of millions of dollars for the exclusive right to sell beer at World Cup matches. It also has a contract to sell alcoholic beer at designated windows before and after matches.
The beer will be available at licensed venues around Qatar, including hotels and restaurants, and in some fan zones. It will also be available in some VIP suites at World Cup stadiums.
Alcohol will not be sold at the stadiums
During the FIFA World Cup 2022, the host nation of Qatar will ban the sale of alcohol around its stadiums. The move, which comes two days before the opening match, is seen as staying true to Muslim rules.
In a press release, FIFA said that the sale of alcohol would only be available in licensed venues, such as hotels and official fan zones. They also said that the sale of alcohol would not be a distraction from the tournament’s festivities.
Budweiser, the FIFA’s top tier partner, had been planning to sell alcoholic beer around Doha’s stadiums, but the company was ordered last week to move its stalls into less-visible locations. The company also has an exclusive sponsorship deal with FIFA.
The ban also raises questions about FIFA’s control of the tournament. In 2010, Qatar won the vote for hosting the tournament, which means that FIFA had a say in the decision. The host nation is a conservative Muslim nation that follows an ultra-conservative form of Islam, known as Wahhabism.
Teams from Asia vs South America and North America vs Oceania will qualify
During the FIFA World Cup 2022, there will be two qualifying games that pit teams from Asia vs South America and North America vs Oceania. These two regions are scheduled to face each other in June 2022 to determine half of the slots for the World Cup tournament.
The winners from the two groups of four will advance to the final round of qualifying. The top two teams will qualify automatically, while the third and fourth-placed teams will face off in a playoff to determine a spot in the intercontinental play-offs.
During the group stage, each team plays eight matches. The top two teams from each group advanced to a single-leg knockout round. The winner of the final round goes on to the World Cup tournament.
Match scheduled against Wales
Amongst the 64 matches played during the 2022 FIFA World Cup, there will be one match against Wales that is worthy of note. Wales will be drawn in Group B alongside England, the United States of America and Iran. Their opening match will be live on the BBC and their final group game against England will also be broadcast on the network.
It will be a challenge for the USMNT to keep their cool against a stubborn Wales outfit. Although it may not be a great performance, a strong showing in Qatar can only help the US to boost confidence in their most talented generation.
The US v Wales match will be the second game of the day in Group B. It will be played at 7pm local time in Qatar, and 3pm in the UK.
Besides TV networks, there are many legal streaming services. You can watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the UK on ITV and FS1. In the US, you can watch FS1 and Fox Sports.
The BBC is broadcasting the first group game between England and Iran on Monday, 21 November. It will also show the second group game between Iran and Wales. It will then show the final group game between England and Wales on 29 November. It will also show all of Belgium’s group games.
The BBC will also share its coverage with ITV. They will alternate between showing later stages of the tournament and home nations matches.
In the US, the 2022 World Cup will be broadcast on Fox and FS1. Fox will televise 27 matches in the group stage and six in the round of 16. In the US, there will also be four Sunday round of 16 matches.