Nov 21 to Dec 18 2022

Qatar WC 2022

Qatar World Cup 2022

From November 21 to December 18 of the year 2022, a total of 32 countries will look for a new world champion at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.


The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played in winter due to the (too) high temperature. But how hot is it in Qatar/Doha? In the summer, it can easily reach 40/41 degrees Celsius in Qatar. These are unbelievably warm temperatures, making it really necessary to move to winter to organize such a big football tournament. The main reason for moving the tournament is for the benefit of the football game, the players and the protection of the many visitors to Qatar during this period. In November/December, when the World Cup is being organized, it is much more bearable to play football. Consider approximately minimum temperatures of 15/20 degrees and maximum temperatures of 25/30 degrees.

High Temperatures in Qatar

The climate that prevails in Qatar is called the desert climate, also called climate type BW. One of the desert climate characteristics is that there can be significant differences between the temperature during the day and the temperature during the night. In addition, the drought is characteristic of the desert climate, with less than 250 mm of rain per year. Less than 12% of the world’s surface has a desert climate.

The high temperature combined with the high temperatures in Qatar makes it very stuffy Qatar, especially during the summers.

Keeping football players cool

Even though November is a lot cooler than the summer months, it is still necessary to take measures to keep the footballers cool. During the World Cup in Qatar, cooling installations will be installed in stadiums, training locations and places where many people gather. It is also likely that the players will get extra drinking breaks at high temperatures. This is to prevent them from drying out.

The World Cup organisation can also decide not to let players play during the heat of the day. It is important not to let the players play in full heat, as this affects their performance and entails health risks. It remains to see whether you can do anything about this.

The humidity in Qatar, what helps against this

The humidity in Qatar is high. High humidity will increase the perceived temperature. For most people, this will increase perspiration. You can do several things about this. First of all, it is essential to drink well. In addition, you can wear ventilating clothing and use a heart rate monitor to measure your performance. This way, you can avoid getting health problems.

Top 10 Strongest countries

From the FIFA World Ranking!
last update: 23 June ’22

  1. Brazil – 1837.56
  2. Belgium – 1821.92
  3. Argentina – 1770.65
  4. France – 1764.85
  5. England – 1737.46
  6. Spain – 1716.93
  7. Italy – 1713.86
  8. The Netherlands – 1679.41
  9. Portugal – 1678.65
  10. Denmark – 1665.47