With the beginning of the FIFA World Cup 2022, soccer fever has gripped Kolkata as a number of components of the town had been adorned with flags of groups and posters of favorite gamers. The Argentina Fan Membership in Kolkata is adorned with flags and posters of Argentina and different international locations taking part within the World Cup. Big screens are put in at numerous locations within the metropolis.
To not point out, the big cutouts and banners of Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona within the streets depict the passion of the soccer aficionados of the town. “We’re extraordinarily constructive this time. Argentina has an skilled group. Messi is enjoying very well. We’re celebrating Soccer and FIFA World Cup. We shall be watching matches on an enormous display screen and we’ve created a fan park right here,” Pragnan Shah, a member of Argentina Soccer Fan Membership, Kolkata informed ANI.
The most important extravaganza of soccer, FIFA World Cup 2022 began on November 20 in Qatar and shall be held until December 18. Eight stadiums throughout Qatar shall be internet hosting the 64 matches of this event. A complete of 32 groups from 5 confederations are competing at Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 for the most important prize in soccer. As many as 64 matches shall be performed throughout the course of 29 days.
The groups are hosts Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, the Netherlands, England, Iran, USA, Wales, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland, France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia, Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan, Belgium, Canada, Morocco, and Croatia, Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon, Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, and South Korea.
Notably, the 2022 FIFA World Cup event is the final with 32 taking part groups, as the sector will enhance to 48 groups when Canada, Mexico, and america will host the 2026 event.
France is the defending champion, having received their second title in 2018 after defeating Croatia within the closing. French are aiming to defend their crown in opposition to a world-class competitors supplied by these aforementioned groups. It’s the closing World Cup event for Lionel Messi, the Argentina striker thought-about one of many biggest ever footballers of all time.
Additionally it is extremely seemingly that 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo will don the Portuguese colors for one closing time.
This marks the primary time the Center East is internet hosting the occasion. Additionally it is the primary time the World Cup is being held exterior the standard June-July window, with a purpose to keep away from the desert warmth throughout the summers in Qatar.
In the meantime, Enner Valencia scored a brace to assist Ecuador defeat Qatar within the opening recreation of the 2022 FIFA World Cup on the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar on Sunday. With this win, Ecuador turned the primary group to beat the host nation within the opening match of the World Cup within the 92-year historical past of the event.
The Spherical of 16 from December 3 onwards will mark the start of the knockout stage of the event. The quarterfinals will begin from December 9 onwards, adopted by the semifinals from December 14 onwards. The title conflict will happen on December 18 on the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail.
Group A: Qatar (H), Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
Group B: England, Iran, United States, Wales
Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea.