The FIFA World Cup is an international association football competition contested by the senior men’s national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
The FIFA World Cup is held every four years. This tournament was first held in 1930. No World Cup was held in 1942 and 1946 due to World War II.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup has concluded in Qatar, this year the tournament was held from 21 November 2022 to 18 December 2022. Here is a quick highlights of the FIFA World Cup 2022
Quick Highlights of the FIFA World Cup 2022
|Sports Name||Foot Ball|
|Tournament name||FIFA World Cup 2022|
|Coordinator||FIFA (Federation International De Football Association)|
|FIFA World Cup 2022 Champion||Argentina (3rd title)|
|FIFA World Cup 2022 Runners-up||France|
|Official match ball||Adidas ‘Al Rihla’ (The Journey)|
|Official match ball of last 3 matches (semi-finals, third-place, and final)||Al Hilm’ (Dream in Arabic)|
|First Match||20 November 2022|
|First Match held between||Qatar vs. Ecuador|
|The Opening ceremony took place at||Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor|
|Final Match||18 December 2022|
|Stadium where the final match took place||Lusail Stadium in Lusail|
|FIFA World Cup 2022 trophy unveiled by||Indian actor Deepika Padukone|
|Television broadcasting rights in India||Viacom18 Media Private Limited|
|Total goals in all the 64 matches||172|
|Money Spent to organize this World cup||$200 billion|
|Winner of last FIFA world Cup title 2018||France|
FIFA World Cup 2022 Host
• Qatar is the host country for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. After almost 20 years, the FIFA World Cup was organized again in an Asian country.
• The last FIFA World Cup was held in Asia in 2002. Japan and South Korea hosted the FIFA World Cup that year.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Venue
• A total of 8 stadiums in Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. All stadiums are air-conditioned to protect the players from the unbearable heat of Qatar.
• The most used stadium is the iconic Lucille Stadium, where 10 matches, including the final, will be played.
• Nine matches will be played at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, located within a 20-mile (32 km) radius of central Doha.
The 2022 FIFA world cup mascot’s name
• The official mascot of the FIFA World Cup 2022 was unveiled on 1 April 2022.
• Its name of the mascot is La’eeb, which is an Arabic word meaning “super-skilled player”.
• The official website of FIFA says: “Laʼeeb will be known for his youthful spirit; spreading joy and confidence everywhere he goes”.
The word 'mascot' originates from the French term 'mascotte' which means lucky charm. This was used to describe anything that brought luck to a household.
2022 FIFA world cup official match ball
• The official match ball for the 2022 FIFA World Cup was “Al Rihla”, unveiled by Adidas on 30 March 2022.
• It was largely inspired by Qatar’s culture, architecture, iconic boats, and flag. In Arabic, the word Al Rihla means “the journey”.
• Rihla is also a traditional genre of Arabic literature about travel, such as Ibn Battuta’s 14th-century travelogue, known simply as Rihla.
• The most interesting thing about the Adidas ball is that it has internal electronic sensors, which allow it to detect its speed and position.
• The built-in sensor can send data 500 times per second. The 14g battery attached to this sensor needs to be charged before each game.
• FIFA has introduced a new match ball for the semi-finals, third-place, and final matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup
• The name of the new ball is ‘Al Hilm’ (Dream in Arabic). The last three matches were played with this ball instead of ‘Al Rihla’ (The Journey).
Official Song for FIFA World Cup 2022
• FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Official Soundtrack is a compilation of six songs featuring various artists released in 2022.
|1||Hayya Hayya (Better Together)||Trinidad Cardona, Davido and AISHA|
|2||Arhbo||Gims and Ozuna|
|3||The World Is Yours to Take||American rapper Lil Baby|
|4||Light The Sky||Nora Fatehi, Manal, Rahma Riad and Balqees|
|5||Tukoh Taka||Nicki Minaj, Maluma and Myriam Fares|
|6||Dreamers||Jungkook of BTS|
FIFA World Cup 2022 Awards
Maximum number of goals
• Kylian Mbappé is the top scorer in the 2022 FIFA World Cup with 8 goals.
• Kylian Mbappé followed by Lionel Messi (7).
Top 4 goal scorers in FIFA World Cup history
|Sl. No.||FIFA World Cup Edition||Top Goalscorer (Country)||Goal Scored|
|1||1958, Sweden||Just Fontaine (France)||13|
|2||1954, Switzerland||Sandor Kocsis (Hungary)||11|
|3||1970, Mexico||Gerd Muller (Germany)||10|
|4||1966, England||Eusebio (Portugal)||9|
Top Goal Scorer in FIFA Word Cup • The French footballer Just Fontaine was the top goal scorer in the history of FIFA Word cup. He won the Golden Boot in Sweden in 1958 with 13 goals. • The only three players to score in double figures are Just Fontaine (France), Sandor Kocsis (Hungary) and Gerd Müller (Germany). • No one could break Just Fontaine's record Since Mexico 1970, no Golden Boot winner has managed to score in double figures.
|Sl. No.||Award (Commercial name)||Given for||Award recipient|
|1||Golden Boot |
(Adidas Golden Boot)
|Most goals during the competition||Kylian Mbappé (France)|
|2||Golden Ball |
(Adidas Golden Ball)
|Best player of the World Cup||Lionel Messi (Argentina)|
|3||Golden Glove |
(Adidas Golden Glove)
|Best Goalkeeper||Emiliano Martinez (Argentina)|
|4||FIFA Young Player Award||Best player under 21 years of age at the start of the calendar year||Enzo Fernández (Argentina)|
|5|| Player of the Match |
(Budweiser Player of the Match / Man of the Match)
|Outstanding performance during each match of the tournament||Lionel Messi (Argentina)|
FIFA World Cup Final Match 2022 Facts
◉ FIFA Word Cup 2022 final Match date
☛ 18 December 2022 (National day of Qatar)
◉ Score Card of the final match of FIFA World Cup 2022?
☛ Argentina 3 (4), France 3 (2) (Argentina Beat France 4-2 On Penalties)
◉ The final Match Played between
☛ France and Argentina
◉ 2022 FIFA World Cup Final Match Stadium
☛ Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar
◉ Referee in the Final
☛ Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
◉ The first goal of the world cup Final :
☛ Lionel Messi
◉ The first player ever to win two Adidas Golden Balls?
☛ Lionel Messi
◉ The Fair Play Trophy at the FIFA World Cup 2022 was won by?
FIFA World cup 2022 prize money
For 2022, the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) has allocated $42m to the winning team – $4m more than in Russia four years ago.
|Sl. No.||Rank / Position||Team Name||FIFA Prize Money|
|1||Winner of the FIFA World Cup 2022 final||Argentina||$42 million|
|2||Runners-up team||France||$30 million|
|3||Third-place team||Croatia||$27 million|
|4||Fourth-place team||Morocco||$25 million|
|$17 million each|
|6||Teams reached round of 16||USA|
|$13 million each|
|7||Teams participated in group stages||Qatar|
|$9 million each|
FIFA World Cup 2022 Trophy
• In addition to the prize money of 42$ million, the winning team will receive a gold-plated bronze replica of the 18-carat gold trophy.
Specification of the Trophy
• Height of the Trophy – 36.8 cm (14.5 inches)
• Diameter of the Trophy – 13 cm (5.1 inches)
• Weight of the Trophy – 6kg (13 lbs)
• Designed by Italian artist – Silvio Gazzaniga.
• The worth of the World Cup Trophy – $250,000
• Since the introduction of the World Cup in 1930, two trophies have been used: the Jules Rimet Trophy was used from 1930 to 1970 and was named after Jules Rimet, FIFA's longest-serving president (33 years). • The current trophy is known as the "FIFA World Cup Trophy" introduced at the 1974 FIFA World Cup.
FIFA World Cup 2022 trophy unveiling ceremony
• Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone unveiled the FIFA World Cup 2022 trophy ahead of the kick-off of the final match between France and Argentina.
• Deepika Padukone joined the unveiling ceremony along with Former Spanish player Iker Casillas.
😍🏆Deepika Padukone unveiled the official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️ Trophy at the Lusail Stadium before the World Cup finals!— ILoveQatar – Live (@ILQLive) December 18, 2022
📹: AlKass #ILoveQatar #Qatar #Qatar2022 #WorldCupQatar2022 #deepikapadukone @deepikapadukone pic.twitter.com/PVQcMy0F8A
Countries with the most FIFA World Cup titles from 1930 to 2022
|1||Brazil (5)||1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002|
|2||Germany (4)||1954, 1974, 1990, 2014|
|3||Italy (4)||1934, 1938,1982,2006|
|4||Uruguay (2)||1930, 1950|
|5||Argentina (3)||1978, 1986, 2022|
|6||France (2)||2018, 1998|
Upcoming FIFA World Cup Venues
FIFA World Cup
• 2026 – Canada, Mexico, United States.
FIFA Women’s World Cup
• 2023 – Australia, New Zealand
FIFA U-20 Men’s World Cup
• 2023 – Indonesia
FIFA U-17 World Cup
• 2023 – Peru
Also See, List of Upcoming Sports Events & Venues
2026 FIFA World Cup facts
• 23rd edition of FIFA World Cup.
• For the first time in the history of FIFA, 3 countries will host the tournament.
• The three North American host countries are Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
• The tournament will be jointly hosted by 16 cities in these three North American countries.
• The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be a big event as it will be held among 48 teams instead of 32 for the first time in football history.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights infographic
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Answer: A total of 32 teams
Answer: Kylian Mbappé (8 Goals)
Answer: Canada, Mexico, and the United States