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PHOTO STORY: Doha beautified ahead of World Cup with pictures of Mane, Onana, others

August 16th 2022, 10:53:27 pm

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022.

Doha will be one of five Qatari cities to host the World from November to December 2022

Photos of international football superstars such as Bayern Munich's Sadio Mane, Inter Milan's Andre Onana and former Barcelona striker Luis Suarez have been used to decorate major buildings in Doha, the capital of Qatar as part of preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The World Cup, scheduled to be the 22nd edition of the competition, will take place in Qatar from November 20 to December 18, 2022.

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As part of preparations for the tournament, major buildings such as Qatar's Ministry of Justice, the Barzan Tower and the Ministry of Municipality have seen gigantic murals of superstars expected to grace the competition, displayed on them.

The buildings were decorated as Qatar marked 100 days until the FIFA World Cup kicked off.

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Qatar, expected to host over a million fans who will experience Arab traditions of hospitality and generosity, decorated the streets of Doha and its buildings with bright colours, slogans and welcome signs painted across the buildings.

This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arab world, and the second World Cup held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan.

The Qatar-hosted tournament will also be the last FIFA World Cup to involve 32 teams. From 2026, the World Cup is expected to host 48-nations.

This World Cup will take place from late November to mid- December due to the extreme summer heat in Qatar, making it the first championship to not take place in May, June, or July.

GROUP A: Qatar, Senegal, Ecuador, Netherlands

GROUP B: England, Iran, USA, 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 and South Korea

Jidechi Chidiezie
Jidechi Chidiezie is a reporter at Pulse. Aside from covering world football, Jidechi is an experienced broadcast and digital media expert who loves to spend his time telling Nigeria-centric stories, most times, in text.

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