Qatar is ready to host the FIFA World Cup 2022. The new world cup is already making lots of news on social media and national channels.
Unlike any other world cup, this year’s world cup will surely make lots of news and historical moments. Anyways, more countries are already qualified to host the upcoming world cups.
This content contains important information on FIFA World cup host countries from 2006 to 2030. So, without any more words, let’s dive directly into our topic.
The 2006 Germany World Cup
It was the 18th FIFA world cup held in Germany for the second time. It was back in 1974 when Germany hosted the FIFA world cup for the first time. In this world cup, a total of 31 teams qualified to compete.
The final occurred at the Olympiastadion stadium in Berlin, where Italy defeated France for the win.
It was one of the most watched World Cups in FIFA history. Meanwhile, the final match between Italy and France attracted 715.1 million people.
2010 South Africa World Cup
The 19th FIFA World Cup attracted many soccer fans through its theme song, “Waka Waka,” which is still one of the best FIFA theme songs of all time.
It was the first time FIFA held a world cup in South Africa. In the tournament, 53 nations were qualified to compete. However, Spain won the Cup by defeating the Netherlands in the final.
The final match was played at the Football City Stadium in front of 84,490 attendees.
2014 Brazil World Cup
In 2014, Brazil hosted the FIFA World Cup for the 2nd time after 64 years. It was the 20th FIFA World Cup in which 31 national teams were qualified to compete in 64 matches. However, beating all the odds, Germany and Argentina advanced to the final.
However, Germany defeated Argentina by 1-0 and took the Cup home. The final match was held in the Maracanã Stadium, loaded with 74,738 supporters.
The 2018 Russia World Cup
The 2018 FIFA World Cup was highly controversial as Russia was accused of bribing FIFA officials and threatening other countries to back out of the bidding. All the controversies brought doubt to football fans as Russia was not a football-friendly place then.
Despite all the controversies, Russia hosted the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup. It became one of the most viewed World Cups, with a record audience of around 3.5 billion people.
The Final match between France and Croatia was hosted in Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow in front of 78,011 attendees. However, France won the game by scoring 4-2 against Croatia and took the Cup.
The 2022 Qatar World Cup
The 2022 Qatar world cup has already begun on Sunday, November 20, at the Al Bayt Stadium. This year’s Qatar world cup is the highlight of being the most expensive FIFA world cup of all time.
According to reports, Qatar spent $220 billion on the world cup, a total of $10 billion used on constructing seven new stadiums. In the history of FIFA, no other host nations have ever spent this much money to host the world cup.
The world cup matches will take place in seven beautiful stadiums:
- Lusail Stadium
- Al Bayt Stadium
- Al Janoub Stadium
- Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
- Khalifa International Stadium
- Education City Stadium
- Stadium 974
The final match will occur on December 18 at the iconic Lusail Stadium.
2026 FIFA World Cup
After the closing of the Qatar World Cup 2022, fans will be waiting for the 23rd FIFA world cup 2026, which Canada, Mexico, and the United States will host. 16 cities in North American countries will jointly host it.
The United States will host Sixty matches, whereas Canada and Mexico will host ten games each. It will have 80 matches, breaking the previous record of 64 games.
Moreover, FIFA will expand the total team numbers from 32 to 48. Not only will the 2026 world cup be the first world cup to have three co-hosts, but Mexico will also be the first country to co-host the men’s World Cup three times.
2030 FIFA World Cup
The 24th FIFA World Cup will be around by 2030. Although the host nation isn’t official, the report says that Saudi Arabia can make a joint bid with Greece and Egypt.
The Argentine Football Association and Uruguayan Football Association have offered the first joint bid for the 2030 World Cup. Meanwhile, Spain, Portugal, and Ukraine have made the second official bid for the world cup.
More bids have been made from Africa, Europe, South America, Asia, and a few other countries. Anyways, we will have to wait for the official announcement from FIFA.
The 24th FIFA World Cup will continue to feature 48 teams, but it is not official how many matches the 2030 FIFA world cup will have.
This was all for the topic of the FIFA World Cup Host Countries From 2006 to 2030. Hosting the FIFA world cup is a grand way to bring tourism to one nation. Moreover, host countries can make money from tourism and bring economic prosperity. While the 2026 World Cup will be hosted by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, bidding for the 2030 World Cup is still ongoing.