The Qatari management in sport reached its pinnacle in 2022 after the resounding success of internet hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and making it the very best ever event.
Qatar left a neighborhood, Gulf and Arab legacy that might be proudly handed right down to generations to return, impressing the world with the very best degree of infrastructure, together with state-of-the-art stadiums.
The host nation’s efforts over 12 years to organise the mega sporting occasion drew reward from the world over.
Qatar obtained greater than 1.4mn guests in the course of the World Cup which ran from November 20 to December 18, whereas the whole variety of followers who attended the championship matches reached 3,404,252. This made FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 rank third within the variety of followers within the historical past of the World Cup.
The ultimate match at Lusail Stadium noticed a report attendance with the total capability of 88,966 followers, making it the third highest attended match. The common attendance for a match was 53,000 followers, with a complete capability of greater than 96%.
The attendance of the followers within the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 broke many data because it exceeded for the reason that quarter-finals with 3,113,889 followers in 60 matches, whereas the whole variety of followers recorded within the World Cup Russia 2018 in 64 matches was 3,031,768 followers. It surpassed the gang attendance within the 1998 World Cup in France, which amounted to 2,785,100 followers, and exceeded the World Cup in South Korea and Japan in 2002, when the variety of followers in 64 matches reached 2,705,197.
The leisure actions held in parallel to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 additionally noticed a big attendance. The each day attendance of the assorted occasions reached practically 530,000 folks, whether or not on the FIFA Fan Pageant in Al Bidda Park, or the areas surrounding the stadiums, on the Doha Corniche, and within the fan areas throughout the nation. As for the FIFA Fan Pageant specifically, it attracted greater than 1.8mn followers, who loved dwell broadcasts of matches and leisure.
Beside the organisational success, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 achieved an unparalleled technical success, as many observers described the event as one of the crucial thrilling version of resounding surprises.
In 2022, Qatari soccer achieved a whole lot of continental successes, particularly administrative ones, as Qatar gained the honour of internet hosting the subsequent version of the AFC Asian Cup for adults, to be held at the start of 2024.
The Qatar Soccer Affiliation (QFA) introduced the participation of ‘Al Adaam’ within the subsequent version of the CONCACAF Gold Cup event for the second time in a row, after the group appeared within the final version of the event, held within the US in July and August of 2021 and achieved outstanding outcomes by reaching the semifinals, and misplaced 1-0 to the American group, who was topped champion after defeating Mexico within the last.
The AFC Competitions Committee has additionally chosen Qatar to host the sixth version of the AFC U-23 Asian Cup, which might be held in early 2024. This event is of nice significance, as it is going to qualify the highest three groups to the soccer competitors on the Summer time Olympic Video games hosted by the French capital Paris in 2024.
The yr 2022 witnessed the Qatari Olympic group changing into the runner-up of the West Asian Underneath-23 Championship, held in Saudi Arabia, after dropping within the last to the host (1-3), whereas the Qatari Olympic group had left the Asian Underneath-23 Championship, held in Uzbekistan, from the primary spherical, after drawing with the groups of Iran and Turkmenistan, and dropping to Uzbekistan within the Group A competitions.
The Qatar youth nationwide group certified for the U-20 Asian Cup finals, to be held in Uzbekistan in 2023, after topping the Group C of qualifiers held final September in Bahrain, beating Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Bahrain, to qualify for the finals for the sixteenth time in its historical past.
The Qatar U-17 nationwide group additionally reached the continental finals to be held in 2023, after topping the Group C within the qualifiers held in Oman, the place it collected ten factors from three victories over Oman, Iraq and Lebanon, and a draw with Bahrain.
When it comes to the participation of Qatari golf equipment on the continent, each Al Rayyan and Al Duhail reached the eighth spherical of the 2022 AFC competitions. Whereas Al Sadd and Al Gharafa left the group stage, Al Rayyan certified to the second spherical for the primary time in its historical past, securing second place in its group, whereas Al Duhail certified because the champion of its group with 5 wins and one loss.
Al Duhail and Al Rayyan booked their place at the start of the knockout phases of the event, which is hosted by Qatar, the place the matches of the spherical of 16 might be held on February 19 and 20, 2023, the quarterfinals on February 23, and the semifinals on February 26, the ultimate dwelling match might be held on April 29, 2023 on the dwelling of the qualifying group from the West area, and the return match might be held on Could 6, 2023 on the dwelling of the Japanese Urawa Crimson Diamonds group that certified for the ultimate of the East area.
On the native degree, Al Sadd retained the title of champion of the Qatari league (QNB Stars League) 2021-2022 for the second time in a row and the sixteenth in its historical past, whereas Al Duhail gained the title of Amir Cup for the fourth time in its historical past.
Doha was the main focus of consideration of soccer followers when in September it hosted the Lusail Tremendous Cup between Zamalek, the champion of the Egyptian league, and Al Hilal, the champion of the Saudi league, on the official opening of Lusail Stadium, the most important stadium of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
The nationwide groups spared no effort to boost the nation’s fame regionally and internationally in particular person and group sports activities in the course of the yr 2022, by successful titles and recording the very best outcomes. The Qatari handball group gained the Asian Males’s Championship 2022 for the fifth time in a row, the Qatar seashore volleyball group gained the Asian Seaside Volleyball Championship 2022, the 2022 FIBV Seaside Volleyball King of the Courtroom, and the 2022 Volleyball World Seaside Professional Tour.
The Qatari capturing group, comprising of Masoud Saleh al-Athba, Abdulaziz al-Attiyah and Rashid Saleh al-Athba, gained the lads’s skeet group gold within the tenth Asian Shotgun Championship in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Qatari Olympic champion Mutaz Barshim gained the gold medal within the excessive leap competitors on the 2022 World Athletics Championships for the third time in a row, and the Qatari Olympic champion and quadrant, Fares Ibrahim, gained three medals (two golds and a silver) within the 2022 Asian Weightlifting Championships.
The star of the Qatari capturing group, Rashid al-Athba, succeeded in qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympic Video games after ending third within the 2022 World Capturing Championships (Croatia). Champion Abdullah Al-Tamimi gained the gold medal for the lads’s singles class within the West Asian Squash Championship 2022 (Iran).
On the Gulf degree, Qatari groups achieved the very best ends in the third 2022 GCC Video games (Kuwait), with a complete of 52 medals (16 gold, 21 silver and 15 bronze). The Qatar champions continued to win medals on the 2022 Islamic Solidarity Video games (Turkey) and gained 12 medals (4 golds, three silvers and 5 bronzes).
Doha witnessed a distinguished exercise by internet hosting many tournaments within the worldwide WTT World Youth Desk Tennis Championships final March, and the Feeder Desk Tennis Championship for women and men, throughout the collection of worldwide desk tennis championships that Qatar hosted all through the month of March, in addition to the WTT CONTENDER Desk Tennis Championship and the WTT STAR CONTENDER Desk Tennis Championship.
The Qatar Gymnastics Federation additionally recorded quite a few achievements in 2022, because the Qatari group gained seven medals in October. Qatar achieved nice organisational success in internet hosting the 14th Taishan Inventive Gymnastics world cup in Doha final March.
The successes continued in organising the ninth version of the Asian Inventive Gymnastics Championship for women and men from 15 to 18 June, with the participation of greater than 137 female and male gamers from 21 nations.
Qatar Gymnastics Federation gained the internet hosting of the eighty fifth Worldwide Gymnastics Federation Congress in 2024.
Earlier than the tip of the yr, Qatar gained the internet hosting of the FIA World Endurance Championship, organised by the Worldwide Vehicle Federation. Qatar will host the inaugural endurance race for the yr 2024 and the championship races for a interval of six years.
The FIA World Endurance Championship, to be held at Lusail Worldwide Circuit, is the opening occasion of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship season.
As regular and yearly, Qatar efficiently hosted worldwide tournaments of Qatar Tennis Federation similar to: ExxonMobil Tennis Championship for males, Whole Open Tennis Championship for ladies, and native ones similar to: the primary Qatar Championship of the Worldwide Tennis Federation for males, the second Qatar Championship of the Worldwide Tennis Federation for males, and the third Qatar Championship of the Worldwide Tennis Federation for males, the primary Qatar Worldwide Youth Tennis Championship, the second Qatar Worldwide Youth Tennis Championship, the Qatar Basic worldwide squash championship, and the Squash Championship Problem 2.
Additionally, in the course of the yr 2022, many different occasions occurred in Qatar in rugby, cricket, karate, judo, and different tournaments in varied video games, to substantiate that the nation is the game capital of the world, and the popular vacation spot for all worldwide and continental sport actions, due to its excessive capabilities, accrued expertise, and world potential to organise and host occasions efficiently.