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  • First World Cup to take place in Winter
  • But Qatari winter still sees temperatures hit 30C
  • State-of-the-art conditioning units have been built into stadiums at pitch level 
  • Managers can make five substitutions 
  • Drink breaks could be introduced 
  • England’s first game kicks off at 4 pm local time – it’s expected to be HOT! 
  • But the final two group games will take place at 10 pm local time – long after sunset

How hot will it be in Qatar and how will England cope with the heat?

For the first time the World Cup is being held in a middle eastern country – and to avoid the sweltering heat of the Qatari summer months, the tournament is being held in winter. 

A winter FIFA World Cup is a first – but despite it being winter, expect is still to be warm in Qatar. 

So what will the temperature be in Qatar 2022 – and how will teams beat the heat? 

What temperature will it be in Qatar duing the 2022 World Cup? 

The Qatar World Cup kickoff on Sunday, November 20 – where the host nation will play Ecuador. According to the maximum temperature in November in the capital Doha is 30C and the minimum is 20C. 

The opening match will be around 26C, despite the 7 pm kickoff in Al Khor. 

Players can expect humidity to be between 60% and 70% during November and December, which is higher than the average for the rest of the year in Qatar. 

World Cups are usually played in the summer months of June and July, however, in those months in Qatar temperatures average 37C which has been deemed too hot for football matches to take place. 

World cup 2022 How hot will it be in Qatar and how will England cope with the heat?

How will teams beat the heat in Qatar?

The Qataris have pulled out all the stops to make the experience for the players a positive one. To combat the heat and humidity in Qatar, state-of-the-art conditioning units have been built into stadiums at pitch level to ensure a cool flow of air around players as they compete. 

Drink breaks – a quick stoppage midway through each half – could also be introduced to help players deal with the weather conditions. 

The World Cup will also allow managers to make five substitutions during matches, meaning some players won’t be overworked. 

For England, boss Gareth Southgate has scheduled training sessions for the morning to avoid the peak heat in the afternoon. 

But England’s first match – against Iran, will take place at 4 pm local time which could prove tricky.

However, England’s other two group stage matches – against USA and Wales take place at 10 pm local time, well after sunset. 

Where is the FIFA World Cup 2022 schedule?

Following a dazzling Final Draw for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the final tournament match schedule has been published on FIFA+.

Given the compact nature of Qatar, event organisers were able to assign, for the first time ever, group stage games to a stadium and kick-off time for each matchday after the final draw, optimising the match schedule for the benefit and comfort of spectators, teams, media and the global audience.

A total of 64 games will be played to decide the winners of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. See when and where the action will take place.

Follow the schedule here

The 2022 FIFA World Cup begins on Nov. 20 in what will be the first winter edition in the history of the competition. The best players in the world will take center stage in Qatar as the action runs through the final on Dec. 18.
The cost might be of the ticket is an estimate for a group match ranging from $105 to $210, and the ticket for the final ranges from $455 to $1,100. All tickets are sold in Qatari riyal (QAR) to both residents of Qatar and internationals. Here are list of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Ticket Prices below with detailed price
The 2022 World Cup starts on November 20 in Qatar when temperatures generally start falling heading into winter. Early group games will likely be the hottest with highs of 26-28°C (78-82°F) possible
Yes, alcohol will be sold in Qatari stadiums at the World Cup. Beer will be sold and available for fans three hours before and one hour after kick-off. It will not be available during the games

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