20 intersting facts about 2022 World Cup
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is planned for the first time in a Middle East country. Despite all the speculation, corruption scandals and proceedings, the Arab country is already in full swing preparing for the tournament, which in its scale and organizational aspects can at least partially surpass the recent World Cup games in the Russian Federation.
As the organizers themselves admitted, it will be difficult for them to achieve the same level and professionalism in organizational matters as Russia did. At the same time, according to the Qataris, their championship will be remembered for a long time not only by the fans, but also by the guests of the country.
1.This is the last FIFA World Cup with 32 teams - from 2026, the final will be expanded to 48 teams.
2. The logo of the World Cup 2022 is a ribbon symbolizing infinity and harmony, as well as the shape of sand dunes. The ribbon features traditional Arabic designs. In the logo, you can see the numbers 2 and 0 (associated with the year of the event). He is depicted in the colors of the Qatari flag and traditionally white Arab clothing. Qatar 2022 is written in ancient Arabic script.
3. The Qatar national team will take part in the final stage of the World Cup for the first time in its history. The state was automatically qualified as the organizer of the tournament.
4.8 stadiums from five cities will host the 2022 World Cup matches. To overcome the heat, the Qataris have pledged to equip stadiums with air cooling systems that maintain temperatures at no higher than plus 27 degrees Celsius.
The largest of the stadiums,Lusail Aykonik Stadium, accommodates 86,000 spectators and will host the 2022 World Cup final on December 18, 2022.
5. At the time of the World Cup in Qatar, the sale and consumption of alcohol will be partially legalized, but this can only be done in fan zones.
6. According to the estimates of the newspaper The Guardian, during the preparation of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, more than 6.5 thousand migrants died, who worked in the construction of stadiums, hotels and other facilities. Most of the citizens of India - 2.7 thousand people, another 1.6 thousand - from Nepal, 1,000 - from Bangladesh, more than 800 - from Pakistan and just over 550 - from Sri Lanka. Earlier, human rights organizations have repeatedly reported violations of workers' rights at these construction sites and poor working conditions there.
7. Qatar will admit only fans vaccinated against coronavirus at the 2022 World Cup.
8. For the first time, all active members of FIFA will take part in the qualifying tournament.
9. Qatar's preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup are now 95% complete. On June 6, 2021, the Deputy Minister of Finance of Qatar for Economic Affairs Saud bin Abdullah al-Attiyah spoke about this at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
10. French and Belgian coaches Didier Deschamps and Roberto Martinez, respectively, are 100% likely to be "at the helm" of their teams at the 2022 World Cup.
11. Ukrainian police will take part in maintaining order at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
12. At the 2022 World Cup it will be possible to use flags with LGBT symbols. The Qatari authorities have pledged that they are ready to adhere tonorms FIFAaimed at fostering tolerance. At the same time, Qatar itself has strict anti-LGBT laws.
Fans will be able to use flags with symbols at stadiums. Also rainbow flags can be attached to corner flags.
13. FIFA has opened ticket sales for the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar, which can be purchased for a whopping 48,802 euros.
Fans registering for the package must purchase at least two tickets, totaling € 48,802, in order to qualify for the tournament's final game atStadium Lusail next year.
Fans will have access to a lounge area in the central sector of the stadium, where spectators will be offered a four-course meal, including soft drinks, soft and alcoholic cocktails, champagne, spirits, wines and beer. The service is available before the start of the match, during the break and after the match.
14. The North Korean national team has refused to continue to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
At that time, the DPRK national team had already played five matches in Group H of the World Cup qualification.
15. Former Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger said that automatic offside detection could be applied at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Wenger is currentlyDirector of Global Football Development FIFA's.
16. It will be possible to get to the stadiums from the hotels either by metro, or by metro and bus. Trams and trolleybuses will also transport passengers at the World Championship.
17. The maximum distance between stadiums is only 56 km. It will take no more than an hour for football fans to get from one arena to another.
18. World Cup 2022 will be the most sustainable in the history of the World Championships.
19. COVID-19 will not affect the tournament. There will be no restrictions (other than vaccinations).
20. World Cup - 2022 for the first time in its history will be held in autumn and winter (from November 21 to December 18, 2022). In addition, the 22nd World Cup will be played in the Middle East for the first time.
The national football teams have met in the World Cup once every four years since 1930, the only exception being the period of the Second World War. Find out some of the details about this important sporting event that even the most ardent fans do not know.
1. "If you want to have a good time at Wembley, don't call the Germans." Alan Shearer.
2. “Did I say that only the sky is higher than Milan? Everything is correct. But Inter is above the sky. " Antonio Cassano.
3. “Italian football is a game of fear. Two are attacking, 10 are defending, and young players are in the reserve. " Arrigo Sacchi.
4. "Football is the most important thing of all unimportant things." Arrigo Sacchi.
5. “If you don't know what to do with the ball in the box, just score a goal. And after the match we will figure out what else could have been done. " Bob Paisley.
6. “The father of my future wife asked what I was doing. I said that I am a football player. He tensed and asked if I had a profession. I replied that this is the profession. But when I saw the look on his face, I added that I knew how to lay bricks. He immediately perked up. " Bob Paisley.
7. “My work at Liverpool has not always been successful. Once we became the second. " Bob Paisley.
8. "The problem with the referees is that they know the rules of the game, but they don't understand the game itself." Bill Shankly.
9. “In the first half, there were academics with canes in CSKA uniform on the field. And in the second half I saw professional footballers ”. Valery Gazzaev.
10. "The game is forgotten, the result remains." Valery Lobanovsky.
11. “A coach's job? I don't want to lose a footballer in myself, and this must be done in order to become a successful coach. " Dennis Bergkamp.
12. "The best place to defend the goal is in someone else's penalty area." Jock Stein.
13. "Even if it was a hand, it was the hand of God." Diego Maradona.
14. “When I die, no one will remember who I met, who I fought with and how many cars I crashed, because it doesn't matter. They will remember my game. " George Best.
15. “In 1969, I gave up alcohol and women. It was the worst 20 minutes of my life. " George Best.
16. “When the teams were recruited at school, I was always the last to be picked. I was little. " David Beckham.
17. "The stones thrown at me would be enough for a monument." Jose Mourinho.
18. “Victories are not boring. Win 10 games in a row and you want to win 11 more. " Zinedine Zidane.
19. "Life is full of regrets, but they are not worth the time spent on them." Zinedine Zidane.
20. "Why buy a Ferrari if you drive it like a Fiat?" Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
21. “If you have the ball, you have to make the field as big as possible. If your opponents have the ball, you have to make the field as small as possible. " Johan Cruyff.
22. "Every disadvantage can become an advantage." Johan Cruyff.
23. "Italians never outplay anyone, but it is always very easy for them to lose." Johan Cruyff.
24. “I am a former footballer, former coach, former director and former President Emeritus. This list shows once again that everything comes to an end. " Johan Cruyff.
25. "The secret is to smoke a cigarette to calm the nerves, and then take a big sip of something stronger to tone the muscles." Lev Yashin.
26. "I am sure that in a few weeks I can learn to speak English well enough for any German to understand me." Lothar Matthäus.
27. “Running is for animals. We need brains and a ball to play football. ” Louis van Gaal.
28. "I took over the team, but I hope to leave behind a team." Luis Aragones.
29. "If you have the best players, it does not mean that you have the best team." Marcello Lippi.
30. “I don't like compliments. I prefer to hear criticism and refute it. " Paul Scholes.
31. “I lost three World Championships on penalties. Do you mind if I say this is getting on my nerves? " Roberto Baggio.
32. “My job is aggression. I'm going to war. What I do can hardly be called participation in a football match. " Roy Keane.
33. “People say that you have to go with the flow, but do you know who goes with the flow? Dead fish. " Roy Keane.
34. "If it came to a fight with Patrick Vieira, he would kill me." Roy Keane.
35. “If I don’t go to the club at night, I won’t score during the day.” Romario.
36. “I'm ugly. But what I do is fascinating. " Ronaldinho.
37. Winning the World Cup is better than sex. And not because sex is not so good - it's just that the World Cup, unlike sex, happens only once every four years. " Ronaldo.
38. “Usually when players exchange shirts, they always smell like sweat. But Beckham's T-shirt only smelled of cologne. Either he manages to somehow remove his smell, or he sweats with perfume. " Ronaldo.
39. “I play not with my mind, but with my heart. I do not think - I act. " Thierry Henry.
40. “Italians are losing football matches as if they were wars. And they are losing wars as if they were football matches. " Winston Churchill.
41. “The only thing I know about Feyenoord is that they are from the same country where Ajax play. Fabio Capello.
42. "In football, the strongest does not win, but the strongest is the one who won." Franz Beckenbauer.
43. "Advantage means nothing if the opponent has chances." Franz Beckenbauer.
44. "Sometimes, when you walk into the locker room, it seems that you are in Hollywood." Franz Beckenbauer.
45. “I hate tiki-taku. I don’t want to hear about her anymore. Tiki-taka is a bunch of shit, pass to pass. I don't force my players to deal with such rubbish. " Josep Guardiola.
46. “I think there are two Christs. Alone there, upstairs, well, I am here. " Hristo Stoichkov.
47. “Daddy told me:“ Edik, football is a good thing, it’s help in work. If you suddenly shine in football, it will be easier to get a job at the factory ”. Edward Malofeev.
48. "What would football be if not for me?" Ellenio Herrera.
49. "Seagulls follow the trawler because they think the sardines will be thrown into the sea." Eric Cantona.
50. “Sports are completely controlled. Nowadays, football matches have nothing to do with the games in the yard. Imagination has no place here. " Jari Litmanen.
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20 buildings that pretend to be something else, including a supermarket in a theater and a school in a mall
Would you like to live in a former prison? And study at the mall? In any case, people were not made any offers before they ended up in buildings that were previously used for a completely different purpose. It is obvious that not all buildings are universal, but this does not stop some businessmen from making a supermarket in the old theater building or converting it into a church into a grocery store. It sounds like a complete fiction, however, these are all real cases that actually happened. 16 buildings that pretend to be something else await you next! Bemorepanda collected some cool pics.
"My apartment building used to be a school."
Starbucks at the site of an old car wash
"This thrift store used to be a bowling alley."
Bank converted to McDonald's
“My house used to be a police station and my bathroom is an old prison cell. The old window is still in place. "
Church converted into a grocery store
"My college used to be a shopping mall."
“The Subway Café I visited today used to be a bank. Instead of removing the vault, they just put the seats inside it. "
This gym used to be a bank
Regular residential building converted to Burger King, Columbus, Georgia, USA
This supermarket in Venice used to be a theater
“My school used to be a bank. My lesson takes place in the vault "
Former gas station remodeled at Starbucks, Miami, Florida, USA
This supermarket used to be a hockey stadium. They even decided not to remove the scoreboard.
“The local Mexican restaurant used to be Chinese. Instead of painting over a drawing on the wall, they just drew a sombrero on the pandas. "
This decommissioned aircraft is now a McDonald's branch, New Zealand.
No one is perfect, and mistakes are inevitable. However, over time there have been many mistakes that have cost a fortune, not to mention human losses and environmental impact. If we aroused your curiosity, here are 10 of the most expensive mistakes in history. Bemorepanda collected them to inform you!
1. The explosion of the Ariane rocket 5
On June 4, 1996, the first Ariane 5 rocket started its engines and was launched from the coast of French Guiana. 37 seconds later, the rocket twisted 90 degrees in the wrong direction and in less than two seconds - the aerodynamic forces caused the amplifiers outside the rocket to break. This triggered the self-destruct mechanism and the rocket exploded. The disastrous launch cost about $ 370 million and delayed scientific research on the operation of the Earth's magnetosphere by almost 4 years. The launch of Ariane 5 is widely recognized as one of the most expensive software failures in history.
2. The sinking of the Titanic
The sinking of the Titanic is one of the most disastrous maritime accidents in history. On April 14, 1912, just four days after leaving port, the huge ship was destroyed in the North Atlantic Ocean in a collision with an iceberg, and about 1,500 people lost their lives. A century later, it emerged that the sinking of the Titanic was caused by a navigation error, doubled by a wrong decision. The financial loss was estimated at $ 7.5 million or about $ 168 million today.
3. Hitler's came to power
Henry Tandey, the most decorated British soldier during the First World War, could change history and stop all the horrors caused by the Nazis, as well as the loss of 60 million lives in World War II.
While on a battlefield in France during World War I, Tandey (a 26-year-old soldier) aimed his rifle at a wounded German soldier who was trying to flee to save his life. , according to Mirror. Out of compassion, Tandey spared the young man. That was Hitler, and he was 29 at the time.
4. SNCF and its oversized trains
With only a few extra inches, the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (SNCF), the French national railway company, and the Réseau Ferré de France (RFF) angered the French. In 2014, in order to accommodate more passengers and give them more space in trains, SNCF ordered 341 trains that were too wide to pass through certain French stations. As a result, the company was forced to build 1,300 docks at a cost of 50 million euros.
5. The hunter who started one of the largest forest fires in California
In 2003, a 34-year-old Californian hunter got lost in a forest in San Diego and lit a fire to be found by authorities. Unfortunately, due to carelessness, the fire spread rapidly in the forest, and this mistake started one of the most devastating fires in California history. The loss was about $ 1.2 billion, and the fire destroyed more than 110,500 hectares, 2,820 buildings and killed 15 people.
The culprit was fined $ 9,000 and sentenced to 960 hours of community service.
6. $ 225 million lost due to a input error
A typo cost the Japanese company Mizuho Securities $ 225 million. On December 8, 2005, the brand issued an order mentioning the sale of 610,000 shares for one yen per share. In reality, they intended to sell a 610,000 yen (about 5,000 euros) share on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
7. Piper Alpha platform explosion due to a valve
The explosion of the Piper Alpha platform is listed as the worst oil disaster to occur offshore. The event took place on the night of July 6, 1988, as part of maintenance operations. The safety valves were replaced, but the technicians made a mistake and forgot to replace a single valve. Because of this, when an attempt was made to activate the liquid gas pumps, the 90-meter-high platform was engulfed in charcoal and exploded. As a result of this disaster, 167 workers lost their lives and the material damage was estimated at about $ 3.4 billion.
8. The 1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands
The war in the Falkland Islands (also called the Falkland Islands) - located about 500 km from the coast of Argentina and 13,000 kilometers from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, lost by Argentina, cost the country 850 million dollars . But in addition to the material losses, more than 700 young soldiers lost their lives.
9. The Chernobyl nuclear disaster
On April 26, 1986, the number four reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant suffered a catastrophic explosion of its steam-fired boilers, which triggered a fire, a series of additional explosions and radioactive leaks.
Radioactive material spread through the atmosphere has severely affected the health of millions of people. It is estimated that the radiation released into the atmosphere was 100 times stronger than that emitted by the atomic bombs in Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
10. Russia sold the territory of Alaska to the United States
In 1867, Russia sold Alaska to the United States for $ 7.2 million (currently about $ 132 million) - and this is listed as one of the most costly mistakes in history. Faced with major financial problems and the fear of losing the colonies without any compensation, Tsar Alexander II decided to get rid of his North American territories, which at the time did not bring him much benefits.
No one then imagined the protos that the Americans will get from this acquisition. Alaska is indeed rich in natural resources such as gold and oil. Oil and gas reserves are worth $ 200 billion, according to economists.
Many people have a passion for how they like to walk in abandoned places that have long been abandoned by man and taken into their "hands" by nature. These places keep a special atmosphere that attracts and repels at the same time, and now you will see for yourself.
It looks like an eerie abandoned church and a scary gingerbread house at the same time.
"I was in Vietnam and stumbled upon a long-forgotten burial carriage in an overgrown barn."
Traces of an alien civilization, which are actually abandoned anti-aircraft installations during the Second World War
Largest abandoned teddy bear store found in Pennsylvania
Abandoned Russian Church
Abandoned residential complex in Turkey
Abandoned apartment covered with snow and ice, Vorkuta, Russia
Bus stop in Kazakhstan
Abandoned Gothic Church in Portugal
Tower of Saint John the Baptist, Italy
Water tower in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Abandoned house in Watsonville, California
Cemetery of Soviet military aircraft
The last house on Holland Island
It was once someone's home
Abandoned British Colonial Island, India. The buildings here now have trees
An entire abandoned island in Japan
Somewhere in Scotland
Abandoned amusement park in Nara prefecture, Japan
40 years later in the same place. Someone's childhood is left here. Pripyat, Ukraine