Qatar 2022 kicks off on November 21 and the clock is ticking in less than four months, has the entire footballing world in high gear. All of the World Cup stadiums are within an hour of one another, making it a manageable affair.
All of the teams will have their own World Cup training facilities, dubbed Team Base Camp (TBC), according to a recent announcement from authorities. The finalised locations for each team have been confirmed.
During the tournament, a competing team’s headquarters will be at the Team Base Camp. It combines a specialised training location with an ideal hotel or other type of lodging.
While the World Cup qualifiers were still taking place, each country was given a variety of options for accommodation, with inspection visits taking place and a “first come, first serve” rule in effect if more than one country desired the same base.
Out of the 32 teams, 24 will stay within a ten kilometre radius.
Eight teams, including England, Germany, Belgium, and Portugal, have opted to be headquartered further from Doha, but most teams will be staying close to the action by staying around the capital.
According to FIFA, this will be the most compact World Cup since the 1930 tournament, which was held in Uruguay.
England is booked in at the Souq Al-Wakra hotel where authorities plan to close off a section of the nearby public beach to ensure the privacy and the comfort of the players.
Spain and Argentina have chosen to stay in more basic accommodation at Qatar University. For the duration of the competition, they will be billeted separately and trained on different fields.
The Al-Rayan Hotel will host the national football team of Iran, which will compete in preliminary group B alongside teams from Wales, England, and the United States. Additionally, the Al-Rayan Club will serve as the home of the Iranian national football team’s training facility.
Australia will be staying in the cutting-edge Aspire Academy, which has lots of training facilities, while Costa Rica will be staying at the four-star dusitD2 Salwa.
All of the training facilities will be of a world-class standard, according to Nasser Al Khater, CEO of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
“We’re pleased to let fans see the world-class facilities that Qatar has developed for their national teams,” he said. Fans of the 32 teams that made it into the renowned competition may rest easy knowing that they will have the greatest resources available to do well at the World Cup, he continued.
Where every team will be staying during the tournament:
Qatar: Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel
Ecuador: Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha
Senegal: Duhail Handball Sports Hall
Netherlands: The St. Regis Doha
England: Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar by Tivoli
Iran: Al Rayyan Hotel Doha Curio Collection by Hilton
USA: Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha
Wales: Delta Hotels City Centre Doha
Argentina: Qatar University Hostel 1
Saudi Arabia: Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort
Mexico: Simaisma, A Murwab Resort
Poland: Ezdan Palace Hotel
France: Al Messila – A Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Doha
Australia: New Aspire Academy Athlete Accommodation
Denmark: Retaj Salwa Resort and Spa
Tunisia: Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach
Spain: Qatar University Hostel 2
Costa Rica: dusitD2 Salwa Doha
Germany: Zulal Wellness Resort
Japan: Radisson Blu Hotel Doha
Belgium: Hilton Salwa Beach Resort and Villas
Canada: Century Premier Hotel Lusail
Morocco: Wyndham Doha West Bay
Croatia: Hilton Doha
Brazil: The Westin Doha Hotel and Spa
Serbia: Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha
Switzerland: Le Royal Meridien, Doha
Cameroon: Banyan Tree Doha at La Cigale Mushaireb
Portugal: Al Samriya Autograph Collection Hotel
Ghana: Double Tree by Hilton Doha – Al Sadd
Uruguay: Pullman Doha West Bay
South Korea: Le Meridien City Centre Doha