Team Base Camp line-up imitates the uniquely dense nature of the Football World Cup

The 31 teams travelling to Qatar will have a Team Base Camp to call home at the most compact Football World Cup since the inaugural instalment in 1930. With no domestic flights required during the tournament Football World cup, the same top-class facilities will be used throughout the competition. For this edition, therefore, official training sessions the day before matches will also be held at the respective training sites.

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Team Base Camp line-up imitates the uniquely dense nature of the Football World Cup
Team Base Camp line-up imitates the uniquely dense nature of the Football World Cup

Teams will check in at their Team Base Camp Hotels at least five days before their first match, with players hoping to extend their stay from the guaranteed 15 days to 33, an achievement reserved only for the finalists. 

As part of the unique features of the Football World Cup 2022, 24 out of the 32 teams will stay within a 10km radius of each other, further ensuring that the event’s thrilling atmosphere is concentrated in and around Doha, to the delight of local and international followers. 

“Qatar Football World Cup will be a Football World Cup like no other, with teams benefiting from its compact nature and warm local hospitality. Players will have more time to train and rest during the competition while being able to experience the excitement that will take over the country at much closer quarters, as fellow players and passionate fans from all 32 nations will be gathering in a single area,” supposed Colin Smith, FIFA’s Chief Operating Officer Football World Cup.

Nasser Al Khater, Qatar Football World Cup CEO, supposed: “We’re pleased to let fans see the world-class facilities that Qatar has developed for their national teams. As with all of our Football World Cup projects, legacy planning has been a key factor and many of the training sites renovated and built will benefit local clubs and communities long after the tournament has finished. The new hotels will also support Qatar’s growing tourism industry post-2022.”

Team Base Camp line-up imitates the uniquely dense nature of the Football World Cup
Team Base Camp line-up imitates the uniquely dense nature of the Football World Cup

A TBC is the headquarters of a participating team during the competition period of the FIFA World Cup. It combines a dedicated Team Base Camp Training Site with a suitable hotel or another form of accommodation. There will be three types of training sites in use during the tournament: local clubs, cluster training facilities, and stadium training sites. Many have been built from scratch or renovated, representing an important part of the tournament’s legacy for grassroots football in Qatar.

The TBCHs range from four- and five-star hotels to villas, resorts, and non-hotel accommodations, including sports academy residences and school/university housing. Besides facilities such as treatment rooms, they feature dedicated common areas to safeguard teams’ privacy and also comply with the relevant security protocols.

A total of 162 inspection visits were organized for the teams that participated in the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, starting in October 2019. FIFA and the Host Country take their responsibility concerning workers’ rights very seriously. As part of these efforts, FIFA and Qatar are implementing an unprecedented due diligence process to protect the rights and well-being of workers at a total of 159 hotels, including all of those that will host participating teams.

This work is being carried out in close partnership with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and involves collaboration with trade unions and other independent monitors, as well as the International Labour Organization. Over recent months, FIFA has also supported member associations in their interactions with hotels concerning workers’ rights and is encouraged by the constructive relationships built around this important topic.

Qatar Football World Cup: QSL holds a technical meeting for the game at Lusail Stadium

The Qatar Stars League (QSL) yesterday held its technical meeting to review arrangements and preparations for the high-profile QNB Stars League match between Al Arabi and Al Rayyan to be played on Thursday at the Lusail Stadium, one of the eight venues for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. 

Representatives from the QSL, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Security Department, and the two teams besides the Match Commissioner and Co-Ordinator attended the meeting. During the meeting, the organizational procedures for match-day operations were discussed while the match-day operations area, pitch, and both teams’ dressing rooms inside the stadium were also inspected. Worldwide Tickets and Hospitality offers tickets for the Qatar Football World Cup at the best prices. Football fanatics and buy Football World Cup Tickets at exclusively discounted prices.

Team Base Camp line-up imitates the uniquely dense nature of the Football World Cup
Team Base Camp line-up imitates the uniquely dense nature of the Football World Cup

Meanwhile, the QSL announced the release of a new batch of tickets for the match, and fans can buy them at the official website and through the Official Mobile Application.

There will be no ticket outlets at the stadium, therefore everyone who wishes to attend the match must complete the ticket purchase process through the website or the mobile application.

Football World Cup: More than half a million people sign up to volunteer at FIFA events

More than half a million people have now signed up on FIFA’s global volunteer platform. The FIFA volunteer program, revamped in December 2020, is the largest of its kind in sport, allowing everyone who signs up on the registration portal to apply to take part in any future FIFA tournament. Volunteer numbers have soared from 100,000 since October 2021, with the fast-approaching FIFA World Cup™ unsurprisingly proving the biggest draw.

Team Base Camp line-up imitates the uniquely dense nature of the Football World Cup
Team Base Camp line-up imitates the uniquely dense nature of the Football World Cup

“This rise in people signing up to the platform truly is remarkable, supposed FIFA President Gianni Infantino. The surge in numbers shows that our volunteer program and platform are becoming a real, global community, with incredible interest in taking part in the Football World Cup in Qatar later this year.”

“Volunteers play a key role in every FIFA tournament Football World Cup. Along with their energy and smiles, they bring a unique atmosphere, giving their time and expertise to ensure football continues to flourish. Once again, volunteers have shown their commitment to, and love of, our sport, and we are truly thankful for this.”

The landmark figure has also impressed the FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura. “It is outstanding to reach this important milestone so quickly after the programmed was relaunched, and we are very happy,” she supposed. 

“For football to continue to thrive, volunteers are essential. We can see the popularity and love of our sport shine through in these fantastic volunteers. It is a very special community and we look forward to it expanding further.”

The spread of volunteers across all events is fascinating and, with the Qatar Football World Cup 2022™ on the horizon, the regions closest to Qatar are strongly represented: 43.2% are from Asia and 40.2% from Africa. English is the most commonly spoken language among applicants (94.4%), while 23.8% speak French, 16.7% Spanish, and 3.8% German. Almost half of the volunteers 48.9%, to be precise – speak a language other than the aforementioned four. 

Overall, 53.1% of volunteers are in employment, while 34.4% are students. In terms of age groups, 24- to 34-year-olds lead the way (42.9%) ahead of 18- to 24-year-olds, who make up 36%, while 35- to 44-year-olds comprise 15.6% and 5.5% of volunteers are aged 45 or over.

Applications for the Qatar Football World Cup 2022 volunteer program the largest such scheme in Qatar’s history will close on Sunday, 31 July at 23:59. The program is aimed at bringing people together through football to deliver the first Football World Cup in the Middle East and Arab world while celebrating their mutual love for the game and showcasing the true spirit of Qatar. It will put 20,000 passionate volunteers at the heart of the tournament’s operations and create a proud volunteering legacy in the region.

Team Base Camp line-up imitates the uniquely dense nature of the Football World Cup
Team Base Camp line-up imitates the uniquely dense nature of the Football World Cup

“Billions of people will be watching when the world’s greatest football event occurs in our home this November. As residents of Qatar, we have the chance to support the tournament through volunteering. It’s been amazing to see the candidates’ enthusiasm to join the volunteering team,” supposed Dr Susan Borden, a US national who is part of the pioneering group that is interviewing the applicants.

Interviews will be completed by 13 August, when the tournament reaches the 100 days-to-go milestones. Members of the public aged at least 18, whether passionate football fans or simply interested in the volunteering experience, have until Sunday, 31 July to apply to take part in the Football World Cup in Qatar 2022 as a volunteer, which is also the place to go to register for other FIFA events.

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