FIFA World Cup 2022: A Look At Teams Of Group A | In Pics
The much-anticipated FIFA World Cup is around the corner and you might be wondering how many teams are participating in the gala event of football in Qatar. So, 32 teams are participating in the 22nd edition of the World Cup and it is the first to be played in the Arab world, commencing on November 20. Further, 32 nations are divided into eight groups, comprising four teams each.
Qatar will play their inaugural FIFA World Cup in the history of the tournament. Qatar have automatically qualified for the mega event by virtue of being hosts. In the opening clash of the World Cup 2022, Qatar will lock horns against Equador at Al Bayt Stadium on November 20.
Qatar World Cup 2022 will be their sixth appearance in the competition. Their best performance was in Germany in 2006 when they reached the last 16 after wins over Poland and Costa Rica, before being eliminated 1-0 by England thanks to a David Beckham free kick.
In the last World Cup, Senegal failed to book a spot in the knockout stage. Their best finish in the World Cup came in their debut season in 2002 when they reached the quarter-final. Senegal will open their campaign against the Netherlands at Al Thumama Stadium on November 21.
Netherlands have been runners-up at three World Cups, coming close to being crowned world champions but missing out on each occasion. In 2014 Brazil World Cup, Netherlands finished at third spot but they failed to qualify in the last edition in Russia. Netherlands will face Senegal in their opening clash.