From Early Preparations to Argentina’s Victory: World Cup 2022 in Pictures

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December 18, 2022

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Doha’s Al Bidda park ahead of the 2022 World Cup. Overlooking the city’s corniche area and with a total size of around 1,750,000 square meters, the park was home to this year’s World Cup Fan Festival. [Credit: Alma Milisic]

Fans ride a newly-established metro line in Doha ahead of the World Cup’s opening ceremony on November 20. Qatar lost 0-2 against Ecuador in the first match of the Cup and was eliminated in the group stage, having scored only one goal. [Credit: Alma Milisic]

A large number of residential buildings were repurposed into hotels for the country to be able to accommodate visitors twice the size of Qatar’s population. Between 2 to 4 million fans were expected to attend the World Cup this year. [Credit: Alma Milisic]

Senegal fans ahead of the match with Netherlands. The team finished second in their group, marking the first time Senegal ever made it to the group of sixteen in the World Cup. [Credit: Alma Milisic]

Over 20,000 volunteers helped out in this year’s World Cup. Reportedly, around fifty percent of them were women. [Credit: Alma Milisic]

Croatia fans hold their national flag ahead of their third-place win against Morocco. Over 44,500 fans attended the match at the 45,000 fan-capacity Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar’s Capital Doha. [Credit: Alma Milisic]

A fan wears a half-Mexican, half-Argentinian jersey at FIFA World Cup 2022. [Credit: Alma Milisic]

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