A FIFA World Cup™ of Firsts

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Argentina’s Lionel Messi lifting the famous trophy for the first time, capped an amazing culmination of firsts for the region, bringing energy and excitement to the tournament of a lifetime.

Fans could attend multiple tournament matches per day A fully demountable FIFA World Cup™ venue was used: Stadium 974 An all-female trio officiated in the tournament
A multi-song Official Soundtrack was created An Official Mascot could talk – introducing La’eeb™! Stadiums were fitted with air conditioning to keep players and fans cool The FIFA World Cup™ took place in the Arab world
  • 172 goals were scored at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, a tournament record!
  • The Round of 16 included teams representing all 5 confederations (and all 6 continents): 8x UEFA, 3x AFC, 2x CAF, 2x CONMEBOL, 1x Concacaf)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo became the first man to score at five editions of the FIFA World Cup™ (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022)
  • Lionel Messi made his 26th appearance as of the final match, breaking the record previously held by Lothar Matthäus