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Team Base Camp line-up reflects uniquely compact nature of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

DOHA: The 31 teams travelling to Qatar will have a Team Base Camp (TBC) to call home at the most compact FIFA World Cup since the inaugural instalment in 1930.

With no domestic flights required during the tournament, 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.

Teams will check in at their Team Base Camp Hotels (TBCHs) 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 FIFA 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 fans.

“Qatar 2022 will be a 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,” said Colin Smith, FIFA’s Chief Operating Officer – World Cup.

Nasser Al Khater, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 CEO, said: “We’re pleased to let fans see the world-class facilities that Qatar has developed for their national teams. As with all of our 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.

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