The first football World Cup to be held in a country in the Middle East is scheduled to begin today (20) in Qatar.
This is the 22nd FIFA World Cup and the 32 participating teams will compete in 8 groups in the preliminary round.
And this is the last football world cup where the great football players Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Lionel Messi of Argentina will compete.
It is said that both of them have played 4 football world cups since 2006.
Also, for the first time in the history of a men's football tou ament, 3 women referees are a special feature of this tou ament.
Starting the tou ament, the opening match between the host Qatar team and the Ecuador team is scheduled to start at 8.30 tonight.