The reason why the final of the World Cup in Qatar 2022 is played on December 18
France and Argentina will look for their third star on a very special day for the Arab country.
The World Cup in Qatar has been shrouded in controversy from the start: from Infanitno’s ludicrous “I feel gay” comments to rainbow flag rows to streakers.
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Added to these issues, football’s biggest tournament, traditionally held in the summer at the end of the season, had to change its dates in order to acclimatise to the Qatari desert temperatures. The summer heat in the Middle East forced the world to pause their domestic league campaigns for a month and a half and move their entire calendar to make room for the competition.
Next Sunday is a very important day in the Arab country: December 18 is the national holiday of Qatar, where the people celebrate the founding of the state. The most important day in the history of sports in the Middle Eastern country will now be added to the date celebrated annually by its citizens.
The Lusail stadium will host almost 90,000 people on the 18th for the match between Argentina and France in which Mbappé and Messi will seek to win a third World Cup title for their nations. In the French case it would be the second in a row, while the albiceleste have not won the World Cup for 32 years, since Maradona achieved it in the 1990 World Cup in Italy.
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