FIFA World Cup 2022: Qualification of groups from all continents into the knockout phases of the FIFA World Cup exhibits the equality in world soccer, FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development, Arsene Wenger has stated.
Doha,UPDATED: Dec 4, 2022 00:05 IST
Teams from all continents have certified for the FIFA World Cup 2022 knockouts. (Courtesy: Reuters)
By India Today Web Desk: Qualification of groups from all continents into the knockout phases of the FIFA World Cup exhibits the equality in world soccer, FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development, Arsene Wenger stated on Saturday, 3 December.
Wenger the previous Arsenal supervisor has been palms on with the developments to make soccer thrilling to the youthful technology. The 2022 World Cup has sprung a number of surprises, gripping the group until the ultimate minute of the sport. This is the primary World Cup the place three Asian groups have made it to the knockouts of a FIFA match as properly.
“The outcome of the group stage shows the extent to which more countries have acquired the tools to compete at the highest level,” Wenger stated.
Two African groups, Senegal and Morocco, are additionally represented within the knockout phases for the second time. In the 2014 Brazil World Cup Algeria and Nigeria reached the Round of 16.
“This is the result of better preparation and analysis of the opponents, which is also a reflection of a more equal access to technology.
“It may be very a lot consistent with FIFA’s efforts to extend soccer’s competitiveness on a world scale.”
FIFA additionally stated there was a cumulative attendance of over 2.45 million spectators (96% occupancy) for the primary 48 matches, the second highest after the 1994 match within the United States.
The match additionally noticed the very best attendance in a recreation because the 1994 remaining, with 88,966 followers witnessing Argentina beating Mexico 2-0 at Lusail Stadium.
The 1994 World Cup remaining between Brazil and Italy had 94,194 spectators at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, United States.
Dec 3, 2022