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Posted On: 26 July 2022 03:58 pm
Updated On: 30 July 2022 11:20 am

Where will the qualified teams stay and train during FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ ?

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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.

FIFA WC Team Base Camps Team Training Sites
Image credit: Press Release

Team Base Camps

Group Team Team Base Camps Hotels Team Base Camps Training Site
A Qatar Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel Aspire Zone Training Facilities 3
Ecuador Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha Mesaimeer SC Training Facilities
Senegal Duhail Handball Sports Hall Al Duhail SC2
Netherlands The St. Regis Doha Qatar University Training Site 6
B England Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar by Tivoli Al Wakrah SC Stadium
IR Iran Al Rayyan Hotel Doha Curio Collection by Hilton Al Rayyan SC Training Facilities 1
USA Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha Al Gharafa SC Stadium
Wales Delta Hotels City Center Doha Al Sadd SC New Training Facilities 2
C Argentina Qatar University Hostel 1 Qatar University Training Site 3
Saudi Arabia Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort Sealine Training Site
Mexico Simaisma, A Murwab Resort Al Khor SC Stadium
Poland Ezdan Palace Hotel Al Kharaitiyat SC Training Facilities
D France Al Messila - A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha Al Sadd SC Stadium
Australia New Aspire Academy Athlete Accommodation Aspire Zone Training Facilities 5
Denmark Retaj Salwa Resort & SPA Al Sailiya SC 2
Tunisia Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach Al Egla Training Sites 3
E Spain Qatar University Hostel 2 Qatar University Training Site 1
Costa Rica dusitD2 Salwa Doha Al Ahli SC Stadium
Germany Zulal Wellness Resort Al Shamal Stadium
Japan Radisson Blu Hotel Doha Al Sadd SC New Training Facilities 1
F Belgium Hilton Salwa Beach Resort and Villas Salwa Training Site
Canada Century Premier Hotel Lusail Umm Slal SC Training Facilities
Morocco Wyndham Doha West Bay Al Duhail SC Stadiums
Croatia Hilton Doha Al Erssal Training Site 3
G Brazil The Westin Doha Hotel and Spa Al Arabi SC Stadium
Serbia Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha Al Arabi SC Training Facilities
Switzerland Le Royal Meridien, Doha University of Doha Training Facilities
Cameroon Banyan Tree Doha At La Cigale Mushaireb Al Sailiya SC Stadium
H Portugal Al Samriya Autograph Collection Hotel Al Shahania SC Training Facilities
Ghana DoubleTree by Hilton Doha - Al Sadd Aspire Zone Training Facilities 1
Uruguay Pullman Doha West Bay Al Erssal Training Site 1
Korea Republic Le Meridien City Center Doha Al Egla Training Site 5

As part of the unique features of the FIFA World Cup 2022™, 24 out of the 32 teams will stay within a 10 km 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

“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.”

The concept

A TBC is the headquarters of a participating team during the competition period of the FIFA World Cup. It combines a dedicated Team Base Camp Training Site (TBCTS) with a suitable hotel or other form of accommodation (TBCH). There will be three types of training site in use during the tournament: local clubs, cluster training facilities and stadium training sites. Many have been built from scratch or renovated, representing an important part of the tournament’s legacy for grassroots football in Qatar.

The TBCHs range from four- and five-star hotels to villas, resorts and non-hotel accommodation, including sports academy residences and school/university housing. Besides facilities such as treatment rooms, they feature dedicated common areas to safeguard teams’ privacy, and also comply with the relevant security protocols.

A total of 162 inspection visits were organised for the teams that participated in the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, starting in October 2019.

Workers’ welfare at TBCHs

FIFA and the Host Country take their responsibility with respect to workers’ rights very seriously. As part of these efforts, FIFA and Qatar are implementing an unprecedented due diligence process to protect the rights and well-being of workers at a total of 159 hotels, including all of those that will host participating teams. This work is being carried out in close partnership with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, and involves collaboration with trade unions and other independent monitors, as well as the International Labour Organization. Over recent months, FIFA has also supported member associations in their own interactions with hotels concerning workers’ rights and is encouraged by the constructive relationships built around this important topic.

Source and cover image credit: Press Release