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.
🏆 The most compact FIFA World Cup™ since the inaugural instalment in 1930— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) July 26, 2022
🌏 24 teams to stay within 10km radius of each other
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.
|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, 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.”
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.
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
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