Cafes in Iraqi capital Baghdad were packed with football fans, who gathered to watch the 2022 World Cup opening ceremony and opening match between Qatar and Ecuador held at Al Bayt Stadium, which is located 40 km north of the Qatari capital, Doha. Football fans, who await the World Cup every 4 years, expressed their happiness, praising the State of Qatar for its outstanding organization of the event.
The 2022 World Cup tournament began on Sunday in Qatar, and will continue until December 18, with the participation of 32 teams. The matches will be held in 8 world-class stadiums. Participating teams were divided into 8 groups, 4 teams in each group, from different continents of the world.