The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has come to a perfect end. Argentina won the championship again after 36 years. The football superstar Lionel Messi in the team lifted the first Hercules Cup as he wished, putting together the last piece of the puzzle of his personal achievement.
At the same time, Lionel Messi became the first player to win the World Cup Golden Ball Award twice since its establishment in 1982 and became the oldest winner of the award.
Qatar 2022 can be called the most expensive World Cup in history, and it has written a number of amazing records that are beyond compare, all of which left a deep impression on fans and audiences around the world. For example, Qatar, the host country, has invested a total of US$220 billion in this event. Not only that, but the prize money for the event is as high as US$440 million, both of which are the highest in history. According to FIFA’s official disclosure, the champion Argentina can get 42 million U.S. dollars, while the runner-up and third place can get 30 million U.S. dollars and 27 million U.S. dollars respectively.
Whether you are a loyal fan or a one-day fan, you should already be looking forward to the next World Cup jointly hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico in 4 years time! The biggest highlight of the next World Cup is that, in addition to being the first time in FIFA history that three countries will host a large-scale event together, the 16 stadiums hosting the event will be distributed throughout the North American continent. From Vancouver in the north to Mexico City in the south, and from San Francisco in the west to Boston in the east, across 4 time zones. Additionally, the competition system will be expanded from the current 32 teams to 48 teams. We look forward to the summer of 2026 together with all football fans around the world!