The 32nd and final Participating Member Association at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 arrived with a total of Brazil arriving at Hamad International Airport shortly before midnight in Doha on Saturday evening. The South Americans, hunting a record sixth FIFA World Cup crown in Qatar over the coming weeks, were one of four nations to enter Doha on Saturday. They were ensuring that the game’s full harmonization of national teams is now in the country in front of the first-ever FIFA World Cup to be hosted in the Arab world.
On Saturday, flights from Uruguay, Serbia, and Cameroon also arrived in Qatar. Brazil will invest its official program of activities in the lead-up to its first group game matches. Brazil captain Thiago Silva spoke on the runway about the Seleção’s focus on playing their best football in Qatar.
Silva said, “Many people put us on top, but it doesn’t matter if we don’t do what we’re used to doing on the playing field. So, it’s about focusing on our teamwork and our mission. We’re super ready for this competition”.
Arrival of Teams
The arrival of Brazil in Qatar checks a noteworthy and extensive period of work for FIFA and the coordinators, who are liable for the logistics behind each team’s appearance. Four teams, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, and Morocco, arrived in Doha twice for this FIFA World Cup, having landed in Qatar.
On top of the charter flights, 811 team delegates arrived individually or in smaller groups on 464 commercial flights, with the first team delegate arriving on 30 October. The teams and their representatives arrived in Qatar with 6,832 pieces of luggage, demonstrating the size of the project to welcome teams to the FIFA World Cup. The peak day of arrivals was on 18 November, when 12 teams arrived in Doha before being transferred to their respective Team Base Camps.