BBC Poll: Qatar World Cup is the Greatest World Cup This Century

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 27 December 2022
BBC Poll: Qatar World Cup is the Greatest World Cup This Century
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With a staggering 78% of the vote, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 was selected as the "greatest World Cup this century" in a BBC Sport poll.

The 2002 World Cup (Japan/South Korea) came in second place with only 6% of the vote, followed by 2014 (Brazil) with 5%, 2006 (Germany), and 2018 (Russia), which tied for fourth place with 4% each, and 2010 (South Africa), which received 3%.

The BBC chose to skip the World Cup opening ceremony and instead launched a tirade of criticisms of Qatar's human rights record. This decision resulted in the BBC receiving a lot of criticism from football fans in the UK.

Lionel Messi won the World Cup by defeating a spirited France team 3-2 on penalties, cementing Qatar's history in football for a variety of reasons.

Morocco made history in Qatar by being the first African and Arab side to get to the semi-finals.

Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, and a number of other prominent figures in sports declared the tournament to be the finest ever owing to the game's inclusion and diversity.

In Qatar, "many people from all over the world have found the Arab world, which they either didn't know or only knew for what was portrayed to them," the FIFA president told reporters.

The World Cup in Qatar in 2022 changed the world in a variety of ways, from the group stage surprises, shocks, and upsets to the thrill of the knockout stages and possibly the best final ever.

Lionel Messi finally captured the one prize he had been unsuccessful in capturing during his extended career following Argentina's exciting penalty shootout triumph over the reigning champions France.

Lionel Messi finally won the one prize he had failed to win throughout his extended career after Argentina's exciting penalty shootout victory over the defending champions France.

Goals aplenty and chaotic comebacks characterized the historic tournament, the first to be staged in the Middle East, with Morocco and Japan among the sides who shone out.