The 2022 FIFA World Cup is the 22nd FIFA World Cup, scheduled to take place in Qatar from November 21 to December 18, 2022. The decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar was made on 2 December 2010 by the executive committee of FIFA. This decision was made despite the controversy surrounding the human rights record of the country. The 2022 World Cup is the first World Cup since the 2010 World Cup to be hosted in the same country twice. The 2022 World Cup will be the first World Cup to be played in the winter.