With just a couple of days left until the next World Cup in Qatar, the Brazilian football world is still waiting to see who will be the host nation of the 2022 tournament in what is widely expected to be a dramatic clash between two of the world’s top clubs.
The battle for the 2022 World Cup is already shaping up to be one of the biggest in modern times, with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona all vying to win the tournament for their respective countries.
The biggest game of the tournament is set to take place on Friday evening, when England’s Premier League side Tottenham will face hosts Brazil in a match that is sure to be watched by thousands.
The stakes are set to be high, with two of FIFA’s marquee events of the summer, the Copa América Centenario and the FIFA World Cup, being played on home soil.
The Brazilians have secured the right to host the two-legged event for the first time in a century.
It is the first major international football competition to be held in the country since the World Cup was held in 1996.
The opening leg of the Confederations Cup, between Uruguay and England, was played in London in October this year and saw both sides qualify for the World Cups, with Uruguay beating England 3-0 in the final.
The first leg of a World Cup final, played on Friday, will be played on July 9, 2019, which is when the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Player of the Year award will be announced.
The match will take place at the Estadio Maracana in Sao Paulo, a venue that is one of Brazil’s most popular venues, hosting games such as the Copacabana Cup and the Copernicus Cup.
The clash between Brazil and England will be seen as a big test for both clubs.
While England have made some notable signings in the transfer market, including the likes to Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku and Jamie Vardy, Brazil’s defence is still struggling to make a mark.
The World Cup will also be played in the Brazilian capital, Rio de Janeiro, where the host city will host the next round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
In what is the biggest football tournament in the world, the tournament will see a total of 26 nations take part, with a total population of more than 6.8 million.
It will be hosted by FIFA and will be broadcast in more than 100 countries and territories across the globe.
The draw for the tournament takes place on June 15, 2022.