In this World Cup, for the first time in history, spectators were born who watched the entire match. Qatar’s national characteristics made this impossible challenge possible.
‘Crypto.com’, a cryptocurrency exchange and sponsor of this World Cup in Qatar, said, “It is a world record. For the first time in history, a person attended all the matches of the FIFA World Cup,” said YouTuber Theo Ogden, who mainly posts videos of watching soccer, revealing a photo of him holding a match ball with his name engraved on it.
It was an ‘impossible challenge’. Since the 1998 World Cup in France, where 32 countries participated, no one has directly watched all 64 matches. In particular, in 1982, West Germany and Austria suffered a ‘tacit collusion’ that caused Algeria to fall, causing the third round of the group stage of all World Cups to be held simultaneously, which became physically impossible. . 메이저사이트
But it succeeded. YouTuber Theo Ogden completed his mission of watching all the matches played at the Qatar World Cup in collaboration with ‘Crypto.com’. He received a match ball with his name on it and took a picture in front of the Lusail Iconic Stadium where the final was held.
It was possible because it was Qatar. The total area of Qatar is 11,581 km2, which is smaller than Korea’s Gyeonggi Province. In addition, the distance between the eight stadiums where the World Cup was held was short enough to be located within a radius of 50 km from Doha, the capital of Qatar.
The distance between the two most distant stadiums was less than 100 km. The distance between the northernmost Al Bait Stadium and the southernmost Al Janoub Stadium is 70 km. If you have enough car, you can go there in 1 hour. Moreover, the third group stage match has never been held simultaneously at Al Bait Stadium and Al Janoub Stadium. The distance between Al Bait Stadium and Khalifa International Stadium, which was the farthest, was only 50 km.
Unless it is held in a small country such as Qatar, the pre-World Cup game intuition is likely to remain as an ‘immortal record’. The nearest 2026 World Cup will be held in three countries: Canada, the United States and Mexico. It is highly probable that it is physically impossible. In addition, since FIFA is also showing a positive response to multi-country co-hosting, it is safe to say that this record is unlikely to be broken.