Soccer in Qatar is scheduled to be the 22nd edition of the largest soccer tournament in the world, the quadrennial international men's football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Qatar in 2022. This will be the first tournament ever to be held in the Arab world and the first in a Muslim-majority country. This will be the first tournament held entirely in Asia since the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan (the 2018 competition in Russia featured one Asian venue, Yekaterinburg). In addition the tournament will be the last to involve 32 teams, with an increase to 48 teams scheduled for the 2026 tournament.