Doha is the capital of Qatar and has more people than the rest of Qatar combined, with a population of 2,382,000. Located on the eastern coast of Qatar, the country’s capital was named Doha after the Arabic term 'dohat' meaning "roundness" — a reference to the rounded bays surrounding the area's coastline. It is a vital commercial centre and is home to an array of modern landmarks, government departments, ministries, financial and business organisations, as well as the new port and airport that link it to the outside world.
Doha combines civilisation and tradition and is known for its many mosques, towers and forts, such as the Doha Fort and Barzan Towers. In addition to its historical sites, Doha boasts high-quality infrastructure, impressive high-rise buildings in the city centre and a choice of modern malls.
Doha has hosted many international sporting events in recent years. In 2006 it staged the Asian Games, before hosting the AFC Asian Cup in 2011. The city has many world-class sporting facilities, including six FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ venues, making it an attractive destination for the world’s leading sportspeople.
Generation adidas International, powered by inspiresport, is proud to be a partner with United Soccer Coaches to offer you ONE OF THE MOST exclusive soccer experiences at the 2022 FIFA Men's World Cup! Your trip will begin on November 19, 2022, and return on November 30, 2022. The 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup officially begins on November 21st with the final set for December 18, 2022. Click here to stay up to date with the 2022 tournament.
This is one of the most difficult World Cup's to experience and we are excited to give you the opportunity to attend, at fantastic pricing. This trip is limited to the first 45 people who register, and it will sell out fast. Pricing includes apartment style housing for all 10 nights, tickets to ALL THREE England matches (we are anticipating tickets to additional games being available for an additional cost for those interested), world class coach education throughout the trip led by United Soccer Coaches Director of Coach Education, Vince Ganzberg, and former U.S. National Team Assistant Coach, Ralph Perez, cultural activities, World Cup Watch Parties, and much more.
Please note: this is truly an unique World Cup location, meals and transportation are not included in the trip. Qatar is going to be offering public transportaiton to and from the games, so don't worry. This program is open to any active United Soccer Coaches member over the age of 18 years old. Please contact a United Soccer Coaches member services team member at email@example.com if you are not an active member or are unsure of your status.
You will need to purchase your own airfare (or we can assist if you’re interested) from the international airport you choose.
Registration Deadline: October 10th or 45 total people, whichever comes first
Qatar has a desert climate. The country experiences long summers from May to September characterized by intense dry heat, with temperatures rising above 45°C. Winter temperatures are mild but may fall below 5°C. Rainfall is only experienced during the winter with the northern parts of the country receiving 30% more rainfall than the south. Qatar is impacted by Shamal winds, which cause sand and dust storms throughout the year.
I think going over there is a lot of team camaraderie you can get from these trips, there is a lot of growing up...It was a lot of growth during the trip for the players. I think being in a culture that’s immersed in soccer, the players will never forget that experience.
I would definitely love to repeat it, and I would definitely suggest it to everyone that I know, just because it’s something so amazing and you never get this opportunity again. It’s something that you would dream about doing over and over again, and just something that no one will ever forget.
“I love watching the different coaching styles, I can pick up new things that I can bring back to the U.S. and put into my training sessions. Just being able to see where the top players in the world are able to train and compete I think is fantastic.”
“You have enough time for soccer but also enough time to experience the culture. It is an educational experience that not too many people have the opportunity to participate in.”