Lionel Messi and Argentina will be based in university facilities during the World Cup
Ending a 36-year championship drought at fifa world cup requires Argentina and Lionel Messi to deliver near-perfect performance to Qatar 2022. This appears to be the reason they opted to return to class when entering the tournament.
The double world champions are one of the national teams that have played in the most World Cup finals in their 92-year history. This includes the decisive matches in the 1930, 1978, 1986, 1990 and 2014 editions. However, the memory of their last two final appearances brings more tears than laughter.
Against this backdrop, it’s no surprise that Argentina have sought to offer every possible resource to Lionel Messi and company so they can aim for victory at Qatar 2022. And that includes a generic but no less effective sui. Base camp: Qatar University.
Argentina World Cup base camp: their hotel
Curiously, Argentine Football Association chose Qatar University as the base camp for the team led by Lionel Messi. This rarity is its main advantage: a unique place where they will have both their hotel and their training camp. A clear example of the compactness that will be enjoyed at Qatar 2022.
Founded in 1971, Qatar University is the largest and most important university in the country. Contrary to what one might think, it is a public university, but it loses nothing compared to other private establishments. For starters, its campus is huge: 8.1 square kilometers in which there are 10 faculties for 48 different degrees, with a student population of around 23,000 people, according to the institution itself.
The Argentina accommodation is located northwest of Doha. Although it is not part of the large group of team base camps that are practically side by side, its location is quite convenient for visits that the Albiceleste has already secured for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
-Qatar University at Lusail Stadium – (Argentina vs Saudi Arabia / vs Mexico) – 13 kilometers
-Qatar University at 974 Stadium – (Poland vs Argentina) – 20 kilometers
Among the equipment that Argentina will have to offer maximum comfort to Lionel Messi and the rest of his team are rehabilitation and massage rooms, a hydromassage room, a prayer room, a dining room, a gymnasium , video rooms, medical space, administrative offices, aquatic facilities. complex with two Olympic swimming pools, changing rooms with jacuzzis, rooms adapted for players with larger beds and televisions.
There is one peculiarity that Argentina will encounter is that they will not be the only national team participating in the FIFA World Cup to stay at Qatar University, as Luis Enrique’s Spain will be also present. However, they will not be living together at any time, as the size of the venue is such that they will not share a hotel or training ground.
The opulence of Argentina’s training camp at Qatar 2022
Travel fatigue is something that Lionel ScaloniArgentina won’t have to worry about that…at least when moving from their hotel to their training camp. The two buildings are less than 100 meters apart. Almost like crossing the street. In fact, this advantage was one of the main reasons why the AFA chose Qatar University as its of the Albiceleste Base camp.
In this area, Argentina will also have first-class facilities at its service, including outdoor and indoor courts. Likewise, training grounds with bright lighting in case Lionel Scaloni chooses to train at night to mitigate the Qatari heat. Argentina will also have the Qatar University Stadium, which has a capacity of 10,000 spectators.
It should be noted that the Albiceleste will have at their disposal sufficient equipment for all types of training given by Lionel Scaloni and the advantage that the pitches on which they train will have the same grass as the stadiums in which they will play their matches during the World Cup of FIFA, Qatar 2022.