There were six countries that boycotted the 2022 World Cup.
The United States and Canada withdrew their bids to host, while Australia, Japan, South Korea and Qatar — all previous hosts — also withdrew from consideration.
The United States and Canada withdrew their bids due to concerns about the impact of the event on local infrastructure.
Australia was one of three countries that did not submit a bid for 2022, along with Japan and South Korea.
Qatar was chosen as host in December 2010, but allegations of corruption have led FIFA to launch an investigation into the bidding process for both the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.
Last modified: August 7, 2022