(Undated) -- FIFA is confirming the dates for the controversial 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The world's biggest soccer tournament will be held from November 21st to December 18th. That makes it the shortest World Cup since 1978, when the tournament only had half of the 32 teams it currently has. It's also being held right in the middle of the seasons of major European leagues. Qatar was awarded the tournament despite not having the infrastructure of previous host nations and its national team never having qualified for the competition.