This year's World Cup marks the first time it will be played in November and December, in part due to the sweltering summer heat of this small, energy-rich desert sheikhdom on the Arabian Peninsula.
All these changes — as well as the cultural sensitivities of the competition being held in one of the Arab world's more conservative nations — have soccer fans curious about what to expect.
We rely on both local correspondents in the Persian Gulf and international sportswriters covering the tournament to put together a series of stories to help answer some our questions. FOX Sports sports
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Leading Argentina to the World Cup, the
final Messi victory lifts the team and
may be the last in our lifetime
Messi finally crowned his record-breaking
career with the one trophy he wanted
after this World Cup victory
A massive Argentina crowd of thousands
welcomes the team home after a
World Cup triumph