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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: It all wraps up tonight; don't forget to make your picks

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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: It all wraps up tonight; don't forget to make your picks

As it hits the midpoint, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has delivered on its promise of top level athletic achievement combined with surprises and close contests.


As of today, Saturday, Dec. 3, the field has been reduced to a field of 16 that will now compete against each other in a battle of single-elimination games to determine the world champion.


As audiences across Aramco and around the world prepare to watch the exciting conclusion of the tournament, Aramco Life will continue to welcome fans across the company to share in   the excitement with our daily contest and activities.


Never miss a game with Aramco Life’s FIFA World Cup calendar. We've updated the calendar to include all the results from pool play, as well as the first stage of the knock-out round.

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Guess the winner of each of the games for a chance to win prizes in our World Cup Contest.   


Congratulations goes to Muhammed Adeel Rauf, winner in the first of our 2022 FIFA World Cup contests.


Rauf topped a field of thousands with 30 games picked correctly, narrowly topping fellow contestants Meshal AlGhamdi, Ali AlBasisi, and Hussain AlHilal, who each picked 29 games correctly. Hassan Ibrahim stood alone picking 28 correctly, followed by numerous contestants picking 27 games correctly.


Rauf earns a SAR3,000 gift card for his efforts.


And while his victory marks the end of the first contest, it also signals the start of the second stage and continuation of the overall grand prize. Starting today (Saturday, Dec. 3), be sure to pick your winners throughout the knock-out round. Like Rauf, the person with the most correctly guessed will receive a gift card.


For this year’s quiz, we’ll be giving out three grand prizes: 


Win a prize by correctly guessing the most winners during the group stages. (SR3,000 gift card)

Win a prize by correctly guessing the most winners during the knock-out stage. (SR2,000 gift card)

Win a prize by correctly guessing the most results throughout the entire competition. (SR5,000 gift card)


Win one prize — or all three! Simply log onto Aramco Life with your company email and make your predictions! The contest closes at 5 p.m. every day and predictions cannot be changed after they’ve been made.


Keep an eye out for your competitors by tracking the leaderboard to see who's in the top 20, and the top 20 knock-out round leaderboard


During the coming weeks, we’ll be posting more stories about the World Cup and information about where to watch the games with your friends and family in Aramco communities. 


Don’t forget to send us your pictures and videos at to share the excitement with the whole Aramco family.



The current World Cup champions are France. Who do you think will win this year?

Leave us a comment with the team you’re cheering for or other observations from the games, and be eligible to be one of 10 lucky commenters to win a SAR600 gift card.


Aramco LIFE awarded the first of three SAR600 gift cards for those chosen randomly in a draw.


The three, Hammad Ejaz, Danyal Mehmood, and Abdulrahman Anizi, qualified by sharing their opinions in the comment section of this article (see the bottom of the page).




“Thank you for providing us the opportunity to participate and motivate all employees to enjoy the competition,” said Anizi.

Ejaz offered a dose of philosophy, noting: “Luck is not in your hands. But decision is in your hands. Your decision can make luck, but luck can never make your decision, so always trust in yourself!”

For Mehmood, it was just the opportunity to participate in a history-making event, even if it was at a distance.


“I've lived in the Kingdom from 30 years. I feel here same like as my home country or more than that. I feel very proud that Saudi Arabia not only won the first match of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, but won against the FIFA third-highest ranking team Argentina. Alf Mabrook to Saudi team & Daam Izaak Ya Watan.


"Lastly, Aramco LIFE is a great platform for hearing the stories and to share your thoughts about the World Cup,” he continued.


Second batch of commenting draw winners

The second batch of winners in the draw of individuals who have commented on articles includes Hussain A. Qanbar, Yahia A. Eltaher, Abbie L. Edwards, and Ahmad A. Zahrani.


There will be one more draw with three more gift cards being awarded during the remainder of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, so make sure to comment below.


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