FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: First Look at the Eight World Cup Stadiums


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The FIFA World Cup 2022 is coming soon with each passing day. The games will begin on 21st November 2022, and the finals will be played on 18th December 2022. It will be a significant cup after a prominent break for all nations during the pandemic. Qatar will be the 2022 host for the World Cup and will be hosting thirty-two nations and thousands of fans. The games are played at the eight assigned stadiums in Qatar, each built or maintained for the tournament, filled with top-notch facilities.

Here are the Eight Stadiums for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022:

Lusail Iconic Stadium: 

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Lusail Iconic Stadium

Lusail is a planned city in which this stadium was established. It is near Qatar’s capital Doha around 15 km. Lusail is the biggest stadium in Qatar, and the semi-final matches and final matches are set in this stadium. It can hold 80 thousand people. Lusail will be transformed into a community hub after the World Cup is over and done.

Al-Bayt Stadium:

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Al-Bayt Stadium

Al-Bayt is situated in Al Khor and is a wonderful stadium to view at. It is in the form of a Bedouin Tent and has quite a surrounding sight. Spain vs Germany and a semi-final match will happen at this stadium. Al-Bayt can hold up to 60 thousand people and is the second-largest stadium in the country. It is 35 km away from the capital Doha, making it the most challenging place to reach among other stadiums.

Khalifa International Stadium:

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Khalifa International Stadium

Khalifa International Stadium is in the capital city of Qatar, Doha. The stadium was built in 1976 and is the only existing stadium on the list to be created before World Cup 2022 was assigned. It can hold 40 thousand people and is the closest for any international fans. Khalifa International previously hosted Asian Cup 2011 and Club World Cup 2019 finals. England vs Iran will happen here.

Education City Stadium:

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Education City Stadium

Education City is located in Al Rayyan between university campuses hence the name. It is near Doha and easily accessible to fans. Education City will host a quarter-final match and can hold 40 thousand people. The seating capacity will be reduced after the tournaments and the seats will be donated to developing nations.

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium:

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium is situated at Al Rayyan and was made, over a different stadium of the same name. It can hold 40 thousand people but will be reduced to half after the tournaments end. Ahman Bin Ali is also the home ground of Qatar’s successful clubs.

Al Thumama Stadium:

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Al Thumama Stadium

Al Thumama Stadium is also located in the Southern part of Central Doha, closest to Hamad International Airport. It is created in a beautiful design of Gahfiya, a traditional hat worn by men. Al Thumama has a seating capacity of 40 thousand people. It is scheduled to host Senegal vs the Netherlands and one of the quarter-finals.

Stadium 974:

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Stadium 974

Stadium 974 is in Doha and is uniquely built from shipping containers from Doha’s waterfront. 974 is the dialing code of Qatar, and the stadium will be demolished after the World Cup is over. 

Al Janoub Stadium:

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Al Janoub Stadium

Al Janoub is located in Al Wakrah, south of Doha. It is inspired by traditional boats and designed in the same way. Al Janoub is well connected to the country’s capital.

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