Qatar World Cup Stadiums: The Football World Cup started in Qatar on 20 November. This tournament will run till 18 December. A total of 32 teams are participating in this tournament which lasts for about a month. For the first time in the history of the world cup it is playing in the month of November-December. Till now the Fifa World Cup was held in the months of June & July.
The tournament’s first match was played at the Al Bayt Stadium with an audience capacity of 60,000. The total matches of the tournament will be played on eight grounds. The final match will be held at the Lusail Stadium with a capacity of 80,000 spectators. This will be the first-ever World Cup to be held in the Middle East.
The Lusail Stadium in Doha will be the center of attraction for the Fifa World Cup 2022. This stadium will be the biggest stadium in the World Cup. Special cooling systems have been installed here to deal with the heat. He will keep the temperature under control inside the stadium.
Lusail is the stadium where the final of the World Cup will be played. Its construction started in 2017 and it was decided to be completed in 2021. Its audience capacity is 80 thousand.
Al Bayt Stadium
The opening match and opening ceremony will take place at the Al Bayt Stadium. It is the second-largest stadium of the World Cup. It was built like a tent used by nomadic peoples in the Gulf region. The stadium was opened on 30 November 2021 for the FIFA Arab Cup after seven years of construction.
It is going to host 9 matches in the World Cup. These include three knockout rounds. Its audience capacity is around 60 thousand.
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Education City Stadium
This stadium was opened on June 15, 2020. Education City Stadium is considered to be one of the most eco-friendly stadiums in the world. It is surrounded by Qatari educational institutions, who will re-open to use the stadium after the tournament closes. Its audience capacity is 45,320.
Stadium 974 is named after the number of shipping containers used in the stadium’s construction and the country’s international dialing code. Its construction work started in 2017 and was completed last year. The stadium will be completely destroyed after the World Cup.
Khalifa International Stadium
Khalifa International Stadium was built in 1976. Its renovation was completed in 2017. It is a real part of the Doha Sports City complex. It is named after the former Emir of Qatar, Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani. It is also the home ground of the national team.
Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium
The Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium in Al-Rayyan was constructed in 2003. It has an audience capacity of 44,740. Here the teams of America, Wales, Belgium, Canada, Iran, Japan, Costa Rica, England, and Croatia will play their matches in the group round.
Al Thumama Stadium
This stadium was inaugurated on 22 October 2021. The Al Thumama Stadium will be used until the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
Qatari architect Ibrahim M Zaidah designed the grounds, taking inspiration from the traditional Takiyah head caps worn by men and boys in the Middle East. Its audience capacity is 40 thousand.
Al Janoub Stadium
The stadium has been designed by British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. It was inspired by the hulls of traditional pearl fishing boats. Its audience capacity is 40 thousand.