World Cup 2022: Check Out the 8 Stunning Stadiums Set to Host Tournament in Qatar

World Cup 2022: Check Out the 8 Stunning Stadiums Set to Host Tournament in Qatar

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:15 PM
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  • Eight stadiums will be made available for the 64 matches which will be played during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
  • Al Bayt Stadium and Lusail Iconic Stadium are perhaps the most significant for the tournament, with the latter set to host the final
  • Architecturally breathtaking, Lusail Iconic Stadium is also Qatar's biggest stadium and can seat 80,000 spectators

There will be eight venues that will play host to the 64 matches to be played during the 2022 edition of the World Cup in Qatar.

The tournament is set to kick off officially on November 20, with hosts curtain-raising the campaign against Ecuador.

Lusail Stadium, Doha, Qatar, World Cup, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Stadium 974.
An aerial view of Lusail Stadium at sunrise in Doha, Qatar. Photo by David Ramos.
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According to Marca, all eight stadiums where the action will take place are ready, despite previous fears about the possibility of the venues not being ready in time.

Construction of the facilities is understood to have started back in November 2015 in readiness for the prestigious tournament.

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After seven years of work, the magnificently built stadiums are now ready for use.

Al Bayt Stadium, located in Al Khor City, is scheduled to host the tournament's opening match, with the Lusail Iconic Stadium hosting the final.

2022 World Cup: stadium details

Al Bayt Stadium

- Host of the opening match of the 2022 World Cup

- Capacity: 60,000

- Location: Al Khor City

- Features: retractable roof

Lusail Iconic Stadium

- Biggest stadium in Qatar

- Host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup final

- Capacity: 80,000

- Location: Lusail City

Ahmad bin Ali Stadium

- Capacity: 40,000

- Location: Umm Al Afaei

- Home to Al-Rayyan Sports Club and Al-Kharitiyath Sports Club.

Al Janoub Stadium

- Capacity: 40,000

- Location: Al Wakrah

- Features: retractable roof

Al Thumama Stadium

- Capacity: 40,000

- Location: Al Thumama

Education City Stadium

- Capacity: 40,000

- Location: Al Rayyan

Khalifa International Stadium

- Capacity: 40,000

- Location: Doha Sports City

Stadium 974

- Capacity: 40,000

- Location: Ras Abu Aboud

- Constructed from 974 recycled shipping containers

World Cup: EPL stars doubtful

Earlier, Sports Brief reported some familiar Premier League faces are set to miss the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The players picked injuries during the ongoing Premier League campaign to suffer World Cup heartbreaks.

N'Golo Kante, Emile Smith Rowe and Diogo Jota are all out of the competition, while the likes of Raphael Varane and Reece James are doubtful.

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