Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Qatar stadiums which were almost ready for World Cup 2022


Published on : 28 December, 2020 3:43 pm

Kathmandu : Qatar inaugurated the fourth of its eight World Cup stadiums, the Al Rayyan Stadium, on Friday, hosting the Amir Cup final.

The inauguration coincides with Qatar National Day, as the country is scheduled to host the 2022 World Cup final exactly two years later. The 40,000-capacity venue will host seven World Cup matches up to the round of 16.

The status of all eight stadiums that will host the 2022 World Cup matches:

  • Khalifa International Stadium
  • Capacity: 40,000
  • Inauguration: May 2017
  • Location: Doha

Khalifa International Stadium was the first tournament-ready venue for Qatar 2022 and will host matches up to and including the third place play-off during Qatar 2022.

  • Al Janoub Stadium
  • Capacity: 40,000
  • Inauguration: May 2019
  • Location: Wakrah

Al Janoub Stadium was the first Qatar 2022 tournament venue to be built from scratch and will host matches up to and including the round of 16 during Qatar 2022.

  • Education City Stadium
  • Capacity: 40,000
  • Inauguration: June 2020
  • Location: Education City

Education City Stadium was inaugurated in June 2020 during a virtual event that paid tribute to front-line healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

It will host matches up to and including the quarter-final stage during Qatar 2022.

  • Al Bayt Stadium
  • Capacity: 60,000
  • Inauguration: Completed
  • Location: Al Khor

Al Bayt Stadium is set to host matches up to and including the semi-final stage during Qatar 2022.

The organisers said about 28,000 seats from the stadium will be donated to developing countries after the tournament.

  • Al Rayyan Stadium
  • Capacity: 40,000
  • Inauguration: December 2020
  • Location: Al Rayyan

Al Rayyan Stadium was inaugurated on December 18, 2020, to mark two years until the World Cup 2022 final.

It is set to host matches up to and including the round of 16 during Qatar 2022.

  • Al Thumama Stadium
  • Capacity: 40,000
  • Inauguration: TBC
  • Location: Doha

Al Thumama Stadium is set to host matches up to and including the quarter-final stage during Qatar 2022.

  • Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
  • Capacity: 40,000
  • Inauguration: TBC
  • Location: Doha

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be the first fully demountable tournament venue in football World Cup history.

It will host matches up to and including the round of 16 during Qatar 2022. Its structure will be built using modified shipping containers.

Refrence : Aljazeera

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