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Stadiums of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 (Including matches, capacity and history)

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Often regarded as the most expensive world cup ever, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is a history-making legacy for the Arab nation. Qatar is the first Arabian nation to host the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Here we are talking about the eight iconic Qatari stadiums but wait!! World-class infrastructure, including new highways, public transportation, hotels, and athletic facilities, has been built in Qatar for an enormous $220 billion in the last 10-12 years. How good!

All the Fifa World Cup stadiums in Qatar 2022 has been built with high-tech innovation, and each one is an engineering masterpiece.

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1. Lusail Stadium ( Capacity: 80,000 seats | Opening: 2022 )

Lusail Stadium is the largest in the country, also known as Lusail Iconic Stadium, a newly built stadium. The traditional fanar lanterns’ dance of light and shadow inspired the Stadium’s architecture.

Matches:

5x Group Matches

1x Round of 16

1x Quarter-Final

1x Semi-Final

Final

2. Al Bayt Stadium ( Capacity: 60,000 seats | Opening: 2021 ) 

The original Arabian tents, inhabited by the ancient Qataris and recognized as the inspiration for Al Bayt Stadium’s architecture, represent hospitality.

Matches:

5x Group Matches (incl. Opening Match)

1x Round of 16

1x Quarter-Final

1x Semi-Final

3. Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium ( Capacity: 40,000 seats | Opening: 2020 )

The stadium design symbolizes Qatari culture. Its glowing facade and geometric shapes tell the story of Qatar and highlight various aspects of the nation, the beauty of the desert, the importance of family, the native flora and fauna, and international trade.

Matches:

5x Group Matches (incl. Opening Match)

1x Round of 16

1x Quarter-Final

1x Semi-Final

4. Al Janoub Stadium ( Capacity: 40,000 seats | Opening: 2019 )

The Al Janoub Stadium ( formerly known as Al-Wakrah Stadium) is located in Al Wakrah, Qatar. Its roof design is inspired via the sails of traditional Dhow boats used by pearl divers from the region.

Matches:

5x Group Matches

1x Round of 16 

5. Education City Stadium ( Capacity: 40,000 seats | Opening: 2020 )

It has a design that draws on the rich history of Islamic architecture, blending it with striking modernity. The façade features triangles that form complex, diamond-Esque geometrical patterns, appearing to change colour with the sun’s movement across the sky. The façade puts on a vibrant light display at night, making it even more striking.

Matches:

5x Group Matches

1x Round of 16

1x Quarter-Final

6. Khalifa International Stadium ( Capacity: 40,000 seats | Opening: 1976 )

The beautiful dual arches of the Stadium are well-known. A broad canopy has been developed beneath them to complement the Stadium’s revolutionary cooling technology. LED lights have also been installed to enhance the venue’s exterior.

Matches:

5x Group Matches

1x Round of 16

Match for Third Place

7. Stadium 974 ( Capacity: 40,000 seats | Opening: 2021 )

The venue has been made using exactly 974 shipping containers which is the international dialing code for Qatar, and has a capacity of 40,000 spectators. Also, 974 containers were used in its construction.

Matches:

5x Group Matches

1x Round of 16

8. Al Thumama Stadium ( Capacity: 40,000 seats | Opening: 2021 )

The circular venue’s design is inspired by the ‘gahfiya,’ a traditional woven cap that has been worn by both men and boys throughout the Middle East. It’s a cherished component of Arab family tradition that symbolizes dignity and independence, and it marks the start of every young boy’s journey to manhood.

Matches:

5x Group Matches

1x Round of 16

1x Quarter-Final

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