Air conditioning at Al-Janoub Stadium in Al-Wakrah for the 2022 World Cup

Exactly one year before the start of the 2022 World Cup, Qatar announced the completion of work on all the stages that will host the tournament’s games. The Lusail Stadium, where the final will take place on December 18 and was the only one still unfinished, received the finishing touches.

Lusail will have a capacity of 80,000 spectators and is one of seven stadiums that were built from scratch. The only exception was the
Khalifa International Stadium, which was extensively renovated in preparation to host the 22nd edition of the biggest competition in international football.

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Check information for each of the eight stadiums:

Khalifa International Stadium

Capacity: 40,000 people
Opening: The renovated stadium opened on May 19, 2017, when it hosted the final of the 45th Emir Cup
great games: It played host to five matches during the 201 FIFA Club World Cup, including the final on 21 December of that year, as well as matches in the 2020 Asian Champions League. In 2021, the stadium hosted World Cup Qualifiers Arab World Cup 2021 and also the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar.
Qatar 2022: The stadium will host eight games, including the dispute for third place.

Image of the Al Janoub stadium (Photo: GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP)

Al Janoub Stadium

Capacity: 40,000 people
Opening: The stadium was inaugurated on May 16, 2019, when it hosted the final of the 47th edition of the Emir Cup.
great games: Al Janoub played host to several games during the 2020 Asian Champions League, including their final on December 19 of that year.
Qatar 2022: Al Janoub will host seven games until the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup.

Education City Stadium

Education City Image((Playback/Twitter Palmeiras)

Education City Stadium

Capacity: 40,000 people
Opening: The stadium was inaugurated in June 2020 in a digital launch specially programmed as a tribute to the healthcare professionals who acted on the front lines in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
great games: The stadium has played host to matches for the 2020 Asian Champions League, as well as hosting four matches of the FIFA Club World Cup 2020, including its final on 11 February 2021.
Qatar 2022: Education City will play host to eight World Cup games through to the quarter-finals

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

Capacity: 40,000 people
Opening: The stadium was inaugurated on December 18, 2020, when it hosted the final of the 48th edition of the Emir Cup.
Qatar 2022: Ahmad Bin Ali will host seven World Cup games through to the round of 16.

Al Thumama Stadium - opening - Qatar

Al Thumama Stadium (PHOTO: Twitter QFA_EN)

Al Thumama Stadium

Capacity: 40,000 people
Opening: Al Thumama was inaugurated on October 22, 2021, when it hosted the final of the 49th edition of the Emir Cup
Qatar 2022: Al Thumama will host eight World Cup games through to the quarter-final stage.

Al Bayt Stadium - World Cup 2022, Qatar

Al Bayt Stadium (Photo: Publicity)

Al Bayt Stadium

Capacity: 60,000 people
Opening: On November 30, the stadium will be inaugurated on the opening day of the FIFA Arab Cup in Qatar 2021, in the game between Qatar and Bahrain.
Qatar 2022: Al Bayt will host nine World Cup games through to the semi-finals, including the tournament’s opening match.

Stadium 974

Stadium 974 (Photo: Publicity)

Stadium 974

Capacity: 40,000 people
Opening: On November 30, the stadium will be inaugurated during the opening day of the FIFA Arab Cup in Qatar 2021, when it will host the UAE-Syria game.
Qatar 2022: The 974 will host seven World Cup games through to the round of 16;

Lusail Stadium, venue for the 2022 World Cup final

Lusail Stadium (Photo: Publicity/Qatar 2022)

Lusail Stadium

Capacity: 80,000 people
Progress: Its works have already been completed and the stadium will be inaugurated in 2022
Qatar 2022: Lusail will host games at all stages of the World Cup, including the grand final.


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