The eight stadiums listed below, along with more information, will host the FIFA World Cup 2022.

  • Al Thumama Stadium

This stadium is located in the Al Thumama district of Doha, Qatar. The Hamad International Airport is not far from there. The Al Thumama stadium has a 40,000 seating capacity. The opening match of the World Cup between Senegal and the Netherlands will take place there on November 21. The “gahfiya,” a historical head covering for men in the Arab world, is like the Al Thumama Stadium. 

  • Khalifa International Stadium

Khalifa International Stadium also referred to as National Stadium, is a multi-use stadium in Doha, Qatar, and is an essential part of the Doha Sports City compound. The seating capacity is around 45,000. This stadium was constructed in 1976. To host the FIFA World Cup 2022, renovations were made in 2017. On the first day of the World Cup, English and Iranian teams will face off at Khalifa International Stadium.

  • Al Bayt Stadium

Al-Bayt Stadium is situated in Qatar’s Al Khor. It has a retractable roof. This stadium is reminiscent of Qatar’s “Bayt al sha’ar,” which was used by nomadic people. The Al-Bayt Stadium has a 60,000 seating capacity. The Quarterfinals and semifinals will be played in this stadium.

  • Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

The Al-Rayyan Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar. It was established in 2003. It is primarily used for football matches and is the home of the Al-Rayyan Sports Club and the Al-Kharitiyath Sports Club. For the FIFA World Cup 2022, the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium underwent renovation in 2016. There are 50,000 seats available at the brand-new Al Rayyan Stadium. 

  • Education City Stadium

The Education City Stadium is situated on the outskirts of Doha. “Diamond in the Desert” is the title given to it. It has a seating capacity of 40,000. 

  • Stadium 974

In Ras Abu Aboud, Doha, Qatar, there is a stadium called Stadium 974. It is a temporary venue composed of 974 repurposed shipping containers that opened on November 30, 2021. In the history of the FIFA World Cup, it is the first makeshift venue. There are 40,000 seats available at this Stadium. 

  1. Al-Janoub Stadium 

Al-Janoub Stadium, formerly known as Al-Wakrah Stadium, is a retractable roof football stadium in Al-Wakrah, Qatar.  The ancient Dhow boat’s sails influenced Al Janoub’s magnificent design.  It has a seating capacity of 40,000.

  • Lusail Iconic Stadium

The Lusail Iconic Stadium is 23 kilometers north of Doha in Lusail, Qatar. The Final of FIFA World Cup 2022 will be played at this stadium. It is the largest stadium in Qatar, with a seating capacity of more than 80,000.

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