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FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums & Host Cities

A quick look at the eight FIFA World Cup 2022 stadiums that will host the 64 matches.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is slowly creeping up on us with kick-off under a year away. FIFA World Cup 2022 will not only be the first tournament to be held in the Arab region, but it will be the most compact, allowing fans to attend more than one game a day.

With high summer temperatures, FIFA World Cup 2022 stadiums, training facility and fan zone is equipped with solar-powered cooling technology to keep the temperature at 27C. All stadiums are eco-friendly and their temperature will be controllable.

Let’s take a quick look at the eight FIFA World Cup 2022 stadiums

Al Janoub Stadium

FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums & Host Cities

The 40,000-seater stadium is designed by British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. The architecture is inspired by the sails of traditional Dhow boats, used by pearl divers from the region. The curvilinear roof and exterior refer to Al Wakrah’s history of seafaring, additionally giving spectators the feeling of being on a ship. Bowed beams hold up the roof, resembling a ship’s hull.

CityAl Wakrah
Capacity40,000
Game HostedGroup Stage

Khalifa International Stadium

FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums & Host Cities

It is named after Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar’s former Emir. also known as National Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Doha, Qatar, as part of the Doha Sports City complex.

In 2019, Khalifa International Stadium was the venue of the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Athletics.

CityDoha
Capacity40,000
Game HostedGroup Stage/ Round of 16/ 3rd Place

Stadium 974

FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums & Host Cities

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.

CityDoha
Capacity40,000
Game HostedGroup Stage/ Round of 16

Al Thumama Stadium

FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums & Host Cities

The first stadium designed by a Qatari architect, Ibrahim Mohammed Jaidah drew inspiration from the gahfiya, traditional headwear in Qatar and across MENA. The stadium’s white cladding mimics the complex design of the gahfiya, a head piece worn by young boys before they reach adulthood, at which point ghutras are added atop the gahfiya.

CityAl Thumama
Capacity40,000
Game HostedGroup Stage/ Round of 16/ Quarter Final

Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium

FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums & Host Cities

The design of Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan is the story of Qatar. Its most striking feature is a glowing façade, comprised of patterns that characterise different aspects of the country: the importance of family, the beauty of the desert, the native flora and fauna, as well as local and international trade. A fifth shape, a shield, brings together all the others, representing the strength and unity that is particularly relevant to the city of Al Rayyan.

CityAl Rayyan
Capacity44,740
Game HostedGroup Stage/ Round of 16

Education City Stadium

FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums & Host Cities

Education City is merely the name of a development within the city of Al Rayyan, but now also plays host to a World Cup calibre stadium – which has been nicknamed the ‘diamond in the desert’.

CityAl Rayyan
Capacity45,350
Game HostedGroup Stage/ Round of 16/ Quarter Final

Al Bayt Stadium

FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums & Host Cities

Al Bayt stadium is being built in Al Khor, approximately 60km from Qatar’s capital Doha. The new 200,000m² stadium will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup Opening Match.

Al Bayt stadium’s giant tent-like façade structure is inspired by the traditional black and white Bedouin tents called Bayt Al Sha’ar, which were used by nomads in Qatar and the Gulf region.

CityAl Khor
Capacity60,000
Game HostedGroup Stage/ Round of 16/ Quarter/Semi Final

Lusail Iconic Stadium

FIFA World Cup 2022 Stadiums & Host Cities

Lusail Iconic Stadium, is a planned new stadium that will be the flagship venue of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. The stadium will host Final Match of the tournament on December 18, 2022, which is also Qatar National Day.

CityLusail
Capacity80,000
Game HostedGroup Stage/ Last 16/ Quarter/Semi/ Final

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